Programme of Events 2019

PLEASE NOTE: Booking is essential for all events (except Members' Evenings and Members at the AGM).
To book for any event, please contact Maggie by email: or mobile: 07478 309044

Unless otherwise specified, events are free to members, with non-members welcome at a charge of £2.00.

For a copy of our current, 3-fold publicity leaflet, click here

To see some of our past events, click here. 


Thu 25 Apr 2019


  Talk on "Hall Barn" by Julian Hunt, Local Historian and Author

The Youth Hall, St. Andrew’s Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4LN

Built in the 1600s by the poet and MP Edmund Waller, Hall Barn is an impressive
and extensive estate in Beaconsfield.

Nowadays, it is most likely to be seen during its summer open-air Shakespeare
season, or as a location in various films and Midsomer Murders.


Thu 16 May 2019


  Visit to Hall Barn Gardens

Hall Barn Estate, Beaconsfield, HP9 2SG


Guided tour of gardens by Rt Hon Jenefer Farncombe.
Tour of ground floor of house if weather inclement.
Teas provided.  Max 15 persons.

Self Drive.


Tue 25 Jun 2019


  AGM, and Talk on
"The Howard-Vyse family of Stoke Place"

The Youth Hall, St. Andrew’s Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4LN

Our chairman Harvey Whittam will deliver the results of his researches
on this interesting family.

Followed by our A.G.M.


Thu 1 Aug 2019


  Our 10th Anniversary Event

The Ballroom, Stoke Place - Stoke Green, Stoke Poges SL2 4HT

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary at the venue where we held our inaugural event.
Prosecco and anniversary cake.

Members and New Members only.
Booking essential.


Thu 29 Aug 2019


  Visit to Dorney Court

Dorney, Bucks, SL4 6QP

Dorney Court is a grade I listed early Tudor manor house, dating from
around 1440. Located in the village of Dorney it is owned and lived in by the
Palmer family.  We will have a group tour of one of England’s loveliest houses,
with little changed in 600 years.

The cafe at the garden centre next door is available for lunch or
tea, coffee and cakes.

Visitors also have free access to the ancient Norman church of St James the Less
and are welcome to explore the Gardens, woodland and Park.

Self Drive.


Tue 24 Sep 2019


  Visit to Frogmore Paper Mill

Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9RY

The world's oldest mechanised paper mill and birthplace of paper's industrial revolution.
Will include lunch and a boat trip.

Coach departs from the Village Centre at 09.40 and leaves Frogmore Mill at 16.00
11.00 tour - Tea and coffee on arrival, presentation, tour of the mill,
interactive paper making session,
Lunch and canal boat trip on River Gade up to Grand Union Canal and return.

Lunch must be pre-booked by 8th September:  Choose between:
Fish and chips, Chicken & Mushroom Pie, Steak & Kidney Pie, Beef & Onion Pie,
Cornish Pasty, Burgers, Sausages with batter or without, and Saveloys,
all with chips.

Price: £40 members, £42 non-members
Price includes coach, tea/coffee on arrival, tour etc. lunch and canal trip.


Thu 17 Oct 2019

7:00 for 7:30pm

  Annual Dinner

Stoke Park - Fountain Room  Park Road, Stoke Poges, SL2 4PG

Three courses with glass of wine and tea or coffee.

There will be a cash bar and raffle.   Suggested dress code: Lounge suits / smart attire.
Prices to be confirmed.


Tue 10 Dec 2019


  Christmas event - Magic Lantern Show

The Youth Hall, St. Andrew’s Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4LN

Magic Lantern Show.

Mulled Wine, Mince Pies etc.

Members: Free;   Visitors: £5