MARCH PROGRAMME

 

Saturday 30th March

Welcome in the Spring at Burnham Cricket Club
With music provided again by DJ Mike, the first 30 drinks "on the house", a prize for the best dancers, plenty of seating, and the usual great company, this should be a fun evening for everyone. Starts at 7:45pm. Join us at Burnham Cricket Club Taplow Common Road. (just a few minutes drive from the entrance to Cliveden.). Cost £10. Don't delay book in with Gloria then pay the Club direct; contact Gloria
 

Postcode ref: SL1 8LP

Sunday 31st March Walk from Cliveden

A walk around the Cliveden Estate; there is one steep hill.

Please meet outside the National Trust shop inside the grounds at 10:45 for a prompt 11am start.

Non members of the Trust will have to pay an entrance fee.

From your webmaster: I have just checked the NT website; there is a £14.40 entrance fee or £16 if you want to Gift Aid; your webmaster happily is an NT member.
 

Contact Richard

Postcode ref: SL1 8NS 

 

APRIL PROGRAMME

Tuesday 2nd April

Special Presentation Night at the Crooked Billet


Tuesday night at the pub with a slight difference; in 1992 Val Way founded Liaisons Social Club as a commercial concern.

A few years later she handed the club over free of charge to a voluntary committee so that the club could continue to provide a social life for people in this area, which it does to this day.

On the 2nd April we will mark her contribution to this club by presenting Val with a certificate of Honorary life Membership.

We have invited many former members along so look forward to seeing a few familiar faces and maybe hearing some tales of old Liaisons days.

No doubt Val herself will have some stories.

All members past and present very welcome; a light buffet will be provided; no desk this evening; anyime from 8.00 pm.

Saturday 6th April

Backstage Tour of the Royal Opera House (ROH) Covent Garden

Visit this famous, world-class opera house and take a backstage tour lasting about 1 hour 15 minutes.

Details may be found on the ROH website, row.org.uk.

The tour starts at 12:30pm, so we should meet at the ROH box office at 12 noon.

Six tickets are available at £14 per ticket which should be paid for and collected at the desk at the Crooked Billet.

A late lunch afterwards can be arranged for those who are interested (please let one of us know).

Contact Tom

Saturday 6th April

Italian Meal at Artigiani Del Cibo Restaurant, Burnham

Join Charlotte at this popular authentic Italian restaurant in Burnham. Address: 59-61 High Street, Burnham. Please purchase drinks separately.

Contact Charlotte

Postcode ref: SL1 7JX

Sunday 7th April

Walk from Bourne End

This will be taking in Flackwell Heath and Little Marlow, there will be some uphill walking and some styles. We meet in the car park just past the Spade Oak pub in Coldmorholme Lane at 10:45.

Contact Pete

Postcode SL8 5PS

Friday 12th April

Gang Show at High Wycombe

Chris has 8 tickets for this show at Lancaster Arts Centre, Abbey Girls School. the gang show is performed by scouts, cubs, brownies and guides from the area. went last year "amazing" some really talented young people; starts at 7:30.

Cost £7; please pay at desk; free on site parking.

Contact Chris P

Postcode ref: HP11 1PE

Saturday 13th April

Tenpin Bowling at the Eden Hollywood Bowl, Wycombe

Come and enjoy an evening at the newly refurbished Hollywood Bowl in the Eden Centre, High Wycombe. 2 lanes have been booked for 6:45 for 7pm with 8 places, price for 2 games £12.15.

Please pay at desk or send cheque to address in this programme.

Contact Sue S

Saturday 13th April

"The Glitter Sisters" at the Ivy Leaf Club, Maidenhead

As seen on Britain's Got Talent these ladies will entertain you with hits from the 60s through to the 80's featuring the likes of Sister Sledge, Chic, Rose Royce, The Tramps, Abba and the Pointer Sisters.

The music starts from around 8:30, Big Money Bingo in the interval.

Admission normally just £2; when you arrive say you are from Liaisons.

The club is behind the Leisure Centre car parking on site or nearby.

Contact Glittery Pete O.

Postcode ref: SL6 8AW

Sunday 14th April

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

Sunday 14th April

Amble

Gloria will email the details or ring her.

From the webmaster: delighted to see this event back on the calendar for the less fit. 

Thursday 18th April -

Mikes Munch Club see page 10 of your programme for venue.

Good Friday, 19th April

Afternoon Tea & Easter Eggs

Come and join Mike for afternoon cream tea plus some "hidden" Eater Eggs.

From 3:00 pm., just forget those weight worries for an hour or two & indulge yourselves!

The first 20 lucky people should please make their way through the crowds to Mike's place, details in your programme.

Cost £5

Contact Mike B

Postcode ref: SL7 1TR

Saturday 20th April

Luther Vandross Show at the Swan

Please join me at the Swan Theatre, High Wycombe on to see 'LUTHER'.

It's a tribute to Luther Vandross's amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs written, fronted by international Luther Vandross tribute Harry Cambridge and his 10 piece band.

The show starts at 7:30 pm and the cost is £25 per ticket, please book with me first and then pay at the desk, confirming back to me that you have paid.

Please leave a message on the answerphone if I am not available. It should be an amazing evening.

Contact Angela P

Postcode ref: HP11 2XE

Sunday 21st April

Walk from Butlers X (New Walk)

This is a fairly flat walk of approx 4 miles. We will be walking around the perimeter of Chequers, which is situated in some beautiful countryside and stunning views.

