Coach Day Tours


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.


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.