NFOP – Branch 286 (Headquarters) – Social Activities Update
Thank you to all who joined our recent strolls
In March we visited to Eltham Palace.
Its owners were unbelievably rich,
but if you were fortunate enough
to be invited to join them for the weekend, you'd better take some
change if you wanted to use the 'phone - guests had to pay for their calls!
A PABX interconnected all the bedrooms and service points,
but provided no facility to request an outside line.
Our April stroll took us to Twickenham.
We marvelled at the superb
restoration of Orleans House
and enjoyed our lunch beside the river.
The oddest thing we saw was this group of 'naked ladies'!
Here are our plans for the rest of the year...
Tuesday 10 July – Royal Small Arms (heritage centre) and Capel Manor (gardens) - Enfield
Tuesday 16 October – Valence House (Dagenham) and Valentines Mansion (Ilford)
We welcome ALL occupational pensioners, plus their families & friends (of all ages), BUT we do have to point out that you take part entirely at your own risk. Everything is easy-going: we try to avoid stairs and to ensure that decent loos are never far away. You don’t have to stay all day – feel free to slip away whenever you’ve had enough. These are strolls, not walks, and we aim to provide for a degree of personal choice throughout the day.
hoping to see you soon,
Branch 286 Social Secretary