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SUMMER PROGRAMME 2020

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STOP PRESS: (updated 14/09/20)
CORONAVIRUS: The ongoing situation is being monitored by the committee and is affecting future events. Ongoing developments will be posted here. Do please provide your email address to our Secretary if you have not already done so to minimise postal costs in keeping everyone up to date as the situation unfolds. See notes against individual events below.
SCOTTISH HOLIDAY Monday 22nd - Friday 26th June 2020, arranged by Regent Travel:
This is postponed until Monday 12th to Friday 16th April 12th 2021 at the same rates using the deposits they are holding. Regent have confirmed that the itinerary is unchanged. If you have booked you should have been contacted by Regent with a refund if you are not taking up the new dates, or with a revised invoice. Additional spaces are available and we need more to make it viable. [Details] [Booking Form]
NEWSLETTER The Spring/Summer edition of the Newletter was posted to members on Monday, 6th April. Events are not being booked at the moment due to the uncertainty of potential dates, but expressions of interest in the Christmas meal are wanted, in case it is able to go ahead.
DOCUMENTS Useful documents for use by Event Organisers available on the 'Documents' button above.

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  • Please note that it is advisable to book early since many excursions fill very quickly.
  • Booking should be made using the forms contained in the most recent Newsletter.
  • Coach visits normally depart from Brunswick Terrace at the front of the Jubilee Baths in Newcastle-under-Lyme (see map)
  • Lectures normally start at 7:30 at the North Staffordshire Conference Centre, Stoke on Trent (see map)
  • Any enquiries to the outing organiser whose contact details are in the current Newsletter
  • For the descriptions and further details see the most recent Newsletter in Archives

    Due to the Coronavirus all events, including the AGM, up to the end of September are definitely postponed, and events beyond then are subject to revision depending on how the pandemic progresses. Therefore no bookings are being taken at this time until dates can be confirmed (the Salisbury mini-break in October has been cancelled). Expressions of interest are sought for the Christmas Meal to reserve a room of sufficient size. If we have your email address you will be notified and sent booking forms when available. If we do not have your email address please send an SAE to our Programme Coordinator so the revised programme and booking forms can be sent to you at the appropriate time.

    --- 2020 ---
    Tuesday 12th May AGM. Postponed - see reports and further information here.
    Monday 8th June Car Trip: Dunham Massey, Altrincham, WA14 4SJ: Cancelled.
    Mon 22nd - Fri 26th June Coach Holiday: Scotland. Regent Travel: Postponed - see note above.
    Thursday 2nd July Car Trip: Visit to a Woodland Craftsman: Postponed till autumn or spring.
    Tuesday 14th July Coach Trip: Boughton House, Kettering, Northants. Postponed.
    Saturday 25th July Walk: Three waterways of Stoke-on-Trent. Postponed. It is hoped to replace it with a walk in September/October if restrictions allow.
    Tuesday 11th August Coach trip: William Booth Museum and Wollaton Hall, Nottingham. Postponed.
    Tuesday 15th September Coach Trip: Ledbury and Weston's Cider Mill. Postponed.
    Tuesday 22nd September Talk: Henry Birks - The Forgotten Artists of North Staffordshire. Cancelled.
    Wednesday 30th September Car Trip: Crewe Heritage Centre. Cancelled.
    Fri 9th - Sun 11th October Coach Trip: Mini Holiday to Salisbury. Cancelled. Cheques have not been cashed and will be destroyed.
    Tuesday 20th October Talk: John Pomfret - Braunston: The History of a Canal Village. Cancelled.
    Tuesday 17th November Talk: Kath Reynolds - The Famous Folk of Stoke. Unlikely to go ahead but watch this space.
    Wednesday 2nd December Christmas Dinner and photo exhibition. Almost definitely cancelled on this date. Rescheduled for 20th January although this is becoming unlikely. Expressions of interest to Cynthia to confirm numbers and so she can let you know if and when it can proceed.

    For past Newsletters and lists of meetings and events, see the Archive