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Life Stories in Lincolnshire

Life Stories in Lincolnshire

Real People - Real Stories. The very best human interest tales from After Dinner Speakers that will move and amuse you in equal measure.


Real People - Real Stories. The very best human interest tales from After Dinner Speakers that will move and amuse you in equal measure.

Real People, Real Stories. The very best human interest tales that will move and amuse you in equal measure. After some fascinating sightseeing in Lincolnshire we shall settle in to listen to our specially selected “After Dinner Speaker”. You will be enthralled as Mike James tells of his life onboard the QE2, as Jackie Simmonds recounts her life as a Tiller Girl, and Bernard Bale of BBC Radio remembers life in the 40s, 50s 60s and 70s. Unique life experiences that will make you gasp, laugh, even cry – it’s so much more entertaining than just sitting in front of the telly.


Monday - Morning departure from Dorset across country with a stop for lunch in Oxford. Resume to Marston this afternoon with porterage of bags. After settling in enjoy your 3 course dinner. Tonight we shall listen as Mike James tells of life aboard the QE2. Mike was musical director onboard from 1981 and worked with the likes of Bob Hope, Bert Bacharach and Vera Lynn. From breakdowns in mid-Atlantic to the Falklands War - he has a multitude of exciting stories.

Tuesday - Visit the beautiful and historic city of Lincoln - discover picturesque cobbled streets, magnificent architecture and spectacular views from the medieval walls walk. The gothic cathedral is a globally iconic landmark standing tall over the city for centuries. Return to hotel and after dinner meet Jackie Simmonds, a former member of the dance troupe "The Tiller Girls" during the 50s and 60s. Learn about her fascinating life as she lifts the lid on the high kicks and lows of being a member of the all-girl troupe. Her finale has everyone laughing when she tries to teach guests one of the unique routines!

Wednesday - We shall visit The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight visitor centre at Coningsby. A rare opportunity to see the historic aircraft that feature in British state occasion fly-pasts, including a Lancaster , Dakota, Spitfires, Hurricanes and more. A guide will show us around and explain how they keep them flying. There will also be time to explore the town of Grantham, birth place of Margaret Thatcher. After dinner this evening we meet radio presenter Bernard Bale for his "You must remember this" after dinner talk. A step back in time to growing up in the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s - remember gob-stoppers, woollen swimming trunks, Watch with Mother, the music and fashions….

Thursday - We bid a fond farewell as we head homewards with a stop in the long village of Stockbridge where lunch can be sourced. Return to Dorset late afternoon.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Olde Barn Hotel, Marston

A charming 3 star hotel set in the tranquil Lincolnshire countryside. The bedrooms are all freshly decorated with private bathroom, toiletries, hairdryer, television, phone, iron, heating and tea tray – all on the ground floor. The restaurant serves a creative menu using local produce accompanied by an extensive wine list. The Barn Bar is well stocked and a great place to socialise in the evening. There are extensive leisure facilities, including an indoor heated pool, gym, sauna, massage and beauty treatments.


Tour Price: £359.00 per person

Single room supplement: £70.00


Price includes: All coach travel, 3 nights hotel accommodation, Half board meals, After dinner speakers (may vary), Guided tour of BBMF.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester South Station Dorchester South Station bus stop
Dorchester TOT Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square bus stop
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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