Grumpy Old Men

Our Grumpy Old Men were given cause to be even grumpier recently, when their planned trip to the National Mining Museum was cancelled at very short notice by a strike of the staff who work there. However, being a resourceful group, we reconvened for a visit to the National Civil War Museum at Newark.

After a delay caused by being in the same queue as people buying theatre tickets (the Museum shares the entrance with the Palace Theatre), and their payment card terminal and ticket printer being awkward, we actually started our visit. There is a lot to see and read about, and another visit would be worthwhile in the future.

Having decided, during our coffee stop, that Wetherspoons would be too busy for lunch, we followed up advice from a Wetherspoons customer, who suggested the Old Post Office, just round the corner. This was much better, although one of our members was very grumpy, when his scampi & chips arrived with only 4 chips! This was soon remedied – all in all a good day out.

For early 2023, we are planning to have another go at the Mining Museum, the Amazon warehouse at Doncaster (cancelled when Covid arrived) and also Wirksworth, to have a look at the railway and Heritage Centre. If these sound interesting, we always welcome more members, just use the email address

John Tedstone

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