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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.

See you all soon. To contact Maureen, the group leader, please use the form below:-

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Happy new year to all Hucknall & District U3A Members

For the January meeting I have booked Denis Hill to come and tell us about the History of Ashfield. I am sure a lot of you already know Denis who used to work at Ashfield District Council and is a fantastic historian.

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

Please don’t forget we need to organise meetings and visits for this year. I am checking out the places you have chosen to visit so I can get buses ordered and bookings started. See you all soon.

To contact Maureen Newton, the group leader, please use the form below:-

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There is no meeting in December – too near Christmas.

For the January meeting I have booked Denis Hill to come and tell us about the History of Ashfield. I am sure a lot of you already know Denis who used to work at Ashfield District Council and is a fantastic historian.

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

Please don’t forget we need to organise meetings and visits for next year. Check on the lists for meetings next year and mark up your favourite places to visit so I can get buses ordered and bookings started.

To contact Maureen Newton, the group leader, please use the form below:-

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Wasn’t the October meeting superb? Great fun. How much we all enjoyed John Ellis telling us about ‘Then and Now’. I wonder which items you thought were most changed.

November 21st is listed as a members’ afternoon for ‘Show & Tell’. Bring something from the past, maybe connected with your own family and tell us all about what it means to you. Many apologies in advance since I will be at the Christmas Show at Thursford with my family but I know you will all support the usual helpers as much as you can. I expect brilliant reports on my return.

There is no meeting in December – too near Christmas.

For the January meeting I have booked Denis Hill to come and tell us about the History of Ashfield. I am sure a lot of you already know Denis who used to work at Ashfield District Council and is a fantastic historian.

Please don’t forget we need to organise meetings and visits for next year. Check on the lists for meetings next year and mark up your favourite places to visit so I can get buses ordered and bookings started.

To contact Maureen Newton, the group leader, please use the form below:-

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History Group speaker – ‘Nottingham Cheese Riots’

The autumn season begins with indoor meetings at Central Methodist Church commencing at 2.00pm on Wednesday, September 19th. There is a speaker from the group called People’s Histreh about the Nottingham Cheese Riots. I have heard this very interesting group speak at Nottingham Archives Office.

After hearing complaints about members not hearing very well I have discovered that there is a sound system for the hall where we meet. I need a volunteer from the members who will help setting this up as I am busy sorting out other things for the meeting at the time. Please contact me in the ‘Board Room’ or by email or ‘phone.

Our October 17th meeting is to have a speaker as well. John Ellis will tell us all about ‘Then and Now’ – should be fun!

November 21st is listed as a members afternoon for ‘Show & Tell’. Bring something from the past, maybe connected with your own family and tell us all about what it means to you.

There is no meeting in December – too near Christmas.

Please don’t forget we need to organise meetings and visits for next year. Keep thinking about what we can do and where you fancy for time out.

To contact the group leader, Maureen Newton, please use the form below:-

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