Red Hatters

Red hatters

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple.

With a red hat that does not go, and does not suit me.

Taking inspiration from the poem by Jenny Marshall about embracing life and having fun, rather than being held back by age and what everyone else expects you to be.

It’s all about fun and friendship, borrowing from Cyndi Lauper “Girls just want to have fun!”

If you are looking to grow old disgracefully then this is the group for you.

Dates For The Diary

Monthly Meeting last Friday of every month at 11.30 in Roobarb and Custard

Date Event Comment
Friday 24th August Red Hatters going to the dogs We have a limited number of complimentary tickets which include admission,

2 free drink vouchers and a pie & pea supper. Purple and red dress code applies.

Anyone interested will need to contact Sarah on 0740 281 6688 to book their place by 4pm Monday 20 August.

Friday 31st August Meeting Roobarb and Custard 11.30
September 7th Lumley Castle Elizabethan banquet, bed & breakfast.

Cost of banquet without over night stay only  £36.50p

Come live like lords and ladies of a bygone age and enjoy an evening of fun, laughter and merriment, followed by an overnight stay and a Full English Breakfast the following morning.
The evening includes:
  • Five Course Banquet Feast
  • One Goblet of Wine and One Goblet of Mead
  • Entertainment by the Lords and Ladies of the Court
  • Disco in our Dungeon
  • Overnight Stay in a Standard Courtyard Bedroom
  • Full English Breakfast prior to departure

£85.00 per person* 

Bar Opens at 7.00pm
Closes at 12.30am

Banquet at 8.00pm
Disco until 1.00am
* Offer based on two persons sharing a Standard Double/ Twin Courtyard Bedroom. Subject to availability, Upgrades available subject to availability and small supplement. Hotel t&c’s apply.


13th October  Last Night of the Proms  Booking Deadline July
Sunday 16th December Christmas Party at Ramside Hotel Sunday 16th December £27.95 per person


Evening includes 3 course dinner at 7.30pm. Arrive at 7pm to be seated, bar open until midnight.


(V) Vegetarian meals must be pre-ordered at time of booking.


Please note:

Anyone interested in booking must speak to Sarah after the 29 August U3A meeting or the deadline will be 31 August Red Hatters meeting at  Roobarb and Custard as this event will be booked on September 1st.

As the selected date is the cheapest night early booking is essential.