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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter April 2022


What we have been doing

April was our AGM where it was decided that the entrance fee would change from £1 to £2 starting in April.  It was also decided to reluctantly increase the annual subs from £8pp (or £14 for a couple) to £10 for everyone, beginning in January next year.  This has come about as we have to pay increased hall charges and the speakers have become very expensive. After the Business we had a “Virtual Quiz” by Chris, which turned out to be “Who wants to be a Millionaire” with us being the contestants.  We voted the answers and the majority was accepted. This was very entertaining.

The people who watched the first part of the James Bond film “No time to die” the previous week were able to watch the ending before the meeting began.

18 people were able to enjoy our last film of the season.  This was the “Buddy Holly story.”  We will start our outings each month now until October, when we hope to show films again.


We are still looking for someone to take over as Treasurer so would welcome anyone who feels able to take this on.


Upcoming events

April 12th: Our next meeting is “Crocodiles of the World” by Colin Stephenson

April 19th: Milestones Museum.  This is a museum of living history.  It is a network of streets that have been re-created according to those found in Victorian and 1930’s Hampshire.  It is all indoors, over three floors. There is a lift.  The cost is £28.50 for members and £30.50 for non-members.

May 7th:  Table top sale in the Village Hall, 10am -1pm.  If you would like a table, please contact Sue on Ab. 524406, or come along to see what we have to offer.  Refreshments will be available.

May 24th: Royal Mint Cardiff.  This has become one of the top-rated tourist attractions in South Wales.  Guided tours give an unprecedented access to the Royal Mint and its history.  See how our coins are made.  The cost is £34 for members and £36 for non-members.  This includes the entrance fee and a tour of the exhibition.  There is 10% discount in the shop.

June 21st: Cambridge Botanical Gardens.  The cost will be £30.80 for members and £32.80 for non-members.

If you would like to go on any of the trips, please contact Graham on Ab. 555187 or graham.collett@gmail.com  These trips are open to all, you do not have to be a member of Radley Retirement Group.


Llandudno: 16th-20th May. We will be staying at the Chatsworth House Hotel close to the shops and pier.  All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, TV and tea/coffee makers. There is free Wi-fi, a lift, bar and heated indoor swimming pool.  We break our journey at Llangollen before continuing via the Horseshoe Pass.  During our stay we have a scenic tour of the Isle of Anglesey, and amongst other places, a quick stop at Llanfair PG, the longest place name in Britain, Beaumaris, Betws-y-Coed, Llanberis Pass and possibility the opportunity to take a trip on the Snowdon Mountain Railway.  We also have a “free day”.  On the return journey we make a stop at Shrewsbury.  The cost is £360pp. 

Ilfracombe: 14th-18th November.  This is a Tinsel and Turkey holiday.  We will stay at The Carlton Hotel in the heart of Ilfracombe.  It has a Victorian exterior but a 21st century interior.  All bedrooms are equipped with private bathroom, TV, tea/coffee making facilities.  There is a bar, lift and gym. We visit Bideford, Appledore, Exmoor, Simonsbath and Wheddon Cross, Dunster and Lynton. On the way there we have a stop at Barnstable and on the return journey we break at Bristol.  The cost for this holiday is £355pp. Deposits of £40 are due in April.

If you would like to go on any of our holidays, please contact Chris on Ab.526377 or chris.gasson51@gmail.com


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