Category Archives: Outings




  1. Where?   Winterbourne House 58 Edgbaston Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2RT


  1. When? 21 June 2018. Left Penkridge 10.00 am arriving at 10.45 am. Left House at 3.30 pm returning to Penkridge at 4.45 pm.


  1. How much? Members charged £15 to cover coach fare ( 49 seater with Crusade Coaches Penkridge), entrance to house and garden and provision of tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival.


  1. What is there? 7 acres plot with well kept colourful gardens. House built early 20th century by Mr Nettlefold of “GKN” fame. Tea rooms serving good selection of lunches and teas.


  1. Comments. No complaints from 48 members and everyone seemed to enjoy the day.

Penkridge Phoenix Lunch at SPOTGATE INN March 22nd 2018

Very successful visit

  1. Spotgate Inn Hilderstone Road Spot Acre Stone ST15 8RP. Telephone 01889 505277.
  2. Left Penkridge 9.30 and visited Wyevale Garden Centre at Wolseley Bridge for about 1.30 hours. Arrived at Spotgate just before 12.00 and left shortly after 15.00.

Arrived back in Penkridge at 16.10 after considerable traffic delays.

  1. 3 course lunch cost £11.75. Quality and quantity of food very good and plenty of choice. Service excellent; they were obviously used to serving large groups.
  2. There were 39 members on 49 seater coach hired from Grayshells Coaches of Cannock.( In expensive coach company.) We occupied one of the two static railway restaurant carriages which has a capacity of 42.
  3. Members were charged £20 per person and the consensus seemed to be that it was good value for money. Probably worth a return visit in the future.

Outing to JCB and Sudbury, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17th

I have spaces available on my outing to JCB and Sudbury on Thursday September 17th.

If you would like to join members of the Walton Group, please send a text or phone Rose  ASAP (or by AUGUST 21st at the latest) on 07785939807.

Tour of JCB & Sudbury Hall  and museum of childhood    Thursday SEPTEMBER 17th.

Arrangements have been made to visit TWO local attractions on the same day.

On arrival at the JCB World Headquarters, Rocester, our welcome will include refreshments, which will be followed by a short presentation in the JCB Theatre, showing the corporate AV on the global manufacturing facilities and products.

Afterwards you will be invited by one of the Tour Guides to attend a personal tour of the new ‘’Story of JCB’’ exhibition and the JCB shop.

The tour will then move on to the assembly line of the world famous Backhoe Loader machine , here you will see the process of how the machine is built from the delivery of the sheet steel, profiling, laser cutting, welding, paint shop, assembly and finally the finished product!  The tour will also include the office facilities.  Please note due to the length of the tour it may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.

PLEASE NOTE: All visitors must wear Closed Toed Shoes.

At approx. 12.30pm. a TWO COURSE LUNCH will be served in the Hospitality Suite.  JCB are 100% Soil Associated organic and offer a unique dining experience.

After lunch we shall travel approx. 9 miles to (National Trust) SUDBURY HALL and THE MUSEUM of CHILDHOOD


During your visit, you will have the opportunity to visit the Hall, The Museum of Childhood, The Coach House Tea Rooms, Gardens and Shop.

Walk in the footsteps of Mr Darcy

The interiors of Sudbury Hall were used in the BBCs 1996 adaptation of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ as the inside of Pemberley. The long gallery, the Great Staircase, the Saloon, the Library, the Cross Passage and the Queens Bedroom were all used.

You can relive your childhood all over again in the Museum of Childhood. Reminisce and see how times have changed, from a Victorian School Room to Chopper Bikes. The exhibits include the ‘Betty Cadbury Collection’.

We plan to depart Sudbury at 5.00pm for the short journey home.


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You are invited to a Bavarian 0ompah Night at Penkridge, Saturday October 10th

Our friends at Penkridge have invited members to join them for a Bavarian Nite.

Please see details below:

Something we haven’t done for a while. A Bavarian Oompah Night is planned for Saturday 10 Oct at 7.30pm.  The cost is £9 inc. sausage & chips, but don’t forget to bring your own drinks (German beer in a stein is best!).  Its an evening of fun, laughter, drinking and eating.  The  band consists of 4 men who persuade a little audience participation and generally make you smile! Oh and the venue is the Peace Memorial Hall.  

For more information or to purchase a ticket, please send an e mail to:


Thursford Christmas Spectacular mini break

From Stafford Walton Web Site

If you are planning to join us on the outing to THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR


please send your booking slip (in Newsletter) to Pat Wilkinson ASAP

 November   30th 2015

  3 days £216 per person

(2 persons sharing a double/twin room)



Price includes coach travel, drivers gratuity, theatre ticket and half board accommodation (Carvery dinner) at the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, NORWICH


Day One – Depart from the usual pick up points; Rising Brook at 10.00am. Travel to the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, via  PETERBOROUGH, with a comfort stop en route.

Day Two – Optional shopping/ sightseeing  trip to Norwich.  Evening performance of the Christmas Spectacular at 7.00pm.

Day Three – After breakfast we depart for a leisurely journey home via KINGS LYNN, before arriving in Stafford early evening.

Deposit £50 per person