2017 Student Meeting highlights
Following our last meeting of the year on Tuesday, we wanted to take a look back at some of our weekly meeting highlights in 2017…
Vintage Bus Tour
In 2017, TTPL put on its first ever vintage Routemaster bus tour. The first trip also included a steam train to beautiful Buckfast Abbey. The guys from South Devon Railway were fantastic and another private bus tour of Torbay, with a stop at Broadsands beach was held later in the year.
St Patrick's Day
Back in February, we welcomed our first ever groups from Ireland, which was a brilliant addition to the mix of participants. Sadly, our Irish groups left just before our St Patrick's Day celebrations, but that didn’t stop the rest of our students turning the Cider Press Green to celebrate!
We love a traditional Devonshire Cream Tea and visits to the Palace Hotel were great again. Sadly, the Palace Hotel closed at the end of summer but the Grand Hotel became a new venue and a worthy challenger for the best cream tea title! Speed-chatting was also a regular feature – a great opportunity to mix groups and make new friends.
This year’s Halloween Party featured Karaoke for the first time courtesy of the always hilarious Steve Laister, along with some simply brilliant fancy dress efforts!
Christmas Tapas Meal
What a lovely way to end the year – a festive farewell evening with drinks and tapas at Visto Lounge. There were lots of sad goodbyes as the year draws to a close, but what great year it's been.