Cromford Mill, Derbyshire 19th July 2018 It included a one and a half hour guided tour of the Mill followed by and a cold lunch of sandwiches, tortilla chips, home made cakes, fresh fruit and tea/coffee. Then time to browse on site shops and the museum. After lunch we crossed the road to the Cromford Canal to enjoy a 2 hour canal boat journey. See the photos from the trip below.
Trip to Sheffield, Assay Office & Cutlers Hall on 2nd Nov 2017
.Fray Canless writes: A group of 30 people went to Sheffield on Thursday 2nd November for an informative talk at the Assay Office, which was followed by a tour round the hallmarking workshop, then a buffet lunch .The Assay Office hallmark items from as small as earrings to large ones( see photo below) like the punch bowl ,which is now on show at the Winter Gardens in the city. After lunch we went to Cutlers Hall for the afternoon, where there was a talk, tour and tea and biscuits
Trip to Cadbury World on 4th Oct 2017
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