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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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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.

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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.

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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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