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ShornARA Chairman


Mrs Maureen Horsham



Activities & Events

Below is a list of all the activities and events organised by ShornARA. For more information about an activity or event please contact the organising person(s) or email

On-going Activities


Day and Time



Short Mat Bowls (Alpha)

Every Wednesday at 1:45pm - 3:45pm

Shorne Village Hall

Graham Lewis

T: 01474 823048

Short Mat Bowls (Beta)

Every Wednesday at 4pm - 5:30pm

Shorne Villiage Hall

Mike Hayward

T: 01474 566883


September 2018






Strand Palace Hotel & Westminster Abbey


This trip starts with a two course carvery lunch at the Strand Palace Hotel in London. Followed by a guided tour of Westminster Abbey.


The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066, hosted sixteen royal weddings and is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs. The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, with the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint still at its heart.


Cost £62 (Non-Members £65) per person

Contact Pat Ridout – T:01474 560513




The King & I


** SOLD OUT - Reserve List Available**

Tipped to be London's theatrical event of 2018, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I comes to London's iconic Palladium. Starring the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, Kelli O'Hara with Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe.


Cost £62 (Non-Members £65 (Limited spaces))

Contact Richard Waters - T:01474 560401

October 2018







New Ocean Hotel, Weston Super Mare


** SOLD OUT - Reserve List Available**

A four night (5 day) half board holiday. The New Ocean Hotel is a family run hotel situated opposite Weston’s famous Marine Lake and offering panoramic views over Weston Bay and beyond. It’s just a few minutes stroll to the town centre where you can enjoy the numerous shops, theatres and attractions.



•Return Executive Coach travel

•Nightly Entertainment

•4 nights Half Board


•Free Bar from 6pm until 10pm


Cost £295 per person

Optional Insurance £16.95 per person

Contact Marjorie Attwaters - T:01634 726545

November 2018





Winchester Christmas Market


Winchester’s Christmas Market is inspired by the traditional German Christmas Markets and is recognized as one of the best in Europe, renowned for its unique location, high quality exhibitors and bustling atmosphere.


Cost £15 (£18 non-members) per person

Contact Wendy White – T:01634 250092

December 2018






Shankly Hotel, Liverpool


A two night (3 day) half board holiday. Dedicated to legendary football manager Bill Shankly, this elegant city-centre hotel showcasing sports memorabilia is a 5 minute walk from The Beatles related exhibits at The Cavern Club.



•Return Executive Coach travel

•2 nights Half Board

•Excursions – including the Magical Mystery Tour with a Liverpool/Beatles guide


Cost £199 per person

Optional Insurance £13.95 per person

Contact Marjorie Attwaters - T:01634 726545

May 2019










La Trelade Hotel, Guernsey

** SOLD OUT - Reserve List Available**

A six night (7 day) half board holiday to Guernsey, which includes:


•Return coach travel to Poole

•Return sailings from Poole – Guernsey including transfers to hotel

•Meet & greet on arrival

•Full English breakfast and table d’hote dinner daily

•Half day familiarisation tour of Guernsey

•Trip to HERM Island including transfers from hotel to port

•Service of a local representative


Note: Photo ID (Passport/Driving Licence) is required for this holiday


Cost £580 per person

Optional Insurance £28.95 per person

Contact Marjorie Attwaters T:- 01634 726545

September 2019









Shap Wells Hotel, Cumbria


Situated in a secluded, wooded valley, high in the Shap Fells and surrounded by mountain streams. Our five night (6 day) half board holiday at Shap Wells Hotel is the ideal place for us to explore the Lakes, Dales and the English and Scottish Border Counties. This holiday Includes:


•Return coach travel to and from The Lake District

•5 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at Shap Wells Hotel, Penrith

•Accommodation in en-suite bedrooms

•Admission charges/fares included


•Four days of excursions to:

Ullswater & Ambleside

Lakeland Motor Museum & Bowness-on-Windermere

Keswick & Wordsworth

Kendal & Levens Hall House and Gardens


Cost £480 per person

Contact Marjorie Attwaters T:- 01634 726545

November 2019







Thursford Spectacular


Thursford’s Christmas Spectacular has attracted over 5.4 million visitors to date and is the largest Christmas show in the country.


It is set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians – many of whom are West End performers. The three hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites, with famous and much-loved chart toppers being performed alongside traditional carols.


This trip includes an overnight stay at The Best Western Hotel, Swaffham.


Price including entrance to the Thursford Spectacular will be approximately £180 per person. A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF £50 PER PERSON IS NOW DUE TO SECURE YOUR PLACE.


Contact Marjorie Attwaters T:– 01634 726545


Last updated: 3 September 2018