We were so lucky to manage one more fantastic event before the November 2020 Lockdown. This took place at Weston Park in Shropshire. 12 of us arrived in style for a leisurely walk around the park and ride on the train before a fantastic meal in a dedicated room. The service, food choice and value for money were brilliant. It was the first time in a long while that we had met and been able to have a good natter.
We are now in May 2021 and just starting to think about events again.
We have fixed dates in the calendar for the rest of the year. These will be confirmed nearer the time, Covid restrictions allowing.
Well what a year, who would have know how it would pan out. The year started well with our post Christmas, eat as much as you can buffet, at the Summer House near Kingswood. We had a really good turn- out, with several us arriving in style.
Our next outing in March took us to the Tap House , Hartelbury, an old railway station. Again we had a good attendance with lots of light- hearted chatter.
We left looking forward to the our next event the week-end near Stratford on Avon.
Then Covid hit and like the rest of the world we took to shielding and following the Governments guidelines.
It was exactly 5 months later in August when 6 of our members managed to get together for a picnic!
One huge success this year was our visit to Shelesly Walsh in September. it was fantastically organised by the venue, all Covid safe with the added pleasure of being able to take our lovely cars up the hill. We even managed a cream tea in the grounds. A real highlight.
We are hoping that the next two events will also go ahead as planned, but who knows!
The Second half of this year has been really successful. The weather was kind to us for all our events. These ranged from drives through the beautiful English countryside,to treasure hunts with tricky questions, picnics and BBQ's where we raised a super amount for the West Midlands Air Ambulance, meals at a variety of local pubs and hotels, museums and stately homes like the one at Hartlebury. Our members did us proud supporting all the events that had been organised by a variety of people.
Next year we celebrate our 60th anniversary which we are really proud of. Members are already putting together a series of events which we hope will be interesting to all and give us good reason to get out in our cars and meet up with friends.