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Contact:  John or Margaret Howlett - trips@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01530 461774


Obviously all trips are cancelled whilst all group travel is restricted by Covid-19.
under normal circumstances we try to organise a variety of trips to concerts, towns, country houses and steam railway excursions etc.
We will hopefully be back to normal soon.
If you have any ideas contact us on trips@ashbyu3a.co.uk or phone 01530 461774.


Future programme
DateTimeVenueOrganiserDetailsPoster if any

Sat 18th JulTBARoyal Duchy Rail Tour.Colin Ellis.
This trip has not yet been cancelled. We are awaiting further news
The Royal Duchy Rail Tour will run from Bristol to Cornwall and back, steam-hauled, on Sun 19th, so we will travel down to Bristol on Sat 18th and return Mon 20th. The cost of the train is £242 1st class travel with Full English breakfast and 4 course dinner included. 2 night's accomodation in Bristol will be required, details and prices to follow. We will car share to Bristol and back, with possibly stops at places of interest both ways. . Details here



Tuesday 17th December. Hallé Christmas Concert
Concert Hall, Nottingham

Most of us started off the evening with a pre-concert meal near to the venue before making our way into the hall. Orchestra and audience were all in festive mood and the concert hall was packed.
The programme for the evening included a variety of music not all relating to Christmas but ranging from Handel and Mozart pieces to well-known late 20th century music.
The soprano soloist, Jennifer France, entertained us beautifully and it was hard to believe that she had only just recovered from flu.
Each piece was introduced by the conductor, Stephen Bell, always with a humorous note and with the inclusion of some very corny cracker jokes. If he ever needs a second string to his bow he could be a passable stand-up comedian. A very enjoyable evening was had by all.


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