JUNE PROGRAMME

Saturday 2nd June

Quiz Walk Old Beaconsfield

11am start from Saracens Head Beaconsfield old town where we will hand out the question sheets and a if needed a pencil.

Walking distance is not far and plenty of places to stop and rest if required. If you want to do it in pairs we can organise that.

We think it should take about 60-90minutes and will end back at the Saracens Head where papers will be marked - judges decision is final!

We will be stopping for lunch and hope some of you will join us.

We have spent many hours devising this so do please come and enjoy a walk around this historic town, looking out for the interesting bits to answer our quiz and win the fabulous prize (don't get too excited!)

It is fine if you just want to turn up on the day but if you could let us know if you are interested it would be nice.

Gloria or Lindsey; postcode ref: HP9 2JH

Saturday 2nd June

Barn Dance at Sands

Another fun dance and a lot of laughs at Sands Village Hall, organised by Daphne from 8:00 till 11:15 pm tickets from Daphne are £8.

Bring a plate of food to share and your own drinks.

To get there from Junction 4 of the M40 (Handy Cross) take A4010 signposted Aylesbury (and Adams Park signs) at the mini roundabout at bottom of hill, turn left into Lane End Road, the hall is 100 yards along on right hand side, car parking is at rear of hall.

No boots please.

For further information: contact Daphne

Sunday 3rd June

Walk from Bulbourne near Tring

This is a lovely walk taking in the Grand Union Canal and The Tring Reservoirs as well as some great views across to Wendover Woods. There are no hills.

We will be stopping at a farm shop for a cuppa half way round.

We meet at the 'Grand Junction Arms' at Bulbourne.Directions: Take the A413 from Great Missenden into Wendover then turn right onto the B4009 Tring Road going through Halton, turn right at the very end of this road, going past the 'Crows Nest' restaurant on your left, at the big roundabout take the B488 Icknield Way for about 2 miles, go past the Garden Centre, the Grand Junction Arms is just past this on your left.

We meet at 10.45 for an 11.00 prompt start.

Contact Pete; postcode HP23 5QE

Tuesday 5th June.

Liaisons AGM.

Our 2018 AGM is to be held at the Crooked Billet at 8pm; please come along to support your club.

Friday 8th June

Blue Badge Walks (London) at Shepherds Bush and White City

Were there shepherds and a white city?

Included in the walk are Shepherds Bush theatres and cinemas, Royal Crescent and the BBC: a stunning 8 billion pound transformation covering 250 acres.

The Blue Badge guide is Andrew Davies. The walks last approximately 2 hours and the cost is £9 (cash only).

They meet at 11:30 outside Shepherds Bush tube.

Contact Mike B & we can plan to travel together.

Saturday 9th June

Bus Trip to Brighton

We're all going on a Routemaster bus trip to Brighton, with our usual on board entertainment.

Bus will leave at 9:30am sharp so arrive before 9:15am, we will have a refreshment stop around half way, free time to eat, drink sunbathe, shop or just relax. and could arrive in Brighton at approx 1pm. all aboard at 5pm for return trip.

Book first with Keith.

Cost will be £20, please pay at the desk or send cheque to address on page1 of your programme. 

We will be leaving from behind the former Budgens store and near the Three Horseshoes pub in Flackwell Heath.

Parking available by Flackwell Bowling Club.

For more info: contact Keith P; nearest postcode: HP10 9LS

Sunday 10th June

Walk from Cryers Hill

A hilly 5 mile walk taking in the beautiful Hughenden Valley and passing Benjamin Disraeli's former home.

From High Wycombe take A4128 Great Missenden after 2 miles right up Cryers Hill still on A4128, at the top of the hill

The White Lion pub can be found after shop on left, park at the back of car park, not obstructing gate.

Meet at 10:45 for a prompt 11pm start.

Contact Ian; postcode ref: HP15 6JP

Sunday 10th June

Short Walk from Spade Oak, Bourne End

Join Kate and friends for our short amble from Spade Oak, Bourne End.

Meet in free car park on right past the pub at 11:15.

After our river walk maybe join us for a drink, or Sunday lunch.

Ring Kate as booking advised in this popular pub.

