Social events

Bedford Rambling Club Social events.

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

We hope to restart face to face events as soon as practical and these may include:-

  • Lunch meetings.
  • Ten Pin Bowling.
  • A visit to the The Military Intelligence Museum at Chicksands.

Planned activities for 2021.

23rd March 7.30 pm. Bletchley Park. Virtual Zoom talk.

16th August 3.00pm. Virtual Zoom talk on Rights of Way.  By Allison Nelson, Bedford Borough Council Rights of Way inspector. This talk will be about 1 hour long including questions. This talk is free to club members. You will need to book this talk in advance by completing the online booking form or contact Liz 01525 713284. You are  encouraged to ask questions in advance which will be passed to Allison.

31st August 7.30pm. Virtual Zoom talk. The Rise and Fall of the R101 Airship. By Nick Clarke.
The centre of the ‘airship dream’ was Cardington in Bedfordshire. This presentation covers the period prior to the R101 airship, his family’s involvement with the Royal Airship Works and Short Brothers and some of the details of the airship. The crash site in France is discussed and what remains of the Airship Works today. This talk will be about 1 hour long with questions. This talk is free to club members, non members will be asked to make a donation towards the cost. You will need to book this talk in advance by completing the online booking form.

12 October 10.00 – 12.00 approx. SHARING THE SECRET. Chicksands Military Intelligence Museum. With optional pub lunch after. Learn the story of British military intelligence from the Napoleonic era onwards. We reveal the tactics, techniques and equipment used by the men and women who have carried out their vitally important tasks across the years, often in secret, with courage and determination, but always without fanfare. We will ‘Share the Secrets’ of the shadowy world of intelligence, security, espionage and other military intelligence disciplines, telling the stories that you will not see or hear in any other museum in the United Kingdom. We need to register all visitors for security purposes so please book early and at least 10 days before the event. Book here