Social Calendar 2022

Do come along and join other Forum members at these social events, which are arranged by volunteer organisers. We make a special effort to welcome new members and singles. If you are not a member of the Forum, do join up – it’s only £11 a year. See our Membership page for how to join.

Bingo Club — Every Monday except bank holidays

See our Bingo Club page for details.

Friday mornings. Tea and Cakes

All welcome to come along 11am – 12 noon on alternate Friday mornings to gardens at Millfield House, Silver St, Edmonton N18 IPJ (where the office is!). If you are able to, please bring a cake to share (shop bought or bake your own). No need to book, just come along for a cuppa and a chat. Forthcoming Fridays: 6 May, 20 May, 3 June. No charge but we collect donations to the Forum. Further information from Jan on 07748 264735 or email

Saturday 30 April. Firs Farm Wetlands and home-made cakes/hot drinks

Meet at 2.15pm. The exclusive tour (2.30pm -3.45pm) will be led by the Environmental Lead at Firs Farm and will give us an overview of the site and its importance for local climate change resilience – specifically as a local flood defence, a wildlife and community haven and a means of keeping Pymmes Brook and the River Lea cleaner by removing pollution. There will be a 20 minute tea break half way through and after the tour we will walk to Coffee Break café for an arranged afternoon tea and cake treat. Total cost for guide and refreshments is £14 for Forum members and £16 for non-members. Contact Jan on 07748 264735 or email

Wednesday 4 May. Trip to Wallace Collection

Meet Oxford Circus Tube Station at 10am for short walk to Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square. The collection is full of fine and decorative art (the Frans Hals Laughing Cavalier and Venetian Canaletto’s) arms and armour and furniture from Versailles
This visit is limited to 15 people. Cost £2 towards Forum administration (pay on the day). To reserve your place, call Roy Barrows: 0208 360 8561 or email

Saturday 7 May. Tribute to Charlie Chaplin – The Early Years

A talk and 3 course hot lunch. We will discuss Charlie Chaplin’s little known association with Fred Karno the British Music Hall Impresario who spotted his talent and taught him to become ‘the most subtle and precise comedian of all time’ – quote from Stan Laurel. The talk will encompass Charlie’s early stage performance and career. Charlie may even make a guest appearance! 12.30pm for 1pm start. At North Enfield Conservative Club, Baker Street, Enfield EN1 3LD. Buses 191/W8. Ample Parking. Cost: £20 per person. To book, ring Jacky Pearce 0203 724 4287.

Wednesday 18 May. Countryside walk and pub lunch in Hertfordshire

Join us for a lovely, gentle countryside walk. The walk is four miles across fields and lanes with no steep hills or climbs. It takes about two hours at average walking speed. We start at 11am in Much Hadham (car or lift needed – a 30 minute drive from Enfield) and arrive back for the pub lunch (average cost about £12) at 1pm.Sensible shoes or walking boots needed. Cost £3 for Forum members and £5 for non-members. Phone Jan on 07748 264735 or email

Friday 20 May. Quiz Night

(Note: dinner dance scheduled for today has been cancelled)
This fund-raising event will start at 7pm, with the first questions at 7.30pm. The cost is £12 for members and £15 for non-members, which includes a fish and chip supper (vegetarian alternatives are available). Form your own team or we will put teams of six together as needed. Holtwhites Sports and Social Club, 1, Kirkland Drive, Enfield, EN2 0RN. Contact Jim Cantle on 020 8363 4969.

Wednesday 8 June. City of Ely, Ship of the Fens and Cambridge day trip

Just eight places left on this day trip by luxury coach to two beautiful cities – Ely and Cambridge. The price of £66 per person includes return coach fare, guided tour of Ely cathedral and Cambridge, a two-course lunch, driver tip, guide tip and small Forum donation. For further information and a booking form, contact Olivia on or 020 8447 8841.

