Saturday 26th March
Quinton Methodist Church, Ridgway Avenue, B62 9AU 2-4pm
“Hagley Hall, Francis Brett Young’s White Ladies and Wistanslow, Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca.” – a preparation for the May dinner. Cost: to include tea/coffee and biscuits £5 per person
Wednesday 11th May
Hagley Hall, Hall Drive, Hagley, Stourbridge, DY9 9LG 12noon
By kind invitation of Viscount Cobham this is a one-off opportunity for the annual dinner to take place at Hagley Hall, a venue familiar to Francis Brett Young through his friendship with the Lyttelton family. Three-course set menu followed by coffee and chocolates.
Starter: Smoked salmon, horseradish cream, baby watercress and pumpernickel bread;
Main course: Supreme of chicken, dauphinoise potato with roasted carrot, tarragon and mushroom jus; Vegetarian alternative;
Dessert:Vanilla panna cotta with strawberry syrup and biscotti; Coffee and chocolates: Cost: £35 per person [Hagley Hall asks that all visitors to the grounds take note of the following warning: “The Perron steps at the front of the Hall are slippery when wet and the Estate suggest that the use of these stairs is kept to a minimum in adverse weather conditions. If guests use the steps in the aforementioned conditions, they do so at their own risk. The ha-ha, situated at the far edge of the Perron Lawn, consists of a one- metre drop to the front field. The Hall advises that guests should keep at least a 1 metre distance from the ha-ha at all times.”]
Thursday 16th June
Canal trip from central Birmingham to Kings Norton and back
Meet at Sherborne Wharf, International Convention Centre Quay side.
Travel on board the Euphrates Packet on this 4½ hour trip through Edgbaston (FBY’s Alvaston) to Kings Norton, returning to Sherbourne Wharf at approximately 3.30pm. A buffet lunch will be served on board. Numbers strictly limited to 35.
Cost: £26 per person
Tuesday 20th September
Hartlebury Castle, Kidderminster, DY11 7XZ
The day’s programme will include the opportunity to visit the impressive Hurd Library and to take a tour of the grounds.
Further details and booking forms will be included in the July Journal.
Book the date now
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