Programmes
Updated  7 November 2017

 

 

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Programme of Monthly Events

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

20 June 2017 Alan Jones Look into my Eyes

The history and mystery of hypnosis

18 July 2017 Phil Holt The Crowded Sky Phil is a former air traffic controller with 30+ years experience
15 August 2017 Ralph Jerram Incorrect Political Correctness Ralph draws on his personal experiences as a Personnel Manager in the Police Force (now politically correctly called Service !)
19 September 2017 David Boag Natures Garden David is an author & photographer and publisher of 18 books
17 October 2017 Alaine Orwin with Rula Listening Dogs Alaine is deaf and will be talking about her experiences with her able four-footed partner Rula
21 November 2017 Diana Mitchell Highclere Castle and Downton Abbey Diana is the chief guide for Highclere Castle
12 December 2017   XMAS LUNCH TICKET ONLY
16 January 2018 Steve Herra History of Cunard and Glamous 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
20 February 2018 Christopher Massy-Beresford From Caravels to Carnations The history of the Portuguese Empire
20 March 2018 Sue Dewey Plains Indian Tribes of North America  
17 April 2018 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.
15 May 2018   22nd AGM  

 

 

Tea Rota for the Monthly meetings

 

   
17 January Liz Salholm, Sue Howarth, Rita Hanna
21 February Kath Lucas, Lea Rees, Gill Todd, Chris Ette
21 March TBA
   

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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

Leader

2017    
13 April Queen Charlotte, Andover.  SP10 2PR Barry Chant
27 April The Otter, Boyatt Lane, Otterbourne.  SO21 2HW Chris & Bob Briggs
11 May Walnut Tree, Appleshaw.  SP11 9N Linda Butcher & Roger Yates
25 May Hatchet, Lower Chute.  SP11 9DX June Cowie & Malcolm Brazier
8 June Antelope, Upavon.  SN9 6EA Penny Smth
22 June George, Vernham Dean.  SP11 0JY Liz & Richard Selley
13 July Weyhill Fair, Weyhill.  SP11 0PP Penny Borovikiv & Beryl Carr
27 July Romsey World of Water.  SO51 0HB Val & George Kirby
10 August George, St Mary Bourne.  SP11 6BG Derek Grimston
24 August Poplar Farm, Abbots Ann.  SP11 7NJ Jan & Robert Selwood
14 September Rising Sun, Warsash.  SO31 9FT Judith Sims
28 September Abbots Mitre, Chilbolton.  SO20 6BA Barry Chant
12 October Oak, Smannell.  SP11 6JJ June Cowie
26 October Plough, Grateley.  SP11 8JR Sally Leach
9 November Phoenix, Twyford.  SO21 1RF Bob & Chris Briggs
23 November George, Vernham Dean.  SP11 0JY Derek Grimston
14 December TBA June Cowie  & Helen Stuart
     
     
     

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It has been suggested that the postcodes of venues that are difficult to find should be included with the name of the venue.

For those venues that are some distance from Andover, please could the Walks Leader include his/her mobile phone number, and the phone number of the pub, in case walkers are delayed on their way. 

Please do not use mobile phones while driving.


Walkers Two Programme

Group Leader - John Oliver

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

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Date

Venue

Leader

     
4 May Queens Head, Ludgershall.  SP11 9PZ Derek Grimston
18 May Vimne, 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 Rose & 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 Fox, Tangley. SP11 0RU Chris Jackman
7 December TBA TBA
21 December TBA John Oliver
4 January 2018 TBA TBA
     

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Strollers One Programme

Group Leader - Gloria Birch

Meeting Time 1st & 3rd Thursday in 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  Leader
     
1 June White Hart, Whitchurch.  RG28 7DN Treena Preston
15 June Oak, Smannell.  SP11 6JJ Jim Edevane
6 July Royal Oak, Charlton.  SP10 4AJ Kath & Terry Catchpole
20 July Abbotts Mitre, Chilbolton.  SO20 6BA Joyce Nutley & Morgan Hughes-Owens
3 August Greyfisher, Salisbury.  SP2 8DW Pat & Mike Arnott
17 August Poplar Farm Inn, Andover.  SP11 7NJ Helen Stuart
7 September Lord Nelson, Middleton, Winterslow.  SP5 1QS Nigel & Vanessa Knott
21 September TBA Ann & Terry Wilkinson
5 October TBA Molly Plummer
19 October Tangley Church

Meet at Old Bell & Crown, Hatherden

Kath & Terry Catchpole
2 November Eagle, Abbotts Ann.  SP11 7BG Molly Plummer
16 November Queens Head, Ludgershall. SP11 9PZ David Gollings
7 December Anton Arms, Andover.  SP10 2JN Gloria Birch
     

 

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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 leader click here or click here

 

Date

Venue

Leader

2017    
28 March TBA Bernattte Cole & Doreen Lewis
11 April TBA Chris & Jan Ward
25 April TBA Gill & Alan Todd
9 May TBA David & Beryl Lawrence
23 May TBA John Roberts & Kath Lucas
13 June TBA Doreen Lewis & Jenny Holman
27 June TBA Alex & Gill Roberts
11 July TBA Bernadette Cole & Pat Martin
25 July TBA Judy Watton & Laurel Humphreys
     
     
     

Please ensure you let the organiser know if you are not able to stroll.

