Annual Service of Thanksgiving and Fellowship
Commencing at 1500 on 15th November 2015 at St Michael and All Angels Church, High Street, Lyndhurst
This year's annual New Forest Probus Clubs' Service of Thanksgiving and Fellowship will be hosted by Lyndhurst Probus Club. A light tea will be available on completion. All members plus partners of Probus Clubs in the New Forest are most welcome to join us.
Directions to St Michael and All Angels, Lyndhurst’s Parish Church
With the exception of people with significant mobility problems (see below), parking for everyone arriving by car will be in the central Lyndhurst car park, a few hundred from the church. This car park is signposted from the one way system.
From the South and West: Join the one way system, filtering into the right hand lane. After the traffic lights, turn right into the main car park where indicated.
From the North and East: Join the one way system, and immediately take the right hand lane, and turn right into the main car park where indicated.
The NFDC parking clock is valid in the car park. Otherwise, the rates are 80p for 1 hour, £1.50 for 2 hours or £2.20 for 3 hours. All areas of the car park permit up to 3 hour stays, but those closest to the entrance are nearest to the church.
To reach the church, walk towards the Community Centre, then pass the Library, and turn left up Church Lane. Access to the church is via an inclined path at the end on the right.
For those wishing to minimize their walking, passengers can be dropped at the bus stop on the left hand side of the one way system adjacent to the church before parking the car in the central car park. From the bus stop a zebra crossing leads to the inclined path up to the church. To pick up a passenger from the bus stop after the service will require a circuit of the one way system. The for the church is SO437BD.
There is a very limited amount of parking (for Blue Badge holders only, please) in the school playground adjacent to the bus stop and zebra crossing. For those whose mobility is so restricted that they cannot get up the inclined path, it is possible to drive up this path for drop-off and pick-up ONLY. Anyone using this last option must park the car in the central car park.
Walk - Thursday 26th March 2015
Meet 1030 for 1045 start at the Chequers Inn, Lymington. Park in front of the pub, to where we shall return for lunch on completion of a walk along a section of the Solent Way through the salterns nature reserve. The route is flat but the going may be muddy in places so stout shoes are recommended, and the site is exposed if the weather turns against us (as it did in the past when we attempted a walk at the western end of this area from Keyhaven!). Names please to Mike Roberts who will act as group leader.
From Lymington follow the A337 West for about half a mile to Pennington Cross roundabout, just past the The White Hart inn. Turn left and continue until you see a sign on the right for Chequers Inn. Proceed down Ridgeway Lane until you reach the pub.
Visit to Houses of Parliament – 2 March 2015
A coach trip to visit the Houses of parliament has been arranged for 2 March 2015 through the office of Dr Julian Lewis, MP, who hopes to meet members during the visit. In addition to a guided tour lasting about an hour and a quarter, there will be the opportunity before leaving for home to sit in the gallery of either the House of Commons or the House of Lords, both of which are expected to be in session. Optionally, lunch can be taken (at very fair prices) in the Jubilee Café inside Westminster Hall.
The cost of the visit, excluding lunch, is £20; depending on numbers, this should cover a tip for the driver. The number of participants is limited to 33, and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis on receipt of payment. In order to fix the cost at £20, unused places will be offered to suitable non-members in good time to ensure a full take-up, so members should be aware that a late decision to join the trip may not be successful.
In the unlikely event that our permission to have access to Parliament is withdrawn, the cost of the trip will be returned to members, less the amount due to the coach company for the cancellation (20% if 14 days’ notice is given).
To reserve your place(s), please hand or send your cheque for £20 per head to Mike Windle, cheques to be made out to Lyndhurst Probus Club.
Walk - Friday 26th September 2014
Meet 1030 for 1045 start in large car park for Boldre Church - see map.
Walk will follow a clockwise loop taking in Roydon Woods, Roydon Manor and a footbridge over the Lymington River. At a very gentle pace it will take around 90 minutes. Afterwards we will lunch at the Red Lion pub in Boldre village.
For those who haven't yet been inside St John the Baptist's, the memorial to HMS HOOD is well worth seeing.
Walker's names please to Steve Timms to enable reservation of tables in the relatively small country pub.
Wednesday 20 August - meet 10.30 for a 10.45 start in the car park of the SIR WALTER TYRELL INN at Upper Canterton.
Access via Brook - take first left after Green Dragon pub and follow signs for RUFUS STONE and SIR WALTER TYRELL.
It is a flat walk of about 2 miles/ 1 hour. Pub lunch afterwards.
Numbers for walk and lunch to Mike Roberts by 20th August, please.