Coach TripsPlease note that all payments should be made as soon as possible and sent to the person named on the trip advertisement. Cheques should be made payable to BDRA and the trip title shown on the back of the cheque. Departure points for all trips: GG - Gooseberry Green, bus stop at roundabout, OA – Orchard Avenue, approaching Stock Road, LR – Laindon Road, bus stop between Sun Corner and the fire station, SG – South Green, bus stop to Wickford, opposite the retirement apartments.
Please note – When a trip is confirmed the fare must be paid as soon as possible. If concession prices are quoted (ie seniors, children) these should be requested at the time of booking or the full price will apply. In the event that you need to cancel all efforts will be made to resell your seats, however if we are unable to resell your seats you are liable for payment.
THURSDAY 7TH JULY 2016 - HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW
Depart GG 8am, OA8.05am LR 8.15am, SG 8.20am Back in Billericay approx 7pm
Kathleen Fox, 72 Perry Street, Billericay CM12 0ND Tel: 01277 622342
MONDAY 18TH JULY 2016 CEREMONY OF THE KEYS AT THE TOWER OF LONDON WITH DINNER IN THE YEOMAN WARDERS MESS - FULL PLEASE PAY NOW
Join us for this unique trip to witness the Ceremony of the Keys, the traditional locking up of the Tower of London. This has taken place every night come rain or shine for the last 700 years. We meet our Yeoman Jimmy at 7.30pm for a private tour of the Tower. Followed by a dinner of Lasagne, summer slaw, green salad and crusty bread,gooey chocolate profiteroles with chocolate sauce and cream. (Vegetarian option available) in the Yeoman's Warders mess at about 8.30pm Drinks to buy will be available at the bar. After our meal we will witness the Ceremony of the Keys, following the ceremony we will return to the mess for a raffle and a last drink.
Dress Code: No jeans or trainers, jacket and tie must be worn by the men. Failure to adhere to the above and entry to the tower will be denied.
Sensible shoes should be worn because of the cobbles
Cost: Coach, tour and dinner £30.00
Depart: GG3.30pm OA3.35pm LR3.45pm SG3.50pm Back in Billericay approx midnight
Kathleen Fox 72 Perry Street, Billericay CM12 0ND Tel: 01277 622342
WEDNESDAY 3RD AUGUST 2016 – HAMPSTEAD, A LONDON VILLAGE, MORNING COFFEE, LUNCH AND KENWOOD HOUSE
London's richness and variety results from its growth as a tapestry of villages, each with its own character and history. Once a place of highwaymen, today Hampstead is select, opulent and full of stories. We meet our guide at a village pub in the centre of Hampstead at 10.30am for morning coffee and biscuits. Then we take a gentle stroll through the lanes of old Hampstead Today the village of Hampstead has more millionaires within its boundaries than any other area of the United Kingdom. It's a pleasant and easy walk that brings us back to the pub for a tasty roast of the day lunch. After lunch we'll take the scenic route to Kenwood via the Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Kenwood is a superb refurbished country house, gifted to the nation by the Guinness family, remodelled in the 18th century by Robert Adam. We will have a guided tour of the house, free time to explore and there's an attractive cafe where we can buy refreshments before heading home.
Cost: including coach, morning coffee, lunch and entrance to Kenwood £38.00.
Drinks and desserts are available at lunch for an extra charge.
Depart: GG 8am. OA 8.05am. LR 8.15am SG.20am. Back in Billericay Approx 6.30pm.
Yvonne Cave, 11 The Vale, Stock, Ingatestone, CM4 9PW. Tel: 01277 840560
SATURDAY 20TH AUGUST – DAY TRIP TO EASTBOURNE AND CREAM TEA AT THE CUMBERLAND HOTEL
Join us for a day trip to Eastbourne where you can explore Eastbourne at your leisure. Places of interest include the Eastbourne Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum, situated next door is The Pavilion tea room, which is a stylish cafe hosting a free exhibition,” Making Tracks” ,Eastbourne's Bronze age mystery. Witness the transformation of the Pier following the fire in 2014 and enjoy refreshments and views in the cafe at the end of the Pier.
Another place of interest is the “How We Lived Then” museum with gift shop. The museum has over 100,000 exhibits, laid out on the four floors of old shops and room settings. Visit the grocer's shop, see the scullery maid cleaning the stove with black lead in the Edwardian kitchen and much more. Before our journey home we have booked The Cumberland Hotel to enjoy their Sussex Cream Tea.
Cost: Coach and Cream Tea, £19.50.
Depart : GG 8.05am OA 8.10am LR 8.20am SG 8.25am Back in Billericay 7pm Approx.
Yvonne Cave. 11 The Vale, Stock. Ingatestone. CM4 9PW. 01277 840560.
FRIDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER - IPSWICH & RIVER ORWELL CRUISE WITH AFTERNOON TEA
In the morning you will have free time in Ipswich to visit the museum or just wander round the shops. After lunch we make our way to the Orwell Quay and board the Orwell Lady for a three and a half hour cruise. The cruise takes us under the Orwell Bridge and down river to Pin Mill taking in the majestic sights of Freston tower and the beautiful surrounding Suffolk countryside. We continue down river to Harwich Harbour including the opportunity to see from the water (weather permitting) the UK's largest container port at Felixstowe and then we return to Ipswich.
During the cruise we will have an afternoon tea of a variety of sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream and cakes, pastries and tea.
There is a bar serving drinks and there is cover should the weather be inclement.
Cost: Coach, cruise and afternoon tea £37.00
Depart: GG8.45am. OA8.50am. LR9.00am. SG9.05am back in Billericay approx.7 00pm
Kathleen Fox. 72 Perry Street, Billericay. CM12 0ND Telephone: 01277 622342