Social events

Bedford Rambling Club Social events.

Our social secretary is Liz Patterson. If you have any comments or suggestions please contact Liz. Email – e.patterson759@btinternet.com Phone – 01525 713284 (leave a message if no answer)

We celebrated our 80th anniversary last year with a special event on 3 November.  See report, photos, etc.

****** 2019 Events ******

Kellys EyeSATURDAY 12 JANUARY – Barn Dance at Oakley Village Hall.  A very enjoyable evening was spent at Oakley Village Hall when about 55 people danced to the music of “Kelly’s Eye”.

Organizer John said “I really enjoy barn dances, the communal activity of people having a great deal of fun in learning new dances or remembering with great pleasure the dances they have done for many years.” There are a few photos available here

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Wednesday 23 January – Bedford Hospital is offering completely free 45 minute cpr2Resuscitation (CPR) training throughout the day at their resuscitation training room, opposite the A&E Department on Ampthill Road. We are suggesting the 2.30pm session so we can all get together for a coffee after but you can just turn up (no booking required) to any of the 45 minute sessions. These start at 9am, 9.45am, 10.30am, 11.15am, 1pm, 1.45pm and 2.30pm. Please let Liz know if you are going or contact her for  further information.

Email – e.patterson759@btinternet.com
Phone – 01525 713284 (leave a message if no answer)

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19 FEBRUARY 7.30PM.  Bedford Drama Company present Death by Design at the Place Bradgate Rd, Bedford MK40 3DE. death by design

Tickets for this show are priced at £12.00, with a concession price of £10.00. Book your tickets through Liz before the end of January and the proceeds from the tickets sales go 100% to the Friends of Bedford Hospital and will be put towards the upgrade of the children’s inner play area. 

Contact Liz Email – e.patterson759@btinternet.com 
Phone – 01525 713284 (leave a message if no answer) 

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FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY.  A talk by Elaine Murphy from the Midshires Search & Rescue team. It is a voluntary group that is on call 365 days, 24/7. They are called out by the police to find missing and vulnerable people and is a lowland search. It was formed in 1999 and is a registered charity. This will take place from 1.30 – 3.30 at:- Church Lane Community Centre, (near Aldi) 147 Church Lane, Bedford MK41 0PW. There is no charge but donations will be welcome for this worthy cause. Please contact Liz by email or phone so she has some idea of how many to expect.

Email – e.patterson759@btinternet.com
Phone – 01525 713284 (leave a message if no answer)

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TUESDAY 26 MARCH. 

A visit to Bedford School Planetarium. The numbers are limited to 19, it will be on a first come basis, no charge. Contact Liz by email or phone:

email – e.patterson759@btinternet.com
Phone – 01525 713284 (leave a message if no answer)

Meet at 7.25pm by the entrance to Bedford School Playing Fields in Pemberley Avenue, the end nearest to Park Avenue. MK40 2LF. Wear warm clothing.

http://www.bedfordschool.org.uk/observatory

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Monday 13 May  VISIT TO BLETCHLEY PARKThis event was CANCELLED 

 Visit to Bletchley Park on Monday 13 May, the Bill Tutte exhibition will still be on. If going by train there is a 2 for 1 train offer £19.50 for 2, a voucher can be printed from Bletchley Park website https://bletchleypark.org.uk/. Also if you have English Heritage membership 20% discount or if you live in areas MK1-19, MK45, MK43-46 50% discount, that needs photo ID and proof of residency. Meet Bedford Station at 9.00am to catch the 9.29am train. There is a discount on the price of the train ticket for bus pass holders. Parking at the station is very limited at that time of day, if coming by car best to use town car park. Cafe available in Bletchley Park. For further information contact Liz on 01525 713284 or email e.patterson759@btinternet.com

****** 2020 Events ******

30 March to 2 April 2020. A Club walking holiday is being organised to Rye in Sussex. Staying at the Hope Anchor Hotel. Further details TBA. If interested please contact John Dixon.

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