Association of Open University Graduates

Monthly Calendar for Activities in the Regions and Nations

May 2018

Wednesday 9th May. 11am- SORRY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Region 02 - South
Portsmouth and South Downs Area

Meet at the Toby Carvery, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5HS for coffee.

Friday 11th May. 12.30pm
Region 03 – South West
Cornwall Group

Meet in The Wheel Inn, Tresillian, Truro, TR2 4BA for lunch in this very picturesque old coaching inn with a beautiful thatched roof. Please be aware that the doorway is very low, so remember to duck as you enter!

Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May.
Region 07 - Yorkshire
Walking Group - A weekend of walks in the Alston, Cumbria
The group organises walk of varying lengths and to suit varying abilities and new participants are always welcome. Please contact the Walking Group organisers and she can advise you about the length or difficulty of each walk.

Saturday 12th May. 11am
Region 07 - Yorkshire                                                                                                   

Meet for coffee at Weatherspoons, The Giant Bellflower, 47A, Gowthorpe, YO8 4HF, before exploring the centre of Selby, including the Abbey and the Market Cross. The Abbey was built in 1069, so there is an amazing amount of history here. The railway station and the bus station appear to be close to these places. 

Sunday 13th May. 11am
Region 08 – North West

Meet at the café in the Avro Heritage Museum, Chester Road, Woodford, Stockport, SK7 1AG Here you will view Aircraft from the past which includes a Vulcan and a Lancaster amongst others. There is disabled access and a lift. The café offers only light snacks and drinks. Adults £8.00 (concession £6.00) or if you would like the ‘Cockpit Experience’ it will cost a further £2.00

Friday 18th – Sunday 20th May.
Europe

Meet with other members, family and friends for the AGM/Spring Weekend at the Norton Grange Hotel, Castleton, Rochdale, England. The weekend offers some optional excursions, including a visit to Robinson Brewery at Stockport, the Hat Works also at Stockport and the Lowry in Salford. Booking details can be found on www.aoug.org.uk. By the time this OMEGA is distributed we will unfortunately be past the official final booking date for all accommodation and/or meals but it is still worth contacting the AOUG Office on 44 1908 653316 in case there are any cancellations available. Alternatively you might be able to stay elsewhere and book through the Office for the meetings and excursions.

Monday 21st May. 11am
Region 06 – East of England

Meet for coffee and a chat at Café Roma, 79a, St. Peters Street, St Albans, AL1 3EG. There will be a copy of OMEGA and an AOUG backpack on the table. Hopefully I will meet some of you there!

Thursday 24th May. 1.30pm
Region 09 - North

Meet at the main entrance to Durham Cathedral, Palace Green, Durham City, County Durham, DH1 3EH. Visit one of the finest examples of Norman Architecture, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and discover the hidden history with a guided tour. The tour lasts for approximately one hour and tickets must be purchased from the Information Desk at the back of the Cathedral at a cost of £5 per person.

Friday 25th May. 12noon
Region 03 – South West
Exeter Group

Meet at the Swan Inn, The Strand, Lympstone, Exmouth, EX8 5ET, (just below the station), for lunch at 12.30pm. Pre-booking essential via the Local Contact, so that special Lunch Club menu will be available at £9.95 for two courses or three courses at £10.95.

Saturday 26th May. 11am
Region 05 - East Midlands
Meet at the new café at The Workhouse, Upton Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 OPT, to visit a well preserved Victorian Workhouse. Tours and exhibitions are available. Entry currently costs £8.65. Free for National Trust members.

Saturday 26th May. 11 am
Nation 12 – Ireland
Munster Area

Meet in The Lounge, Old Grand Hotel, Station Road, Ennis, Co. Clare. The Executive Representative will be carrying a copy of OMEGA. A choice of activities will be available starting with a visit to Clare Museum which tells the history of the County over a period of six thousand years using authentic artefacts, colourful text panels, and audio-visual presentation. A number of historic town walks are also available, As, this is Fleadh Nua Weekend, we may be able to catch some of the associated traditional events, e g dance, music, recitals or street entertainment.

