History Group

The History Group always welcomes all u3a members and especially new ones, we have plenty of room. Indoor meetings take place at Central Methodist Church on Baker Street. Time 2pm – 4pm, always on the third Wednesday of the month.

Our visit in April was to Pleasley Pit. Although it has been a visitor attraction open for years our coach full of members was the first they had ever had. It proved to be a learning experience for the volunteers and especially the kitchen staff although the food they served was good. I think we all enjoyed the guided tour and learned a lot about the different jobs coal miners did. In a way it was a shame we were unable to walk around the country park, but we did see images of the wildlife to be seen on the site. The weather played its part as the rain kept off until we were getting back on the coach. Thank you very much for those members who took photographs.

The next meeting is on the 15th May when we have David Amos coming to show us images and give details of ‘A Brief History of Annesley’. David worked at Annesley Colliery, lived in the village and has been researching Annesley for years so I think we are in for a good afternoon.

At that meeting on 15th May Kathy and Sue will be taking names and money for the visit to Wellow on 19th June. Coach leaving Ogle Street at 11am; leaving Wellow at 3.30pm, the cost is £10.

Maureen Newton

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