2018 SUMMER PROGRAMME
WELCOME TO THE 2018 SUMMER PROGRAMME
It seems always to be the way that I entreat properties and businesses to open up for us for a society visit, but most fail to respond with dates or even acknowledgements. Missed opportunities this year included a visit to the new Broadway Station, as they are running behind after bad weather, bridge strike and a landslip. If other trips still sitting on the ‘back-burner’ come alive I might have to send out ad-hoc invitations.
Our outings this year begin with a private afternoon visit to the recent Museum of Carpet, in Kidderminster. Julian Hunt is arranging a walk around Bromsgrove and hopefully the weather will be kinder than last year’s around Belbroughton. We also have a visit arranged to Bromsgrove School in the only week when boarders or summer school pupils are not infesting the grounds.
The coach trips, which many of you have been forewarned about, are to Devizes, for a brewery (or town) visit, then Kelmscott the delightful home of William Morris, who was the progenitor of all the Arts and Crafts movements and societies in the Cotswolds. Finally, we visit Shrewsbury to see a Victorian pumping station in steam, followed by a relaxing river trip on the River Severn loop around the town.
This year because of availability we have only one coach trip on a non-school day able to benefit from the ample street parking on Northwick Road. Free parking (coffee and loos), however, is now to be found at the new swimming baths on Bilford Rd (opposite the council recycling tip) so we will start from there for the other two.
SWAG (the South Worcestershire Archaeological Society), again, are offering places on their coach trip to Newport and Christine is arranging some local visits near her home (details in Newsletter).
I look forward to seeing many of you on these trips over the coming summer.
Mike H, Summer Programme Secretary
the admin bit:
1. (Trial) One payment by BACS (Internet banking): Please contact the Treasurer for bank account and reference. Write "Paid by BACS" on the booking form. Your booking is firm only when payment received.
2. Individual cheques for each trip (preferred): Cheques will usually be banked a couple of weeks before each trip
3. One cheque combining several trips: Please write on the back of the cheque all the trips it covers. Cheques will usually be banked a couple of weeks before the first trip.
4. Cash is accepted for those trips that are "pay on the day" as these are usually small amounts. Please bring the correct change! And do not send cash through the post.
Bookings cancelled less than 7 days of the trip will not be refunded (unless there are extenuating circumstances).
For coach trips, pick-up is EITHER at the new swimming baths (currently free parking, coffee/loos), Bilford Rd, Worcester, OR on
Northwick Road by the Lodge Recreation ground. NOTE Trip 2 is to be booked directly with Christine Silvester.
Non-members are welcome to join us for a supplement of £2 extra per visit. This covers day membership, which allows visitors to be covered by our Group Insurance.
For non-members wishing to join a membership form can be submitted together with the bookings to avoid the additional £2 non-members fee. However, a separate payment is required for the membership fee, which with your details will be passed on to the Membership Secretary.
Print out the trips you wish to book (from the printable document available on the button above), fill in and detach the booking slips and send them to the Summer Programme Co-ordinator;
Mike Hayzelden, (WIA & LHS)
38, Beckett Road, Northwick,
WORCESTER, WR3 7NH
If you wish your bookings to be confirmed please include one stamped, self-addressed envelope [SAE] approx 3” x 6” or an email address.