Monday 28th May.11am
Nation 10 - North Wales
Meet in the top café near the car park at Bodnant Gardens, Taly-Cafn, Colwyn Bay, LL28 5RE before you enter the gardens. This is a revisit to this wonderful garden in the hope that we see the famous Laburnum Arch in bloom since it had just finished when we visited last year. All members, friends and family are welcome to join us. Look for the copy of OMEGA on the café table. Adults £13.20.  Free to National Trust members. 

Tuesday 29th May. 12noon
Region 02 – South
Oxford and Area

Meet at The Bell, Market Square, Aylesbury, HP20 1TX to join one of our coffee/lunch gatherings in Aylesbury. This is an opportunity for local members to get together at one of our occasional social events in Aylesbury. There will be a copy of OMEGA and an AOUG backpack on the table.

Wednesday 30th May. 12.30pm
Region 03 – South West
Cornwall Group

Meet in the tea room at Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens, Holmbush Road, Holmbush, St Austell, PL25 3RQ for a light lunch before embarking upon a voyage of discovery around the various gardens in thirty acres of peace and tranquility.

Thursday 31st May. 8pm
Region 03 – South West
Cornwall Group

Meet at the Victoria Inn, Victoria Rd, Roche, St Austell, PL26 8LQ for our regular Book Club. This month’s book will be ‘The Girl who takes an eye for an eye’, by David Lagercrantz.

Last Thursday in the month – May
South West Region 03
Cornwall Group
Meets on the last Thursday evening each month (except December) for The Book Club. The book list for the coming year is usually put together in February. There are also regular lunches, and garden visits in the Summer. For further details, please get in touch with your Local Contact.

June 2018

Friday 1st June
Europe

Copy date for the Europe Newsletter. Contributions from members in Europe give extra interest for all our readers, so the editor would greatly appreciate your contribution, short, long, or just a few words. Please send all contributions to the Europe Contact.

Saturday 2nd June. 10am
Region 07 - Yorkshire

Meet in Doncaster for the AOUG in Y AGM. The venue we have used in the past is no longer available, so we are seeking a new one, close to the station. We also hope to arrange a speaker. The meeting will include a raffle and book sale. Any contributions welcome.

Tuesday 5th June.11am
Region 01 – London and the South East
London Group

Meet and Greet session in The Café at Foyles, 107, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT   

Wednesday 6th June. 12.30pm
Region 01 – London and the South East
Eastbourne Group

Meet at the Ship Inn, 33-35 Meads Street, Eastbourne BN20 7RH for a lunch with other OU graduates. Members of other groups and friends and family are always welcome.

Thursday 7th June. 12.30pm
Region 03 – South West
Bristol Group

Meet for lunch at the Moon and Sixpence, 15, The Beach, Clevedon, BS21 7QY followed by a visit to the Pier.

Friday 8th June. 1pm
Region 08 – North West

Meet for lunch at the Waterfold Farm, Waterfold Business Park, Bury, BL9 7BR. All are welcome. but please pre book with the Margaret Stobirski.

Friday 8th June. 1.30pm
Region 09 - North

Meet at the main entrance to Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, L12 8NP. The museum is staging an exhibition of watercolours commissioned by Queen Victoria as a souvenir of her momentous ten day state visit to Paris in August 1855. There are fifty one watercolours that capture a unique moment in British and French history. Afterwards enjoy light refreshments in the Café.

Thursday 14th June. 10.30am
Nation 11 – Scotland
Edinburgh Group
                                        
Meet on the 10.30am train to Ayr (for Irvine) from Glasgow Central. (day return £8.30, with senior railcard £5.50) to travel to The Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine. This is housed within the vast, glass-roofed Victorian Linthouse. This A listed ‘cathedral of engineering’ was formerly the Engine Shop of Alexander Stephen and Sons shipyard in Govan before being salvaged and relocated to Irvine in 1991. Discover historic vessels such as Spartan, Scotland’s last Scottish-built puffer, the harbour tug Garnock and Carola, a steam yacht built in 1898. Learn about Scotland’s importance to maritime history, and about the people that built and sailed Scottish ships around the world. Admission £7.50. (Concessions £5.50). Free entry for friends of SMM and National Art Pass holders. It is proposed to hold our Edinburgh Group Summer committee meeting over lunch

Saturday 16th June
Region 07 - Yorkshire
Walking Group
A day walk in the Wentworth Woodhouse area.
The group organises walk of varying lengths and to suit varying abilities and new participants are always welcome. Please contact the Walking Group organisers and she can advise you about the length or difficulty of each walk.

