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Coach Trips and Outings

NMRA Coach Excursions 2019 Advance Notice

As in previous years, we have arranged a number of coach excursions for 2019, which we’re sure will be very popular and booked up quickly.  Below is a brief summary of each one but fuller details will be given in FOCUS in the coming months.  We look forward to seeing you.

THURSDAY, 13th June, 2019

Portsmouth D-Day 75th Anniversary celebrations.

  This is a full day trip, which takes in a range of sites around Portsmouth where Operation Overlord occurred, such as Fort Nelson and even the Victorian Brewhouse where beer was made for Monty and Eisenhower! You will be given guided tours and information about the events taking place in each one and visit the revamped D-Day Museum (including seeing the wonderful Overlord Tapestry).  We will also stop at Southsea as part of the day and have a pre-arranged lunch. The cost - £55 - includes lunch, coach, the various visits and gratuities. 

THURSDAY, 29th August, 2019

Frogmore House and a River Thames cruise. 

Prior to arriving for a conducted tour of Frogmore House, we will stop off in Basingstoke for morning coffee and a pastry.  After our tour of the House, we will move to the waterfront in Windsor and obtain some lunch, then join our French Brothers cruise boat for a 2.5 hour sailing experience.  The cruise includes splendid views of the Castle and Eton School and we have booked a luxury afternoon tea on board before we join our coach again for the return journey to New Milton.  The cost - £67.50 – includes entry to Frogmore, conducted tour, coach, our private river boat, luxury tea and gratuities.

THURSDAY, 10th October, 2019

Whitchurch Silk Mill and the Bombay Sapphire Distillery. 

Our morning takes us to the recently refurbished Whitchurch Silk Mill, the only remaining one of its kind in this country where we will have a guided tour and explore the process of silk-making, having a chance to see this how this wonderful fabric is made.  The shop might also tempt you to a little silk buying!  We have arranged to have a light lunch at the Mill.  In the afternoon we move on to the Bombay Sapphire Distillery where, again, there will be a guided tour and, best of all, tastings!  The cost - £55 -includes the Silk Mill, a light lunch, the Distillery, coach and gratuities.

Application forms will be printed in FOCUS prior to each visit but please make a note of the proposed dates in your diary of any trip you would like to join.

Please contact Gerry Bryer ( - ‘phone:  01425 611254) or Janet Moyles ( - ‘phone 01425 620523) if you wish to make further enquiries about any of the excursions.