Sussex Matinee Club


Sussex Branch
Matinee Club and other Sussex Branch Outings

We send out details of theatre offers by email free of charge, or by post. All Matinée Club offers allow you to bring friends and family with you (subject to the occasional age restriction,if an offer is OAPs only for example), so it’s definitely not a “members only” sort of club – the more the merrier! All contributions of second class stamps are much appreciated as the OSA does not subsidise Claire’s postage and envelopes expenses.

Outings so far planned for 2019 are –

Outing to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries and  Westminster Abbey – Wednesday 13th March 2019 

Open to the general public for the first time in its 700-year history, the 13th Century Triforium at Westminster Abbey has always been used as a sort of storage attic.  High above the Abbey floor, at upper stained-glass window level, it contained items such as precious gold- and silverware, vestments and Royal Coronation and Funeral items, as well as spare masonry pieces.  It is where TV cameramen have filmed views like this, but now you can see the views and riches for yourself.  Max. 25 places


Outing to Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking – Monday 13th May 2019  

We have booked an outing to Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking for the spring – an opportunity to have a tour of the vineyards, the winery and a wine tasting too!  Maximum 30 participants. We’re going to make a day of it, as you can bring a picnic or eat in their good value Conservatory Cafeteria (popular as a comfort stop for ramblers in the Surrey Hills). 

This lovely location is located just north of Dorking Deepdene and Dorking stations (a 15 minute stroll), and has its own turning off the A24 for those of you preferring to drive there.  The approach road/footpath go underneath Bradley’s Bridge between Boxhill & Westhumble and Dorking stations. Claire will lead a group walking from both stations.

Price is £14.00 and includes winery tour, wine tasting and vineyard tour.  To book this outing, please send your cheque payable to:  OLD SOUTHERONIANS ASSOCIATION – SUSSEX BRANCH    together with either an SAE (important if you don’t have an email address!) or an email address instead if you have one,  to:- 
Claire Wickes, 85 Larkspur Drive, Burgess Hill, West Sussex,  RH15 0UL    Tel:  01444-246379    CLOSING DATE: 31st January 2019