Sunday 17th June. 12noon
Region 05 – East Midlands

Meet at the tea rooms in Walkers House, an annexe off the courtyard of Rockingham Castle, near Corby, Market Harborough, LE16 8TH for a light lunch. Once we are suitable refreshed, we can watch the ‘Knights of Nottingham’ who are going to demonstrate Medieval jousting in the grounds with displays of swordsmanship and skill at arms. Members can also visit the castle which was built for William the Conqueror and stands on an escarpment affording great views of the surrounding countryside. Adult admission £14 for the event and castle visit, or £12.50 for the event only.

Sunday 17th June. 12noon
Region 06 – East of England

Meet at the tea rooms in Walkers House, an annexe off the courtyard of Rockingham Castle, near Corby, Market Harborough, LE16 8TH for light lunch. Once suitably refreshed we can watch the ‘Knights of Nottingham’ who are going to demonstrate Medieval jousting in the grounds with displays of swordsmanship and skill at arms.Members can also visit the castle built for William the Conqueror which stands on an escarpment affording great views over the surrounding countryside. Adults £14.
This is a ‘Handshake Event’ with Region 05 – please confirm your attendance with the Executive Representative for 05

Wednesday 20th June.12noon
Region 02 – South
Oxford and Area

Meet inside the Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, 40, Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP for a monthly lunch time organ recital by Malcolm Pearce and Greg Wheele on the world famous Father Willis organ. "Bring your lunch and enjoy". The recital is from 12pm to 1pm. Admission £4 (on the door), which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. These recitals are held in most months, usually on the third or fourth Wednesday, by various organists. Contact the Local Contact for dates, or go to www.oxford.gov.uk/townhall.

Thursday 21st June. 1.00pm
Region 02 – South
Oxford and Area

Meet at the main entrance to Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK3 6EB, to find out more about the home to British codebreaking and the first computers. Visit what is often regarded as the best kept secret of World War II. Entry is £17.75 with a £2 discount for seniors. National Art Pass holders and English Heritage members also get discounts. Tickets are valid for one year, so those of members who visited last year with AOUG will still be valid (just).

Wednesday 23rd June.12noon
Region 02 – South
Oxford and Area

Meet inside the Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, 40, Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP for a monthly lunch time organ recital by Oliver Hancock on the world famous Father Willis organ. "Bring your lunch and enjoy". The recital is from 12pm to 1pm. Admission £4 (on the door), which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. These recitals are held in most months, usually on the third or fourth Wednesday, by various organists. Contact the Local Contact for dates, or go to www.oxford.gov.uk/townhall.

Saturday 23rd June. 10.45am
Region 02 – South
Portsmouth and South Downs Area

Meet at the entrance for a repeat visit to the RNLI College, West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ. This is to see the world-renowned Sea Survival Centre, with Wave Tank and Lifeboat simulator followed by lunch afterwards in the College Restaurant. Admission £7.50 (no concessions). The College is about one mile from Poole Railway Station, (Provisional times from East – London to Southampton arrives 9.57am and from the West arrives at 10.07am) and there is ample parking on site. It is essential that members wishing to join this event let the Portsmouth area Local Contact know by 9th May at the latest.

Saturday 23rd June. 6.30pm
Region 07 - Yorkshire                                                                                                             

Meet at The White Lion, The Courtyard, Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EX. for a Thirtieth Anniversary Celebratory meal to be served at 7pm. We have a private side room booked. Booking is essential via the Executive Representative by May 1st to be sure of a place. The menu will be circulated to anyone expressing an interest as soon as it is available in March. Please join us to help celebrate!

