Leicester
Mon 16th Jul - 8:00pm
Haydn Starkie
Pub Social 

Join us for our usual convivial third Monday of the Month gathering at the Cradock Arms, 201 Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3TT. We usually gather in the lower part towards the rear of the bar. Look out for the magazine or Mblem. For directions or encouragement please contact me on [Phone Number] or by email at [Email].

 Milton Keynes
Mon 16th Jul - 8:15pm
Jo Sidebottom
3MOTM Quiz 

Our monthly quiz outing to The Barge at Woolstone. Meet from 8.15 for a 8.30pm start - cost is £1 per person. Please let me know if you are coming so I know if we will be one team or two. Contact Jo at [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number] for directions/encouragement.

 Newark
Tue 17th Jul - 7:00pm
Pete Gault
3TuOTM 

Join us at The Ram on Castle Gate in from 7.00pm for food or just a drink. Varied conversation is usually on offer too. Contact Pete on [Phone Number] or [Email] if needing directions or just turn up on the night. Look for a yellow Mblem on one of the tables to the right of the door as you enter.

 Derby
Wed 18th Jul - 7:30pm
Susan Graves
3WOTM 

New name, same time and place for our regular get-together at the Standing Order pub on Iron Gate (Wetherspoons). Join us to eat or just for a drink and a chat from 7.30pm. Look for the yellow Mblem on a long table in the rear section. Contact Susan on [Phone Number] or [Email] for directions, encouragement and if you would like us to look out for you.

 Ashridge
Sat 21st Jul - 11:00am
Val Hinkins
Circular Walk 

Scenic walk from the National Trust Ashridge Visitor Centre, HP4 1LT to the hill fort at Ivinghoe Beacon. The full 7 mile walk includes open countryside and woodland. Some steep slopes. Return to the visitor centre for a late lunch. Please let me know if you are planning to join us. For further details or encouragement contact me on [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email]

 Derby
Sun 22nd Jul - 1:30pm
Susan Graves
Walk & Cake 

Join us for a two mile walk at Rosliston Forestry Centre (DE12 8JX) near Swadlincote then tea and cake afterwards at Chapmans Nurseries over the road. Parking is £3. Meet outside the Visitors Centre, look for the magazine. Let me know you are coming, so I can look out for you, by emailing [Email] or ringing Susan on [Phone Number]

 Milton Keynes
Wed 25th Jul - 6:00pm
Jo Sidebottom
Wolverton walk 

Meet in the Agora car park by the church for a pre-prandial stroll round Wolverton's walking trail. Contact Jo at [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number] for directions/encouragement.

 Milton Keynes
Wed 25th Jul - 8:00pm
Jo Sidebottom
South African meal 

Another attempt at visiting Braai Shack in Wolverton. Please let me know by Mon 23rd if you are coming so I can book a table. Contact Jo at [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number] for directions/encouragement.

 Digswell (by Welwyn North station)
Fri 27th Jul - 8:00pm
Richard Allen
LFOTM 

As ever, we are at the Cowper Arms, Digswell. The pub is next to Welwyn North station and is served by stopping trains from Kings Cross to Peterborough and Cambridge. Good food, beer and conversation guaranteed! Please call me on [Phone Number] for more details and encouragement.

 Amersham
Fri 27th Jul - 10:30am
Val Hinkins
Coffee & Chat 

Join me at Seasons Café and Deli, 6 Market Square, Old Amersham HP7 0DQ for relaxed conversation, cake and coffee. See https://www.seasons-cafe-deli.com/ for location and menu. No need to book, but if you want me to look out for you, let me know you are coming on [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email]

 Somerby, Leics
Sat 28th Jul - 7:00pm
Sue Watford
Pub Meal 

The last Saturday of the month meal will be at the Stilton Cheese Inn, High Street, Somerby LE14 2PZ I hope you can join us but please let me know by Monday 23rd July as booking is essential. There won't be a meal in August but the meals will resume in September. Contact Sue on [Phone Number] or [Email]

 Nr Spilsby
Sun 29th Jul - 3:00pm
Helen & Paul Shovlar
Tea in the garden 

Sunday afternoon tea in our country garden – hopefully warm and sunny. We'll provide plenty of tea and cakes. Orchard tour on request. New and old faces, and guests, welcome. So we know numbers, please contact us by Friday evening (27 July) by emailing [Email] or telephoning [Phone Number], and please include your phone/mobile number so we can contact you on the day if bad weather obliges us to cancel.

 Nottingham
Tue 31st Jul - 7:30pm
Maxine Bates
Eating Meeting 

It's summer so let's enjoy a meal at Esquina Spanish tapas restaurant, Tamworth Road, Sawley, NG10 3AU. See their menu at www.esquinasawley.co.uk and reserve your place with Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] by 27th please. New faces welcome!