Thursday 16 June. Trip down the Thames to Greenwich

Meet at Southgate Tube Station at 9.15am to go to the Embankment booking office of Uber Thames Clipper. (Important to present your Freedom Pass to obtain 50% discount). We will travel down the Thames to Greenwich where we will visit the Old Royal Naval College, Painted Hall, 18th century Naval Chapel and National Maritime Museum. Travel back to Embankment by River Bus. Cost £2 towards Forum administration (pay on the day) plus cost of boat travel and entrance fees. This visit is limited to 20 people. For more information and to reserve your place, please contact Roy Barrows: 020 8360 8561, Email:

22-28 June. Channel Islands Explorer

A twin room has now become available due to a cancellation, so if you’d like to take this wonderful opportunity to join us, please contact Olivia for all details and itinerary, on or 020 8447 8841.

Wednesday 3 August. Day trip by coach to Suffolk Coastal Towns

In the morning we will travel to Southwold, once a Saxon fishing port, now a popular seaside town with period houses, small fisherman’s museum, a glorious church and long promenade to the pier. Numerous cafes and pubs to enjoy your lunch. We will then travel the short distance to Aldeburgh, with 14th century church, Moat House Museum and Lifeboat Station. Walk the shingle beach to Thorpeness. There are plenty of seafront hotels where you can go in for afternoon tea. The coach will leave for home at 5.30pm. Cost is £26.50 per person. To reserve your place, please call Roy Barrows on 020 8360 8561 or email:

Sunday 21 August. Day trip to two glorious gardens in Kent

A relaxing mini-coach day tour to two of Kent’s wonderful gardens – Riverhill Himalayan Garden and Lullingstone Castle’s Garden. Riverhill is 12 acres of historic gardens overlooking the Weald of Kent. In August the rose walks and hydrangeas are in best bloom but there are many other interesting sights. For further information, watch the video on Riverhill’s website. After lunch, which can be purchased in the café or you can take a picnic, we go to Lullingstone and enjoy the World Garden of this ancient family home. Enjoy jungle garden, orchid house, cactus house, Moroccan blue room, Australian collection and a two acre woodland walk. Cost per person £48. Only 21 places available so book your place and find out more from Olivia on 020 8447 8841 or email

29 August – 2 September. Historic Houses of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire

Mini break by private coach, exploring some of the wonderful historic houses in the Midlands. A medieval castle, Victorian workhouse and a 17th century country house are just some of the six National Trust properties we will visit. This break involves four nights ensuite accommodation at the Holiday inn, Lincoln with dinner, bed and breakfast, overlooking the waterfront, with no single room supplements for the first 10 single bookings. The price is numbers dependent, so the more of us who book, the cheaper the trip! Prices could therefore vary from £489 to £559 per person. For further details of the gorgeous historic houses and a booking form , contact Olivia on or 020 8447 8841.

Wednesday 12 October. Evening Dinner and Dance – The Shadow of Cliff

Featuring the No 1 Sir Cliff Richard Tribute Act Jimmy Jemain, Winner of Stars in their Eyes and who performed in Cliff the Musical in London and at Sir Cliff’s Milestone Birthdays. All served with Hayley’s delicious three course dinner at the North Enfield Conservative Club, Baker Street, Enfield EN1 3LD. Buses W8/191. 6pm for 6.30pm start. £25 per person.
Just register your interest now – it’s going to be a brilliant night!! 
AT THIS STAGE, FORUM MEMBERS ONLY. Ring Jacky Pearce 0203 724 4287 NOW.

And into 2023…..

February 2023. Rockies Winter Wonderland

A 10 day treat for the senses, as winter is a great time to explore the Canadian Rockies, with snowy peaks, frozen waterfalls and horse drawn sleigh rides just some of the magical highlights. Details to follow. Olivia

June 2023. A Namibian Adventure.

A 14 day holiday discovering Namibia’s unique landscape, towering sand dunes, plains, coastlines  and mountains We’ll find out about its people and meet some amazing big 5 wildlife on this trip of a lifetime-now that’s something to tell the grandchildren!!!! Details to follow. Olivia

September 2023. The Best of Portugal.

An 8 day holiday with Travelsphere, showing us the delights of Oporto, Lisbon and the Douro Valley. Details to follow. Olivia