Interest Groups – who, when, where?


Who, when and where –  For each Group details of who coordinates the group, when the group meets, and where the group meets, are listed. For more detail see the Interest Group’s individual page accessed via the menu on the right of the screen or just click on the Group name below. Please also check the ‘BDU3a Events Diary’ page.

Anyone who would like to start a new Interest Group (and we hope there are many of you!) should in the first instance contact 

For more information see the link below

Group Leaders Handbook (2)

Tap the Link above to download the current Group Leaders Handbook 2019


Art Appreciation

Details will appear here very soon.

Arts and Crafts – Gene Brothwell – – 01246 823102

  • This group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in Bainbridge Hall from 1:30pm – 3.30pm.

Arts, Cinema, Theatre – A.C.T – Pam Pickering –

  • Please check the ACT detailed page (click on the heading) for details of the upcoming outings.

Books and Reading Jean Hull – 01246

  • This group meets in Bolsover Library once per month on Mondays at 2.00pm. Contact  Jean for dates and book being read.

  Coffee Morning

  • For all members, 4th Wednesday of each month, meet at 10.30am, Bee Hive Cafe,    Bolsover

Creative Writing Rose Bailey- 07711 048080

  • This Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at Bolsover Library from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Current Affairs (discussion group)  (01246 813765) or Barbara Kirsop –

  • The group meets once a month in the Bolsover  Library, on the 2nd Thursday of each month, at 2.00pm.

Design and Create  Julie White, /

  • This group meets every 2nd Friday of the month at 2pm at a members home, please email for further details.

Digital Photography    Kevin Bates

  • Meet every 1st Tuesday in the month at 1pm.  Venues may vary, please check the website.

Family History  Pam Pickering with Bev Crofts –

  • This group meets once a month in Bolsover Library, 1.30 – 3.30, on the 1st Friday in the each month.

Flowers for Fun   Bev Crofts, contact for and on behalf of Group Coordinator,

  • This group meets on the fourth Friday of each month at the Village Hall, Hillstown, at 1.00pm to set up – 3.00pm

History – Rose Bailey – 07711 048080

  •  The History Group meets every fourth Tuesday at 2.00pm.  Contact Rose for any information on field trips.   Unless on a field trip, this group meets at the Bainbridge Hall,

Details will appear here very soon.

Love of FoodBev Crofts,

  •  This Group will meet every 1st Monday of the month at 1.30pm.  Contact as above email.

Lunch ClubJean Hassall, 01246 826312 –

  • Lunch club agreed to meet  on the 4th Thursday of the month. Venues to be agreed over lunch for the following month.

BDU3A National Trust Group The Team – Pat 01246 823334, Maggie 01246 241288, Sue 01246 464864, Val 01623 742704

  • We meet every 4th Monday, 10am, Bee Hive Cafe, Bolsover.   Future visits are determined at these meetings

Play ReadingRuth Bonner –

  • We meet every 3rd Friday of the month, 1pm, Bee Hive Cafe, Bolsover.

Reiki – Cathy Cutt,      Tel:  01246 240094

  • We meet every 2nd Monday in the month at 10am, Bee Hive Cafe, Bolsover

Singing for Pleasure  – Jean Hull – 012468522943 –

  • This group meets once a fortnight on Tuesdays from  2:00pm – 4:00pm., Please contact Jean for exact days and venue details.

Strollers Jean Hassall, 01246 826312 –

  • The group will meet once a month on the 3rd Monday of the month. Walks will commence at 11.00am from the meeting point of the given month. Please note this group has agreed not to take dogs on their walks.

Supper  –  Group Lead –

  • The group meets on various dates dependant on special offers, or requests from members.  The venue changes each month, determined by members of the Group.

Ten Pin Bowling for Fun Group Lead –

  • The group will meet every 2nd Friday in the month

Travel Group –

  • The Travel Group will meet in the Bee Hive café on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 10:00am. Now that’s not too far to travel!

Walking for Pleasure Group  –

  • The Walking for Pleasure Group meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month,  at the Cenotaph in Bolsover (unless an alternative meeting point has been prearranged, members will be informed)