Jun
3
Wed
CANCELLED Local Visit: Three Counties Equine Hospital, near Ripple @ Three Counties Equine Hospital
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

This Equine Hospital was established in 1989. It has since expanded hugely and now employs 17 vets and 20 support staff, covering the West Midlands and Welsh Borders. All breeds of horses are treated, from Shetland Pony to Suffolk Punch, and we shall be shown the ultra-modern equipment and facilities on this evening tour.Trip leader: John Chugg (assisted by Alan and Virginia Seddon)

Cost: £6. Maximum number 25.

Start: 6pm (Own transport)

Book by sending a Booking Form and cheque as instructed on the form.

Jul
8
Wed
CANCELLED – Local Visit: Frampton Court, Frampton-on-Severn @ Frampton Court
Jul 8 @ 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION

Frampton Court (not to be confused with Frampton Manor, which is also in the village) is a Grade l listed mansion, built in 1732. It is owned by the Clifford family, who have been in the village since the Norman Conquest. The house, of which we shall have a conducted tour, is full of original furniture and fittings and is surrounded by parkland and gardens. Jane Clifford takes a personal pride in the well-being of her visitors. The whole village is picturesque and there are opportunities for refreshments there.

Trip leader: Elizabeth Adlam (Assisted by John Dixon)

Cost: £13 per person. Maximum number 30.

Arrive: 2.15pm for 2.30pm tour of the house. (Own transport)

Book by sending a Booking Form and cheque as instructed on the form.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION

Aug
13
Thu
CANCELLED – Local Visit: Kidderminster Carpet Museum @ Kidderminster Carpet Museum
Aug 13 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION

A group tour includes tea/coffee and biscuits with a short talk about the museum and the history of Kidderminster’s significance in the carpet industry, a demonstration of hand loom and power loom weaving, and a brief tour of the museum. This morning visit will last approximately 21⁄2 hours during which there will be free time to browse around the museum at your leisure.

Trip leader: Katharine Barber

Cost: £8.50 per person. Maximum number 50.

Lunch: Bring your own or choose a café or restaurant in the town centre.

Arrive: 10.30am (Own transport. Rail option may be available, involving a walk from and to the station; details will be made available by the trip leader at a later date.)

Book by sending a Booking Form and cheque as instructed on the form.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION

Sep
5
Sat
Local Visit: Birmingham @ Birmingham
Sep 5 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

This is an all-day trip which assumes return group rail travel from Great Malvern to Birmingham Snow Hill. The visit will involve a tour of central Birmingham, led by a ‘Blue Badge’ guide, which will highlight the current redevelopment of the city centre. There will also be a tour of the Coffin Works which, in its heyday, made the metal fitments for coffins rather than the coffins themselves. A sandwich lunch will be provided at the Shakespeare pub next door, where we hope to meet members of Civic Voice and Birmingham Civic Society.

Trip leaders: Clive and Alison Rayment

Cost: £25 per person. (Including lunch and guided tours, but not rail fare.) Maximum number 30.

Arrive: 10.30am (Own transport. Rail option available and recommended. Details will be made available from trip leaders at a later date.)

Book by sending a Booking Form and cheque as instructed on the form.

Oct
20
Tue
Local Visit: Worcester Porcelain Museum @ Worcester Porcelain Museum
Oct 20 @ 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Dr John Wall founded the Worcester Porcelain Company in 1751, as we heard in our July talk. Sadly, the manufacturing of china in Worcester finished in 2006, but the Porcelain Museum continues to pay homage to its magnificent heritage with the largest collection of Worcester Porcelain in the world. A recent £1.7 million Heritage Lottery grant has enabled the museum to show off its displays to best advantage. The visit includes an introductory film featuring Henry and John Sandon and a talk giving a ‘behind the scenes’ perspective. Refreshments are available for purchase at the museum.

Trip leader: Clive Hooper

Cost: £9 per person. Maximum number 60.

Arrive: 1.45pm for 2pm start. (Own transport)

Book by sending a Booking Form and cheque as instructed on the form.