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Events for 2017 - 2018

Tuesday 19 December - Visit to Ludlow Market and Food Centre returning via Berrington Hall

Leave RAF 9 a.m - Return 4 p.m - £16

We all enjoyed our previous visit to Ludlow Food Market, so we thought once again it would be a good opportunity to stock up with lovely things and sumptuous puddings for Christmas. We hope to have a good hour here before moving on to Ludlow itself where we can explore the Tinsel Market, all the interesting independent shops and have some lunch before calling at Berrington Hall on our way home to experience their Georgian Christmas.

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Dates for your diary 2018

Monday 15th January – Festive Lunch Oak Inn, Defford - 12.30 for 1 p.m. - Cost £21

This year it was suggested that we have a Festive Lunch rather than an evening celebration so we are giving it a try as several Friends have said they would prefer not to venture out on an unpredictable January evening.  So please join us as we start the year with our first social gathering.  Good food amongst Friends.
We will be having a raffle this year, first prize of a Sunday lunch for 4 kindly donated by The Oak.

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Tuesday 6th February - Behind the Scenes with Michael Forster-Smith - Meet at RAF 10 p.m. - Cost £5

Michael will once again give us a tour of The Court and show us what has been achieved since last year.  He will as always give an informative tour and will no doubt take us from the top floor to basement.  Next year we are celebrating the importance of Woman at Croome and the impact they have made through the many years at Croome.  Round off the morning by joining us for a warming lunch at RAF.  Pay as you go through the counter

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Thursday 22nd March – Cookery demonstration and lunch at Eckington Manor - Meet at Eckington Cookery School - 10.45 for 11 a.m. - Cost £20

Do you find preparing fish meals frightening? Do you avoid providing meals containing shellfish as you are not sure what to do? Learn from the experts. We have arranged a 2 hour demonstration event at Eckington Manor Cookery School, home of Mark Stinchcombe, winner of Masterchef The Professionals 2015, and his talented wife Sue. The demonstration will focus primarily on the preparation of fish and shellfish. A light 2-course lunch will be provided during the demonstration. Numbers are limited so book early

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Dates for your diary

Thursday 12th April AGM

Friday 20th April   -   A concert at The Firs – Elgars birthplace. An evening of Music, Song and Poetry for Friends Remembered

Wednesday 25th April.   A walk with Katherine. Exploring Eleanor Coade and other Women of Croome

May 20th-24th - Annual Holiday to Devon - Download the booking form for the Annual Holiday - Download the information for the Annual Holiday