Programmes


The following programmes of events are available:


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Programme of Monthly Meetings

The normal monthly meetings are held at the Fairground Hall, Weyhill,  on the third Tuesday of each month (except December) starting at 2.00 pm.

Refreshments are served at the end of the meeting.


2017-2018 Monthly Programme

DATE SPEAKER SUBJECT NOTES
2017      
June 20th Alan Jones Look into my Eyes The history and mystery of hypnosis
July 18th Phil Holt The Crowded Sky Phil is a former air traffic controller with 30+ years experience
August 15th Ralph Jerram Incorrect Political Correctness Ralph draws on his personal experiences as a Personnel Manager in the Police Force (now politically correctly called Service !)
September 19th David Boag Nature's Garden David is an author & photographer and publisher of 18 books
October 17th Alaine Orwin with Rula Listening Dogs Alaine is deaf and will be talking about her experiences with her able four-footed partner Rula
November 21st Diana Mitchell Highclere Castle and Downton Abbey Diana is the chief guide for Highclere Castle
December 12th XMAS LUNCH TICKET ONLY
       
2018
January 16th Steve Herra History of Cunard and Glamorous Stars Steve has worked for Cunard for many years and was Purser on the QE2.  The talk covers the history of Cunard from 1840 onwards
February 20th Christopher Massy-Beresford From Caravels to Carnations The history of the Portuguese Empire

NB There will be a separate meeting for Group Leaders following this meeting. See Stop Press for more details.
March 20th Sue Dewey Plains Indian Tribes of North America
April 17th Fran Sandham Traverse:   A solo walk across Africa Fran is a well-known author and former editor of Rough Guides. She has completed the walk across Africa and this is her account of it.
May 15th 22nd AGM

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Tea Rota for the Monthly Meetings


Date Volunteers
2018
February 20th TBC
March 20th TBC
April 17th TBC
May 15th TBC

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Walkers One Programme
Group Leader - June Cowie

Meeting Time 2nd & 4th Thursday in the month
10:00am for 10:30 start

To contact the group leader  click here

 

Date Venue Walk Organiser(s)
2018    
February 8th The Crown Inn, Kings Somborne.

SO20 6PW
Helen Stuart & June Cowie
February 22nd The Oak, Smannell.

SP11 6JJ
Peter Villalard
March 8th The White Lion, Wherwell.

SP11 7JF
Liz & Richard Selley
March 22nd   Barry Chant
April 12th   Val & George Kirby
April 26th   Linda Butcher & Roger Yates
     
     
     
     

For those venues that are some distance from Andover, please could the Walk Organiser(s) provide other group members with his/her mobile phone number, and the phone number of the pub, just in case walkers are delayed on their way to the venue. 

Please do not use mobile phones while driving.

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Walkers Two Programme

Group Leader - John Oliver

Meeting Time 1st & 3rd Thursday in the month
10:00 am for 10:30 start

To contact the group leader click here

 

Date Venue Walk Organiser(s)
2017
4 May Queens Head, Ludgershall.

SP11 9PZ
Derek Grimston
18 May The Vine, Hannington.

RG26 5TX
Linda Butcher & Roger Yates
1 June White Lion, Wherwell.

SP11 7JF
Penny Smith
15 June TBA TBA
6 July Royal Oak, Great Wishford.

SP2 0PD
Sally Leech
20 July TBA TBA
3 August George & Dragon, Hurstbourne Tarrant.

SP11 0AA
Anne Connor
17 August Annie's Tearoom, Kimbridge.

SO51 0LE
George & Val Kirby
7 September Silver Plough, Pitton.

SP5 1DU
Richard Selley
21 September The Thistle, Rockbourne.

SP6 3NL
John Dillon & Malcolm Brazier
5 October Beach Arms, Oakley.

RG29 7EP
Roger Yates & Linda Butcher
19 October Fox & Goose, Greywell.

RG29 1BY
Jean & Ian McLeod
2 November No walk organised
16 November The Fox, Tangley.

SP11 0RU
Chris Jackman
7 December White Horse, Thruxton.

SP11 3EE
Peter Villalard
21 December TBA Peter Villalard & Richard Selley
     
2018
4 January TBA TBA
     
     
     

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Strollers One Programme

Group Leader - Gloria Birch

First and third Thursday of the month
10:45 am for 11:00am start

We will aim to keep the stroll to 2-4 miles long, taking 1-2 hours

To contact the group leader click here

 

Date Venue Walk Organiser(s)
2018
February 15th Royal Oak, Charlton

SP10 4AJ
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Strollers Two Programme
Group Leaders - Kath Lucas & Diane Merry

Meeting Time 2nd & 4th Tuesday in the month
10:15am for 10:30 start

To contact the group leaders click here or click here

 

Date Venue Walk Organiser(s)
2018
January 9th Red House, Whitchurch.

RG28 7LH
Chris & Jan Ward
January 23rd Bell Inn, Weyhill.

SP11 0PN
John Roberts & Kath Lucas
February 13th White Hart, Over Wallop.

SO20 8HU
Gill & Alan Todd
February 27th Old Bell and Crown, Hatherden.

SP11 0HT
John Roberts & Kath Lucas
March 13th Doreen Lewis & Jenny Holman
March 27th White Hart, Over Wallop.

SO20 8HU
Gill & Alan Todd
April 10th Bernadette Cole & Margaret (Mags) Beacher
April 24th Judy Watton & Laurel Humphreys
May 8th John & Margaret Bowman
May 22nd Peter & Diane Merry
June 12th Pam Williams & Janie Jenkins
 

Please ensure that you let the walk organiser(s) know if you are not able to stroll.

