NW Region – QBP 2018

As usual the weather was glorious, actually with 30 degrees a bit too hot, but being on the riverside we managed to stay cool, we were all quite envious watching the swimmers jumping into the Rhine just below our balcony! Always an enjoyable event meaning a lot to those attending. Alan Chalmers proposed the loyal […]

Visit to the Glass Factory in Hergiswil

The visit to the only glass works in Switzerland was an experience not to be missed. Members from other regions joined us for this tour; Hergiswil is not far from Lucerne and easily reached by car and train. We started by touring the factory and learnt about the history about when the factory started in […]

Visit to the Roche Tower

The second visit to the Roche Tower in Basel was once again extremely popular and we had to close the bookings quite early as each tour can only take 20 people. So, 20 strong we went through the security checks which are really very thorough and then we were taken up by lift to the […]

Visit to the Magic Valley of Lötschental

In late October a group of just over thirty members (including the BRA Chairman, the Vice Chairman and a couple of guests) from several regions of the BRA travelled to the magic valley of Lötschental at the invitation of Jenny and David Love. Our hosts had for a number of years lived in Ettingen BL, […]

Summer Barbecue

Once again we celebrated summer on August 13th with our annual barbecue at the Eisweiherhütte in Riehen. Having been lucky in the past with the weather, this year again had lovely sunshine. A friendly crowd came together and sat around chatting at the tables set up outdoors in front of the hut in beautiful green […]

Queen’s Birthday Party

With the threat of a thunderstorm, which did not take place, the North West Region enjoyed a lovely summer evening on the banks of the Rhine celebrating the Queen’s 91st birthday. We took time out to remember the victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire and the Manchester and London terrorist attacks. Made us all appreciate […]

Claude Monet Exhibition

Those who did not come with us to the Claude Monet Exhibition at the Beyeler Museum in Riehen on 26 April really missed a treat. Monet was masterful as a colourist and as a painter of light and atmosphere. His observations of the same subject, viewed at various times of the day, were captured in […]

Summer Barbeque

Once again we got together for the traditional summer BBQ at the Eisweiher hut in Riehen. In contrast to last year, where we suffered continuous rain, and many previous years where we always had to seek the shade, this year the skies where largely clear and the sun out. However, there was a cold Northwest wind […]

Queen’s Birthday Party

To celebrate the 90th birthday of HM The Queen, the Northwest region organized a very special QBP this year on 23 June at the Grandhotel Les Trois Rois in the centre of Basle.Guest of Honour was HE The British Ambassador David Moran, who also proposed the Loyal Toast.  Official cantonal greetings were also ably presented by […]

Tea Party – A Great British Tradition

There’s nothing better than drinking tea, eating scones and having lively conversation with friends on a rainy and blustery afternoon, and that is exactly what a group of us did on 9 February.  We were delighted to discover that the Mac Tanner English Tea Room, tucked away in Dornach, not far from Basle, allowed us […]