Just to let you know that the Red Hatter committee would like to advise you that we will be having two Red Hatters events this year. Our first outing is to Blackfriars Restaurant, Newcastle upon Tyne on Tuesday 26th April. The cost of the outing will be £25 which includes a glass of fizz on arrival, followed by a three course lunch and coffee. (Meeting time for lunch will be advised when we have final numbers). Wine and soft drinks to be purchased separately. We will be dining in the Medieval Banqueting Hall, which King Edward III used to receive Royal Scot, Edward Balliol in 1334. The Managing Director of Blackfriars will be giving us an in-depth talk on the history of Blackfriars before our lunch. Also if there is time we will have a bit of fun with a picture quiz. If you wish to come along add your name to the list and also see the menu choice on the Red Hatters table. The committee will be taking a deposit of £10 (non returnable) or if you wish you may pay the full amount.

Our second outing will be a day coach trip to Harewood House which is near Leeds. This will take place on Tuesday 28th June and the coach will leave Seaham at 9:00 am and we should reach the house at approx. 10:45. Entry to the house is £11 per person. We can book introductory guided tours around the house, gardens and bird garden at a charge of £5 per person for each tour. If you wish to go on the guided tour this has to be prebooked so we will need to collect in monies for same, Alternatively you can wander around the house and gardens on your own. The cost of the coach will be £13 (including tip) if we take the 31 seater, however if we have to use a larger coach the price will be cheaper (price to be advised when final numbers are known). We have listed all the information on our Red Hatters board and if you wish to add your name to the list this can be found on the Red Hatters Table. Also there is a picnic area so if you wish to take a picnic on the day that is up to you. Depending on the numbers we have and just booking the entry to the house and gardens (no tours) and coach this will be approximately £24.

We hope you like our choice this year for the Red Hatters and is of interest to you all