For Walk Organisers:   If a date doesn't suit you, please arrange to swap with someone else on the list and then inform the Group Leaders.


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Gardens Group Programme

All visits at 2pm unless otherwise stated

Group Leaders - Gill Todd & Chris Ette

To contact the group leaders click here



Date Venue Organiser
2017
17 May Kings Somborne
21 June Thruxton
19 July TBA
16 August Weyhill
September Penton Mewsey
 
2018 The 2018 Programme will be announced after the February Planning Meeting.
 
 

Full contact and travel details will be sent to members prior to each visit.


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History of Towns and Cities Group Programme

Group Leader - TBA

Meetings are always on the first Tuesday of the month.

We car share and meet at 10:00 am for coffee and to pre-order lunch, before meeting our guides at 10:25am.

All visits will be led by Blue or Green Badge Guides.

~ New members welcome ~

 

Date  
 
2018 Visits in abeyance pending appointment of new Group Leader
 

 

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Explore the Villages Group 1 (Wednesday) Programme

This group meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month, between 10 am and 10.15 in order to pre-order Lunch

Group Leaders - Nigel & Vanessa Knott

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Date Venue
2018  
March 28th The Pentons
April 25th Thruxton
May 23rd Enham Alamein
June 29th



Amport

NB This is a Friday visit, with the tour taking place 2 - 4 pm
July 25th Longparish
August 22nd Overton
September 26th Nether Wallop

(To be confirmed)
October 24th Appleshaw
   

 

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Explore the Villages Group 2 (Wednesday) Programme
This  group meets on 4th Wednesday of the month, between 10am and 10.15 to pre-order Lunch
Group Leaders - Anne Connor & Jeanette Potts

To contact the group leaders click here or click here


Date Venue
2018  
March 28th Little Winterslow
April 25th Alresford
May 23rd Andover
June 27th Ludgershall
July 25th Kimpton
August 22nd The Chutes
September 26th Littleton
October 24th




Whitchurch Silk Mill

(Reopening after refurbishment)

NB 2 pm start
   

 

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Explore the Villages Group 3 (Tuesday) Programme

This  group will meet on the
3rd Tuesday of the month

Group Leader - Hilary Seddon

The Group starts at 10.30 am and finishes at 12.00 noon in order to get to the Fairground Hall in time for the monthly meeting, so we do not have time for a Group lunch

New members are required to be familiar with the computer

To contact the group leader click here


Date Venue Notes
2017    
21 June Thruxton Plus The Manor
19 July Kings Somborne  
16 August Weyhill  
September Littleton Re-visit - by popular demand
     
2018    
     

 

 

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Quester One Programme

Quester Groups visit places where larger numbers cannot  be accommodated, sometimes going ‘behind the scenes’ of an organisation

Group Leader -  Sally Cousins

To contact the group leader click here

 

Date Venue Organiser
2018    
February 9th Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park  
February 19th Mayor's Parlour, Andover  
March 9th Quester One Meeting, St Michael's Church. 2pm  
March 20th Ocado, Walworth. 6:30 pm  
April 6th Tedworth House, Tidworth  
     

 

 Note: -  Visits and dates are subject to possible change as volunteers firm up arrangements.

 

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Quester Two Programme

Bi-monthly meetings are held at the Burghclere Hall to discuss future events.

Group Leaders - Rita Hanna and Margaret Bowman

To contact the group leaders  click here or click here

 

Date Venue
2018
January 31st Esseborne Lunch for Questers 2 Group
February 21st Skittles Evening
March 22nd "The Importance of Being Earnest"

Matinee performance at Salisbury Playhouse Theatre
April 23rd Visit to Adam Henson's Farm
May 22nd SS Great Britain, Bristol
June 28th Bentley Priory Museum
July BBQ
September Hatfield House
October Hovercraft Museum, Portsmouth
November Victorian Christmas
December Play (to be arranged)

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Quester Three Programme

The next planning meetings will be held on 20th April,  20th July,  19th October 2017 and 18th January 2018 at the Foxcotte Room, St Thomas' Church, Charlton

Group Leaders - John Oliver & Frances Rae

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Date Venue Organiser
2017    
15 January Lunch at Esseborne Manor Jackie Hasler
15 February Snowdrops at Welford Park Fran Rae
7 March 10-pin Bowling - Riverside Bowl, Andover Bob Briggs
26 April Tour of Enham John Oliver
10 May Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy David Butcher
7 June Frogmore House and Windsor Fran Rae
22 June Longford Castle, Salisbury Fran Rae
June Twyford Water Works Bridget Rawlings
July Warings Bakery, Reading Brenda Dossett
August BBQ David & Fran Rae
September/October Eastleigh College of Further Education Jean McLeod
     
2018
  To be arranged  
     
     

 

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Nature Group Programme
Group Leaders - David and Beryl Laurillard

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2017
January Review of 2016 and lunch
23 February Langford Lakes
March Spring-time at Virginia Water
April The Arne Nature reserve near Corfe (water birds of Poole Harbour)
May Hartslock Nature Reserve near Goring (unusual orchids)
June Winterbourne Down (chalkland flowers and early butterflies)
July Recently opened Fossil Museum, Kimmeridge
August Martin Down, near Salisbury (downland habitat flora & fauna)
September Wild Fowl trust Reserve, Barnes, London or Pulborough Brooks near Bognor
October Fungi of the New Forest
November Blashford Lakes
December Planets (possibly at Intech, near Winchester)
   
2018
   
   
   


 

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Theatre Group Programme

Group Leader Paul Manning

To contact the group leader Click Here

 

Date Venue
2018
  No visits pending at the moment
   

 

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Page last amended 21 February 2018

 

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