Contact Kate

Postcode ref: SL8 5PS

Saturday 16th June

Music and Dancing at Marlow Legion

With popular singer Lee Rivers singing all your favourites from the last 6 decades Lee will entertain us from about 8:30 onwards.

Admission just £1 RBL members, £2 non members. Pay on night.

You may wish to arrange with friends to eat at the Marlow Donkey before.

Contact Peter; postcode ref: SL7 1NT

Sunday 17th June Walk from Fingest

Follow the B482 Marlow to Stokenchurch road, just past Lane End, you will come to a cross roads, turn left signposted Fingest, proceed down this narrow road until you come to a T junction, turn right, continue on this road until you reach the village of Fingest.

Park on the road.

Contact Richard

Sunday 17th June

Cream Tea and Tour at Taplow Court

In aid of Thames Hospice and only £1 entrance. Cream teas, tombola, plant stall plus, and a tour of this historic Gothic mansion not normally open to the public.

Meet me at the entrance to Taplow Court, Cliveden Road, Taplow. at 2:30pm

Please let me know if you are joining me.

Contact Gloria; postcode ref: SL6 0ER

Saturday 23rd June

Music and Dancing at Flackwell Heath

Brian Michael is the entertainment.

The Legion is in the centre of the village, on Common Road near the community centre and Sainsbury's, there is some car parking on site but street parking is available.

No ticket event, just turn up, you'll be asked to make a £2 donation on entry.

Music at 8:30.

Postcode ref: HP10 9NS

Sunday 24th June

Walk from Wendover Woods

This is a walk of 5 miles with one steep hill taking in the Grand Union Canal and Wendover Woods.

At the end of Wendover High St, take the B4009 Aylesbury Rd; turn right at the mini roundabout into Wharf Rd; we meet a few hundred yards on the left, where the canal starts.

Meet at 10:45 for a prompt 11:00am start.

Contact Richard

Nearest Postcode ref: HP22 6

Saturday 30th June

Chilton Open Air Museum

A day trip to the Chiltern Open Air Museum. It is located near Chalfont St Giles and is set in 45 acres of the Chiltern countryside and consists of 30 rescued historic buildings including a 1940s Prefab, Victorian Toll house, blacksmiths forge, an iron age round house and a working farm.

It is a large site and will involve a lot of walking.

It has tea rooms and a snack barn so lunch can be purchased or it is a nice location for a picnic ( if you are happy to carry the food)

It is open between 10 to 5 and costs £10.50 per adult or £9.50 concessions (over 60) However if I get a group of 10+ it will cost £8.50 per adult and 7.50 for concessions.

We could meet in the large car park at 10am, the group can visit the houses at their own pace and meet for lunch at a set time. If people wanted we could car share to get there.

More details can be found at www.coam.org.uk.

Note from Webmaster: I know this venue well and am a frequent visitor; I highly recommend this event. 

Contact Julie; postcode ref: HP8 4AB

Saturday 30th June

Chinese Buffet Meal at Kongs, Bourne End


A table for 12 has been booked at this popular Chinese restaurant for 7:30pm.

The all you can eat buffet is freshly cooked just order and they will bring it to your table.

Cost is £20 per person.

Please purchase drinks separately. Location: 78,The Parade, Bourne End; parking nearby.

Book with: Trisha; postcode ref: SL8 5SS

 

JULY PROGRAMME

Sunday 1st July

Walk from Hurley Village

A 5 mile walk with one gradual climb taking in the River Thames before climbing a gentle hill to take in some superb views near the end of the walk .

Please note there is a steep descent near the conclusion of the walk that needs some care.

We meet in Hurley High Street opposite the Rising Sun pub at 10:45 for a prompt 11:00am start.

Contact Pete; postcode ref: SL6 5LT

Friday 6th July

Casino Night at the Bull Hotel, Gerrards Cross

Singles club Company are having a Casino Night at the Bull Hotel, Gerrards Cross and would like to invite Liaisons members to join them.

Monte Carlo or Bust, Casino Night at the Bull Hotel is a black tie event.

Guests arrive at 7:00pm to be seated by 7:45pm for a hot buffet dinner and dessert followed by Gaming Tables, chips provided.

