The Wessex Branch was founded in 1954 and is a vibrant local branch of ROSL with a popular events programme which includes lunches, a garden party and regular weekly Thursday coffee morning meetings at the Mayfair Hotel on Bath Road. Coffee and biscuits at £3. Guests and English Speaking Union members welcome.

Members and guests attending the coffee mornings are asked to enter their vehicle registration numbers on the TV screens located at the hotel reception desk on arrival. This will prevent receiving a demand for parking charges from the company that operates the hotel car park. Pre-ordered lunches consist of a choice of a two course meal, coffee and mints for £24.00 per person. Applications to the Secretary for menus.

For details on future events, contact Gordon Irving, Wessex Branch Chairman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01258 480887.

March, April, May

Coffee mornings

Wednesday 7, 14, 21, 28 March, 4, 11, 18, 25 April, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May, 10.30am, Mayfair Hotel

The regular coffee mornings continue at the usual venue.

£3. Includes coffee and biscuits.

Sunday 7 April

Spring Concert

Sunday 7 April, 4pm, St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth

ROSL Annual Music Competition prizewinners Jennifer Witton soprano, Eliot Gresty clarinet and William Vann piano perform for branch members.


Wednesday 1 May

AGM and lunch

Wednesday 1 May 2019, AGM at 11am, Lunch at 12.15pm, Mayfair Hotel

Two-Course lunch with coffee and mints for ROSL and ESU members and their guests.

£18 members. £20 guests.

Membership of the Bournemouth Branch

You can be both a full ROSL member and a member of the local branch. Alternatively you may decide to be just a member of your local branch. As a local branch member you will still receive a copy of the Overseas Journal, and will be able to attend all local events. However, local branch members are not permitted visit and stay in the London clubhouse, attend ROSL clubhouse events or use ROSL reciprocal clubs.