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 2017 / 2018
April 11th Tax, Care & Toyboys Trevor French
May 9th AGM
June 13th Surrey Air Ambulance Jackie Robertson
July 11th Branch Outing
August 8th Summer Meeting
September 12th Action for Deafness Cathy Cobbold
October 10th Secrets of Hever Castle Neil Miller
November 14th Frosted Earth Ian Currie
December 12th Xmas Meeting
January 9th Xmas / New Year Lunch Reigate Manor
February 13th Life on a Harp string Margaret Watson
March 13th SERV(Emergency Rider Volunteers) John Steele
April 10th Stroke, Dementia & Diabetes Dr Raina
May 8th AGM
Events for 2017
Thursday 27th April – 7:30 – ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’. Harlequin Theatre, Redhill. East Surrey Operatic Society.
Tuesday 16th May – 10:15am – Guided Tour – The Orpheus Centre plus light lunch.
Tuesday 27th June – morning session – 10 Pin Bowling at Hollywood Bowl, Crawley Leisure Centre.
Tuesday 11th July – Cruise from Windsor (11am – 1:30) with a Ploughman’s Lunch on board followed by a visit to Bekonscot Model Village at Beaconsfield plus afternoon tea.
September – Light Lunch at Knights ‘Nags Hall’ Garden Centre in The Walled Garden Restaurant. Date and time to be arranged.
Tuesday 3rd October – Brick Lane Music Hall. Matinee performance, with afternoon tea, of ‘Showtime’, A Musical Extravaganza.
Wednesday 15th November – 7:30 – ‘ The Sensational 60’s Experience’ – The Hawth Theatre, Crawley.
PAST OUTINGS HAVE INCLUDED:-
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.
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.
PAST SPEAKERS HAVE INCLUDED:-
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’m a Tulip – What Are You? Jacqueline Aviolet
Surrey Remap- custom made equipment Brian Cooper
Orpheus Presentation Ann Lovelace
Seaman’s Mission Ian Pattison
Fungi, Toadstools & Mushrooms & toxic effects Dr David Donaldson
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 Photographic Competition
NHS Retirement Fellowship and Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Book Club