Music and Dancing, cost £29.00, pay on arrival-cash or cheque payable to Company

Contact Jim or Peter Ward (Company); postcode ref: SL9 7PA

Saturday 7th July

Music and Dancing at Marlow Legion

With popular singer and Guitarist Steve Oakman, singing all your favourites from the last 6 decades Steve will entertain us from about 8:30 onwards.

Admission just £1 RBL members, £2 non members.

Pay on night

You may wish to arrange with friends to eat at the Marlow Donkey before.

Contact Peter O.; postcode ref: SL7 1NT

Sunday 8th July

Walk from Medmenham

Just one hill on this 4½ mile walk that promises fine views over Hambledon valley, taking in Rotten Row and the Thames and finishes back up Ferry Lane.

Directions: Take A4155 from Marlow to Henley upon reaching Medmenham turn left down Ferry Lane, just before the Dog and Badger pub, park at top end by the church.

Meet at 10:45 for a prompt 11am start.

Contact Ian; postcode ref: SL7 2HE

Thursday 12th July

Sarah Mulligan at the Swan Theatre

I have 3 tickets to see Sarah Mulligan at the Swan Theatre at 8pm.

Tickets £32.

Hopefully we'll go for a meal before performance.

Pay Julie, NOT Liaisons; tickets go to the first people who pay.

Meet at 7:30. Car parking nearby.

For more information text Julie; postcode ref: HP11 2XE

Friday 13th July

TGIF at Harte and Magpies, Coleshill

Chill-out with Trev. Whittaker for a drink after a hard week at work or not as the case may be.

Meet at 8:30 in the bar.

The Harte and Magpies is off the A355 Beaconsfield to Amersham road, on your left.

See you there.

Contact Trevor W.; postcode ref: HP7 0LU

Saturday 14th July

Summer BBQ in Yvonne's Garden

Come along to Yvonne's home at Marlow Bottom for a summer barbecue and music in her garden.

Cost £5 (please pay on arrival), including salads, soft drinks etc.

Bring meat of your choice, and a bottle.

Arrive from 1pm.

Barby will be fired up by Aussie Dave.

For booking & information contact Yvonne; postcode ref: SL7 3PT

Sunday 15th July

Walk from Downley Common

The walk is approximately 4 miles of undulating countryside.

Upon entering Downley village, take Plomer Green Lane to the cricket pitch (towards Le De Spencer pub), park by the side of the common/cricket pitch.

Meet at 10:45 for a prompt 11am start.

Contact Richard; nearest postcode ref: HP13 5YQ

Saturday 21st July

Meal at The Kings Arms, Cookham

Join Hazel and Pat for a meal at The Kings Arms, Cookham High Street.

Parking available at rear.

Table booked for 12. From 7:30pm.

Please purchase drinks separately.

Contact Hazel; postcode ref: SL6 9SJ

Sunday 22nd July

Walk from Littleworth Common

A walk of approx 5 miles around Burnham Beeches nature reserve, we meet at The Blackwood Arms.

From High Wycombe take the A40 towards Beaconsfield, then follow the signs for Odds Farm, as you pass Odds Farm keep on the Wooburn Common Road, until you come to Dropmore School, turn left onto Littleworth Road, then first right onto Dorney Wood Road, continue for 800metres then turn left onto Common Lane, car park on left.

Meet at 10:45 for a prompt 11:00 start.

Contact Doug

Postcode ref: SL1 8PP

Friday 27th July

Rod Stewart Evening at Thames Riviera Hotel and Blue River Café.

Three course dinner, entertainment and maybe some dancing.

Cost £25 per head

Time 7pm.

6 places, maybe more later if available.

The Thames Riviera Hotel is by the Maidenhead Bridge.

Please purchase drinks separately.

Contact Irene; postcode ref: SL6 8DW

Saturday 28th July

Ascot Races by Coach from the Crooked Billet

Bill and Anita Green landlords of the Crooked Billet have invited Liaisons members to join them on their trip to Ascot Races.

A coach will take us to Ascot at 10:15am and return after the last race, arriving back at approx 7:30pm.

