2020/2021 Events for Members

Saturday 28 March 2020 - Tour of P&A Wood in Great Easton

9.20am in the Uttlesford District Council car park in London Road to share lifts or

10.00am at P & A Wood LLP, Great Easton, Dunmow CM6 2HD

P&A Wood specialise in the sales, service, restorations and spare parts for the entire range of Rolls-Royce and Bentley motorcars from 1904 to the present day. The tour of their premises and workshops will finish at approximately 12noon, with time after that for those who would like to look round at their leisure. Whilst there is no charge for the tour, P&A Wood have pointed out that they support The Stroke Association and would welcome any voluntary donations made on the day. Parking will be behind the older of the two showrooms with access through either the archway or the Goods delivery entrances. With a maximum of 20 places you must book with Peter Riding on 01799 502355 or email peter@riding.co.uk



Wednesday 22 April 2020 - Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue Presentation

7.30pm start - Parish Room, St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden

CamSAR is a charity run by volunteers that are called out at any time to provide a specialised resource to the police in the search for high-risk missing persons. The majority of the call-outs are for those with dementia, those that are feeling despondent or even suicidal, and those suffering with a range of mental illnesses. Team members are spread far and wide, but a number live in and around Saffron Walden and look forward to sharing their experience and work.

No need to book in advance and non-members are very welcome to attend


Tuesday 23 June 2020 - Geoffrey Parker Games Visit

10.40am at the Common Car Park to car share or 11am at The Workshops, Top Road, Upper Green, Wimbish Village CB10 2XJ

A chance to see how a small local company, which has recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, has become a world leader in bespoke Luxury Board Games including backgammon, chess, poker and monopoly as well as Luxury Gaming Tables. These are made to order by a team of skilled crafts people and shipped all over the world. See their website at https://www.geoffreyparker.com and their film at https://vimeo.com/81386009

The visit will include a tour of the newly opened Piglets Boutique B&B which they also run.

Numbers will be limited to 20 so please book with Peter Riding on 01799 502355 or email peter@riding.co.uk



Thursday 2 July 2020 - Cambridge Colleges Sundials Tour

9.45am - Meet at the Common Car Park to share cars to Babraham Park & Ride or meet up in central Cambridge at 10.55am - final details nearer the time

A guided tour of several Cambridge colleges (including some areas not accessible to the public) to see old and new sundials, with explanations as to their design and operation.

Dr Frank King, the leading British expert on sundials, will be our guide, starting with some basics about sundial design and history. The tour lasts around 1½ - 2 hours and involves quite a bit of walking, some on uneven areas. Cost £5 - contribution to the Sundial Society of GB.

Numbers will be limited to 20 so please book in advance with Chris Knight on 01799 500502 or chrisjk@ntlworld.com


NOTE: The Initiative contact for suggesting member events or community projects is Peter Riding on 01799 502355 or peter@riding.co.uk