During the year, day visits are made to places of interest. Recently we have visited Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire, Walmer Castle in Kent, Oxburgh Hall in Suffolk and had an evening at Kew Gardens to see the Christmas lights which were quite spectacular.

In October there was an extended 4 night visit to Hampshire. Here we visited Polesden Lacey, The Weald and Downland Country Park, the Isle of Wight, Winchester and what for most of the group was the highlight of the tour, the HIstoric Dockyard at Portsmouth and the Mary Rose Museum. A private talk from Chris Dobbs, one of the divers who brought the ship to the surface in 1982 was a fascinating introduction to the ship and some of the 19.000 artefacts which are on display.

Further visits will take place in 2019 and an extended tour is being planned for the Autumn


The Mary Rose, Weald Country Park, Osborne House IOW, a welcome from King Henry VIII, Winchester Cathedral, Polesden Lacey.