15th November - a visit to the workshops and museum of CBG MIGNOT, route de Bourgueil, 49390 La Breille les Pins at 2.30pm. CBG Mignot has manufactured lead soldiers for almost 200 years and is the only surviving workshop in France producing lead figurines today; famous for historic detail, the figurines are collected the world over.
Prior to the visit we will meet for lunch at the "Le Relais de la Ronde", between Vivy and Saumur at 11.30am. As it is a weekday event, there is no menu to select and entrées and desserts will simply be chosen from the buffet; there will, however, be a choice of coq au vin or fish for the main course. Places are limited and will be allocated on a "first come first served" basis - details.
The subsequent events will be:
Saturday 7th December - Annual Christmas lunch at the Parc Hotel, Saumur. Once again the raffle will include a special prize of a two night stay in Paris; tickets will also be on sale at the November and December meetings.
Saturday 18th January - Annual Quiz and Photographic Competition.
Saturday 8th February – Possible presentation on Archaeology. Details to follow.
Thursday 12th March – Visit to Pasquier at Brissac Quincé, the famous site where nine million biscottes are made every day. Details to follow.
Thursday 2nd April – Visit to Scania, Angers. Details to follow.
Saturday 18th April – Annual General Meeting
Friday 1st May – May Day Walk