Cardiff City Hall

Cardiff & District Branch       

The NHS Retirement Fellowship exists to maintain friendships and to provide opportunities to make new friends through a range of social and leisure activities.

If you are over 50 years of age, retired or still working, and have worked in the NHS or worked for a contracted service, including volunteers who give their services to the NHS in any way you are eligible to join. Also eligible are those who worked in the Social Service sector. Partners / spouses of members are also eligible for membership.

Branch Meetings

  • When: Monthly – 1st Wednesday
  • Time:  14:00 – 16:00
  • Where: St. Brigid’s Hall, Crystal Glen, Llanishen, Cardiff CF14 5QN

St.Bridgit's Church entranceMap


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Cardiff Branch:

Alternative Website Addresses:

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**** CORONA VIRUS ****
Check latest newsletter in section below

Branch Chairman Statement

In light of what has become a rapidly developing situation with the Coronavirus outbreak it would be wise under the circumstances to "Suspend all meetings and events until further notice".

Many of our members are clearly in the "at risk" group and some also with underlying health problems, so to ignore current guidelines such as cancelling meetings etc. would not be justified. I would ask members to be aware of others at this time less fortunate than themselves who might benefit from telephone contact and help if required and that we have their best interests at heart.

If and when it is felt that it is safe to re-commence meetings I will let you know. For the time being keep well, keep safe and hope to see you all sooner rather than later, Norman

Members News

Conference & AGM 2021

Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd October 2021
with Conference on Friday 22nd October


GOLF 2021


Information, details and entry form


The results of the membership renewal raffle

1st Prize Sian Evans
2nd Prize Anne Rogers
3rd Prize  Yvonne Kolb
Prizes to follow!!


Fellowship Extra Summer 2021

Article from Choice magazine



Members update May 2021

CEO Update May 2021

Members update April 2021

CEO Update April 2021

Members update February 2021

CEO letter February

Members update December 2020

CEO letter December 2020

Members update November 2020

CEO letter November


Ethel Armstrong MBE Obituary


National Photography Competition

Further success in the national photography competition for our members .

Why not dig out your old "Box Brownie" and Join Maureen on the winners list.

Click on logo below for latest information


Photo Club Logo



Older news


Did you notice the new LOGO for the NHSRF for the 40th anniversary year.

40th LOGO

This was designed by one of our committee - David Manning - and was the winner of a nationwide competition


Xmas Party Pictures 2017


Walking Group Xmas lunch 2017

at Oystercatcher Pub, Penarth.


Party Time

Congratulations to the Branch on the 10th anniversary of its formation. Picture shows the cutting of one of the two iced cakes that were provided for our members following a lively sing song lead by our guest entertainer Hank Hillman.

Cutting of cake

10th anniversary cakes


The club has renewed our subscription for the next 3yrs for our internet domain name

So if you have any information that you think might be of interest to the other members please let one of the committee know and we can publish it on our website.



Forthcoming Events

Wednesday January 8th 2020

Miss-adventures in Pakistan              

speaker (Ann Richardson)

Monday January 27th 2020

Tour of Cadbury World

Cost: £25.00

Whitchurch : 08:45

Three Arches 09:00


Wednesday February 5th 2020

Dogs Trust                                                    

speaker (Rhian Lavis)

Wednesday 19th February 2020

Annual Skittles Competition

at The Church Inn, Llanishen,Cardiff

Start time 2pm - or meet earlier for lunch


Wednesday March 4th 2020 

Forty Years in Wales                          

speaker (Desmond Woods)


All the future Branch activities that follow have been suspended until further notice see" LATEST NEWS"tab above.


Sunday March 22nd 2020

Classical Spectacular

Royal Albert Hall Classical Spectacular

Matinee performance 3pm

Cost : £70

Travel details to be confirmed




Wednesday 1st April


Monday April 27th  

Black Country Living Museum

Cost : £30

Black Country Museum




Wednesday 6th May  

Brain Training

(Speaker: Emma Yhnell)

Tuesday May 19th   

Powis Castle

Powis Castle

£29 non NT members               

£16.50 NT members


June 3rd

The Astor Family

Speaker: Mansel Thomas

Wednesday June 24th

Puzzlewood & Forest of Dean Railway
(incl. afternoon cream tea)            Price Tbc

link to Dean Forest Railway

Link to Puzzlewood

Previous Events

July ( Friday 26th 2019)

Tredegar House (NT)

Coach,Guided Tour & Lunch

Cost: £27 NT members, £35 non NT members Whitchurch 11:00, 3-Arches 11:15

Tredegar House

August (Thursday 22nd 2019)

Cliveden House (NT)

Cost: £27 NT members, £35 non NT members Whitchurch 08:15, 3-Arches 08:30

September (Thursday 12th 2019)

Malvern & Madresfield Court

Cost : £30

Whitchurch 08:45, 3-Arches 09:00

Madresfield Court

All Wales National Conference, Llandrindod Wells


Ornithology Group

Thursday 11th April 2019

The next outing for the NHS birding Group is on the 11 of April. I would be grateful if you could let me know who is coming and whether you will want lunch at the cafe. They have asked me to let them know the likely numbers. I would be grateful if you could get back to me by Monday the 8th of April.

Directions to Parc Slip Nature Reserve, Fountain Road, Tondu Bridgend CF32 0EH is as follows:

From Junction 36 of the M4 at the roundabout take the exit onto A4063 towards Maesteg. Go through two sets of traffic lights, then at the roundabout take the second exit onto B4281[ signposted Aberkenfig and Pyle.After approx 1 mile turn right at the Fountain Restaurant onto Fountain Road. The Reserve Visitor centre is on the left after approx 1 mile.

PLEASE NOTE : Satellite Navigation may direct you to New Road. The centre is located on Fountains Road. Meet at 10am in the Car Park

Helen Wynne


Wednesday 17th April 2019

Cheltenham Races

cost £32

NHSRF central office have arranged a group tour of the behind the scenes at the racecourse. Details of travel arrangements to follow.


Thursday 18th April 2019 (Market Day)

Hereford & Hay on Wye

cost £14

Whitchurch : 08:45am

Three Arches : 09:00am


Wednesday 15th May 2019

Broadway to Cheltenham (by train)

cost £27

Whitchurch : 08:45am

Three Arches : 09:00am


Monday 17th June 2019

Knightshayes House & Gardens (NT)

Cost £16 NT members    £22 non-members

Whitchurch : 08:45am

Three Arches : 09:00am



Ornithology Group

Thursday 17th January 2019

Our last field trip for 2018-9 . We will be visiting WWT Penclacwydd near Llanelli. We have visited there on several occasions previously so you will probably know how to reach it. If not let me know and I will respond as soon as possible after the 7th. As usual we will be meeting in the cafe at 10am.

I hope you have all had a most enjoyable Christmas and wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2019.

With regards to you all



Friday 25th January 2019

Bristol Aerospace Museum

Whitchurch 09:00,

3-Arches 09:15

Cost : £27


Ten Pin Bowling

Monday 11th February 2019 10:30am (use your bus pass)

£10.99 for three games, at the Red Dragon Centre, Cardiff bay. Car parking is free when you spend £6 or more.


Flat Holm

Awaiting 2019 Visitor Schedule for March 2019

£35. (Ferry: £30, Landing Fee: £5 )