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BARSA Oxfordshire Coffee Mornings

The BARSA Oxfordshire group monthly meetings are held at the Shillingford Bridge Hotel, near Wallingford, Oxon at 1030 on the FIRST Wednesday of each month for Tea/Coffee with a few going on for a pub lunch nearby.

Mid month we usually meet for a lunch or dinner at a pub or restaurant.  Rita Allen, our Social Secretary organises that, and tells us the venue at the Coffee Morning.

All communications to John Cassingham,

BARSA Isle of Wight Coffee Mornings

The Barsa Isle of Wight group monthly meetings are held at ‘The Castle’ hotel in Ryde on the THIRD Wednesday of the month at 11am.

Throughout the year we as a club enjoy various casual lunches, as well as a range of outings including an annual short break.

As with the majority of social clubs a Christmas Lunch and an AGM luncheon are also enjoyed.

We are a friendly group so come and join us.
contact :
Tel: Chairman Alan Barker 01983 563695
Secretary Jennifer Stewart 01983 299719

The Solo Society – Heathrow area

The Solo Society  of British Airways, based in the Heathrow area, is open to all current or retired staff who are on their own and widows and widowers of former staff, and we are now also accepting associate members who are on their own and would like to meet with others in the same situation.

We meet at the Royal British Legion Hall in Heston on 1st Monday of the month from 13.30-15.30. Contact:

We also have 2 holidays each year, one in the summer and the other a ‘Holly and Mistletoe’ event at the end of the year.

All current or retired staff or associate members who are on their own, or widows/ widowers of current or retired staff, are very welcome to join us.

Meeting dates for 2016 are as follows:

Solo Society Meeting Dates 2016

4th January                   Video of Lost Gardens of Helligan

8th February                 AGM followed by games

7th March                     John Goddard – Secret Gardens of City of London

4th April                      Helen Mills – Poetry and Song

9th May                        Christine Jarvis – History of London Shops.

6th June                        Summer Social , Lunch and entertainment

4th July                        Jennifer Kelsey 0 18th Century Women

1st August                    Andrea Cameron – Cranford and Middlesex Villages 1890’s

5th September              Terry Moore – A flavour of England Part 2

3rd October                  Carol Scarlett – My life as a District Nurse.

7th November              Tombola

6th December               Christmas Lunch and Entertainment.


Men In Sheds – Staines area

A new community workshop has been set up in Staines for retired men who would like to spend time on hobbies or do repairs for themselves or friends / neighbours, click on the link below to see full details :-

Men In Sheds

BA Pensioner Social Groups in the South West of England


Name Location Frequency Organizer Contact
BA RSA Avon & Somerset The Commodore Hotel, Kewstoke, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset BS22 9UZ 1st Wed every month Ralph Davies 01392-461874
BA Exes Cat & Fiddle pub, Clyst St. Mary, Devon EX5 1DP 3rd Thurs of Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov Peggy Furmston 01395-266137
BA Highfliers Lordleaze Hotel, Chard, Somerset TA20 2HW 2nd Wed every month Ken Courtney 01460-61407
BA East Devon Group Blue Ball Inn, Sidford, Devon EX10 9QL 3rd Wed of Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec Peggy Furmston 01395-266137
BA South Devon Group Dainton Park Golf Course, Ippelpen, Devon TQ12 5TN 3rd Monday every month Trevor Austin 01803-556197


Cabin & Flight Crew reunions & events

Former Cabin Crew member Mark Hardy organises regular reunions for current and former Cabin and Flight crew, contact him by email on for more details, or you can visit the website which is an amalgamation of previous BOAC and BEA crew sites.

Registration for Section One of the website (BA password-protected) is with staff number (with an ‘0’ prefix in the case of five-figure numbers) and choice of password.

Section 2 is open to all and contains general information including a Travel Forum and ‘Gallery’ pictures.