Events and Meetings

We meet at Reigate Baptist Church on the second Tuesday morning of each month 10.00a.m – 12 noon.  We start with coffee and chat until 10.30a.m, then after any notices we enjoy listening to a speaker.

Programme 2019/20

2019

March 12th             Foot Care                                 Marianne Morris
April 9th                 Healthy Eating                       Dietician Alison Edwards
May 14th                AGM
June 4th                  Life of a Prison Officer        Pauline Martindale
July 9th                   Outing to Margate
August 13th           Garden Party in Alison’s garden
September 10th   Help for Heroes                      Tom Stimpson
October 8th           RSPB Garden Birds                John Lawrence
November 12th    Cheesemonger                         Paul Heasman
December 10th     Xmas Meeting

2020

January 14th          Xmas / New Year Lunch
February 11th         Terrible Tudors & Stuarts    Pastor Malcolm Newman
March 10th             Cyber fraud by Police              Neil Cuttriss
April 14th                 Colman & Gatton Park           Alan Mortlock
May 12th AGM

 


PAST SPEAKERS HAVE INCLUDED:-

Stroke, Dementia & Diabetes

Forgotten Village of Duxhurst

Simple First Aid

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Healing Properties of Honey

Palace of Westminster

Tax, Care & Toyboys

Surrey Air Ambulance

Action for Deafness

Secrets of Hever Castle

 Frosted Earth

Life on a Harp string

SERV (Emergency Rider Volunteers)

Stroke, Dementia & Diabetes

Recycling

The Wey & Arun Waterway

Safety of medicines

Childhood in a Lancashire cotton mill town

Young people and their careers by the Camelia Botnar Foundation

Life as a photographer

East Surrey Mediation Service

Julian Pooley from the Surrey History Society on mental health care, establishments and patient records in Surrey.

Canine Partners.  Pat bought her husband’s partner dog Yukon who demonstrated his ability to give assistance with  removing items of clothing and putting shopping in a basket as well as collecting his own food bowl.

Eileen, a volunteer from Help for Heroes.  This was a most enlightening talk and at times very moving.

The history of Priory Farm in Nutfield

Anchors Aweigh.   A most informative talk on the Royal Navy career of Mr Eccles

Tanya Stafford from the Redhill and Reigate Live at Home Scheme.

Michael Wilson CEO of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust .

Richard Burford on SSAFA.

Sally Nilson on her Grandfather and the Titanic disaster.

Dr Kumar gave us an insight into the Life in the Day of a GP

Glenys Schofield on Arthritis Care / Research

John Hyde on The History of Jigsaws

Eileen Lanzer  on her work teaching disabled people.

Richard Bywater  on the RNLI including their role on the River Thames.

Vic Quayle who was an Environmental Health Officer for 25 years covering South London and Surrey.

Charlene Yates, on Art therapy for the disabled as well as people with communication and learning difficulties.

Gordon Gillett on the history of Tollsworth Manor in Chaldon. He also gave us some very useful hints and tips on saving money in our retirement.

Foundling Hospital – Jane King

Scotland Yard Detective – Steve Roberts

Surrey Wildlife Trust – Sophie Mariner

The Tower on the Hill “ Cane Hill Hospital – Pam Buttrey (Member and author)

I am a Tulip “ What Are You?   Jacqueline Aviolet

Surrey Remap- custom made equipment    Brian Cooper

Orpheus Presentation   Ann Lovelace

Seamans Mission    Ian Pattison

Fungi, Toadstools & Mushrooms & toxic effects    Dr David Donaldson

OUTINGS PLANNED FOR 2019

• February     Afternoon Tea at Denbies
• April              Visit to Leonardslee Gardens
• June                Lipstick on Your Collar at Dorking Halls
• July                 Outing to Walpole Bay Hotel and Museum, Cliftonville. Margate
• August           Garden Party at Alison’s garden
• September    Brick Lane Music Hall. Cockney sing song and afternoon Tea
• November     Fish and Chips lunch

