History Group

Meeting dates: 3rd Wednesday of the month
Usual venue for indoor meetings: Central Methodist Church.
Time: 2.00 pm prompt.

The History Group always welcomes all U3A members. Our usual indoor meeting place is Central Methodist Church and for our last meeting we were in the Church Room and found it was much better for those members who have hearing problems. If you wish we can continue with this booking.

Our visit on May 25th to Bennerley Viaduct with our guide Kieran Lee was stunning. I think we learned something about almost everything from geology, to natural history, engineering and a bit of old English in that Erewash meant a winding river. The explanation of the views we could see from the viaduct was also outstanding. It was possibly one of the best visits we have ever had.

At the next main meeting Kath and Kathy will be taking bookings for our much delayed visit to Doddington Hall on Wednesday June 15th, price £22. We leave Hucknall at 9.30am to get there for a tour of the house and leave Doddington at 4pm returning to Hucknall 5.30pm ish. There are still a few seats available if you would like to join us.

Bye for now – Maureen

Meeting Dates 2022

June 15th 2022 Much delayed visit to Doddington Hall & Gardens. Leave Hucknall 9.30: Leave Doddington 4pm. Return Hucknall 5.30 (ish) Cost £22 Price cut to the bone.

No meeting July or August – Holidays

September 21st 2022 Denis Hill is coming to talk about Victorian Housing Conditions which is a century or so before most of the bureaucracy and health and safety rules came into being. It would cover the lifetimes of our great grandparents.

October 19th 2022 Visit to Derby Museum and Art Gallery. We will have a talk about Joseph Wright of Derby (Famous artist) then a self guided tour of the museum. Leave Hucknall 1pm. Leave Derby 5pm. Arrive Hucknall 5.45pm(ish) Cost £10

November 16th 2022 Trevor Lee is coming to talk to us. He usually provides us with mind pictures of entertainers; sometimes even their voices. Lots of reminiscing at this meeting.

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