Trip to Switzerland 1982

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In 1982, Richard Anderson arranged a European trip for a number of students. That year the trip was to Switzerland. Accompanied by Rod Dunn, and his wife, Tricia as well as Richard. They stayed in Montreux and visited Geneva, Interlaken, Gstaad and Vevey. The photograph below is of the whole group except for Rod Dunn.

Trip to Switzlerand 1982

Photograph by Simon Meeds.

Fourth row

Tricia Dunn, Simon Meeds, Ken Wilson "Kenny", Stephen Pycock, Warren Moody, Howard Carby, Ian Desforges, Richard Anderson

Third Row row

Ian Scrupps, Paul Fossitt (?), ? "Ocha", ?, Mark Sargeant "Digger", Tim Cammack, Carl Thornton (?), Simon Hall, Dave J Nicholson "Teddy"

Second row

Neil McCafferty, Mark Walmsley, Russell Clayton "Sprouty", Steve Green, Paul Townshend, Stephen Bacon

Front row

Neil Hunter, Leigh Burkitt, Karl Pick (?), Henry Knowles, Darran Bain, Andrew Langford

Itinerary

Wednesday 4th August

08:15 Meet at school hall (receive identity cards, questionnaires and Swiss money)

08:30 An Elsey's coach[1] arrives

12:10 Arrive London, Victoria Bus Station - Lunch

13:30 Board train to Folkestone (train leaves at 14:00)

13:30 Arrive Folkestone (pass through customs and board British Rail Sealink Ferry, Vortigern

19:30 Arrive Calais (18:30 BST) - board couchette train for Basel

22:00 To bed

Thursday 5th August

04:30 The day begins

05:30 Arrive Basel - pass through French and Swiss customs

05:45 Board train for Montreux

06:00 Leave Basel

09:30 Arrive Montreux (walk to Hôtel Pension Wilhelm[2][3] and leave luggage) - free time in Montreux

12:30 Lunch at Bon Acceuil followed by free time in Montreux

16:30 Move into hotel rooms at Hôtel Pension Wilhelm

18:30 Dinner at Hôtel Pension Wilhelm followed by free time in Montreux

Friday 6th August

07:50 The day begins

08:30 Breakfast followed by free time in Montreux

12:30 Lunch at Bon Acceuil follwed by a trip by train to Vevey - funicular to Mont Pèlerin

18:30 Dinner at Hôtel Pension Wilhelm followed by free time in Montreux

Saturday 7th August

07:50 The day begins

08:30 Breakfast followed by free time in Montreux

11:30 Lunch at Bon Acceuil followed by a trip by train to Gstaad - cable car to Wispillen

18:30 Dinner at Hôtel Pension Wilhelm followed by a trip by trolley bus to Vevey and later free time in Montreux

Sunday 8th August

07:50 The day begins

08:30 Breakfast

09:25 Board a lake steamer for Geneva

14:00 Arrive Geneva

17:00 Return to Montreux by train

19:00 Dinner at Hôtel Pension Wilhelm followed by free time in Montreux

Monday 9th August

07:50 The day begins

08:30 Breakfast followed by free time in Montreux

11:30 Lunch at Bon Acceuil followed by a trip by train to Rivaz for a walk through vineyards

18:30 Free time in Montreux until dinner at Hôtel Pension Wilhelm followed by free time in Montreux

Tuesday 10th August

07:50 The day begins

08:30 Breakfast followed by a trip by train to Interlaken

18:30 Dinner at Hôtel Pension Wilhelm followed by free time in Montreux

Wednesday 11th August

07:20 The day begins

08:30 Breakfast followed by free time in Montreux

11:30 Mini Golf competition

18:30 Dinner at Hôtel Pension Wilhelm followed by train to Basel - two hour wait between customs before catching a train for Calais

Thursday 12th August

07:00 The day begins - arrive Calais, board a ferry for Folkestone followed by a train for London, Victoria, then by Elsey's coach to Boston

16:00 Arrive Boston

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