 Letchworth
Thu 2nd Aug - 8:00pm
Richard Allen
FThOTM 

As ever, we are at the Three Magnets, Leys Avenue, Letchworth! Thursday nights are curry nights but other food (standard Wetherspoons' fare) is available as well. Leys Avenue is the main shopping street in Letchworth and is a few minutes' walk from the station (Kings Cross to Cambridge line). Call me on [Phone Number] for more details and encouragement.

 Nottingham
Sun 5th Aug - 8:00pm
Maxine Bates
5OTM 

Round off the weekend with a relaxing drink and chat at the Vat & Fiddle pub on Queensbridge Road (NG2 1NB). New faces always welcome. Look for yellow Mblem on table or contact Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] beforehand if needing directions or encouragement to come along.

 Milton Keynes
Sun 5th Aug - 10:00am
Jo Sidebottom
Breakfast 

Join us at Carluccio's in the Centre:MK from 10am for a full breakfast, a snack, or just a drink. Look out for the Mblem, probably in one of the red booths outside. Contact Jo at [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number] for directions/encouragement.

 Flackwell Heath
Tue 7th Aug - 8:00pm
Dave Denholm
Indoor Games 

Join Dave and Alison at their home in Flackwell Heath, near High Wycombe, for a relaxed evening of indoor board games. All members and friends welcome. Space is limited, so please contact Dave for directions and to discuss what games you would like to play on [Phone Number] or by e-mail at [Email]

 Nottingham
Thu 9th Aug - 7:30pm
Maxine Bates
Natter & Nosh 

Join us for a meal or later for just a drink at The Cadland, High Road, Chilwell (NG9 5EG). Choose from pub classics, burgers, pasta, salads, light bites or a discounted 2 or 3 course evening menu. We have a large table reserved at the far side of the bar. Look for yellow Mblem on it. Contact Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] or just turn up on the night.

 Lincoln
Sat 11th Aug - 12:00pm
Jacquie Harrison
Pub discussion 

Our regular second Saturday meeting. Join us in the alcove of the Adam and Eve, 25 Lindum Road (at bend of hill) for a discussion around “What are the limits of government?” All welcome. Contact Jacquie on [Phone Number] or [Email]. for more details.

 Derby
Sat 11th Aug - 3:00pm
Sandy Morrison & Janine Roberts
Open house 

Come as early as you like, leave as late as you like up to 10:30pm. Tea/coffee/soft drinks and cakes provided around 4pm. Play board games, boules, table tennis or just gossip. PAYG evening takeaway or pizzas. BYOB alcohol or specific soft drinks. Ring [Phone Number] for directions to us in Mackworth (DE22), to make sure we get enough cake and advise any dietary requirements.

 Northampton
Sun 12th Aug - 10:30am
Marianne Kendall
Brunch 

Join us for breakfast/brunch at 10:30 on Sunday 12 August at the Rendezvous Coffee Shop in Market Walk, Northampton Town Centre. After Pete's usual quiz we'll nominate our favourite historical figure that we wish would be there with us. Contact Marianne [Phone Number] or email: [Email] for encouragement or ideas.

 Near Aylesbury
Wed 15th Aug - 12:00pm
Helen Matthews
Lunch 

Join Helen and Travel Sig members for lunch at the Akeman Inn before visiting Wotton House and gardens. Located on the A41 at Kingswood, HP18 0QJ between Bicester and Aylesbury, the inn has a good car park and is easy to find. For menus and further details see: http://www.akemaninnkingswood.co.uk/ Please book with Helen on 07581717294 or at hsmatthews@btopenworld.com by 7th August.

 Near Aylesbury
Wed 15th Aug - 2:00pm
Helen Matthews
Wotton House & Gardens 

After lunch visit Wotton House & gardens at Wotton Underwood – a ten minute drive from the Akeman Inn. We will have a tour of the grounds landscaped by Capability Brown followed by a short tour of the house and a cup of tea. Entrance fee £10 per person – pay in cash on the day. Please book with Helen on 07581717294 or at hsmatthews@btopenworld.com by 7th August.

 Derby
Wed 15th Aug - 7:30pm
Susan Graves
3WOTM 

We'll be on a long table in the rear section of the Standing Order (Wetherspoon) pub on Iron Gate. Look for the yellow Mblem. Drop in briefly or stay all evening for food and/or drink and chat. Contact Susan on [Phone Number] or [Email] for directions, encouragement and if you would like us to look out for you.

