Local History


Group Leader: Jean Winder and Rosa Wright
Telephone: 01777 817777 and 01777 816073
Email: local-history@retford-u3a.org.uk
Meetings: Second Tuesday 9:45-12:00 (speaker begins at 10.15am)
Venue:  Westhill Centre, Ordsall


Happy New Year!

What to do in the next couple of months?  Why not listen to an interesting talk !!


Forthcoming Meetings for 2020:-


January 14th - Lincoln at Gettysburg                                            Speaker: David Skillen

February 11th - The History of Gas and Hot Air Ballooning        Speaker: Adrian Sumner

March 10th - Industrial Retford                                                     Speaker: Harry Foxley

April 14th - A History of the Dukeries                                          Speaker: Sue Floyd

May 12th - Mary Queen of Scots - The Captive Queen                Speaker: David Templeman

June 9th - In Search of The Mayflower Pilgrims                           Speaker: Sam Glasswell

July 14th - Edward and Mrs Simpson                                            Speaker: John Whitfield

August 11th TBA

September 8th - Curiosities of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire  Speaker: John Taylor

October 13th - Katherine Swynford                                               Speaker: Maggy Watkins

November 10th - ‘Satire and Syllabub’ - Georgian and Regency Food Speaker: Judith Hedley

December 8th - The Chesterfield Canal Trust                                Speaker: John Lower


The doors at West Hill Community Centre in Ordsall are open from 9.45am and the speaker will begin at 10.15am.  The address is Cheyne Walk DN22 7GA. The cost is £2 per member which includes a cuppa and biscuits.  The talk usually finishes at around 11.30-11-40 am and the doors will close at 12 noon.  All U3A members are welcome.

We are also having a trip to Crich Tramway Museum on Saturday 20th June, cost £9 each, leaving Kettlewells yard at 9.00 am.

Entry covering 12 months, is: Adults £18; Seniors (60+) £14.50; Children (4-15 yrs) £11; Disabled £11.50 (Carers free)