TOUR INFO.        UPDATE 25th January 2022.

Dear Tourists,

As you will know I have booked a hotel in Sandown IOW. Trouville Hotel, Esplanade, Sandown, IOW. It has a number of bowls tours every year and can cater for all our needs. Ball room and entertainment every night. Nice bar area. Right on the sea front near the pier. I’ve had several good reports about it.

Reminder ;-   Tour Dates are 30th August to 5th September 2022.

I have booked a coach company, Seaview Services, IOW and a 49-seater coach for the pick-up and drop off and they will be with us all week on IOW for daily tours for those who want too.

Full pick-up and drop off details will be forwarded nearer the date.

Remember it’s your holiday come and go as you please as far as the day trips are concerned. Coach company comes recommended by the hotel and the clubs rep on the island also says they are a good company.

Clubs we will be playing are as follows;

31st Aug.         Cowes Medina BC. Morning trip to Carisbrooke Castle.

1st Sept.           Ventnor BC. Morning trip to Godshill old village and or, Ventnor Botanic Gardens supposed to be very good. Depends on time and coach travel.

2nd Sept.          Ryde Marina BC. Morning trip to Havenstreet Steam railway for a nostalgic

1-hour trip on the steam locomotive. (Still making arrangements but looks positive).

3rd Sept.           Camp Hill, Newport BC. Morning visit to Quarr Abbey monastery, working monks etc.

4th Sept.           Bembridge BC. Morning trip probably to Arreton Barns, craft centre see lots of activities, comes recommended for tourists.

The trips out are not fixed they are what I am working on at the moment, I still have to confirm with coach company that they are appropriate, driving and time wise for the days bowling clubs. There may be some afternoon venues as well and I’m working on them.

Mark Hughes.