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NEWSLETTER

AUGUST 2019

website: www.rainworth-u3a.org.

 We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 10.00a.m.-12.00 at Rainworth Village Hall

Next meeting--Wednesday August 11th 2019

Chairmans message here

.Garden Visits Group
“The Garden Visits Group latest trip was to Sandringham House and Gardens on a glorious summers day, greatly enjoyed by us all. Sandringham is in Norfolk and the Christmas residence of the Royal Family. The gardens were fabulous and the walks suited to a variety of differing abilities whilst the house gave us a fascinatingly, intimate glimpse into the private life of the royal family.
The gardens were in transition from spring to summer; rhododendrons were past their best but the enormous hydrangeas were bursting into colour and fat buds on the agapanthus and fuchsias were developing their high summer potential.
It was my first garden trip and was spent with a welcoming and friendly group of people and I look forward to many more in the future.”
 
Local History Group
The Local History Group was taken on a journey from sleepy valley to hive of industry when theywhen they visited Cromford Mills.
Our knowledgeable guide Philip first gave an excellent presentation of Richard Arkwright’s rise from uneducated apprentice to the richest commoner in Britain. A self-made and driven man, he changed cotton spinning from a small but skilled cottage industry to a large-scale production line requiring little or no skill at all. The employees were mainly women and children, who worked 12 hour shifts, day and night, 6 days a week.
We then toured the UNESCO World Heritage Site - the world’s first water-powered cotton spinning mill, the birthplace of the modern factory system. The site is still being restored by the Arkwright Society, and we ended our tour in the immersive Arkwright Experience, with a holographic Sir Richard speaking to us inside the unrestored first mill building.
Sir Richard Arkwright and his Mills were brought vividly to life by our excellent guide. Quirky shops, a lovely cafe and good weather all added to a rewarding day out.
 
National Trust Visit to Speke Hall
 
Beyond the black & white is a Tudor house with a Victorian personality
Speke Hall is a rare Tudor timber-framed manor house in a most unusual setting on the banks of the River Mersey. Restored and brought back to life in the 19th century, it is a unique and beautiful mixture of Tudor simplicity and Victorian Arts and Crafts' aesthetics.
Built by the devout Catholic Norris family - keen to impress visitors with the grandeur of their home and in particular the magnificent Great Hall - this beautiful building has witnessed more than 400 years of turbulent history. From the Tudor period when a secret priest hole was an essential feature, to years of neglect and decay in the 18th and 19th centuries (including a spell when it was used as a cow shed) and then being dragged into the Victorian era of improvement and technology, the Hall has seen it all.
In the 21st century, Speke Hall and its surrounding estate now provide a real oasis from the hurly burly of modern life. As you come through the gates, relax, take a breath and enjoy all that this wonderful place has to offer. The Hall is surrounded by beautiful restored gardens and protected by a collar of woodland.
 
SWINGTIME with STARDUST BIG BAND
(family and friends are welcome)
At Rainworth Village Hall
Kirklington Road
Rainworth
On Saturday 14th September 2019
6.30-10.30pm
Tickets £10
Pizza Supper,Bar,Raffle, Quiz
Enquiries- Ann (tel 631714)
 
Strollers
Last month the Strollers met in the car park at the Hardwick Inn and had a pleasant walk around 3 lakes on a lovely day, then back to the Inn for liquid refreshments outside in the sunshine.
The next walk is on 26th August 2019 at Kings Mill Reservoir & part of the Timberland trail. Meet in the visitors car park at the reservoir at 10.30am.
 
Knit and Natter
Blidworth Library 23rd August 2pm -4pm
Diana Parker
Please find below a thank you letter from Fiona Leatherland for the knitted baby hats.
Dear Diana
I am writing on behalf of the trustees of the Sherwood Forest Hospitals charity to sincerely thank you and the members of Rainworth and District U3A for your donation of beautifully knitted baby hats.
Your donation will be appreciated by our Maternity and Neonatal services. Any items not required will be sold by our volunteer fundraising team here at King’s Mill Hospital.
Our fantastic team of volunteers are a motivated and active voluntary group working for the hospital and are committed to raising funds to enhance patient care and treatment at King’s Mill Hospital.
Thank you for your support of King’s Mill Hospital services.
 
