For June we have something slightly different. John and Jan are arranging to visit Milestones Museum in Basingstoke on Sunday 9th June. It is like a miniature Beamish but all under cover. It is Hampshire’s museum of living history. Explore the museums streets, shops and buildings, 1940s sweet shop, a collection of vintage vehicles and much more. Have a go in the penny arcade!! Tickets are priced at £11.05 if booked online or £13 on the day. The museum website is https://www.milestonesmuseum.org.uk .
There is a café on site open from 11.00 to 16.30 and serving hot food from 12.00 till 14.00. The address of the Museum is: Milestones Museum, Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 6PG. Telephone 01256 639550.
John and Jan suggest arriving at approximately 11.30am for what should be a very interesting day.
Further to our offer to organise a lunch for July
> We have found and booked Charleston for July 7
> It is a beautiful venue on the A27 just east of Firle
> It is where the Bloomsbury Set did all their paintings and poetry
> They have a wonderful house and super barn where we can have lunch
> Please save the date and next month we will have full details re prices and location
> Geoff and Jackie Heath
Charleston is sign-posted off the A27 Brighton to Eastbourne road, 7 miles east of Lewes, between the villages of Firle and Selmeston.
The access road to Charleston from the A27 is a narrow rural road belonging to the Firle Estate. The road is uneven and has deep ditches on either sides; please take care and use the regular passing points if you encounter oncoming traffic.