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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter July 2022


What we have been doing

The 33 members and guests who went on the holiday to Llandudno had a lovely time with unexpectedly good weather.  The forecast had not looked too promising, with rain predicted but we were lucky to only have rain at night.  Most people went up the Great Orme on the tram on the free day and we were lucky to have wonderful views of the area around.  We were taken on spectacular rides around the surrounding area by our driver, Merion, who pointed out certain landmarks for us. One of our trips was a tour of Anglesey, and we also went to a slate museum.

The visit to the Royal Mint in Cardiff was another great success.  23 members and guests had a tour of the Royal Mint and were told the history of it. We were able to see many of the coins and medals which have been produced there, in their exhibition.  Unfortunately, there was only one machine producing coins during our visit due to the fact that coins are not being used in such great quantities at present.

Jubilee celebrations came to Radley Village Hall for our meeting in June. The hall was decked out with bunting and flags, the tables were beautifully decorated with red, white and blue flowers and flags, and food was enjoyed with a glass of prosecco to toast the Queen.  We had competitions for guessing who the photos were (taken during the 50’s), and the best crown, with another “royal themed” quiz on the tables for members to try.

Our next meeting will be on 12th July when we will have a Gin Tasting afternoon with strawberries and cream.  Please note that this will be held at The Bowyers at 2pm and not in the Village Hall.  Please let Graham Collett know if you wish to attend.There will be tea/coffee for those who do not want gin.


Upcoming events

July 19th: A trip to Weymouth.  The cost will be £26 for members and £28 for non-members.

August 16th: Bucklers Hard and River Trip. This is where stunning scenery and history come together for an unforgettable trip in the New Forest.  Once a bustling ship building village where ships for Nelsons Navy were built it is now a peaceful haven alongside the Beaulieu River.  Explore the village or the museum or step through the door of the shipwright’s cottage and see how they lived in the 18th century.  There is something for everyone on this trip. The cost will be £30 for members and £32 for non-members.

If you would like to go on any of these trips, please contact Graham on Ab. 555187 or grahamw.collett@gmail.com



Ilfracombe November 14th – 18thWe will be staying at the Carlton Hotel which has a Victorian exterior but a 21st century interior.  All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, tea/coffee making facilities, and there is a gym and a lift.  There is Festive Fayre and entertainment in the evening.  We visit many of the surrounding places of interest including Barnstable, Bideford, Appledore and Exmoor and there is a free day to explore Ilfracombe.

We still have a few places available and these are open to everyone so if this is something you think you would enjoy, please contact Chris on Ab. 526377 or chris.gasson51@gmail.com.


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