Trip to Sheffield, Assay Office & Cutlers Hall on 2nd Nov 2017
Morning. Tea or coffee on arrival then an interesting visit of the Assay Office, including tour of Hallmarking workshop and opportunity to view items in the silver collection, followed by 2 course buffet lunch. Afternoon A tour of Cutlers Hall, then tea and biscuits before we leave for home.
The trip costs £42 per person which includes lunch, drinks ,cost of travel and entry fees.
We leave Southwell at 9-00am and return at approximately 5-30 pm.
This is a repeat trip as 17 people were disappointed last year and they will be given priority when booking opens at the September meeting.
Trip to Potteries Museum & Art Gallery at Stoke on Trent - 15th March 2017
These photographs were taken when 32 members of the U3a went to the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery at Stoke on Trent. The displays there were fascinating, including all aspects of china & pottery and as diverse as a Spitfire plane , local history displays and famous art works. We were fortunate to see the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs which were discovered before last Christmas and are dated back to 400BC. Everyone enjoyed the trip - the weather was absolutely glorious and the Staffordshire Oatcakes in the cafe were extremely tasty too!
Trip to Anglesey Abbey and Green Knowe - 9th March 2017
A trip beset by gremlins! After postponement due to Storm Doris an almost full coach set off on 9th March only to find the A1 closed as a result of a major accident. The Winter Garden at Anglesey was much enjoyed and the Mill was open too. A little difficulty finding the road to the Manor at Hemmingford Grey known as Green Knowe, but a fascinating house with an amazing history. Should anyone wish to borrow the DVDs of the stories of Green Knowe please contact me. Thank you all for your patience and help in sorting this particular trip, Kerry Holden