Ashton Probus Group

27 September 2017

Groups Round-up

Hi Everyone

We’ve had another busy couple of months looking after our groups.  We have had a number of enquiries already for 2018, and even one confirmed group for 2019!  It’s never too early to start making plans, we can hold space on an option basis initially to give you chance to talk to your members and gauge interest.  Just give us a call.  

Our Ashton Probus group had a fabulous time on their Isle of Anglesey trip recently, John has very kindly sent us a brief report:

Dear Pam

Herewith a few jottings relating to our holiday. First of all, I must say that everyone appeared to have enjoyed it very much.  The good news being we had 53 (including Miriam) at the start and the same number on return!

Sunday 4th June

The pick-ups in Royton were done and everyone arrived in time at Ashton. Miriam does a great job loading and unloading the luggage, as her knees are testimony!!

Showers on the way to comfort stop at Burton Wood, which soon cleared and the route via Liverpool to West Kirby was a welcome change for many, with Miriam giving her background knowledge of the area. Once at West Kirby we enjoyed our packed lunches before continuing down the Wirral for our afternoon stop at Rhos on Sea.

Arrival and check in went well.

I think that everyone enjoyed the meals throughout our stay.

Monday 5th June – Isle of Anglesey

Weather not good - prolonged spell of rain most of the day. Had a tour east side of the island, then on to Oriel museum for coffee stop etc. Museum was excellent and well worth the visit. Had a look at Rhosneigr from the coach in rain and headed for Llanfair PG. The latter is OK but does not appeal to everyone. On to Plas Newyyd – still raining heavily. Not good on a wet day, the car park is covered in fine shale with standing pools of water – the “office” is about 30 yards away – then quite a fair walk to the house – if you want or need to ride in a buggy, of which there are only 2 taking 3 passengers each, it is another 20 yards to another building where you queue for your turn.  Needless to say about 14 or more stayed on the coach!  Plas Newydd is a place for good weather.

Tuesday 6th June

Caernarfon - wow, was it windy, almost gale force.  Everyone ventured out and most were glad to get to The Celtic Royal Hotel a bit early for our planned Afternoon Tea.  Celtic Royal did us proud – really good – separate area, table cloths, fabric napkins, china cups and saucers and plenty of food.  Definitely to be recommended.  Drove round the passes circuit to Llanberis in fine weather so the views were good.  Lake Padarn Train ride also good, with two carriages being reserved for us.

Wednesday 7th

Port Merrion visit – best day for weather – sun shining – everyone relaxed – not as expensive as people had led me to believe.   After an all-round consensus, we decided to forget stops on return in order to give free time to look around Beaumaris on return.  A good day was had by all.

Thursday 8th

Leisurely breakfast – coach loaded by Miriam and porters – two & a half hour stop in Llandudno, after passing through Conwy.  Best Western at Frodsham on the top of a hill with good views – ready for us on arrival for our early tea.  Food served promptly.  Back to base by 5.30-ish.

Overall an enjoyable holiday – as a group we all get on together.

Many thanks to you personally Pam and Ellen Smith for looking after us.

With kind regards, John


It looks like they all had a fabulous time.  If you fancy taking your group to Anglesey for a holiday, call us for personalised quotation and let us help turn your dreams & ideas into reality.

Go on, give us a call – you know you want to ……

Bye for now


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