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History Group Programme

JANUARY 17TH. What about a surprise meeting? I will bite the bullet myself and present a talk about Hucknall called ‘Factories and Fabrics’ about the local textile industry. I will show some of the amazing fabrics and garments made in Hucknall.

FEBRUARY 21ST. Members Meeting. DATES IN HISTORY. Would members choose a date in British history, research it and tell what they have found. They might pick a date we all know such as 1066 (Battle of Hastings); 1952 (Elizabeth ll became Queen); 1854 Crimean War; or those a bit less common such as 1870 (Education Act); 1620 (Pilgrim Fathers sail to America). There is plenty of history to discover; choose your own favourite date.

MARCH 21ST . A talk requested by members. Peter Hammond is coming to give a talk and presentation about Albert Ball who was a Great War pilot.

Please also bring diaries and cash if possible to the JANUARY meeting to sign up for spring and summer visits.
April 4th Visit to Cresswell Crags which will include a special talk and a tour round the caves.
May 16th Visit to Blists Hill Museum and Ironbridge Gorge
June 20th Visit for a tour of Nottingham Caves from the Broadmarsh Centre.
Please note that for excursions sensible shoes should be worn due to uneven ground.

Please don’t forget you can contact me if you need help with your family history at any time.

Maureen Newton

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History Happenings

NOVEMBER 15TH
The meeting topic is one that you the members have chosen.

A Tudor Christmas.

Sam is coming to tell us all about what the Tudors got up to at Christmas. Last time the speaker was ill and unable to come but it was too late to organise another topic and we had a Question and Answer session about local history in Hucknall. It made my day to hear someone say “I enjoyed that”.

DECEMBER – NO MEETING

JANUARY 17TH
What about a surprise meeting? I will be a bit mysterious. It is around Halloween as I write!

Please don’t forget you can contact me if you need help with your family history at any time.

Maureen Newton

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A Tudor Christmas Anyone?

OCTOBER 18TH An indoor meeting at Central Methodist Church to start at 2pm. There is free car parking at the rear of the building off the new road Torkard Way. Michael Parkin was a very entertaining speaker last month. We learned a lot about why the Pentrich Revolution happened 200 years ago and the awful consequences to the main people involved. This month Sylvia Mason is coming to tell us about all the research done to connect with the descendant families of the marchers. You might be surprised because their names are often found locally so you might even find that you are linked with them as well.

NOVEMBER 15TH. The meeting topic is one that you the members have chosen.

A Tudor Christmas

DECEMBER – NO MEETING

Please don’t forget you can contact me if you need help with your family history at any time.

Maureen Newton

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AUGUST – No Meeting – Summer break

SEPTEMBER 20th back to the indoor meetings at Central Methodist Church to start at 2pm. There is free car parking at the rear of the building off the new road Torkard Way. As a very special start to the new season we have a speaker called Michael Parkin who will tell us all about the Pentrich Revolution of 200 years ago.

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History Group Special Visit

Sorry but I will be unable to be at the July meeting.

A special visit has been arranged for the History Group at Nottingham Castle on 19th July. An archaeologist will meet us at the Gatehouse at 2pm to take us on a tour of the medieval remains of the castle and tell us about the ‘dig’ in the castle grounds and any finds discovered. Cost £1 per person

Please note. This visit is full. If any members have discovered they can’t make the castle visit please inform myself or Kath. Thank you.

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