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Newsletter April / May 2023

Spring is here, although the weather can be erratic. Our Romney Marsh Tour was a great success, and we had a full coach. Sadly having to turn some people away. We shall do more in the future.

Bookings for holidays this year remain very good and we are using the luxury 48 seater coach with toilet for all of these. We have added one extra holiday this year to our programme, our old favourite The Metropole Hotel at Llandindod Wells Mid Wales. A very well appointed 4 star hotel. We are also taking bookings for Spring 2024 holidays, though single rooms remain extremely short, so please do share if you possibly can; as sadly we have to turn away so many. There are nowhere near enough to go round.

Day Tours numbers have improved somewhat but for the time being we shall continue to use the 32 seater midi coach for most of them, upgrading to the 48 seater if available on the occasions where numbers are good. Our day tours to Southend, and Rochester Dickens Festival both have good early bookings; so if either or both of these interest you, get in soon! Looking forward to seeing friends old and new. Kind Regards Clive Richardson


ILLUSTRATED LECTURES for your club or society


  1. 35 YEARS AS AN INDEPENDENT TOUR OPERATOR + BLUE BADGE GUIDE Humerous Stories + Anecdotes (no slides with this presentation)
  2. Rochester . A truly Historic and Dickensian City (includes Dickens Festival costumes)
  3. A Tour around Winchelsea . Englands smallest town, including gardens open day
  4. The Hastings Fishing Fleet. A snapshot 2000. A time of change
  5. Twittens and Cat Creeps in Hastings Old Town (explore the old passages)
  6. The Romney Marsh and its Historic Churches and smuggling associations
  7. Mediaeval Rye + Georgian Tunbridge Wells (towns of contrast)
  8. A gentle stroll around Rye

    Garden Presentations
  9. Snowdrop and Winter Gardens
  10. Stories from English Gardens
  11. A South East Garden selection



Isle of Wight

Peak District

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