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August 2004 Newsletter



The trip to the Air Show at Fairford was very successful.  There were 32 attendees who enjoyed perfect weather for the flying displays, although I am sure there were one or two cases of sunburn - airfields are notorious for this due to the exposed conditions and suitable headgear is obligatory.  Thanks to Gordon for organising this event.

28 members and guests enjoyed another excellent day at the Tatton Flower Show.  Apart from the splendid displays of flowers and vegetables, there was an excellent Jazz band (a good way of resting the feet!) and also a bit of star spotting with one or two TV 'faces' amongst the crowd.  Thanks, Carole.  


Just one event this month.  Rick Paslawski reports that we have almost a full house with just one place remaining - contact Rick if you are interested.  Promises to be a good day out.    


I sometimes get requests from members to update address details, particularly e-mail addresses.  Please note that the only person who can action such requests is our Membership Secretary, Gordon Jones. Gordon can be contacted by e-mail at  or telephone 01455-556192.  


Brian Wilson, Editor. Telephone: 01926-777710 e-mail:    


Upton House Tuesday 7th September 2004 (organiser - Iain Hewitt 01295 670316)

There are still places for this event.  Because we are having a guided tour, there is a limit on the numbers that can be accommodated so please get your bookings in early using attached booking form. (By 27th August  at the latest please)

Any queries to Iain Hewitt  Tel 01295 670316 Email

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Tour of Nottingham 16th September 2004 (organiser Brian Wilson 01926-777710)

The preferred option for travel is to use the Queens Drive Park and Ride which is on the A453 near Clifton Bridge; this will cost £2.50 for the day and the bus drops you off at the Broadmarsh.

Please meet at the Cafe Francais which is just inside the main entrance to the Broadmarsh Shopping centre at 10:30.  This will give time for refreshments before the Blue Guide takes us on our tour.  

We will be having lunch at the "Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem" pub.  They can do either a buffet which consists of sandwiches (tuna, beef, cheese), samosas, chicken satay, chilli con carne (hot), jacket potatoes (hot), onion rings, spicy potato wedges.  Or we can pre-order off the bar menu - please select from one of the following and put your choice in the space provided on the booking form.

Steak and Kidney Pudding                               Chicken Tikka Masala

Cod Mornay                                                    Gammon Steak

Lasagne Verdi                                                  Stilton and Vegetable Crumble

All served with chipped, jacket or potatoes of the day and vegetables of the day.  Alternatively, you can choose a side salad  or golden rice.  If you would like a starter and/or dessert, this can be ordered on the day.

Your main course is included in the price but you will be responsible for extra courses and drinks.

After lunch, feel free to do your own thing but we can add a visit to the Galleries of Justice as an extra.  Please indicate on the booking form if this would be of interest.  The Blue Guide will be happy to advise on alternative attractions.

For the Blue Guide tour and lunch including tales by the Story Teller and also visit to Galleries of Justice, we are charging £7 for members and first guest and £10 per head for second guests.

Please send your booking forms in as soon as possible but in any case no later than the 23rd August.

A word of thanks is due to Brian Hall who has done the leg work at the Nottingham end.  Many thanks Brian. 

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