To get there from High Wycombe, take the A40 from West Wycombe. On reaching the pedestal roundabout take the second exit, the A4010 towards Princes Risborough. After leaving Risborough, keep on the A4010 signposted Aylesbury, after approx 2½ miles on a bend take a right turn signposted Butlers X, keep on this road till you reach a cross roads, turn right where behind the village hall is a car park.

Contact Richard

Postcode ref: HP17 0TX

Tuesday 23rd April

St George's Night at the Crooked Billet

To celebrate the Patron Saint of England, The Crooked Billet are having a St Georges theme pub night to celebrate all things English (even if you are not!) and its Shakespeare's birthday!

Feel free to dress up in a flag or just in red and white!

Dig out those plastic hats with the Red Cross or just put on an old England footie or Rugby Shirt.

A small buffet will be laid on and Mr Quizmaster will conduct a short fun quiz all about England with a fabulous prize (?) for the winner.

Arrive at the usual time for a Tuesday pub night with a difference.

Friday 26th April

Weekend Away at Holme Lacy, Hereford

13 single rooms and one double room have been booked for a three night break at the above Warners Hotel.

Entertainment includes: The Livetones, male vocal harmony trio, plus Majestic Voices performing a tribute to Queen.

Cost is £233 per person with a non refundable deposit of £30 at time of booking to secure your place.

For more information: contact Richard

Postcode ref: HR2 6LP

Saturday 27th April

'Honeywell' at the Ivy Leaf Club, Maidenhead

For those not going to Warners come down to the wonderful Ivy Leaf Club and dance to the equally wonderful Honeywell who are a terrific 60s 70 s covers band.

Arrive from 8pm please tell reception you are from Liaisons.

Price just £2 (yes really!) very friendly atmosphere. cheap bar.

Bingo at half time with big money prizes.

Contact Pete

Postcode Sl6 8BN

Sunday 28th April

Walk from Denham Village

This is a flat walk of about 4 miles taking in a scenic golf course, part of the Grand Union canal and a water nature reserve. We will stop for a cuppa half way round. Also see the house where the actor John Mills lived and his grave in the beautiful village churchyard. Meet by the church in the village at 10:45 and be ultra prompt.

Contact Pete

Postcode ref: UB9 5BH

FUTURE EVENTS

Saturday 4th May

Barn Dance at Sands

May the fourth be with you!

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 is100 yards along on right hand side, car parking is at rear of hall.

No boots please.

For further information: contact Daphne

Postcode ref: HP12 4JF

Saturday 15th June

Race Night at Bourne End Community Centre

Another fun night when we go racing indoors!

Tickets £10 including a fish and chip supper or veg alternative.

Further details in next months programme

Contact Pete O

Saturday 22nd June

River trip from Maidenhead to Windsor

Following last year's river trip to Windsor, we have been offered another trip for 17 persons, free of charge, by French Brothers as we had experienced a few issues with the trip last year.

For those of you who were on the trip last August and have already informed me that you would like to take up this free trip, there's no need to reply as I already have you on the list.

We depart from Maidenhead at 11:00 am (opposite Jenna's Cafe) and arrive in Windsor at 12:30.

We then depart from Windsor at 15:45 and arrive back in Maidenhead at 17:15.

There is an option to have afternoon tea at £7.40 per person, which consists of 2 scones, butter and jam.

Please can you let me know if you would like to to take up this offer of the free trip as soon as possible.

Contact Angela P

Wednesday 26th June

The Bootleg Beatles at Wycombe Swan

The best Beatles tribute act in the World and I should know, I have seen this band around 20 times over the years and they never fail to wow me with their very authentic portrayal of the Fab Four.

From the Beatlemania era, through Flower Power and onto the final years of Hey Jude, The White Album and Abbey Road, this band backed by a horn and string section, recreate the music and feel of the greatest group in the history of popular music.

I have 4 tickets at £31.50 each, check with me for availability and then pay the club.

The tickets are side circle H7 to H10 (good view) once gone you can book seats direct near us via the Swan box office (if any left).

Contact Pete

Postcode ref: HP11 2XE

Saturday 6th July

Big Red Routemaster Bus Trip to Portsmouth

The Big Red bus is back!

This time going down to Portsmouth for the day . What's at Portsmouth? You have the Spinnaker Tower, HMS Victory, the Mary Rose Museum, the D Day story, Southsea Castle, HMS Warrior views of the Solent and lots of shops.

We leave Flackwell Heath (behind the old Budgens and near the little Sainsbury's and Cherry Tree pub) at 9:30 sharp so be there by 9 if you can. There will be the usual on board entertainment ie Bingo, a quiz and probably Daphne's jokes!

We should arrive at Pompey around 12 returning around tea time .

There will be a short comfort stop going there and back.

Tickets will limited to around 40 to ensure passenger comfort and are available on a strictly first come first served basis.

Payment must be made on booking; cost is just £20

Buy early to avoid disappointment.

Contact Pete

Postcode ref: HP10 9LS

Saturday 27th 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

Saturday 28th September

4th Charity Quiz Night in Aid of MS Research at Marlow Legion

It's back! Please come along to the annual quiz in aid of this very worthy charity.

The 3 previous quizzes have raised a total of over £3000.

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.

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.

Last years winners finished bottom the year before so you are all in a with chance of glory!

Time: 7:30 for 8 prompt start.

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

Venue Marlow Royal British Legion,

Contact Pete

Postcode ref: SL71NT