The cost will be approximately £55 which includes coach travel and entrance to the Premier Enclosure.

There are restaurants and bars in the grounds.

Bar meals can be purchased at the Crooked Billet on our return.

The evening entertainment will be provided by LAZY DAYS on the patio, so lets boogie at the Billet.

Dress Code: Gentlemen are required to wear jackets and ties in the enclosure, whilst for ladies hats are not compulsory but recommended for the day.

For more information and to book contact Mavis; postcode ref: SL7 3SG

Sunday 29th July

Walk from Wooburn Town

An undulating 5 mile walk through woods and countryside with fine views of the Thames, Cookham and Bourne End.

Directions: From Maidenhead go via Bourne End towards Wooburn Green and then right at the church.

Meet at the car park at the end. 10:45 for a prompt 11am start.

Contact Ian; postcode ref: HP10 0PL

FUTURE EVENTS

Friday 3rd August

A Tribute to Django and Stephane, The Swing Era at Norden Farm

The music of guitar and violin virtuosi Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli played by two of this country’s finest exponents of the style.

Expect to be flown back in time to the dance halls of the 1940s. Ben (violin, vocals) and Stuart (gypsy guitar) are both members of Gypsy Fire. Cost £13.

Venue Norden Farm, Altwood Rd, Maidenhead

Contact Mike B; postcode ref: SL6 4PF

Saturday 4th August
Music and Dancing at Marlow Legion

With Hollies keyboard player Ian Parker Singing all your favourites from the last 6 decades Ian who has been the keyboard player with the legendary Hollies since 1991 will entertain us from about 8:30 onwards.

Admission just £1 RBL members, £2 non members. Pay on night.

Contact Peter; postcode ref: SL7 1NT

Saturday 11th August

River Cruise to Windsor from Maidenhead

Kay and Angela invite you for a day messing about on the river.

We depart from Maidenhead at 11:00am, arrive in Windsor at 12:30, depart Windsor at 15:45 and arrive back in Maidenhead at 17:15pm. Afternoon tea available.

We have negotiated a group rate of £15.70pp for the cruise providing we have a minimum of 20 people, please pay at desk. plus £7.40pp for afternoon tea on board.

Suggest bringing a picnic lunch in Windsor or have a lunch out.

Please book in asap so we can confirm the numbers to ensure discount.

Contact Angela

Saturday 29th September

Charity Quiz Night in aid of MS Research at Marlow Legion
Please come along to the 3rd annual quiz in aid of this very worthy charity .

Your host and Quizmaster will be Pete Oxbrow aided as ever by his able helpers Mandy and Marie.

Good quizzing not essential but the ability to have a fun night is.

Last year 100 people came along and the night raised £1000.

This is open to everyone so either bring your own team of friends/relatives or just put your name down and you will be in a Liaisons Team.

No more than 8 to a team please.

Time: 7:00 for 8pm for a prompt start.

Price £15 including a fish supper delivered by Smiles of Bourne End.

Venue: Marlow Legion,

Contact Pete; postcode ref: SL7 1NT

Saturday 13th October

Lipstick on your Collar at the Kenton Theatre

Rock 'n' roll show at the Kenton Theatre, Henley Starts at 7:45.

An award winning musical direct from the West End performed by a live band with superb singers. Dancing in the isles compulsory!

Featuring the music of Brenda Lee, Connie Francis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Cilla Black, The Ronettes and many more.

We have 6 front row balcony seats at £24 each.

Please book with Marie before paying the club.

Once these have gone you can book direct with the theatre if available.

Contact Marie; postcode RG9 2BP (free parking at Waitrose Car Park 5 minutes walk)

Monday 26th – Friday 30th November

Turkey and Tinsel at Warners Lakeside, Hayling Island

Sixteen single rooms have been booked for a 4 night midweek break at Lakeside, from 26th to 30th November. Turkey and Tinsel festive fun, an early Christmas & New Year rolled into one, with comedy from Paul Boardman and vocalist Luke Sabitino.

Cost for the 4 nights is £229 pp.

A non refundable deposit of £29 is required to secure your place.

The outstanding balance of £200, to be paid nearer the time.

For more information contact Richard.