In the morning we have a tour of the factory to discover how each item of English fine bone china is made and see how the artisans create the beautiful pieces that are cherished throughout the world. See the full journey that the wares take from clay to the final gilded products. We then visit the visitor centre and museum with an exhibition showing some of the earliest and rarest pieces produced in Derby history and the most comprehensive collection of Derby Porcelain to be seen anywhere in the world. Lunch in the 1750 Tea Room will consist of a selection of freshly made sandwiches, assorted mini quiche, sausage rolls and spicy potato wedges or chips; fresh fruit scones served with jam and clotted cream, a selection of cakes, tea or coffee. After lunch visit the shop, which offers a selection of best quality and slightly imperfect tableware patterns covering classic to contemporary designs, giftware, commemoratives, and a range of paperweights, all with 10% discount. 


Singing for Pleasure

Good news! 

Please see the following message from Janet Palmer.


Dear Members
I am pleased to announce that the Singing for Pleasure Group will be able to restart on the third Wednesday morning of the month starting in September under the leadership of Carol Wilkes and with Zoe Bonnell as pianist. The dates will be 19th September, 17th October, 21st November and the 19th December from 10 am to 11.30 am.
Posted by / August 30, 2018 / Posted in News


Thanks to Jim Bergin for the following photographs.

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New Activity Group: ZUMBA GOLD

You are invited to attend a TASTER session of a new group, ZUMBA GOLD

on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 7th. at 2.00 pm at Berkswich Methodist Church Hall, Walton on the Hill. The session will last for one hour and the cost will be £1!

If there is enough interest, I plan to continue the class as a regular activity group for our members. The attendance fee will be £2.50 per session, to cover hire of the hall and cost of a qualified teacher from GROOVE ACADEMY, Stafford.


All the fun of Zumba but without the bouncing and twisting. You can still get a good workout in the class. Also perfect if you are new to exercise. 

Zumba Gold is perfect for

Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba®class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity.

How It Works

The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba®choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong.


Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!


For more information, please contact Rose Gwilt

Posted by / April 16, 2017 / Posted in News