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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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A special thank you to all who found the courage to come and speak at the last meeting. Due to our members own research we learned a lot and discovered that for some reasons we are so glad times have changed.

On April 17th the group visits Newark Civil War Museum. The coach leaves Hucknall Market (Ogle Street) at 10 am for Newark where you can take a picnic or have a café lunch but please make sure you are at the museum by 1.20 pm. The talk starts at 1.30pm, then we return to Hucknall 5pm (ish)

On May 15th the visit is to Bakewell Old House Museum and Church. The coach leaves Hucknall Market at 10.00 am to return 5.00 pm (ish) COST £15. If you have not yet paid for this visit please make sure you bring cash or cheque to the next main U3A meeting at the leisure centre or post it to me.

On June 19th the visit is to Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire. The coach leaves Hucknall Market at 9.00 am to return 6.00pm (ish) COST £25

See you all soon.

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My brother, Michael, whom most of you have met, has a new talk called British Connexions in Europe (without a mention of Brexit I hope) so I have asked him to come and speak to us again on 20th February, 2019.

I have been busy organising the visits for the Spring.

April 17th to Newark Civil War Museum. Coach leaves Hucknall Market 10.00 am to return 5.00 pm (ish) COST £13

May 15th to Bakewell Old House Museum and Church. Coach leaves Hucknall Market 10.00 am to return 5.00 pm (ish) COST £15

June 19th to Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire. Coach leaves Hucknall Market 9.00 am to return 6.00 pm (ish) COST £25

The prices do rely on filling the coaches booked which are 49 seaters. Please check the dates in your diaries as some of the costs have to be paid in advance. More details of visits at the next meeting. It would be appreciated if you could bring cash or cheque books for payment please. I have asked Kath & Barrie Hurt, who very kindly helped with money last time, to help again.

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