PLEASE NOTE a double/twin room and a single room have become available, if you’d like to join this trip please contact Richard Coates by email, by end of February 2022 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
14 August 2021 – After much deliberation, consulting with the Committee and our tour guide we have decided to defer the trip to the previously agreed contingency dates of 4-7 April 2022.
The new schedule is – We will meet at St. Pancras Station in London on Monday 4th April 2022 in time to catch the 11.04 Eurostar service to Lille arriving at 13.26 (local time). The afternoon will be free for sightseeing, and we stay overnight at Lille Ibis Hotel. The next morning we will meet up with our tour guide, who is a specialist in WW1 memorials and war grave visits. We will be following a tour from the Somme to Ypres over the next 3 days, staying overnight at Arras and Ypres. The idea is to visit the major sites of interest, and to ‘tailor’ the trip to highlight connections with any Aldersons. We have discovered Aldersons on the Menin Gate at Ypres, and at various cemeteries which we will be visiting during the tour. We return to Lille on the afternoon of Thursday 28th October 2021, for the 16.38 Eurostar departure back to St. Pancras, which arrives in London at 1700 (local time)