The four day Tour in May 2016 will be to Cornwall so has a pre-historic and iron age flavour as the Romans didn’t settle there. By the time of Henry VIII Falmouth and Plymouth had become important naval ports so there are castles to see as well as ruined abbeys. Cornwall is known for its pasties but it is also a dairy and apple-growing area so cider and cream are also key foodstuffs and the Tour will include these! The trip is by coach from Reading with generous breaks and visits on the way.
We have 29 people on the luxury, 53-seater coach so there is room for more people on the tour, but all the single rooms are taken. The hotel in Newquay is on a cliff overlooking the sea and an ancient barrow, and just 10 minutes walk from the town. Further details from Ron Knowles – 0118 939 4044. The Tour costs £340 all in (half board) and is 6–9 May.
To apply use this application form: Tour 2016 application form
In 2017 the Tour is likely to be East Anglia, mainly Norfolk, and Lincolnshire, based in Great Yarmouth. It will include a ‘Saxon Shore’ Fort, a mill, a Saxon Church, a Roman Fort, Norwich and other historical sites. As always there will be a luxury coach to take us there and back with the usual breaks and visits on the way. There will be more details next year.