History Group

The History Group always welcomes all U3A members especially new ones. Our indoor meeting place is Central Methodist Church: time 2pm – 4pm ish – on the third Wednesday of the month. Meetings are now in the Church Room which has proved much better for those members who have hearing problems. We have had some problems with visual images and sound but with help from Graham Daft of Central Methodist Church and special thanks to our member Greg they seem to have been overcome.

The next meeting is January 18th, 2023 at Central when Peter Armour is coming to give a presentation on Derbyshire its Character and Characters. I look forward to seeing you then.

Did you know that the school on Beardall Street is 150 years old on 13th January 2023? To celebrate this special anniversary Sue Knight and myself of Hucknall Heritage Society are putting on a display of images on the exhibition wall in Hucknall Library for the whole of January.

I close by wishing a Happy New Year to all members.


Meetings and Visits 2023
January 18th 2023
Peter Amour, a new speaker to our group, is coming to talk about Derbyshire its Character & Characters.
February 15th 2023
Bob Massey who most of us have seen before will tell us about the History of our post office and our postal service.
March 15th 2023
Tony Waldron, another new person to us, explaining the History of Stained Glass and how its done.
April 19th 2023
A visit to Bassetlaw Museum at Retford where there is a Pilgrims Gallery Display. No café but Weatherspoons next door. Leave Hucknall 11am – leave Retford 4pm Cost of visit £10
May 17th 2023
Mike Kelley, someone else who is new to us, telling us about The Fall of Saxon England. Christmas Day 1065 – Christmas Day 1066. The most traumatic year in English History
June 21st 2023
Visit to Ashby de la Zouch Museum where there is a Dolly Shepherd Display. Do you remember the talk we had about the lady parachutist? Plus visit to Ashby Castle if possible – still checking this one. Leave Hucknall 11am – leave Ashby 4pm. Cost of visit £10

July and August 2023 – Holidays

September 20th 2023
Robert Mee, whom we have enjoyed listening to before, will talk about Nottinghamshire Castles. He says – Eleven sites and more besides
October 18th 2023
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Staffordshire Hoard on display. Leave Hucknall 10.30am – leave Stoke 4pm. Cost of visit £12.50
November 15th 2023
Michael Cooke, is another of our previous speakers, who usually tells us European history, this time I think it might be around England.

December 21st No meeting – too close to Christmas

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