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Hucknall Launch Day


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Hucknall Library Exhibition

Hucknall Library has a collection of Clive Brookes poetry on display in the library from 17th July to 21st August 2017. His poetry is illustrated by the Queen’s official scribe and illuminator Andrew Steward Jamieson so would be of interest to those who like calligraphy, art as well as poetry.

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The History of the East Midlands Knitting Industry Talk

To celebrate the 2017 Festival of Archaeology, Nottingham Industrial Museum is pleased to announce an illustrated talk by Colin Moss on ‘The History of the East Midlands Knitting Industry’ to be held on Wednesday 26 July from 6pm to 8pm in our Lace Gallery. We would be very grateful if you would share this email within your networks, societies and associations as well as posting about it on your websites, newsletters or bulletin boards.
Colin Moss is one of Nottingham Industrial Museum’s fantastic Volunteer Guides and his talk will describe the history of the knitting industry from earliest times up to the present day. He will show how the East Midlands played a pivotal role in that industry and how today’s worldwide knitting industry has its foundations in technology developed in the East Midlands.
To illustrate his talk, Colin will use example of historic buildings in the East Midlands, a range of the knitting machines in use and on show at various museums in the area, together with some very modern machines in use in today’s local knitting industry. He will also describe the related social history of the “stockingers” who were the foundation of the knitting industry up until mid-Victorian times.
The duration of the talk is approximately 1 hr 20 min and all the museum galleries will be available for you explore.
Tickets are £5 per person with refreshments included. Please note that this is a pre-booked and ticketed event with no tickets available at the door. Please purchase your tickets via our Eventbrite listing https://knittingindustryhistory.eventbrite.co.uk
We very much hope to see you there.
Best wishes
Helen
Helen Bowen
Marketing and Communications Director
Nottingham Industrial Museum
Wollaton Hall and Deer Park
Nottingham, NG8 2AE

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Free Films at the Church on Ruffs

Enjoy the morning in the sunshine and then come to the Cinema Club to cool down this afternoon.
Thursday 27 July 1pm ‘Swallows & Amazons’ (PG)
Saturday 12 Aug 2pm ‘Batman Lego Movie’ (U)
We look forward to welcoming you.
Rev Jo Stephens
St Peter and St Paul’s Church
63 Ruffs Drive
Hucknall
Tel: 0115 963 3640
St Peter and St Paul’s

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A relatively gentle exercise opportunity for Hucknall, Ashfield and Forest Town U3A’s

I am a member of Ashfield and Forest Town U3A, and I am starting up a Petanque interest group on Carr Bank Park, Mansfield.
There is free car parking available at the Mansfield Manor Hotel on Windmill Lane Mansfield Nottinghamshire NG18 2AL. Boules and tuition will be provided. We have use of the pavilion and the facilities. A donation for the refreshments will be appreciated.
The next meeting for the U3A will be on Wednesday 24th May 2017 at 11am. We hope to continue to meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month. We may meet more often if there is enough demand.
There is no problem if you missed the first meeting and for more details please contact me, Steve Evans at steve.jackie84@ntlworld.com
Or telephone 01623 470282 or 07806697754

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