Non BDU3A Events

This page lists non BDU3A events that may be of interest to members. Events are listed in date order, next event at the top. The web team will remove past items when they 2019

February 27th 2020

One of our U3A members has an interesting talk coming up, see attached information:

The Story of Wingfield Manor with Gregory Monks

Date and Time

Thu, 27 February 2020
13:30 – 14:30 GMT

Carpenter Room, Central Library,


From the Wars of the Roses to the English Civil War, and Bess of Hardwick to DH Lawrence; Wingfield Manor has a complex and rich history to tell. In this talk, English Heritage tour guide, Gregory Monks shares this fascinating but often over-looked story.
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Tuesday, October 1st 2019

Our BolU3A community may like to know that our neighbour village, Elmton, was recently awarded a Gold medal for best small village in the East midlands, by the RHS Britain in Bloom event, held every year in all regions. The village was also awarded a special recognition  by the judges for its conservation area on the Green, where all wildlife flourishes, both plant and animal.

In the same event, nearby Creswell also received an award, which was very exciting as this is the first time that Creswell entered the event and, as an ex-mining village, this is an excellent achievement. But entering this competition is less about winning medals than encouraging towns and villages to make their areas beautiful places. So maybe Bolsover could consider entering the competition in 2020?

Click on the link below to view Elmton’s Small Village Gold Award  for Britain in Bloom

Congratulations  Elmton!

EMIB 2019 Certificate

with the RHS
ELMTON Small Village Category

Saturday 3rd August 2019

One of our BDU3A Members, and a member of our very popular History Group, is also a volunteer for the National Trust at Hardwick Hall and for English Heritage at the Hardwick Old  Hall.

He has composed and will be delivering talks at the Old Hall entitled  “Stories from the Stones”, on Sunday 11th August at 12.00noon and again at 2.30pm, and each following Sunday thereafter.  These talks cover the history of the Old Hall, and a little about the early life of Bess of Hardwick.