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'!
Glorious weather for our July stroll!
Here is the clock tower built for
the Royal Small Arms factory in Enfield.
We visited the heritage centre and then moved on to Epping Forest
for tea and cake in a country churchyard.
We even managed to beat a trail through the forest thicks!
Here are our plans for the rest of the year... just one more stroll...
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