Tuesday 26th June.11am
Region 01 – London and the South East
London Group

Meet in the Crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral St. Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD (entrance via Paternoster Square) for coffee followed by a tour of some of the exquisite gardens created round the historic churches in the vicinity, with the possibility of looking around some of the buildings, many rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren after the Fire of London in 1666. Then in the afternoon at 2.15pm, we will proceed down Fleet Street for A Taste of St Bride’, a ninety minute tour of the historic church dedicated to the newspaper world and on the design of which the traditional wedding cake is based. The tour takes in the church floor and the crypt and also visits the Channel House showing the skulls and remains in a checkerboard pattern of bones.  (These are not formally open to the public) The tour is conducted by a trained guide and costs £6 per person.

Friday 29th June. 2.30pm
Region 03 – South West
Exeter Group

Meet at a member’s home (details from the Local Contact) for Mysterious talk entitled ‘Women on the High Seas’ by a well-travelled member of the Exeter Group.

Saturday 30th June. 12noon
Region 05 – East Midlands

Meet at the Royal William IV pub, Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln, LN1 1YX for our regular lunch but with an added chance to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of AOUG by drinking a toast to our Association. Please can members and guests pre-book with the Executive Representative so that a suitably sized table can be booked. Look for the OMEGA on the table or ask at the bar.

Last Thursday in the month – June
South West Region 03
Cornwall Group
Meets on the last Thursday evening each month (except December) for The Book Club. The book list for the coming year is usually put together in February. There are also regular lunches, and garden visits in the Summer. For further details, please get in touch with your Local Contact.

July 2018

Wednesday 4th July.12noon
South Wales - Nation 10
Meet at the entrance of The Dylan Thomas Centre, 6, Somerset Place, Swansea SA1 1RR to see a tribute to Dylan Thomas, the ‘Love the Words’ exhibition. This contains details of his life, work and the culture of the time. The museum is just a short walk from the city centre and contains interactive displays and artefacts. After our tour there is a chance to enjoy cakes and coffee (or a light lunch) in one of the many cafes nearby. Please contact your Executive Representative if you intend to come or require more information.

Wednesday 4th July. 12.30pm
Region 01 – London and the South East
Eastbourne Group

Meet at the Ship Inn, 33-35 Meads Street, Eastbourne, BN20 7RH for a special Pearl Anniversary Celebration lunch with other OU graduates. Members of other groups and friends and family are always welcome.

Saturday 7th July. 1.45pm
Region 02 – South
Oxford and Area

Meet at the main entrance of Brightwell Vineyard, Rush Court, Shillingford Road, Wallingford, OX10 8LJ, for a guided tour. The tour, which starts at 2pm, lasts for two hours, one hour for the actual tour and then a "tutored tasting of wines". Tickets are £12.50. Please advise the Local Contact by 9th June as he has to confirm numbers.

Monday 9th July. 11am
Region 08 – North West

Meet in the café downstairs at Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight Village, Wirral, CH62 5EQ. We have done this visit before but it’s back by popular choice. There is an amazing collection of paintings especially Pre- Raphaelite and many Victorian depictions. 

Tuesday 10th July. 12noon
Region 01 – London and the South East
London Group

Meet at the Trattoria Verdi Restaurant, 110, Southampton Row, Holborn, London, WC1B 4BL for a great Italian lunch. The cost for a two course meal with wine is £15 per head (notes only please in any envelope bearing your name). Please book in advance via the London Lunch organiser

Wednesday 11th July. 11am
Region 02 – South
Portsmouth and South Downs Area

Meet at the Toby Carvery, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5HS, for our Summer get-together, to discuss further events for the rest of the year.

Saturday 21st July. 2pm
Region 04 – West Midlands

Meet at the main entrance of RAF Museum, Lysander Ave, Cosford, Shifnal, TF11 8UP (www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford/ ). We will finish at 3.30 pm. Admission is free, but car parking charges apply. All interested members should contact the Executive Representative.

Monday 23rd July. 1pm
Region 06 – East of England

Meet at the entrance to Kettle's Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ for a visit to this recently reopened art gallery and house in Cambridge. Kettle’s Yard was the home to an ex-curator of the Tate Gallery and includes a remarkable collection of paintings, sculptures and other art collected through his connections to the art world and donated to the University of Cambridge in 1966.

