The Neston Gentlemen's Guild is a social groupmto all men in Neston.
We meet once a month at 7.30pm in the Hinderton Arms (function room) with also a monthly outing or visit interest.
There is no subscription to join. The meeting room is free (unfortunately the beer is not), and each outing or visit is organised by a volunteer member and individual members charged for the cost.
Please jin us at the Hinderton Arms, and bring a friend.
Further details from:
Keith Moores 336 4364
John Proud 353 0507
Further meetings and events:
Sat 9th Malpas Steam Fair
Wed 13th 7.30pm Meeting at Hinderton Arms
Sun 1st 10.00am Wirral Bus and Tram day
Wed 11th 7.30pm Meeting at Hinderton Arms
Wed 8th 7.30pm Meeting at Hinderton Arms
Sat 25th Peerless Brewery Meal & Tour & Tasting
Wed 13th Christmas Lunch (with partners)
Please also contact John if you would lke a copy of our programme for the rest of the year.
Please be advised, dates and visits may change owing to change of circumstances that are beyond our control.
Our Guild Trip to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
Tuesday 18th July
The trip was opened up to guests and in total there were twelve of us who turned up, ten meeting at Hooton Station at 9.30am, with two meeting up in Liverpool. The tour of the Cathedral was due to start at 11.00am and last one hour. We met our guide, Ron Redmond, who was very knowledgeable and the tour didn’t end till 12.30. We learned a lot about the cathedral and its amazing statistics, far more than if we had just walked around on our own.
As there were graduations for the Hope University taking place that afternoon in the Cathedral, the restaurant was putting on a barbeque which we all enjoyed.
Don and Dorothy Pilley left as the next trip was up the tower, which involved over 100 steps after taking two lift rides. The views from the top of the tower were stunning with the weather almost perfect for long distance viewing and we were just able to pick out Blackpool Tower.
We then returned to Lime Street, first visiting St James’ Gardens adjacent to the Cathedral, formerly a quarry, then graveyard and now a park. We found the gravestones particularly interesting in that they reflect much of the social history of Liverpool between 1826 and 1936. There were some 58.000 people buried there, including William Huskinson, the MP who had the dubious distinction of being the first passenger fatality of the railway age.
On the walk back to Lime Street we noted a number of buildings along Rodney Street and Mount Pleasant, where people of note once lived, including William Gladstone.
We ended the day at Wetherspoons in Lime Street, or rather that was the intension. However, eight of us decided to extend our stay in Liverpool by having a meal at the Mei Mei Chinese Restaurant in Berry Street. After dining we finally departed for Central Station and arrived back home around 9.00pm. A full and most enjoyable, if a little tiring, day out, which was enjoyed by one and all.
Gentlemen's Guild Dinner
On Wednesday 9th August the Guild held a dinner at the Sang Jun in Neston. Seven members and eight ladies enjoyed a wonderful evening of good food, good drinks and, most importantly, even better fellowship. That many of us were still drinking and laughing after 11 o’clock said everything about a great night.
Our thanks to the staff at Sang Jun and to John for organising the evening.
We’ll do it again!