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The next meeting for the group on October 16th is a visit to the Royal Armouries in Leeds where we have a guided tour of the Tournament Gallery and a handling session of artifacts. Apparently there are eating places and other rooms we might need, such as loos, easily available. The coach leaves Hucknall Market at 10 am returning 6 to 6.30 pm (ish)

November 20th is back at Central Methodist when Stephen Walker is coming to talk to us. The title is ‘From Gedling to Ashfield’. He is going to explain the structure of his recent book about the Gedling Borough area and look at the evidence of the history and heritage of the Borough. Then he will suggest how it could be applied to Hucknall and Hucknall Heritage Society’s idea for a new and exciting project.

Our September meeting was a talk by Andy Mackinon and was so good it was difficult to know how to thank him enough. Although his research applied mostly to people from Hucknall, facts and figures could also be applied to anywhere in the country. I think his work on the Great War is astonishing and we hope he will come to speak again (maybe to the whole of Hucknall U3A) when his project is almost complete.

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Calling History Group members. At the main meeting at the Leisure Centre on 11th September, 2019 – myself, Kath and Kathy will be taking names and payment for a visit to The Royal Armouries in Leeds on Wednesday, October 16th. The coach will leave Hucknall Market at 10.00am, returning 6.30pm (ish). Total cost is £15 per person. As a special remembrance of the day I have booked a guided tour of the Tournament Gallery and a handling session.

The first indoor meeting of the next season is on 18th September, 2019 at Central Methodist Church at 2.00pm. Andy Mckinnon will be telling us about The Great War with a focus on Hucknall. Andy first gave this talk to Hucknall Heritage Society members and I was impressed.

Question – a few newer members have asked about a visit to see the Richard lll museum in Leicester. Would you like to go? Yes, I know we have been before but it is a few years ago. If there is enough interest we can go again. Please let me know if you are interested.

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No History Group meeting in August.

Calling History Group members. At the main meeting at the Leisure Centre on 14th August – myself, Kath and Kathy will be taking names and payment for a visit to The Royal Armouries in Leeds on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019. The coach will leave Hucknall Market at 10 am – returning 6.30 pm (ish). Total cost is £15 per person. As a special remembrance of the day I have booked a guided tour of the Tournament Gallery and a handling session.

The first indoor meeting of the next season in September is at Central Methodist Church at 2.00pm. Andy Mckinnon will be telling us about The Great War with a focus on Hucknall. Andy first gave this talk to Hucknall Heritage Society members and I was impressed.

Question – A few newer members have asked about a visit to see the Richard lll museum in Leicester. Would you like to go? Yes, I know we have been before but it is a few years ago. If there is enough interest we can go again. Please let me know if you are interested.

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Beautiful weather had been requested again for the second visit of the year to Bakewell. Members had chance to look round the historic town and see the fish in the river Wye. Both Bakewell Museum and Church were so good, perhaps deserving another visit.

The visit to Grimsthorpe Castle on June 19th leaves Hucknall Market at 9 am – returning 6 pm(ish) On arrival refreshments will be served followed by a tour of the building. Lunch is either your own picnic or in the tearooms/café. At 3 pm we board the coach again for a tour of the grounds which is followed by a quick comfort break; then back to Hucknall.

The first indoor meeting of the next season in September is at Central Methodist Church at 2 pm. Andy Mckinnon will be telling us about The Great War with a focus on Hucknall.

At this meeting names and payment will be taken for a visit to The Royal Armouries in Leeds where we will have a guided tour of the Tournament Gallery and a handling session. The coach will leave Hucknall at 10 am – returning 6.30 pm(ish) Total cost is £15 per person.

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Beautiful weather had been requested for the first visit of the year to Newark. Members had chance of a look round the market and the historic town. The Civil War Museum was so good it deserved much more time than allowed.

The next visit is on May 15th, 2019, to Bakewell Museum and Church when the coach leaves Hucknall Market at 10 am – returning at 5.30pm (ish)

The visit to Grimsthorpe Castle on June 19th, 2019, leaves the market at 9 am – returning 6 pm (ish)

The first indoor meeting of the next season in September is at Central Methodist Church at 2 pm. Andy Mckinnon will be telling us about The Great War with a focus on Hucknall.

I am considering a visit to The Royal Armouries in Leeds – if members are at all interested please contact Maureen via the following form:-

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