Wednesday 25th July.12noon
Region 02 – South
Oxford and Area

Meet inside the Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, 40, Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP for a monthly lunch time organ recital by -Martin Kondziell on the world famous Father Willis organ. "Bring your lunch and enjoy". The recital is from 12pm to 1pm. Admission £4 (on the door), which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. These recitals are held in most months, usually on the third or fourth Wednesday, by various organists. Contact the Local Contact for dates, or go to www.oxford.gov.uk/townhall.

Friday 27th July. 12noon
Region 03 – South West
Exeter Group

Meet at the Swan Inn, The Strand, Lympstone, Exmouth, EX8 5ET, (just below the station), for lunch at 12.30pm. Pre-booking essential via the Local Contact, so that special Lunch Club menu will be available at £9.95 for two courses or three courses at £10.95.

Saturday 28th July. 11am
North Wales - Nation 10
Meet in the famous Ice Cream Parlour for a cup of coffee, (or tea or ice cream) in the lovely surroundings in Conwy at North Wales Garden World, St Asaph Avenue, Kimmel, Conwy LL18 5TU You can locate me with an OMEGA on the table. 

Last Thursday in the month – July
South West Region 03
Cornwall Group
Meets on the last Thursday evening each month (except December) for The Book Club. The book list for the coming year is usually put together in February. There are also regular lunches, and garden visits in the Summer. For further details, please get in touch with your Local Contact.

August 2018

Wednesday 1st August. 12.30pm
Region 01 – London and the South East
Eastbourne Group

Meet at the Ship Inn, 33-35 Meads Street, Eastbourne, BN20 7RH for lunch with other OU graduates. Members of other groups and friends and family are always welcome.

Tuesday 7th August.11am
Region 01 – London and the South East
London Group

Meet and Greet session in The Café at Foyles, 107, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT   

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th August.
Region 02 – South
Portsmouth and South Downs Area

Meet in the Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2HH where the OU Chapel Choir will be leading services. For details, please see the Cathedral website: https://www.portsmouthcathedral.org.uk/vistor-info.

Saturday 18th August. 11.15am
Region 02 – South
Oxford and Area

Meet outside Oxford Station, Park End St, Oxfordshire, Oxford, OX1 1HS for our Annual Oxford Walk. The intention is to walk along the Thames Path to Wolvercote, then lunch at The Plough Inn and then after lunch, return along the Canal Path. Alternatively, catch the No. 6 bus back to Oxford. This is the reverse of the walk the group did three years ago.

Saturday 18th August. 11am -The Pearl Anniversary Event
Region 02 – South
Portsmouth and South Downs Area

Come to any or all of the following:
11am - Meet at No 2, Battery Car Park, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, PO12 2QU for a visit to the Diving Museum. This is a small museum housed in  part of the old coastal defences, and shows a remarkable collection of diving items dating from the first use of diving equipment up to an including James Bond. Admission charge is £3.
12.30pm (approximately) adjourn to the Old Ship. Marine Parade West, Lee-on--Solent, PO13 9BW, for lunch. There is ample car parking by the pub, or in side roads or on the promenade.
1.30pm (approximately) meet at the Hovercraft Museum, Marine Parade West, Lee-on-the-Solent, PO13 9NS. Parking on the road or in adjacent side roads is free. The Hovercraft Museum (admission £8/£7) has the world’s only collection of hovercraft, from the days of its invention by Sir Christopher Cockerell to the present day. At 2pm and 3pm there will be an opportunity to take a short ride in one of Hovertravel's modern craft (weather permitting) and be shown the 360-degree spin, the deflation of the skirts and the amazing ability to move easily from a water-craft to a land-craft.
All venues are served by the X5 bus service (every 30 minutes) from the Gosport Ferry or Fareham Railway Station.

Friday 24th August. 1pm
Nation 11 – Scotland
Edinburgh Group                                        

Meet in the book tent café at the Edinburgh Book Festival, Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR before browsing or attending an event. Entry to tented village and book tent is free of charge.