PRE-ORDER YOUR DIARIES FOR 2020 !!
If you would like to pre-order a 2020 U3A diary please see Diana Hibbert today on the desk at the back of the hall.
Thank you
 
INTEREST GROUP MEETINGS

Group

Day

Leader

Contact

01623:

Email

Books - Reading

Group

3rd Fri

Diana Parker

406342

dianaparker76@googlemail.com

Breakfast

1st Tues

Peter Stacey

01623 796118

 

staceyp@sky.com

Ten Pin Bowling Club

 

3rd Thur

W. Dixon

07580385437

mattjen@hotmail.couk

Craft Group

1st and 3rd Mon.

Sue Groves

799078

sueandbobbyg@googlemail.com

Computer Group

2ndMonday

 

Mary Bramwell

07925896004

gordonbrown66@ntlworld.com

Garden Visits

1stThurs.

Ann Mills

631714

ann_mills@me.com

Odeon Group

Various

Pam Berry

795473

randp33@hotmail.com

Pub Quiz group

3rdThursday

Gordon Brown

07925896004

gordonbrown66@ntlworld.com

History Local

4th Fri

A.Brettell

D.Hibbert

 

798459

 

795399

alwynandlynn@btinternet.com

diane.hibbert@btinternet.com

Indoor Games

3rd Wed

Andrew Goodison

438702

andrwgoodison@aol.com

Lunch Group

3rd Tues

Ann Mills

631714

ann_mills@me.com

Knit and Natter

4th Wed

Diana Parker

406342

dianaparker76@googlemail.com

National Trust

Various

Loraine

Sharp

792640

lorainesharp100@gmail.com

Singing Group

2nd Mon

Pam Haywood

406078

pamhaywood@hotmail.co.uk

Strollers

4th Mon

Carol Bennett

436805

Carol.bennett44@gmail.com

Trips & Visits

Various

Ann Brown

01157468970

Annbrown051@gmail.com

 

Wine Appreciation

 

3rdThursday

Jill Pullen

01623 400545

jillandmalcp@gmail.com

 

Interest Group Meetings Members wishing to join any interest group activities are advised to contact the group leader especially where it is necessary to arrange transport. Group leaders’/Co-ordinator’s names and contact details are in the newsletter and also on the web-site. If you would like to include any information in the next newsletter, please e-mail erangecroft@gmail.com by  2nd of month or phone 01623 406346 mobile 07926560031

 

 

RAINWORTH AND DISTRICT U3A COMMITTEE MEMBERS
 

 

Name

 

Email

 

Tel no:

 

Committee Role

Lynden Lowe

Thechairman@rainworth-u3a.org.uk

01623 230023

Chairman

Diane Hibbert

Business.secretary@rainworth-u3a.org.uk
 
01623 795399
Business Secretary

Jill Lowe

treasurer@rainworth-u3a.org.uk
 
01623 795399
Treasurer

Ann Mills

social-sec@rainworth-u3a.org.uk

01623 631714

Social Secretary

Shiela Blackburn

groupcoord@rainworth-u3a.org.uk

01623 483646
Group coordinator
Chris Bentley members/meetings@rainworth-u3a.org.uk
07752238045
 
Membership Secretary
Loraine Sharp

Loraine.sharp101@gmail.com

01623 792640 Publicity
Andrew Goodison andrwgoodison@aol.com 01623 438702 Committee member
Malcolm Sanderson Owls2me@aol.com 01623 650583 Deputy Chairman
Elaine Rangecroft newsletter@rainworth-u3a.org.uk 01623 406346 Newsletter Manager
Linda Stockton linda.stockton@ymail.com 01623 634154 Committee member
Shiela Stacey staceyp@sky.com 01623 796118 Publicity

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT 

Wednesday February 13th 2019 Please welcome our guest speaker Liz Weston-“Mansfield

 
 

                          

                                                      

 

 

 

 

    

             

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Our Chairmans message here

Forthcoming Social Events

Saturday 10th March Pie and Pea Supper

7pm to 10.30pm

Raffle, Sticky 13s, Bar,etc

Numbered Ticket for raffle prize…..£8.00 a ticket