 Near Baumber
Fri 17th Aug - 1:30pm
Jacquie Harrison
Walled Garden 

First visit to the Walled Garden, clearly signposted off A158 one mile west of Baumber, for tea and cakes followed by an exploration of the garden. Please contact Jacquie for more details on [Phone Number] or [Email] .

 Nottingham
Sat 18th Aug - 12:00pm
Maxine Bates
Historic Pub Crawl 

A stroll around the city centre visiting some of the oldest hostelries such as Trip To Jerusalem, Royal Children, Salutation Inn and more with a little sightseeing along the way. Starting with lunch in the Bell Inn off Market Square. Please express interest with Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] so that a table can be reserved.

 Rushden
Sun 19th Aug - 2:00pm
Marianne Kendall
Museum visit 

Relive the old fashioned way of travelling at 2 p.m. at the Rushden Transport Museum, Station Approach, Rushden NN10 0AW. Entry is free with refreshments, parking and even a Smelly Trail! There are afternoon teas on offer plus maybe a train ride. Shopaholics can later mosie on down to the new Rushden Lakes Retail and Leisure area. Contact Marianne as above for more info.

 Leicester
Mon 20th Aug - 8:00pm
Haydn Starkie
Pub Social 

Join us for our usual convivial third Monday of the Month gathering at the Cradock Arms, 201 Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3TT. We usually gather in the lower part towards the rear of the bar. Look out for the magazine or Mblem. For directions or encouragement please contact me on [Phone Number] or by email at [Email].

 Milton Keynes
Mon 20th Aug - 8:15pm
Jo Sidebottom
3MotM Quiz 

Our monthly quiz outing to The Barge at Woolstone. Meet from 8.15 for a 8.30pm start - cost is £1 per person. Please let me know if you are coming so I know if we will be one team or two. Contact Jo at [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number] for directions/encouragement.

 Newark
Tue 21st Aug - 7:00pm
Pete Gault
3TuOTM 

Our "3rd Tuesday" falls as late as possible this month and we're trying a new venue. Join us for food and/or drink at The Prince Rupert, 46 Stodman Street, Newark, NG24 1AW. An historic pub with a good menu, real ale and fine wines. Look for Mensa sign on the table. For directions or encouragement to come along contact Pete on [Phone Number] or [Email]. New faces always welcome!

 Milton Keynes
Wed 22nd Aug - 6:00pm
Jo Sidebottom
Lakeside walk 

Meet in the Kam Tong Garden restaurant car park in Great Holm for a stroll round Lodge Lake. Contact Jo at [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number] for directions/encouragement.

 Milton Keynes
Wed 22nd Aug - 7:30pm
Jo Sidebottom
Chinese meal 

Post-walk meal at Kam Tong Garden. Please let me know by Mon 20th if you are coming so I can book a table. Contact Jo at [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number] for directions/encouragement.

 Aylesbury
Mon 27th Aug - 11:30am
Val Hinkins
Lego exhibition! 

Come to Bucks County Museum to see ancient and modern civilisations depicted in stunning Lego models. Life size characters include Aztec and Samurai warriors – pose for a selfie with one! There will also be dioramas, including Easter Island heads, Machu Pichu and a model of St Basil’s cathedral. Small admission charge. For further details or encouragement contact me on [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email]

 Aylesbury
Mon 27th Aug - 1:00pm
Val Hinkins
Italian Lunch 

After the exhibition we will adjourn to Prezzo on Buckingham Street, an Italian restaurant a short walk from the Museum. Menus and more information at https://www.prezzorestaurants.co.uk/restaurant/aylesbury/ Please let me know you are coming by Monday 20th August so that I can book us a table – telephone [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email]

 Nottingham
Tue 28th Aug - 7:30pm
Maxine Bates
Eating Meeting 

We're visiting the only Nepalese restaurant in Nottingham. Gurkha Kitchen, Glaisdale Drive West, Wollaton, NG8 4GY. See menu at www.gurkhakitchen.org.uk and reserve your place with Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] by 24th. Ample free parking. New faces welcome!

 Digswell (by Welwyn North station)
Fri 31st Aug - 8:00pm
Richard Allen
LFOTM 

As ever, we are at the Cowper Arms, Digswell. It’s almost the end of summer but life still goes on! The pub is next to Welwyn North station and is served by stopping trains from Kings Cross to Peterborough and Cambridge. Good food, beer and conversation guaranteed! Please call me on [Phone Number] for more details and encouragement.

 High Wycombe M40 J4
Fri 31st Aug - 10:30am
Val Hinkins
Coffee & Chat 

Come and try Costa upstairs at the Next superstore on Crest Road in Cressex by junction 4 of the M40, HP11 1UA. Join me there for coffee. Free parking right outside. No need to book, but if you want to let me know you are coming phone [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email]