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These excursions are strictly for current U3A members only.
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Aerospace Bristol tells the amazing story of Bristol's world-class aerospace industry and gives you the chance to step aboard a British icon, Concorde Alpha Foxtrot. Designed, built and tested in Bristol, she was the final Concorde to be built and the last to fly.

There is loads to discover, starting from the earliest days of powered flight, through to today's cutting-edge aerospace technology. This year marks 50 years since Concorde's maiden flight from Toulouse on 2 March 1969, with the first British flight taking place from Filton on 9 April 1969.

On arrival we will have a 45 minute guided tour, after which you are free to explore at your own pace. There are aeroplanes, helicopters, missiles, satellites, engines and more to see with lots of interactive exhibitions.

The on-site cafe provides a selection of delicious food, but you are welcome to bring your own refreshments. We'll finish the day with a Cream Tea in their Cafe.

The cost is £29.50 which includes coach travel, tip for the driver, entrance fee, guided tour and a cream tea.

Timing
Depart Riverside coach park 10.00 am
Pick-up at Saltford Library 10.15 am
Cream Tea 3.00 pm
Depart Aerospace Bristol/td> 4.00 pm
eta Bath 5.00 pm

The booking form is on page 13 of the July 2019 Members' Newsletter.

At the height of the Second World War eccentric genius Alan Turing was breaking the complex German Enigma code at Bletchley Park. Since his work was classified top secret for years after the war no-one knew how much was owed to him when he was later put on trial and publicly humiliated by the revelation of his sexuality. Alan Turing was recently voted Greatest Icon of the Twentieth Century and he will be the face of the new £50 note.

Hugh Whitemore’s play interweaves an account of Turing’s most heroic hour with that of his betrayal by the nation he had helped in its darkest hour.

The cost is £33.00 per person. We aim to arrive in Salisbury at a time that allows a lunch break or a look round the city and return at about 6:30pm.

Timing
Depart Bear Flat 11.00 am
Pick-up at Riverside coach park 11.15 am

The booking form is on page 13 of the September 2019 Members' Newsletter.

Burford, a picturesque town in the Cotswolds, has a main street lined with ancient half timbered and stone built houses of different periods. It was granted a Market Charter in 1088 with its wealth based on the wool trade.

There is an interesting Church and Almshouses and the river Windrush, at the bottom of the main road, is spanned by a medieval bridge. There is also a variety of tea, coffee and antique shops.

Our visit will allow time to explore this attractive little town.

The cost is £41.50 per person.

Timing
Depart Riverside coach park 9.15 am
Pick-up at Balustrade 9.25 am

The booking form is on page 14 of the September 2019 Members' Newsletter.

RECENT TRIPS
6th - 11th Aug. Six-day tour to Scotland
17th July Windsor Castle and the Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park
27th June "The Importance of being Ernest" at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury
- Trip to Lundy Island - Postponed until next year
8th June Garden Festival at Hellens House, Much Marcle
5th June "Matilda the Musical" at the Bristol Hippodrome
15th May Visit to the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
10th Apr Visit to Bletchley Park
7th Feb Floodlit Swan Supper at Slimbridge
5th Dec Christmas Lunch, Close Hotel, Tetbury
3rd Nov "Twelfth Night" at the Bristol Old Vic
13th Oct The Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London
24th Sept Trip to Henley-on-Thames & Marlow
29 Aug - 2 Sept Trip to Ypres, Belgium
16th - 20th July Cultural Tour of the Salford / Manchester Area
Sat 9th Jun Hellens House at Much Marcle
May Sculpture Park and Local House (postponed)
Thurs 26th Apr "Burke and Hare" at the Water Mill Theatre, Newbury
Tues 10th Apr Royal Mint and Castell Coch
Mon 12th Mar Vintage Bus Ride
Sun 11th Feb "Tosca", Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Wed 17th Jan "Swan Lake", Bristol Hippodrome
2017
Wed 6th Dec John Rutter's Christmas Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Thurs 16th Nov Mamma Mia Christmas Tribute at the Mercure Hotel, Bristol
Wed 9th Aug Savil Gardens, Windsor Great Park
25th - 29th July 5-day Cultural Tour of North Wales (Bangor University)
Tues 18th July Wine Tasting and Lunch near Bath
Sat 1st July "House and Garden" at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury
Tues 20th June Afternoon Cruise: Bristol down the Avon Gorge
Tues 13th June Beaulieu
Thurs 25th May Sudeley Castle and Gardens
Thurs 27th April Day Trip to Arundel Castle
REFUND POLICY
  1. A full refund will be given if another person can be found to fill the vacancy, using the waiting list if there is one, or at the trip organiser′s discretion
  2. If the vacancy cannot be filled, the following will apply:-
    1. full refund of variable costs (e.g. tickets for entrances, food if applicable, etc.)
    2. no refund of fixed costs (e.g.coach costs and accommodation)
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