Saturday 25th August. 12noon
Region 05 – East Midlands
Meet at the restaurant at Melbourne Hall and Gardens, Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 8EN for a light lunch prior to going around the gardens, which are well worth a visit. Then any time after 2pm we can explore the Hall which was once owned by Lord Melbourne who was a Prime Minister in the time of Queen Victoria. Lord Melbourne was married to the infamous Lady Caroline who had a well publicised affair with Lord Byron. Adult admission £7, Concessions £6.

Last Thursday in the month – August
South West Region 03
Cornwall Group
Meets on the last Thursday evening each month (except December) for The Book Club. The book list for the coming year is usually put together in February. There are also regular lunches, and garden visits in the Summer. For further details, please get in touch with your Local Contact.

September 2018

Saturday 15th September. 2pm
Region 04 – West Midlands

Meet at the main entrance of the Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2ND (www.libraryofbirmingham.com) for a general visit. We will finish by 3.30 pm. Please contact the Executive Representative for reservations.

Saturday 15th September 12noon
Region 05 – East Midlands

Meet at the Royal William IV pub, Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln LN1 1YX for our Autumn meal, this time with the opportunity of an hour’s boat trip on the ‘Brayford Belle’ to see Lincoln from a different perspective. Please can members and guests pre-book with the Executive Representative so that a suitably sized table can be booked in the pub. Look for the OMEGA on the table or ask at the bar.

Friday 28th September.
Region 03 – South West
Exeter Group

Meet for an outdoor trek along the old tramway from Haytor Quarry with an historical commentary on route whilst observing the wonderful views of Dartmouth, the River Teign, Teignmouth and the sea. There is the opportunity to participate in a cream tea close on route. Full details will be available from the Local Contact.

Saturday 29th September. 12noon
South Wales - Nation 10
Meet outside the Custom House (at the end of the Barrage) to walk over to the new café. This is a beautiful location with great views of The Marina and across the channel over to Western. After a chat and celebration coffee, exchanging our OU stories, memories and photos, there are various options. Maybe a walk along The Barrage to Cardiff Bay (or take the Water Bus) or a walk and pub lunch on The Marina. There is a large car park available with the nearest railway station at Cogan, a few metres from the café on The Barrage.

Last Thursday in the month – September
South West Region 03
Cornwall Group
Meets on the last Thursday evening each month (except December) for The Book Club. The book list for the coming year is usually put together in February. There are also regular lunches, and garden visits in the Summer. For further details, please get in touch with your Local Contact.

October 2018

Monday 15th October. 1pm
Region 06 – East of England

Meet at Cote Brasserie, 21 – 24, Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UF for an Autumn Pearl Celebration lunch.  We will celebrate thirty years of the Association of Open University Graduates at this French inspired restaurant. Do feel free to wear your pearls (if you have them!!) Please let the Executive Representative know if you wish to attend before 1st October 2018 as we will need to book a table.

Wednesday 17th October. 11am
Region 02 – South
Portsmouth and South Downs Area

Meet for coffee at the Toby Carvery, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5HS. Lunch will be available for those who can stay.

November 2018

Sunday 18th November. 1pm
Region 04 – West Midlands

Meet at Johnny Spice Restaurant, 46, Queen Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3BJ (www.johnnyspice.com/) for an Indian dinner. We will finish by 3.00 pm. Please contact the Executive Representative for reservations.

Saturday 24th November. 11am.
Region 02 – South
Portsmouth and South Downs Area

Meet at the main entrance to the D-Day Museum, Clarence Parade, Southsea, PO5 3NT, to see the Overlord Embroidery (eighty eight metres long) an LCVP landing craft of the type used in Normandy in 1944, a Horsa Glider and a unique Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle. Admission charge approximately £8. There is no public transport to the Museum, but bus service 1 (every 10 minutes) from Portsmouth Harbour station / The Hard Interchange passes nearby along Palmerston Road; alternatively it is a twenty minute walk from The Hard.

December 2018

 

January 2019

Wednesday 9th January 2019. 11.45am
Region 02 – South
Portsmouth and South Downs Area

Meet at the Toby Carvery, Copnor Road Portsmouth, PO3 5HS for our annual New Year’s lunch at 12noon. There is no need to book, but please advise the Portsmouth Area Local Contact by 3rd January if you intend to come.