History Group

The History Group always welcomes all U3A members especially new ones. Our indoor meeting place is Central Methodist Church on Baker Street: time 2pm – 4pm ish. 

The meeting on February 22nd when the speaker was Bob Massey telling us about the postal service was all inclusive with music and film. Never did I think I would be transported back to when I watched ‘Postman Pat and His Black and White Cat’ with my eldest grandson.

The next meeting is March 15th at Central when Tony Waldron is coming to give a presentation about ‘The History of Stained Glass and how it is done’.  I look forward to seeing you then.

Kathy and Sue will be at John Godber on March 15th to take your bookings for the visit to Bassetlaw Museum at Retford on April 19th where we will see the Pilgrims Gallery display. Leaving Hucknall Ogle Street at 11am – leave Retford at 4pm. Return to Hucknall 5pm ish. Cost is £10. There is no café at the museum but there is a Weatherspoons next door for food and drinks. I am told there are many other cafés in Retford as well.


March 15th 2023

Tony Waldron, another new person to us, explaining the History of Stained Glass & how its done.

April 19th 2213

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


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 about European history, this time I think it might be around England.

December 21st No meeting – too close to Christmas

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