Our club has decided to support the Surrey President's Tour to the Worcester/Hertfordshire in 2019, during Peter Marshall's year as President of Surrey County Men's Bowling Association. Members are welcome to sign up for the tour which takes place from 18th to 14 September 2019. For more details and application form, see below.
SURREY PRESIDENT’S TOUR 2019 - WORCESTER / HEREFORDSHIRE Sunday 08 - Saturday 14 September 2019 (6 nights)
We will be staying in Fownes Hotel (3 star), City Walls Road, Worcester WR1 2AP. The hotel has a good reputation and is located in the heart of Worcester.
Hotel details: The Fownes Hotel, originally a Victorian Glove Factory, encapsulates old world charm with modern convenience.
The hotel has a working lift to all floors;
The 61 elegant bedrooms offer en-suite facilities.
Glass of wine pre-dinner on one evening;
Private room for presentation on the final night ;
1 night’s entertainment at the hotel.
The Courtyard and Canal Side lounges provide a tranquil haven in which to relax. The Rendezvous Bar & Restaurant offers a delicious menu which features local produce and is all made on the premises by our skilled Kitchen team. The hotel has its own car park. At a daily rate of £5.00 you can leave your vehicle within 5 minutes’ walk to Worcester City centre. Just simply register your car at the check in desk when you arrive.
Worcester is the capital city of the county of Worcestershire and lies beside the River Severn some 25 miles from the Cotswolds and the village of Broadway (the Northern Gateway to the Cotswolds). At its centre is a magnificent cathedral, perched along the riverbank, dominating the skyline for miles around.
The cathedral is one of the loveliest in England and dates back to Norman times. The early 12th century Chapter House, St. Wulfstan's Crypt and the mediaeval cloisters are among the most remarkable in the country, and King John's tomb in the Cathedral dates from 1216. Just to the south lies the site of Worcester's 11th-century castle.
Although possessing all the sophistication and amenities of a city, Worcester with its attractive jumble of medieval, Tudor, Georgian, and modern architecture has the feel of a small town. It’s particularly easy to explore and get around - both on foot and using public transport. Three minutes’ walk from the cathedral takes you to the famous Royal Worcester Porcelain Museum and adjoining factory. Nearby, you can wander along medieval Friar Street, full of restaurants and bars nestled within original timber buildings. Greyfriars, a merchant's house built in 1480 next to a Franciscan Friary, is now a National Trust property, and several other historic buildings of interest are situated nearby: the elegant Guildhall of 1721; the Commandery, which was King Charles's headquarters in the Battle of Worcester; the City Art Gallery and Museum; Huntingdon Hall, Worcester's premier live music venue; and the Swan Theatre. All well worth a visit.
INCLUDED IN THE COST OF THE HOLIDAY
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast;
5 mixed fixtures depending on numbers we may have 2 games per day which include green fees, tea and biscuits;
7 days coach hire;
Severn Valley Steam Railway, Thursday 12 September ’19 Single journey from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth, the coach will pick us up at Bridgnorth. (Please note that the dates and times will be reconfirmed once the 2019 timetable is released and therefore may be subject to a slight change). The Severn Valley Railway is a 16-mile heritage line which runs along the Severn Valley from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster, crossing the Shropshire/Worcestershire border, following the course of the River Severn for much of its route. The railway is one of the most popular heritage railways in the country. It hosts numerous special events throughout the year, including both steam and diesel galas.
The cost of the President’s Tour is £580 per person. If you are interested in supporting Peter’s tour for 2019, please print and fill in the BOOKING FORM and return it to me. A deposit of £25 per person should be sent with the form to secure your place. Cheques made payable to “Surrey County Bowling Association Tour”.
PLEASE NOTE: All members of the Surrey County Bowling Association touring party for 2019 to Worchester will be responsible for making their own arrangements for personal insurance requirements. The President of the Surrey County Bowling Association 2019 and the Surrey County Bowling Association will not be held responsible for any personal loss or injury
David Candeland Surrey Tour Co-ordinator 113, Tunstall Road Croydon Surrey CR0 6TZ
SPONSORED BY MARSTON'S
Purley Bowls Club The Ridge, Purley, Surrey CR8 3PF UK Tel: (020) 8660 0608