The highlight of this year will be the “Mary Rose” weekend in Portsmouth, from 2-4 June. If you have not yet booked your place, whether for the whole weekend or just the black tie dinner and special tour of the “Mary Rose” on Saturday 3 June, please contact Sue Rees and she may be able to fit you in.
The Society is sorry that visits to Buckingham Palace and the previously advertised Ghost Walk around Hampton Court Palace could not go ahead. Historic Royal Palaces have recently changed their policy on Group visits and their prices for groups of more than 10 people are now out of our league. We hope that they may change their minds in future.
However, there are still some great experiences being planned and we look forward to telling you more about short notice events – such as the recent West End theatre trip - as we go through the year. Here is an indication of the calendar for 2017/2018 so far......
A Gin Experience with the Spectacle Makers' Society is being arranged for November; information will follow.
Information to follow on a date in October for a visit to the Foundling Museum.
The Master’s Weekend in Winchester. Participants may arrive on Friday or Saturday and should find their own accommodation. The weekend will include a black-tie dinner in the Winchester Guildhall on Saturday, £90pp.
Day trip to Chester including a boat trip, lunch and a Centurion-guided walking tour, c.£45-50pp. Details are being finalised.
A trip to the Brighton Sewers is being planned for June - date and details to be confirmed!
Saturday/Sunday 19th/20th – Handover of Society Chairmanship, "Magic to Masks", at the Hilton Hotel, Cobham.
Society visit to Beth Chatto’s Garden, Essex, on Wednesday 18 April. Cost to be approximately £16 per person, and further details will be sent out by email in early 2018.
Booking is open for the Society trip to Hound of the Baskervilles at the Sonning Theatre in Berkshire on Sunday 25 February 2018. Email the Administrator for further information.
We are holding exclusive WCSM Ghost Tour of Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, on Sunday 14 January 2018, beginning at 18:30.
The Society invites you to a fun wine tasting challenge. All profits to go to the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers' Charity. £40 per head or £300 for a table of 8. Book now!
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