Coach Trips


Coach trips for 2020

Updated information 25th May 2020


Saturday 4th July 2020: Black Country Living Museum

With great regret we have decided to cancel the coach trip for Saturday 4th July to the Black Country Living Museum (BCLM).  The Museum is currently closed and although it is possible it may reopen on or before our trip date, we cannot guarantee this, nor that the attractions and demonstrations normally available there would be open.  In addition anyone who wished to go would need to respect social-distancing measures on the coach (restricting the numbers we could take) and at the site itself. 

This trip was the most popular we have offered to members and friends in recent years, and we will look to re-book either later this year or in 2021, subject to BCLM reopening and restrictions on travel and socialising.


Saturday 12th September 2020:The National Archives, Kew (TNA)

Our remaining trip planned for 2020 is a return to TNA for personal research. 

At present (May 2020) TNA is closed to visitors and we do not know when it will be re-opening or what retrictions may be in place in September.   If social-distancing measures are still in place, the maximum number we could carry would be about 20 people, which will increase the charge we need to make to break even on the cost of coach hire. (This has also increased in 2020 because of enhanced environmental regulations governing coach operations in London!).

A final decision on whether we can offer this trip and the cost will be made by early August.

Please contact Jenny Pope or Cy Cutler if you are interested in going (no obligation at this stage) or have any questions about the research facilities or other attractions in the area.

Cost: approx £36 (if numbers restricted) or £26 (no restrictions)

 Pick up points and times : 

      Westbury (6.30am)   Devizes (7.00am)   Chippenham (7.30am)   Swindon (8.00am)  

      A 15 minute comfort break will be made if required on the outward journey. 


  • Contact Jenny Pope by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or telephone 01793852662 for general enquiries or to register your interest and for information about coach trips in general or to make comments or suggestions for future trips

 Refund Policy. The Society's policy on refunds for coach trips is that a refund will only be made as follows:

The Society and/or the coach company is unable, for whatever reason, to run the advertised visit. 

The person is unable to take part in the visit due entirely to unforeseen circumstances beyond their control e.g., their own indisposition or that of any immediate members of their family through death, sickness, ill-health, hospitalisation, or similar circumstance. 

In the event that neither of the above circumstances apply, a refund will only be considered if the resulting vacant seat or seats can be resold by the Society without any financial loss being incurred by the Society. 

The Executive Committee appointed Jenny Pope, Coach Organiser, to act as its arbiter in any dispute concerning a refund under the above policy.

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