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                                     Contacts----Jill Lowe -     01623 230023-   jillylo@yahoo.co.uk                                                              Ann Brown -  07982 243462    annbrown051@gmail.com

Meetings are held at Rainworth Village Hall on the 2nd Wednesday of each month ,please come along and see us and make your own suggestions . A list of propoposed visits for 2018 will be displayed at meetings for members to choose which ones  they prefer

Our next visit is to Lincoln and incudes a riverboat cruise on the 27th September

Liverpool visit



Brierley Glass and Crystal visit



   National Space Centre visit





Our Visit To Lost City , Nottingham


Our visit to the National Brewery Centre



Our visit to the Black Country Museum


Our trip to Houses of Parliament

Our visit to Bletchley Park




Visit to Lost City 


Our visit to Brodsworth Hall
The Trips and Visits group travelled to Castle Howard on 27th April. Although the weather – snow, hail, thunder and lightning let us down somewhat we did have an enjoyable day but did not manage to get into the gardens. The house was very interesting with wonderful rooms and lots of photos showing how the premises were used for the two ` Brideshead Revisited` films.
Fees paid by the film makers went a long way towards funding the restoration needed in areas of the house damaged by fire in the 1940`s.                    
Our visit to Rolls Royce
Our visit to Richard 111 Centre
The day out to visit the Richard 111 centre at Leicester was a most enjoyable trip for all. We all learned a great deal about the history of the period and were very impressed by the well planned layout. Thanks again to Diana for such a good day out
Trentham Gardens Trip
On Tuesday the garden group went to Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire.
We had a really pleasant day as not only were the gardens beautiful and easy to navigate but due to the Antiques Road Show being filmed there on the day we were given a refund of our entrance fee which was quite a bonus as we were allowed to watch and saw many famous and familiar faces which did not detract from our enjoyment at all.
The nearby retail outlet was also excellent so an additional pleasure and yet another very successful outing with grateful thanks and acknowledgement to Diana Parker.
It was a chilly, murky morning when we boarded the coach, but by the time we had reached Manchester the sun was shining and it was a lovely spring day. Our guided tour allowed us to peek into the cast members' dressing rooms and then past the sets of the Kabin, Carla's flat, the Platts' and Tyrone Dobbs' sitting rooms and the factory, Underworld. We pulled a (pretend) pint in the bar of the Rovers and had our photos taken. Next, onto an exhibition of artefacts and wardrobe items including three (yes, three) bridal gowns for Tracey Barlow in various states of damage. Finally we went through the doors of the Bistro onto The Street and the hallowed cobbles. Strangely, everything seemed much smaller - the shops, the distances etc
Thanks to Ann Brown and Diana Parker for organising an interesting day  

More photos of this visit --here


Galleries of Justice


 The Trips and Visits group enjoyed an interesting day out to the Galleries of Justice and the Nottingham Caves. A guide dressed as a court usher welcomed us to The Galleries. He proceeded to point out the iron gibbet hanging from the ceiling in the entrance hall and to explain that the gallows were sited on the stairs where we had just entered the courthouse!  Taking us into the courtroom, the guide involved us all in a re-enactment of a trial, with members of the group acting as prisoner, judge, jury and witnesses. We were then taken to the cells and dungeons beneath the courthouse. The accounts of the brutality and injustice handed out to people in the past were truly shocking and an overpowering atmosphere of cruelty and oppression could be felt in most areas.



A great time was had by all the15 members who recently took part in a Day trip to Whitby. A minibus transported us to Pickering Railway Station where we boarded the Steam Train to Whitby. A nostalgic  glimpse back to childhood years. The journey took us through some breathtaking countryside eventually reaching Whitby 90 minutes later. The party then split up to allow people to do their own thing- firstly a fish and chip dinner followed by an afternoon walk along the harbour. On a lovely day when the weather was kind to us we left Whitby at 5.30pm and made our way back to Rainworth by way of a route through Heartbeat Country. Special thanks go to the driver of the Ravenshead Community Bus.



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