If a date doesn't suit you, please arrange to swop with someone else on the list and let us know.         

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Gardens Group Programme

All visits at 2pm unless otherwise stated

Group Leader - Gill Todd & Wendy Harvey

To contact the group

leader click here

 

Date

Venue

Organiser

     
17 May Kings Somborne  
21 June Thruxton  
19 July TBA  
16 August Weyhill  
September ?? Penton Mewsey  
     
     
     
     
     

                                                              

                                                                     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

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Meetings are always on the first Tuesday of the month

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

All visits will be led by Blue or Green Badge Guides

New members welcome

 

   
2017 Visits in abeyance pending new Group Leader
   

 

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Villages Group 3 (Tuesday) Programme
This  group will meet on
3rd Tuesday of the month

Group Leader - Hilary Seddon

To contact the group leader click here


The Group starts at 10.30am and finishes at 12.00noon in order to get to the Weyhill Hall in time for the monthly meeting.

We do not have time for a Group lunch


New members are required to be familiar with the computer

 

Date

Venue

Notes
       
  21 June Thruxton Plus the Manor
  19 July Kings Somborne  
  16 August Weyhill  
  September Littleton Re-visit - by popular demand
       
       

 


Villages Group 1 (Wednesday) Programme
This  group will meet on 4th Wednesday of the month

Group Leaders -
Nigel & Vanessa Knott

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Meetings are times are between 10am and 10.15 to pre-order Lunch

This Group is now full with a waiting list

 

Date

Venue

2017  
21 February Lunch
22 March Hungerford
26 April Cheriton
24 May Kingsworthy
28 June Great Bedwyn
27 July Wickham
23 August Bishop's Waltham
27 September Kingsclere
25 October Alresford
   

 

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Villages Group 2 (Wednesday) Programme
This  group will meet on 4th Wednesday of the month

Group Leaders - Anne Connor &
Jeanette Potts

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Meetings are times are between 10am and 10.15 to pre-order Lunch

The Group is now FULL with a waiting list
 

Date

Venue

2017  
22 March Abbots Ann with Tim Taylor
26 April Nether Wallop with Richard Osmond
24 May    Appleshaw with Jane Tarrant
28 June St Mary Bourne with Evelyn Lind-Smith
26 July Shipton Bellinger with Tim Bancroft
23 August The Pentons with Rod Eggington
27 September Chilbolton with Terry Gilmour
25 October Micheldever with Hugh Sandars
   

 

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Quester One Programme
The main purpose of a Quester Group is to be able to visit places where larger numbers cannot  be accommodated and/or to go ‘behind the scenes’ of an organisation

Group Leader -  Sally Cousins

To contact the group leader click here

 

Date

Venue

Organiser
2017    
 12 April Canine Dogs David Gollings
25 April Shoreham Lifeboat & Shoreham Airport Margaret Trowbridge
 16 May Jane Austen trail, Winchester Barry & Maralyn Chant
 16 June Butser Ancient Farm Richard Barnes
12 July River trip on River Hamble Pam Williams
14 July Meeting - St Michael's Church, Colebrrok Way All
23 July BBQ - Home Guard Club, Wherwell TBA
14 August Setley Ridge VIneyard, New Forest TBA
20 September Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London TBA
1 October Trad Jazz on the New Orleans riverboat, Henley TBA
November TBA TBA
     

 

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

 

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Quester Two Programme

Group Leaders -  Rita Hanna and Margaret Bowman

To contact the group leaders  click here or click here

 

 

Date (2017)

Venue

 

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

March Visit to Poppy Factory, Richmond
8 April Visit to Met. Office, Exeter
May Hughenden Manor (former home of Benjamin Disraeli)
June Henley Cruise (with afternoon tea)
July Highcliffe Castle or Selfridges (TBA)
August Questers BBQ
September Hell Fire Caves
October Royal Courts of Justice (TBC)
November Magic Circle visit - London
December Christmas Party

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Quester Three Programme

Group Leaders - John Oliver & Frances Rae

To contact the Quester Three Group leader click here

Next Planning Meetings will be held on

 20th April,  20th July,  19th October and 18th January 2018

at Foxcotte Room, St Thomas Church, Charlton

Date (2017)

Venue

Organiser

     
15 January Lunch @ 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 Bronda Dossett
August BBQ David & Fran Rae
September/October Eastleigh College of Further Education Jean McLeod
October TBA  
November TBA  
     

 


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
   


 

 

Theatre Group Programme

Group Leader Paul Manning

To contact the group leader Click Here

 

Date

Venue  
     
  No visits pending at moment