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My Life as a Tiller - 'Steam' at Swindon

My Life as a Tiller - 'Steam' at Swindon

Sun 3 - Mon 4 July 2022: A Short Break to Wiltshire for My Life as a Tiller with Johnsons Coaches

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Sunday 3rd to Monday 4th July 2022

My Life As A Tiller Great Break

'Steam' at Swindon & Bowood House


During the 1950s and 1960s the Tiller Girls established themselves as the premier dance troupe on British commercial television, being associated particularly with the iconic Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Jackie Simmonds gives an insight into the fascinating life as a member of this all-girl dance troupe. Her humorous after dinner talk opens the lid on the high kicks and lows of being a member of this world famous troupe. Her finale has everyone laughing when she tries to teach the guests one of their unique routines. A great fun night!


Look What's Included:

  • One Boarding Point here at Henley-in-Arden

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • Our Own Courier Service

  • 1 nights half board

  • Private Dining with After Dinner Speaker Jackie Simmonds, describing her life as a Tiller!

  • Entrance to ‘Steam’ at Swindon

  • Bowood House & Gardens.


Not included: All lunches



Departing Henley we drive to Swindon where we visit ‘Steam’ – a museum where we can explore the rich history of the Great Western Railway. You’ll meet life-like characters, including engineering genius, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He created virtually every aspect of the GWR - from London Paddington to Bristol and beyond. Housed in a beautifully restored railway building, the museum is located right next to the Swindon Designer Outlet. Later, we check into our hotel. Tonight enjoy private dining with our After Dinner Speaker Jackie Simmonds, describing her life as a Tiller!


Departing our hotel, we visit Bowood House and Gardens, where we walk through a secret door into an enchanting garden for the start of our guided tour of Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s private award winning walled garden. In the afternoon, we visit historic Lacock. Set in rural Wiltshire, the village is famous for its picturesque streets and historic buildings and is a popular TV and filming location. The Abbey is located at the heart of the village and houses the Fox Talbot Museum, which celebrates the achievements of former Lacock resident, William Fox Talbot, famous for his contributions to the invention of photography.

4* Alexandra House Hotel, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire

Resting a short distance from the town of Swindon, Alexandra House Hotel offers four-star accommodation within 20 acres of scenic grounds. The hotel boasts a collection of 154 contemporary bedrooms that are thoughtfully furnished and feature light colour tones. Restaurant & Bar facilities. Health and leisure club with indoor swimming pool, gym, an all-weather tennis court, a sauna and a steam room.


Duration, Departure Dates & Price

Sun 3 - Mon 4 July 2022

1 Night



Departs: 9.00am

Returns: 6.00pm



Single Room: £20 | Holiday Insurance: £22



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