IBM Retirees Club (Midlands)  



May 2010 Newsletter 


The trip to the West Coast of Scotland was very succcessful and thoroughly enjoyed by 40 members and guests.  The weather was excellent which no doubt helped!  Many thanks to Tony Mancell and Simon Barratt for all their hard work. 


Several of our events are fully booked but two current ones still taking bookings are:-

Announced in this Newsletter is the Warner Break in October.  See announcement and booking form and please note the cutoff date for deposits.


The next PC Group meeting is on Friday 4th June at 11:00am until 1:00pm.

Follow the link at the end of this newsletter for further details.


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


SUMMER LUNCHEON - Wednesday 9th June 2010  (organiser Carole Robertson)

The Summer Luncheon  this year will be held at The Oak, Stratford Road [A34}, Hockley Heath - 01564 785252 , web site   Weather permitting we plan to meet on the patio at 12.00 for welcome drinks and have a three-course meal with wine at 1.00 in the back restaurant.

As we had such a successful luncheon in 2009 at The Oak, we have decided to return there this year. The food as you will see from the attached menu and booking form is very tempting and we have managed to keep to last year's price of £25 per head for members and first guests.

Please make your selection from the list below and enter your choices on the booking form.


Main Course


All enquiries to Carole Robertson or 0121 704 9677.

- Go to Booking Form


Warner 3 night break at Nidd Hall, Yorkshire, Friday 8 to Monday 11 October 2010

We have a limited number of rooms for a 3 night Warner Break at Nidd Hall near Harrogate. Nidd Hall is a 4 star hotel in a Grade II listed buiding in 45 acres of parkland on the edge of the Dales

("Cosy, romantic...guests are treated like royals" - Daily Mail !)

NOTE This will be a self drive trip as no coach is planned

Accomodation and arrangements:

3 nights in Signature Room with breakfast and evening meal

Guided tour of nearby Knaresborough (taxi provided)

Pre dinner drinks reception

Bucks Fizz and canapes and pianist on one evening

Entertainment from the Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Singles will be booked into Ambassador rooms

Price and booking

Cost will be £245 for member and first guest. (No second guest at present)

A deposit of £65.00 per person is required to secure a booking by Friday 21 May

The website for Warner is with links to Nidd Hall

Barry Wiggins

Telephone:-  01926 854580   Email:-

- Go to Booking Form


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