7 March 1997

Spooks, trips & fun on Country Link weekend

COUNTRY Link members are set to enjoy old world charm and modern comfort at their next national gathering – a weekend in Oxfordshire. They may even meet Claude Duval, a notorious highwayman and "the most celebrated ghost in residence" at the Hopcrofts Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston, Oxon, where accommodation is booked for the weekend of May 2-4, 1997.

A hot buffet meal, fancy dress barn dance with a farming theme, and disco get the programme underway on Friday evening. On Saturday there is a choice of trips – including visits to Blenheim Palace, an ostrich farm, Heritage Motor Museum, Morrells Brewery and, of course, a farm walk – plus a lively evening of dining and dancing.

More trips – of the strolling kind – are offered for Sunday morning with Sunday lunch in Oxford as an optional extra. Further activities will be available for those who chose to stay an extra night for which the bed and breakfast charge is £35.

The weekend costs £120 based on a shared room, to include bed and breakfast and evening meal on Friday and Saturday night.

Country Link is a social network for people over 26 who live or work in the countryside. To find your local group, or start one in your area contact the national organiser Vicky Hutton, 16 Renals Way, Calverton, Nottingham NG14 6PH (01159-655928).


Country Link is a social network for people over 26 who live or work in the countryside. To find your local group, or start one in your area contact the national organiser Vicky Hutton, 16 Renals Way, Calverton, Nottingham NG14 6PH (01159-655928).

Country Link national weekend in Oxfordshire

May 2-4, 1997

Full cost of the weekend is £120. This includes bed and breakfast and evening meals at the Hopcrofts Holt Hotel on Fri, May 2 and Sat, May 3.

I enclose cheque for £30 made payable to Country Link National Weekend. Balance due by Apr 5.

Name………………………………… Address………………………………………….

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Tel: Day:………………………………. Evening:………………………….

I am a member of ………………………………….Country Link group

I would like a double/twin/single room (please circle preference)

I would like to share with ………………………………………………….. who is a

member of………………………………………………………. Country Link group.

I would like B&B accommodation on Sun, May 4, 1997……..

(Please tick if you wish to stay the extra night)

Send to Lesley Sheaf, 28 Wentworth Road, Thame, Oxon OX9 3XQ. Please mark the envelope Country Link National Weekend and enclose a large (approx 9in x 6in) self addressed envelope bearing two second class stamps. Inquiries (01844-218040).