Followed by lunch at THE WHEATSHEAF INN – WOODFORD
We are located in Hangar 1 South, Old Sarum Airfield, Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 6DZ.
Just off the A345 – 5 miles south of Amesbury – 2 miles north of Salisbury
DATE:– Thursday 12th March 2020. COST £25 per person
Arrive by 10.00am – Presentation by BDAC staff, with coffee/tea and biscuits, history of museum and current
projects. 10.45am to 12.45pm time in exhibition hall. 1.00pm depart BDAC for the Wheatsheaf Inn, Woodford,
Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 6NQ. Approx. 10 minute drive. Lunch at 1.30pm Return to Frome by about 4.00pm
Reply to Iain Martindale (iainmartindale45@gail.com) asap; PLUS send cheque to Iain Martindale, 14 Fortescue
Street Norton Saint Philip, BA2 7PE –

You MUST include your menu selection for lunch from the following:
1) Honey Roast Ham and a brace of eggs, triple cooked chips and piccalilli
2) Steak and Tangle Foot Pie, mash potato, braised red cabbage and Tangle Foot Gravy
3) Malaysian Aubergine Curry, tamarind, coconut, chilli, coriander, pineapple pickle and Jasmine rice (V)
4) The H&W Burger glazed bun – two British beef patties, Monterey Jack cheese, smoked streaky bacon,
burgee sauce and fries
a) Apple and Blackberry Crumble with custard
b) Sticky Toffee Pudding, caramelised walnuts and ice cream
c) Chocolate Brownie, chocolate sauce with ice cream
d) West Country Cheese Board


Tour of Hinkley Point EDF nuclear power station – Wednesday 11th March 2020 – CANCELLED

Last week EDF advised the Bridgewater Visitor Centre, who organise these tours, that planned changes to their tour timetables as well as the location of the pick-up and drop-off point, would become effective 1st February 2020, not 1st June 2020, as previously advised.  After confirming with the bus company that we would need to leave at 7.30am to reach the new pick-up point on time, and then failing to get an exception from EDF, we have no option but to cancel the trip planned for 11th March. Sorry about the need to cancel.  It may be possible to reschedule a tour later in the year.

REPLACEMENT TRIP:- Thursday 12th March 2020.

An alternative trip to Boscombe Down Aviation Collection at Old Sarum Airfield Museum. http://www.boscombedownaviationcollection.co.uk/

The date – THURSDAY 12th MARCH 2020.  The tour starts at 10.00am with a 30-minute presentation on BDAC and Boscombe Down A&AEE (Aircraft & Armaments Experimental Establishment) also known as the RAF Test Pilots School. That will include tea/coffee/biscuits. We will then have until 1.00pm to spend inside the museum, talk to the staff, and clamber through some of the exhibits. We will leave BDAC at 1.00pm and travel 4 miles to The Wheatsheaf Inn, Lower Woodford for lunch at 1.30pm. There will be a choice of mains and desserts, including vegetarian. We will need to pre-order nearer the time. We leave about 3.00pm to be back in Frome by 4.00pm. 

Depending on the number of members interested in visiting BDAC we will either use our own transport or use a coach. Without a coach the price will be approx. £20 – £23 including lunch; with a coach approx. £30-£33 including lunch


Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in visiting BDAC. Wives and partners welcome, but we will be limited to 40 in total. I will need to finalise numbers at or soon after our February meeting.


Iain Martindale

President F&D Probus Club



Proposed Club Outing to North Wales  –  details below


LLandudno from the Great Orme cable car


The Great Orme Tram
LLangollen railway