Ashfield U3A Miscellany Group












CO-ORDINATOR(S): Sue Taylor

TELEPHONE NUMBER(S): 01773-860279 or 07791-425094

EMAIL ADDRESS(ES): suetaylor@ashfieldu3a.org.uk

VENUE: Varies

MEETING DATE & TIME: Varies according to activity

COST OF VENUE, MATERIALS ETC.: Varies

NUMBER OF MEMBERS: 27

GROUP FULL: YES but we never turn anyone away

WAITING LIST: YES

PAGE CODE: Fully-Updateable

GROUP STATUS: RUNNING






This group has been set up to explore venues, attractions and activities which may not be covered by other groups.





DATE TIME VENUE
     
2018    
Wednesday 17 January 14:00 Guided Tour of Linneys [Est: 1815], Adamsway, Mansfield
Wednesday 28 February 11:30 The Corner House, Nottingham - indoor golf [6] and meal at Cosmos [8.99]
Monday 19 March 11:00 Denby Pottery Museum & Factory Tour [6.95 for 90 minutes]
Thursday 12 April 09:45 Ashmores Restaurant, Radcliffe-on-Trent - 2hr cookery demo and light lunch [22]
Wednesday 2 May 09:30* Transport from Kirkby* for Hodsock Priory. Coffee, house tour, light lunch and gardens, departing 13:30. [25-30]. [see write-up below]
Wednesday 20 June 11:00 Tramway Museum [CANCELLED] Sue Taylor.
Thursday 12 July - Buxton - this coincides with festival week [further details to be advised] Sue Appleton.
Monday 6 August 14:00 Floral Media - includes refreshment and tour of gardens [8.50 plus 3 transport]
Thursday 16 August 10:00 Haddon Hall, Derbyshire. Car share from ADC car park [13.50 - proof of age may be required if you look younger than 65]. Restaurant available, or take a picnic if weather permits. Caroline Rhoades.
Thursday 13 September - Blue John Mine - maximum 15 [9 plus coach fare] - further details in due course. Sue Appleton.
Tuesday 2 October 08:45 Oxford and the Ashmolean Museum - Special exhibition 'A Century of Women in Chinese Art'. [16 including driver's tip.] Pickup from the Original Factory Shop, Station Road, Kirkby - returning from Oxford at 16:30. 10 deposit to Caroline to secure place.
     




Miscellany Group visit to Hodsock Priory May 2018

We set off on the 2 May from Kirkby with some apprehension on how the day would unfold in the awful weather! What a surprise we had. We were warmly welcomed by George Buchanan who served us with coffee.

George then gave us a guided tour of the banqueting suite (which is currently used for weddings and private functions), bridal suite and a behind-the-scenes tour of the cellars. He gave us a fascinating insight of the history, noting there is evidence that people have lived at Hodsock for over 2,000 years, dating back from the Bronze Age. The Mellish and Buchanan families have lived there since 1765 and have had issues, not least with one ancestor gambling away 20,000 acres of Hodsock land. The estate now comprises 800 acres (700 mainly arable and 100 acres of woodland) and is still run by the Buchanan family.

Following a superb lunch in the dining room, we were blessed with lovely sunshine and were able to explore the extensive gardens and bluebell wood. A thoroughly enjoyable day, thanks go to Marilyn White for arranging this.

Sue Taylor, Coordinator, Miscellany Group (suetaylor@ashfieldu3a.org.uk)


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