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
     
2019    
Thursday 17 January - Spa Experience at Revive Spa and Salon, West Notts College.
Monday 18 February 09:45 Mansfield Museum and Palace Theatre tours, Leeming Lane, Mansfield. Meet at museum 9.45 for 10 am tour, tour of Palace Theatre will follow at approx 11.15am.
Tuesday 12 March 10:50 Council House, Old Market Square, Nottingham. Meet in reception 10.50 for 11am tour.
Monday 1 April 10:00 National Mining Museum, Wakefield. Visit museum and opportunity to go underground. By minibus 10am from Ravenshead and further pick up in Kirkby.
     




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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