Thursday, May 14th
Visit to Lake Vyrnwy (Powys)
By popular demand, we are returning to Wales this year, but to a different
location. On this occasion, our destination is Lake Vyrnwy, a scenic area, north of Welshpool. There is a Visitor's Centre and also
the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel, where light refreshments are available, or, for the hungrier amongst us, full meals. Alternatively, you may
prefer to picnic. We plan to travel around the lakeside and to visit the Straining Tower, where filtering of the water is carried
out, before its journey to Liverpool. Again, we have the company of Rita Moreton (of Severn Trent) on the trip, and also from
Lake Vyrnwy, the manager of the plant has offered to act as our guide.
Tuesday, June 23rd
Visit to City of York
our visit to York, we depart from Birmingham Rotunda at 9-15am, by Crantock coach, and from Scott Arms at 9-30am.
at York, there will be free time for members to spend as they will. There are many museums and places of interest to visit. River
trips of one hour's duration depart regularly.
Walking tours of the walls are available and there are also bus tours of the city
for the less energetic. Because of the diversity of choice for visitors in York we feel it best that everyone is free to explore at
We shall re-assemble for the coach journey home at 5-30pm and are due back in Birmingham around 8-30pm.
Visit to Jodrell Bank
For our visit to Jodrell Bank, we depart from Birmingham Rotunda at 9:30am, and from Scott
Arms at 9:45am. At Jodrell Bank we have a booking for a show in the Planetarium at 2:15pm. Otherwise, members are free to explore
at will. Amongst the attractions are a Science Centre, an Environmental Discovery Centre, a 35 acre Arboretum and a gift shop.
will be free to enjoy a picnic in the grounds or refreshments will be available in the cafe. We shall reassemble at 5:00pm for the
homeward journey, and expect to arrive back in Birmingham around 7:00pm-7:30pm.
Thursday, October 15th
at the Greswolde Arms Hotel, Knowle
The venue for this year's annual luncheon is the Greswolde Arms Hotel, High Street, Knowle.
We shall assemble at around 11:45am and lunch will be served at approximately 12:30pm.
The lunch menu consists of:
Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding
(served with vegetables in season)
and drinks will be available as required, but to be paid for individually, as ordered.
On this occasion, no transport will be
provided, but, if anyone has difficulty in arranging their own travel, please let Jean Ager know, and she will do her best to make
arrangements on their behalf.