Event Diary

Valentines Dinner Sat 14th Feb
Quiz Evening Fri 13th March NB Village Hall
Twinning Visit to France 1st to 4th May
Walking Quiz Sun 16th Aug
Skittles Evening Fri 9th Oct
Twinning Visit here Fri 6th to Sun 8th May

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Slight update as announced on Saturday Evening.

Please meet at school 1215 for photographs. Coaches leave at 1245.


Date/time Event Where Notes for Hosts
Friday 9th May  5.30 pm Meet families fromCarpiquet only Chilworth Golf ClubSO16 7JP Small Reception with cakes and drink.  Take guests home for a meal.
Friday 9th May 7.45 p.m –  8 p.m. Meet families from Authie only North Baddesley Junior School Take guests straight home for a meal.
Saturday 10th May 10 a.m. Board coaches for visit to Winchester North Baddesley Junior School. Please provide picnic for you and your guests  – suggest everything disposable so that you don’t have to carry it later.
Saturday 10th May 10.30 Arrive Winchester Hampshire County Council  (HCC) H.Q.
Saturday 10th May10.45 am – 11.15 a.m. Presentation by Leader of H.C.C Ashburton Hall
Saturday 10th May11,30 a.m.- 12.50 p.m. Tours of H.C.C. Council Chamber/Great Hall/Gift Shop We will be divided into three groups for this.
Saturday 10th May12.50 p.m. – 1.30 p.m Have Picnic Podium area in Ashburton Court There are toilets available here.
Saturday 10th May1.30 p.m. Winchester City Tour Guides arrive Podium area in Ashburton Court We will be divided into 5 groups – with 3 French speaking guides & 2 English speaking.
Saturday, 10th May1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. approx.… Comprehensive Walking Tours of Winchester Starting at Great Hall/ending at the bottom of the High Street. You will be told which group you are in.
Saturday, 10th May3.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Free time for refreshments In Winchester City Centre
Saturday, 10th May4.30 p.m. Leave Winchester to return to North Baddesley – Meet coaches at King Alfred Statue area bus stops If you do not wish to go on the complete walking tours you can go off on your own and meet here at 4.30 p.m.
Saturday, 10th May7 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. Dinner with  entertainment and music during the evening. Crosfield Hall,Romsey Make your own way to Romsey. Parking available at the Crosfield Hall.  By going independently you can go home when you wish.
Sunday,  11th May a.m. Morning free with families Provide Lunch
Sunday 11th May 1 pm Farewell to guests NB Junior School

Contact Numbers on the day:    Andy Marsh  07950 641455 or  Angela Pickett 07766 062354

Timetable for the Weekend:

Friday, 9th May, 2014

Carpiquet people arriving 5 p.m. – We will meet them at the Chilworth Golf Course for a small reception and then hosts take them home for the evening – we are not having a separate evening gathering on that evening this year.

Authie people arriving approximately 7.45 p.m. at North Baddesley Village School (unfortunately this year there was no boat coming over in the morning from Caen to Portsmouth so they are coming over from Cherbourg to Portsmouth on the Fast Cat and will arrive in Portsmouth at 7 p.m.)  We are still trying to determine whether they will need a meal when they arrive or if they will have already eaten.

Saturday, 10th May, 2014

10 a.m./10.15 a.m. Leave North Baddesley Village School to drive to Winchester – you can leave your car at the school.

11 a.m. Arrive Winchester – Queen Elizabeth Court – where we will be met by Mr. Roy Perry (Head of the County Council) who will give us a presentation of the work of the Hampshire County Council (in French and English).

12.30 p.m.- 1.30 p.m.  Picnic lunch (provided by yourself for you and your guests).  We suggest you take everything that can be thrown away so that you do not have to carry it around all day.   Mr. Perry has kindly offered us the use of the Podium in the Castle to have our lunch – this is a lovely airy location looking out onto the inner courtyard.  There are toilets etc. available here.

1.30 p.m.  Our Winchester Guides will come and meet us and take us over to the Great Hall – we will be divided into French and English Speaking Groups – 3 of each.

We will then be taken on a walking tour of Winchester – in our groups – taking in the major sights of the city – this will take approximately 2 – 2 ½ hours.   At the end of the tour there will be some free time to go and have some refreshments before our coach picks us up at about 4.30 p.m. by King Alfred statue to come home to North Baddesley.  Hosts will take their guests home for a couple of hours.

7 p.m for 7.30 p.m. meet up again at the Crosfield Hall in Romsey (hosts to make their own way there with their guests – this will enable people to go home when they want to).  We will have dinner, drinks and some entertainment throughout the evening.

11.30 p.m. Evening ends.


Sunday, 11th May, 2014:

Morning free with hosts – our guests will leave at approximately 1 p.m. from North Baddesley Junior School.


This is the itinerary as it stands at the moment – we will give out the final timings etc. at the AGM.


The costings for the Saturday are:

Hosting Families:    Whole day            £15.00 per person

                                  Winchester only:  £7.50 per person

Evening only:       £10.00 per person


Non-Hosting Familes (all of our members are welcome to take part in this weekend):

Whole Day           £20.00 person
Winchester only   £10.00 per person

Evening only        £10.00 per person


All cheques payable to NBTA please.   Please let your Committee member know as soon as possible how many of you will be joining us. 




Dear Twinners,

Not long to go now before our French visitors arrive on 9th May, 2014.    All the final details and timings will be given out at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 30th April, 2014 commencing at 8 p.m. in All Saints Church Hall, Rownhams Road, North Baddesley.   The Agenda for this will be send out to you early next week.

For those of you who are hosting I just need the numbers of you that will be coming on our day trip to Winchester on Saturday, 10th May and also the number of people coming to the dinner in Romsey in the evening.    The cost for the whole day will be £15 per person (a bargain for a whole day out including dinner and drinks). This cost only applies to the NBTA members.    Cheques to be made payable to NBTA.   Members who are not hosting are, of course, also welcome to join us on the day, but we do need the numbers.

We will be going to Winchester by coach on the Saturday morning – having a presentation in Queen Elizabeth Court by Mr. Roy Perry – the Head of Hampshire County Council (in French and English) and then a picnic lunch.     We will have free use of the Great Hall where we will meet our guides after lunch and be taken on walking tours of Winchester – in possibly six groups, with English and French speaking guides.  We will work out the groupings for the day.   We will leave Winchester at about 4.30/5 p.m. to go home with your guests for a couple of hours before we then all meet in the Crosfield Hall in Romsey at 7 p.m. for a Dinner – with entertainment throughout the evening.    The evening will finish at 11.30 p.m. but we will all go by our own transport so the time you leave is entirely up to you all.

If you could let me have your proposed numbers, for both yourselves and your French guests, I should be very grateful as we are now putting the final details together.    Also, if any of you have any dietary requests could you please let me know these as well.

Many thanks.

Kind regards.
Angela  Pickett
North Baddesley Twinning Association

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