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40th Anniversary Dinner

June 29th 2019 at CHICHELEY HALL, Newport Pagnell, Bucks.

 Chicheley Rd, Newport Pagnell MK16 9JJ

[52.10373, -0.67953]


All members, past members and friends are invited to celebrate this milestone of our

40th Anniversary Dinner

With Alan Regin as our Guest Speaker

Please contact Sue Tompsett (or use the Contact Us feature) with menu choices for Tickets and payment details.

Tickets are £30 per person

Dinner Menu – pre-selection required


Smoked Haddock and Spring Onion Fishcake with homemade Tartare sauce


Roast Mediterranean Vegetable Tart with Pesto and Rocket Salad (V)

Main Course

Supreme of Chicken stuffed with Sundried tomato and Feta, potato gratin, seasonal vegetables and salsa verde


Spinich, Feta and Courgette Gnocchi with basil pesto (V)


French Apple Tart with Vanilla ice cream

Coffee or Tea

Dress code: Smart/semiformal

Time 7pm for 7.30pm

The Venue

Tucked away in 80 acres of beautifully kept grounds, Chicheley Hall, Chicheley is ideal for your great getaway or grand event. Its secluded location offers a lovely respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, while its proximity to the M1 and fast-rail links to London Euston from nearby Milton Keynes provide the convenience you require.

A stunning Grade I listed mansion, Chicheley Hall is regarded as one of the finest examples of early 18th Century architecture. Its current hall dates back to the 1700’s and is truly impressive for any event. (No wonder that Chicheley Hall has been used as a location for such film and television projects as Pride and Prejudice, The Meaning of Life, and Black Beauty.)

Coupled with 48 individually furnished bedrooms overlooking our lovely gardens, modern amenities, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience at Chicheley Hall, Chicheley.

Please contact Sue Tompsett (or use the Contact Us feature) with menu choices for Tickets and payment details.


Towers to ring at during the day

(All confirmed)

9.30 - 10.15       Bletsoe, St Mary, Bedfordshire (6)

MK44 1QB, 52.21365, -0.50349

10.30 - 11.15    Carlton, St Mary, Bedfordshire (6)

MK43 7LD, 52.18371, -0.60946

11.30 - 12.15       Turvey, All Saints, Bedfordshire (8)

MK43 8EP, 52.16321, -0.62689

Lunch in Bedford (Own arrangements but suggest )

I suggest people use either Lurke St or Duckmill Lane car park in Bedford for Lunch venues and St Paul and St Peter de Merton then move cars for St Andrew where there is a small church car park or street parking.

The Brewhouse and Kitchen 115 High Street, MK40 1NU (Microbrewery and Pub Grub)

George and Dragon 39 Mill Street. MK40 3EU (Good value Pub Grub)

Coffee with Art (Licenced Cafe) High Street  MK40 1NN (Extensive light menu)

2.00 - 3.00           Bedford, St Paul, Bedfordshire (12)

MK40 1SL, 52.13544, -0.46742

3.15 - 4.00         Bedford, St Peter de Merton, Bedfordshire (8)

MK40 2PN, 52.13931, -0,46608

4.30 - 5.45                Bedford, St Andrew, Bedfordshire, (12)

MK40 2NQ, 52.14644, -0.45641

(General ringing followed by quarter peal, band to be arranged by Ringing Master)

7pm for 7.30 Anniversary Dinner at Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell MK16 9JJ

Very last date for Payment and Food Orders for the Anniversary Dinner is 18th May