We assembled at the car park of the Jack Russel Pub, Mortimer Drive, Old Marston at 9:45, leaving at 10:30 – just across the road from the home of Mark Steadman, our chairman at the time.
Our programme was as follows
Leave – 10:30am from the Jack Russel Pub. Stop at Service Station at 12:00pm, leave at 1:00pm. Arrive at Butlins at 3:00pm (approx.) Shopping expedition to be arranged at Butlins. Meet at 6:30pm at the Plaza for evening meal.
Free day to explore Butlins and Bognor Regis (Make your own sandwiches from lunch if you wish). Meet at 6:00pm for evening meal at a chalet to be arranged.
Day trip to Portsmouth, leave at 11:00am. (Make your own sandwiches for lunch).
Morning – visit to HMS Victory or the Marie Rose.
Afternoon – visit to the Isle of Wight (optional), Leave at 5pm, evening in the Manhatten Restaurant at Butlins at 8:00pm
Free morning for swimming (optional)
At 2:00pm leave for Chichester for the afternoon.
At 6:30pm evening meal to be arranged.
Day trip to Brighton – leave Butlins at 10:00am.
Evening meal – fish and chips on the way back to Butlins
Day trip to Arundel (Optional) – leave at 11:30am
11:30 leave for a trip to Goodwood, in the afternoon free time around Bognor Regis.
7:00pm evening meal, yes you’re right – a Chinese meal in Bognor Regis. (we had finished several previous Phab holidays with Chinese meals)