TamworthTamworth Events 10th to 12th August 2018

Tamworth in Staffordshire ia a "new" town developed in the 1950's for the Birmingham overspill

Tamwoth is well served from both Birmingham International airport and East Midlands airport at Kegworth.

The venue  was chosen by W.Bro Alan Breward as he would like to take a group to the National Memorial Arboretum in Alweras which is about 15 miles North West of our venue.

Other possible visits are to Tamworth Castle or for the adventurous the Snow Dome or Drayton Manor Park (get there early on Friday and have a great time.)

We have secured 30 double rooms in the Holiday Inn Express Tamworth for the weekend @ £109 per room per night including breakfast.
Bookings at this rate are open until 15th June 2018.
Code F2R
Phone Central Reservations on 0800434040 and quote F2R over the phone or use this link.

Friday 10th August

Friday night welcome buffet and venue is in the adjacent “Snow Dome” Tirol rooms at £25 per person. From 19:30 to late.

Saturday 11th August

We will meet in Tamworth Masonic Hall. There will be a practice at 10:00 a.am. Lodge will tyle at Noon.
After the meeting we will be dining with the ladies in the halls at around 13:30. After the festive board I will be presenting a talk on the “National Memorial Arboretum & the New Masonic garden of Remembrance”. Vicky and I were guides for many years at the NMA, from its infancy, starting off as weekend Gardners and bush and tree “trimmers” along with other tasks, then as volunteers in the main centre (i also drove the land train in the early days shouting commentary to the visitors whilst driving around the site (now DVD and CD commentary on the train).
Evening, rest and recharge those batteries.

Sunday 12th August

Coach trip to the National Memorial Arboretum 
The coach will get us to the Arboretum for 10:30 time to refresh and be there for the 11:00 service of remembrance in the Chapel. After the Chapel service and talk we will make our way to the “Land Train” for a guided tour of the site. Following lunch in the Gallery we will have a small service of Remembrance and a wreath laying. The rest of the afternoon until 16:30 is yours. We will return to the Hotel in Tamworth by coach and then say our fond farewells and relax looking forward to our next merry meeting in Harrogate in October.