Feild­ing Coach Trip 10 Oc­to­ber 2018

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Grey Power mem­bers as­sem­bled at 9.30am ready to leave for Friendly Feild­ing at 9.45am. Ar­riv­ing at the Coach House Mu­seum a de­li­cious morn­ing tea of date scones and a cuppa awaited us. Our host Caryl greeted us and in­tro­duced us to Feild­ing’s mag­nif­i­cent mu­seum. The mu­seum has an ex­ten­sive his­tor­i­cal col­lec­tion span­ning over 140 years which in­cludes Maori waka, re­stored horse driven ve­hi­cles, Ed­war­dian dis­plays i.e. farm­ing, vin­tage trucks and farm ma­chin­ery plus the John Deere col­lec­tion which is the largest dis­play in the South­ern Hemi­sphere. Af­ter we had com­pleted our tour we were served a twocourse meal at the mu­seum in Friendly Feild­ing style. Then we were off to Eric Clarke’s pri­vate movie theatre to view two movies, the first be­ing “The Plank” which had ev­ery­one in fits of laugh­ter, fol­lowed by “Trou­ble in Store” star­ring Nor­man Wis­dom (a co­me­dian of great recog­ni­tion who has been knighted by the Queen) again the cin­ema was filled with laugh­ter.

As the day in Feild­ing con­cluded we all set­tled back in the coach for our re­turn jour­ney home to Palmer­ston North, where we ar­rived about 4pm.

A great day was had by all and the ques­tion asked was “where are we go­ing next”? Robyn and Tony gave us an­other suc­cess­ful “bus out­ing” – well done!! A.P.G.

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