After a successful visit last year to the Lytham 40’s weekend, a lot have requested that we repeat it. It’s poignant that we do in the year of the 80th celebrations of D Day. Held on the wide green space on the seafront. There will be marquees set up with entertainment, bars and food. So why not join this fun day and hear the authentic music, see the lovely 40’s fashions (why not dress up yourself) There are parades (expect to see and hear Mr.Churchill) exhibitions, demonstrations, stalls, dancing in Clifton Square, a rare chance to practice your jitterbug! Don’t forget to visit the shopping street in Lytham with its’ lovely shops and a wide choice of food and drink. A lot of local staff and premises are dressed for the occasion. The ancient windmill is open to visit and the Heritage Centre. THEN there is a choice of travelling up the Coast,on one of Blackpool’s iconic trams, to Fleetwood (a 40 minute stay here)  and return (2 hours in all) back to the 40’s event.

WHEN? Saturday 17th August 2024.  Dep.9am Ret.5ish. PRICE: £13 for the 40’s day. or if you would like to do the tram ride as well £21. Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 25th June 2024. Big favour to ask. If you are paying cash could you please try to have right money as we are always short of change. Many thanks.




Today we will be visiting the lovely town of Buxton, a town whose history is shaped by water . Specifically we are visiting the Buxton Crescent Heritage Experience which reveals the story of a special spa town and the renowned water set in the recent multi million pound restoration of the Grade 1 Georgian Crescent. For hundreds of years visitors have travelled here to drink and bathe in the mineral waters.  We will have a guided tour, take a virtual reality hot air balloon flight over Buxton, and rub shoulders with the Regency high society at a glamorous ball before having our ailments cured by the l8thC Apothecary. Follow the rain water journey from the Peak District Hills and find out why it emerges warm from the springs beneath the Crescent. Even a souvenir bottle to take home with you. We will also visit the Pump Room. Plenty of coffee shops etc in the area and we are very close to the lovely Pavilion Gardens. Then we are off to Hayfield, a lovely village, where we can visit their wonderful Well Dressings. Widely regarded as the best together with Tissington. This is a custom only to be found in Derbyshire and some of the Staffordshire Border. Pictures are made by local people from flower petals, sticks, stones etc. which are then pressed into damp clay. The origins  are lost in the mists of time but are thought to stem from the plague and the need to protect the water.

WHEN? Monday lst July 2024. Dep.8.30am Ret.6pm. Price: £27 inc.the Buxton Crescent Heritage Experience. Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 14th May 2024.


We will start our day by visiting the lovely village of Ironbridge set on the banks of the River Severn, in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire.  The shops, tearooms etc. parade alongside the River Severn so you can enjoy a coffee with a view. It is also home to the iconic Iron Bridge built originally in l779. This magnificent monument stands as one of the greatest symbols of where the Industrial Revolution began and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a walk across the bridge, there are lovely river views either side. Visit the tiny Toll House Museum built on  the bridge which is where, in days gone by, you had to pay a toll to cross the river. For the energetic there are lovely walks along the embankment.  Then we are off to Blists Hill Victorian Town Living Museum, where you can take a step back in time and experience what everyday life was like in the late l800’s/early 1900’s. Here we can visit the shops, cottages, the Pharmacy, Candle Workshop, Blacksmiths etc. visit the Pub and buy fish and chips cooked in the old fashioned way, even use old money and lots more.

When? Wed.19th June 2024.  Dep.8.30am Ret.6pm. Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 16th April. Price: £29 inc.entrance to Blists Hill

Day Trips Membership Renewal

I have a trip on the 18th April 2024 to Heskin Hall and have noticed that two or three members, on that trip, have not renewed their Membership. Our new Financial and Membership year has now started and It is important that your Membership is renewed before that date as it has knock on effects for insurance etc. So if you have not yet renewed please think about doing so. Many thanks

NEW Day Trips 5 day Festive Break

A booking has been made with Alfa Travel for 5 days/4 nights Dinner/Bed/Breakfast, staying at the Anchor Head Hotel, Weston Super Mare which is a lovely place to visit. This is one of Alfa’s Leisureplex Hotels, set with sea views close to local amenities. All the comfortable  rooms are en suite with all the usual facilities we expect. Entertainment and excursions to be included.(excursions not finalised yet but this is a good area for interesting Cities and Countryside eg Bath, Bristol, Wells, Cheddar etc.). This late break comes just in time to enjoy a chance to relax before the Christmas epic sets in, enjoy good company and be looked after. (Someone else to wonder “what’s for tea?”)

When?? Mon.11th Nov.2024 to Fri 15th Nov.2024. Price: £309pp (some sea view rooms available at £25pp) will be less when group discount is applied). Deposit £50pp. (Cheques to be made payable to ALFA TRAVEL) Seats will be on sale at our table on Tues.9th April 2024.  ONE TWIN ROOM LEFT – ALL SOLD


We will start our day with a visit to Holker Hall, Cark in Cartmel, which is a beautiful, comfortable family home, owned by the Cavendish Family. You can touch, sit and generally explore, even play the piano if you are so inclined. When you have finished admiring the House, there is the Food Hall which prides itself on selling local produce, the Cafe & Courtyard, Gift Shop etc. Then into 25 acres of splendid, landscaped gardens, a Deer Herd, sunken garden etc. and one of the top 50 British trees. A 17thC Great Holker Lime with a girth of 7′ 6″. This is a good month for their Rhododendron display. Plenty of time to explore and admire. THEN we are off to the family owned Bay View Garden Centre set on the shores of Morecambe Bay. Just the right time to be looking at buying your plants for the season. Plenty to see including their Cafe which overlooks the splendid views across Morecambe Bay to the Lake District.

WHEN? Wed.15th May 2024.  Dep.9am  Ret.6pm. Price:  £25 Inc.Holker Hall/Gardens. Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 12th March 2024.


PLEASE NOTE there will be no Day Trips Table on Tuesday 20th February 2024. Back on the 27th February as usual

IF YOU ARE on  the Heskin Hall Trip on the 18th April 2024, and you haven’t already done so, please pick up/return your choice of meal slip on the 27th February. Many thanks. Regards Marj