PAST OUTINGS HAVE INCLUDED:

Harlequin Theatre, Redhill – ESOSOC production of ‘My Fair Lady’

Lunch at The Moorings Restaurant, Pevensey Bay followed by free time in Eastbourne

Harlequin Theatre, Redhill – YESOS production of ‘Phantom of the Opera’

Coach trip to Bluewater Shopping Centre

Ten Pin Bowling at Crawley Bowl

Coach trip to Salisbury Xmas Markets

‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’.  Harlequin Theatre, Redhill.  East Surrey Operatic Society.

Guided Tour – The Orpheus Centre plus light lunch.

10 Pin Bowling at Hollywood Bowl, Crawley Leisure Centre.

Cruise from Windsor  with a Ploughman’s Lunch on board followed by a visit to Bekonscot Model Village at Beaconsfield plus afternoon tea.

Light Lunch at Knights ‘Nags Hall’ Garden Centre in The Walled Garden Restaurant.

Brick Lane Music Hall.  Matinee performance, with afternoon tea, of ‘Showtime’, A Musical Extravaganza.

‘ The Sensational 60’s Experience’ – The Hawth Theatre, Crawley.

Heaven Farm followed by lunch on board the Bluebell Railway as it journeyed from Sheffield Park to Horsted Keynes and back again.

A river trip along the Wey and Arun Waterway starting from Guildford.  This was followed by a very enjoyable lunch in the Boatman Pub then on to Greyshott Potteries.

An enjoyable day in Portsmouth.  Members were free to spend the day as they wished, this included sightseeing, lunching and lots of retail therapy.

The Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park with lunch, then on to Runnymede where we boarded a barge which took us along the River Thames to Windsor and back.  The highlight of the trip was seeing The Queen and other members of the Royal Family taking a private cruise on board the Royal Barge The Glorianna.

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A trip on the  Kent and E Sussex Railway.  The day commenced in Reigate and went direct to the  Bethersden and the Bull pub who agreed to open early for members to use toilet facilities and partake of some refreshments.  The coach then continued on to the Rocking Horse Museum for a 1½ hour tour.  It was then on to Tenterton to board the steam train.  A ploughman’s lunch was served on board the train. On return to Tenterden members had  some free time until the coach departed for Reigate.

 The Poppy Factory in Richmond where we were greeted warmly by a member of staff with refreshments and then given an informative talk on how both the poppies and the factory came into being.  After the talk we were taken on a guided tour, meeting some of the ex-service people and others who expertly make the poppies to commemorate the brave personnel who have died in all conflicts.  After this visit we had a very pleasant lunch at a local fish restaurant before boarding our own personal launch for a trip up the River Thames to Hampton Court where our coach driver was waiting to bring us home.

Coffee Morning at Denbies Wine Estate in the heart of the Surrey Hills. After enjoying various light refreshments some members opted for a train ride through the vineyard to the highest viewpoint where they experienced breathtaking views of Boxhill, Leith Hill and Dorking.

Whitchurch Silk Mill followed by free time in Winchester

Guided Tour of Gatton Park

Guided Tour of The Foundling Museum, London

Fashioning A Reign – An exhibition at Windsor Castle – 90 Years of style from the Queen’s wardrobe, worn at events at the castle.

Our New Year Lunches are currently held  at Reigate Manor Hotel.

 

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS ETC

A programme of holidays is organised every year in a variety of locations – members can go walking on Dartmoor or the Lake District, relax in the sunshine abroad or perhaps visit a Christmas market.  Holidays are open to all members, and partners are invited whether or not they are a member.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

The NHSRF have a number of national interest groups for postal and branch members across the UK to complement the activities in branches and to enable postal members to participate in Fellowship activities.

NHS Retirement Fellowship and Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Seniors Golf Tour 

NHS Retirement Fellowship and Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Photographic Competition

NHS Retirement Fellowship and Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Book Club