National Trust Group

Nunnington Hall Visit
On a beautifully sunny and eventually hot day the group left Hucknall promptly at 9.00 am for the journey up to North Yorkshire with the air conditioning on the coach being really appreciated!!

Arriving at Nunnington Hall by 11.00 am most of the group headed for the cafe for much needed refreshments. Unfortunately all the wasps from North Yorkshire seemed intent on sharing our food and drink!!!

The Hall, like many National Trust properties was taken over by the Trust because the cost of maintaining the property became too expensive for the owners. The Hall itself was laid out slightly differently to most NT venues with rooms dating back to various periods in history, the earliest being from the Tudor period. There was also a separate exhibition and an arts area.

A free tour of the gardens led by the Head Gardner would normally have been very popular but with the rapidly rising temperatures many members opted for a place in the shade, some taking advantage of the deckchairs provided by the staff from Nunnington.

Nunnington and the surrounding area is a very picturesque area and if you are in the North Yorkshire the Hall and grounds are a lovely way to spend a day. A ride through more beautiful scenery in North Yorkshire followed as we made our way back to Hucknall after a very enjoyable and relaxing day.

September and October Visits

September 13th sees us take the short journey up to Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire. We will depart from Hucknall Market at 10.00 am and return from Hardwick at 4.00 pm. The cost of the coach is £10.

On Monday 10th of October, we will have our final visit of the year to Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire. The cost is £14 which includes coach fare and a guided tour in groups of 15 around the mill and surrounding area. This trip now clashes with the Forest v Aston Villa match which kicks off at 8.00 pm but I am confident that Paul, our driver, will get us home to Hucknall in time to do both events on the day!!!!

Bookings for this visit will be available via my email, We will be at the September monthly meeting to collect monies.

Most members are aware but, just to confirm, that the National Trust group will continue next year with trips each month from March to October.

Barrie and Sue

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