Thanks to Neil Shilling and Richard Willey for contributing some of the above pictures to which they retain copyright.
We would like to thank you both for organising such a wonderful visit to The Music Museum and Christmas at Kew. Both venues were such a treat, the Music Museum's fantastic collection of antique keyboard instruments was quite exceptional, and to have them all play and be explained to us made the visit come alive. Following this, the concert by Chris Barber (the second), with his excellent singers was a real delight, and with the magical change of colours on the organ, and excellent passage of visual scenes as a backdrop, plus procesco, tea and sandwiches, was more than we could ask for!
KEW - the main attraction exceeded all our expectations. On a lovely dry. warm, clear evening, the variety and extent of the extensive light show was a real treat, and taking about one hour to see it all, a perfect length.
The problem-free journeys on the M25 were another bonus, and Graham's excellent driving and parking much appreciated.
All in all a great start to Christmas for those lucky enough to take part in such a happy, friendly and well thought out occasion.
Rosemary & Herbie Doel
Thank you for the excellent outing we enjoyed yesterday - the concert, the tea, Kew Gardens' Christmas Trail and the efficient organisation (the extra drop-off in Tonbridge was MUCH appreciated). It was my first outing with Tonbridge U3A, well up to the standard of the many I enjoyed with my previous U3A over the past 25 years! I look forward to joining some of your future outings.