2017 Outings Reports 38
. Cambridge Colleges Tour -
As we search further afield for new attractions, we do more mileage and although we try to avoid rush hours, it was inevitable that one day we would fall foul of a major traffic jam.
We battled against the widespread traffic jams (M3, M25, M4, M40, A30, A322) and
although adopting a cross country route to by-
As soon as the traffic jam moved forward, we diverted westwards on M40, found a service
station, and then enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon at Hughenden Manor – Disreii’s
home, and listened to the stories of the relationship of Disreli and Queen Victoria
Steve Duckworth primed Hughenden on our arrival and so they could provide food (normally a quiet day); they welcomed us.
. The Play that goes wrong . 23rd November 2017
Our coach dropped us off at the Duchess Theatre in London for an excellent comedy based on all the things that can go wrong during a performance.
Plenty of slapstick, collapsing and revolving scenery , pregnant pauses, wrong lines ,repeated lines, offstage prompts, wrong entrances, great acting and impeccable timing – what more could you want in a comedy? Laughter from the time of reaching our seats to final curtain. Great evening’s entertainment
. VintageTrain and Jurassic Coast cruise 19th September 2017
Nordon was our start point for the Heritage railway. the Station was a small branch
line station with skeleton ticket office and short platform which got very crowded
as the train arrived – although we had reserved seats, we had to chuck some interlopers
out. Such interest in vintage railways! even in mid-
The sun shone for most of day – great views of Isle of Wight from Swanage
The sea state was calm.
All the traffic jams and accidents were on the other side of the road – we arrived at Norton exactly on target – to the minute
Only hiccup was on the Swanage railway -