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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter May 2022


What we have been doing

We had a very enjoyable holiday in Malta.  The hotel was excellent as was the food and trips arranged.  Many thanks must go to Judith Bland for all her hard work over the last two years in securing the holiday. Unfortunately, several of the party caught Covid on the return but thankfully all have recovered since.

We are very pleased to welcome Diane Gardner to shadow Sue Ward as an assistant treasurer.

Our speaker at our April meeting was Colin Stephenson who came from “Crocodiles of the World” and he gave us a very informative talk about crocodiles and alligators. He didn’t bring any live crocodiles but he did bring us a skull of both a crocodile and alligator and told us the difference between them.  He also told us what intelligent animals they were.


Upcoming events

May 7th: Table Top Sale in the village hall, 10am – 1pm.  Tables are £8 and there are still a few available.  If you would like one, please contact Sue Crabb on Ab. 524406. Refreshments will also be available. (See separate poster)

May 24th: Royal Mint Cardiff.  This has become one of the top-rated tourist attractions in South Wales.  The cost is £34 for members and £36 for non-members.  This includes a guided tour of the Royal Mint and its history, entrance fee, and a tour of the exhibition.  There is 10% discount in the shop.

June 21st: Cambridge Royal Botanical Gardens.  The cost will be £30.80 for members and £32.80 for non-members. It is not far to walk into Cambridge if you would like to sight-see the city.

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

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

Our next meeting will be on May 10thOur speakers are Karen and Bret Miles and their talk is “WVS – World War 11”.

We will also be taking names for our Jubilee meeting when we will have a “special meeting” to mark the Queens Platinum Jubilee.  There will be a cost of £3 to be paid at the meeting to enable the Committee to cater for the right number



Llandudno: We will be staying at the Chatsworth Hotel close to the shops and pier. This is now full and members and friends are looking forward to a break after such a long time.

Ilfracombe:  November 14th – 18th. We 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.  This is a Festive Fayre holiday with entertainment.  We visit Barnstable, Bideford, Appledore, Exmoor and Dunster amongst other places and there is a free day to explore Ilfracombe.  The cost for this is £355pp with a deposit of £40 to be paid in May. 

If you are interested in this holiday, please contact Chris on Ab. 526377 or chris.gasson51@gmail.com.  This is open to all.


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