A cold wind was blowing but members of REMAF (Retired Freemasons Forum) left Ellesmere Port Masonic Hall with a warm heart on Monday 24 April for the first of their 2017 Jaunts by coach for a merry Lunch and a sightseeing trip to the Isle of Anglesey. First stop was Ross-on-Sea for a coffee and a toasted tea cake and then on to the Victoria Hotel at Menai Bridge for a three course meal overlooking the Strait, a stretch of treacherous water between Mainland Wales and Anglesey where Lord Nelson said, “if anyone can sail through the “Strait” then he is welcome to join my navy” and to prove it, his statue overlooks the water from the Anglesey side.
After Lunch it was back on the coach for a tour of the Island with a witty driver pointing out places of interest along the route, back through the centre for a stop of the Longest named station in the world, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Welsh roughly translates “St Mary’s Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel near a Rapid Whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio near the Red Cave” The jolly band returned to Ellesmere Port refreshed and eager to join another REMAF tour, when the group plan to visit Bridgenorth on 17 July and possibly travel on the Seven Valley Railway.
Anyone interested in becoming a member of REMAF and taking part in their meetings and jaunts should contact Mike Hendy using Email: email@example.com you would be most welcome.
Welsh Flag flying as a welcome when we arrived at the Isle of Anglesey.
The Victoria Hotel bid us welcome for a splendid three course meal.
Jean and Peter Shrobbrook wonder which head they recognised.
Brian Rose and Norman Jarvis with some of the ladies who thoroughly enjoyed the Lunch.
Left to right Pat and Norman Jarvis (Past President) and June and Bill Harper (Present President)
Bathed in warm Welsh sunshine on the hotel balcony a party of REMAF take to the fresh air.
Cheers to you all until the next Merry Jaunt with REMAF