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TSCC 2020 Thames Cruise and Dinner & Show at Sonning Mill

20 June - 24 June

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Dear All

Because we have been unable to book the moorings at Hurley for the originally intended nights, we have revised our plans and we are delighted to announce a new itinerary which we believe to have many significant advantages.

Here are the new plans:

Saturday – Boveney Lock – Moorings booked. Centrally catered group meal.
Sunday – Cookham Lock – Moorings booked. There are around 180 feet of moorings along a pleasant backwater below a weir. We could raft up if necessary but this is unlikely to be necessary. We will move the group barbeque to the Sunday so that everyone can participate. There is a grassy riverside bank where we could hold the barbeque.
Monday – Cookham – Outing to the Chiltern Valley Winery and Brewery as already planned. There is a private EA road to the lock and we would hope to get permission for the minibus to meet us at the lock. The walk to the village is around ten minutes – no longer than the walk from Hurley lock to the village.
Tuesday – Hurley Lock – Moorings booked. Optional meal at the Rising Sun
Wednesday – Sonning. We have rechecked and there are ample riverside moorings, plus further potential moorings at the UTYC. Dinner and show at Sonning Mill.

For those planning to participate using hotel accommodation there are various options including:

The Olde Belle at Hurley – Less than a 20 minute drive to Cookham
The Bel and Dragon in Cookham. There is no parking at the Bel and Dragon but there are various options:

1. Unrestricted overnight parking on the High Street from 18.00 to 09.00. During the day, High Street parking is restricted to two hours
2. A small free car park just around the corner past the Stanley Spencer Gallery
3. Free parking in Odney Lane, also nearby on the way to the lock
4. There is probably other nearby unrestricted on-street parking but we have not investigated
5. An NT car park at the other end of the village (a 5-10 minute walk). This is free to NT members or otherwise £2.00 per day. Unlikely to be any problem parking there.
STOP PRESS Rooms can also be booked at the MOOR HALL CONFERENCE CENTRE in Cookham, website: https://moor-hall-conference-centre-gb.book.direct/en-GB
(Peter and Pauline have already booked themselves & 3 others there.)
The Cookham moorings are very pleasant, there is water at the lock and there is much more of interest in Cookham than there is in Hurley.

We hope you will like this new plan which we believe to have many positives – not least a complete change from recent times at Hurley.

We look forward to your thoughts and would skippers please let me know your intentions with regard to your overnight mooring requirements, i.e. Boveney Lock Sat.20th June, Cookham Lock Sun.21st & Mon.22nd June, Hurley Lock Tues.23rd June and Sonning EA moorings Wed.24th June. This is just so that we know which boats to expect.

Best regards


20 June
24 June


The Mill at Sonning
Sonning Eye
Reading, RG4 6TY
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