Coach Day Tours

COACH DAY TOURS 2022

General Information

The coach will stop to pick up at the following points and times: Coulsdon Old Comrades Club at 8.20 am, Purley (opposite Tesco) at 8.25 am, Kenley Memorial Hall at 8.30 am, Whyteleafe Tavern at 8.35 am, Caterham-on-the-Hill British Legion at 8.40 am and Caterham Station at 8.45 am. Coach outings must be paid in advance by booking direct with the trip organiser. Costings may be subject to slight variations. Refunds are not normally given unless the seat is re-sold.

All enquiries and bookings should be made to the trip organiser stated below. Payment can be made either by cheque made payable to ‘The Bourne Society’ or if you wish to pay by bank transfer please contact the trip organiser for bank details. When confirming your booking please enclose a stamped addressed envelope, together with a contact telephone number, and state where you would like the coach to pick you up. A ticket will then be sent to you confirming your booking and time/pick up point.

You will NOT be contacted prior to the coach trip unless details have altered in any way.

Please note that you must be able to get on and off the coach unaided unless accompanied by a carer. If you need an explanation, or have concerns about this matter, please don’t hesitate to telephone Hazel Marsden on 07794 681244.

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Saturday, 14 May 2022: Sudbury and Melford Hall, NT

Sudbury is an attractive Suffolk Market Town dating back to Saxon Times. It has prospered through the ages from the cloth industry in medieval times and silk in the nineteenth century. Sudbury has a unique and diverse heritage, and you will have a Town Trail booklet to help you discover it at your own pace. The information centre can be found in the library in The Old Corn Exchange at the bottom of Market Hill. There are plenty of individual shops and cafes for lunch. In the afternoon we make the short journey to Melford Hall, a National Trust property. It has a long history and was once the home of medieval monks. The Hall was devastated by fire in 1942 and brought back to life by the Hyde Parker family, who still live here. We will see sketches by Beatrix Potter, who was a cousin, plus paintings and porcelain and learn of a family history that makes this house more than just bricks and mortar. There will be time for tea before we journey home.

Cost of Coach (including tip) £19.00

Entrance fee to Melford Hall for non NT members £10.00

Total £29.00

For National Trust Members admission to Melford Hall is free provided you have your 2022 Membership Card with you.

Enquiries and bookings for this outing only should be made to the trip organiser, Hazel Marsden, 27 Carew Close, Old Coulsdon, CR5 1QS. Telephone number 07794 681244. Please make a note of your booking as there will not be a further reminder.

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Saturday, 18 June 2022: St Albans

When we arrive in St Albans, we will go on a walking tour of the city which will last about 90 minutes. St Albans is the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire; a thousand-year-old city at the heart of English history. You will find a lot more information on the web site: www.enjoystalbans.com. In the afternoon there will be an opportunity to visit the museum and the cathedral.

Cost of coach (including tip) £18.00

Cost of guided tour of St Albans £6.00

Total: £24

If you don’t want to go on the walking tour, please state when booking as this has to be paid for beforehand.

Bookings for this outing only should be made to the trip organiser, Margaret Davison, 92 Coulsdon Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 2LB (margaret.davison1@gmail.com) Please make a note of your booking as there will not be a further reminder.

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Friday, 12 August 2022: Historical town of Colchester and Beth Chatto’s Gardens

History buffs will love this town with a 2000 year heritage. It was the capital city of Roman Britain. When their rule receded, later centuries left their mark in the form of the medieval Dutch Quarter, monastic ruins and half-timbered houses, pocked with Civil War Siege musket balls. We will also see grand Georgian houses and the green oasis of the Victorian Castle Park in the heart of the Town Centre. You will have a leaflet with a choice of two self-guided walks, to make the most of your visit. We stay in Colchester until after lunch and then travel a short distance to the lovely gardens of Beth Chatto. Beth began to develop this site in the 1960’s. She was ahead of her time with ecological planting, growing plants in conditions where they are happiest. As well as a nursery, there is a gift shop and best of all a tearoom.

Cost of Coach (including tip) £19.00

Self-Guided Walk leaflet 50p

Entrance fee to Beth Chatto’s Gardens £12.50

Total £32.00

Enquiries and bookings for this outing only should be made to the trip organiser, Hazel Marsden, 27 Carew Close, Old Coulsdon, CR5 1QS. Telephone number 07794 681244. Please make a note of your booking as there will not be a further reminder.