Forthcoming talks and events

Lately we took an exploratory look at the Elizabeth Line and next Uber Boats Clipper service on the Thames in London.

The Clipper affords convenient and speedy access to riverside venues and the last trip included Battersea Power Station, the interior an surroundings of which are transformed to an attractive shopping and residential area. 

We also had a Rail Trip to the city of Winchester and had a careful look at the Cathedral and stroll about the town, fitting-in lunch before returning home. This proved to be very popular and a programme is being developed. See Below.

We also try to fit in a local informal lunch with our wives/partners; the last was at the Rose and Crown in Green Street Green and the previous – the Miller and Carter in West Wickham.

Details of other events will be announced shortly, at monthly lunch meetings..

2024 – Talks at our monthly Lunch Meetings

10 April                AGM – no speaker

8    May                Shackleton – Carol Harris 

12  June               The Debatable Lands – Ron Bell
10  July                Burying the ghosts – Sonia Case
14  August           Crystal Palace – Ian Bevan
11  September     Attitudes – Robert Etherington
9 October            The history and restoration of The Medway Queen – Mark Bathurst
13 November      A schoolgirl’s war – Mary Smith Jones

2024 – Outings and Visits

Provisional list of Rail Trips.

Chiswick House and Gardens

RAF Museum, Hendon

Bristol – SS Great Britain and Clifton Suspension Bridge

Ramsgate/Margate – Hornby Models Centre and a pub lunch

Rochester – Cathedral and the town’s connections to Charles Dickens and the Castle

York – National Railway Museum

Birmingham – the Bull Ring and the Canals (more numerous than Venice’s) with boat trip and waterside pub lunch.

Full details will be announced near the time of each and relayed to members by our Secretary.

The clock chimes at Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ldn Coliseum 280115 08 LoRes Bluebell Railway - The engine shed Museum of the Order of St John, entrance archway Shelter in Chislehurst Caves Guided tour of Lords Cricket Ground Sponsored team at St. Christopher's Hospice Fun Walk British Library Feb. 2014