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Up Coming Events

The Events team has been working to compile an interesting list of events for this year and we so hope that many of you will join us to enjoy these trips both close to home and further afield. We respectfully ask that each person attending, has a Lateral Flow Test prior to the event, to ensure a little more peace of mind for those of us who may still feel vulnerable.

We are still hoping for more FofC Events Committee members, so if you have workable computer skills, are happy to receive and process emails and an enthusiasm for concocting interesting days out, please contact Linda and we will explain a little more of what this entails. Coffee and biscuits always makes an appearance at meetings and a good chat helps us on our way.

If you are interested in any of the events, please complete the appropriate reply slip(s) and return them with your cheque(s) and a stamped addressed envelope to the named person by the dates given. One cheque per event please.

You may also like to explore our website friendsofcroome.org.uk which has details of present and future events exclusive to Friends of Croome members, plus copies of our newsletters.

If you wish to bring a friend there will be an additional charge of £2 per event for non-members, if space permits after the closing date.
Polite request please: when on a coach trip from Croome we ask that you park at the top right-hand side of the car park, behind the ambulance garage, thus freeing up spaces for visitors.

Please make sure that you provide an emergency contact number not only for your peace of mind but ours should it be necessary to get in touch with anyone should anything amiss occur.


Tuesday 21st June : Visit to Brunel’s SS Great Britain, World’s first great ocean liner
Cost £29. pp
Leave Croome 9.00am
Depart Bristol 3.30pm
See Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the ship that changed the world, “float” in dry dock, descend under the glass “sea” before stepping back in time in the Dockyard Museum and boarding the ship as Victorian passengers. The Harbourside Kitchen offers a wide range of drinks and refreshments. Browse in the gift shop which is situated in the Visitor Centre.

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Wednesday 6th July: Croome Walled Gardens Walk, Talk, Explore Buffet evening

Cost: £20 pp
Arrive Walled Garden entrance at 6.45pm for 7.00pm
Parking attendants to advise parking on arrival at London Arch
Join us at the beautiful Croome Walled Gardens where we will enjoy a Walk and talk by Chris Cronin, followed by free flow wander through these beautiful gardens, enjoying the summer foliage and exploring the ongoing work that has been undertaken in the gardens. There will be a glass of wine and delicious buffet to enjoy with Friends.

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Friday August 26th at 2pm: RAF Defford Walk and Talk by Nick Hubble, followed by
Cream Tea in Sergeant's and Orderlies' Quarters building at 4pm - Cost £7.50pp

Join us for an update on what is going on at the RAF
Defford Museum both now and what is planned for the future . We will take a walk over to The Rotunda where we can see where the Officers Quarters were and imagine what it might have been like during the war while the radar was being tested and the new planes were landing at Defford Airfield. We will come back to the Sergeant’s and Orderl ies' Quarters for a cream tea, some chat and a Q and A with Nick.

Meet at Croome by RAF at 2.00pm

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Wednesday 7th September Superbloom Jubilee visit to The Flowers at Tower of London
Cost £30.00 pp - Leave Croome at 8.30am - Depart London at 4.00pm

Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen at The Tower of London, where a spectacular, vibrant field of flowers will fill and transform the Tower’s famous moat. From June to September over 20 million seeds will erupt into a dramatic floral display for visitors to enjoy. Wander al ong the weaving path among the flowers and enjoy specially commissioned soundscapes with sculptural.

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Monday 17th October: Visit Bletchley Park, once the top secret home of WW2 Codebreakers
Cost £33 .00 pp - Leave Croome at 9.15am - Depart Bletchley at 3.30pm

Bletchley Park is a vibrant heritage attraction, once the top secret home of the WW2 codebreak ers. Step back in time to learn about the extraordinary achievements of the women and men that worked there. A media tour with headphones, brings the stories of Bletchley to life, ( bring your own headphones if preferred ). Lunch, cream teas, snacks are all on offer on site, or bring a picnic to enjoy in the plentiful outside space, so many different areas to explore whilst uncovering som e surprising stories.

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