BDU3A National Trust Group

All information from previous years can be found by clicking here.

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

After receiving a refund for a coffee and a write up on the house’s history, twenty four of us set off for Nostell in Wakefield in the rain – but this quickly cleared to give us a lovely day of smiles and chats – with a very pleasant walk around the lake with the trees just starting to turn – the sun even came out and allowed us to sit outside for lunch.

The house itself was like a dolls house (in fact there was an enormous dolls house on the top floor) – quite cosy – lots of small rooms a bit of a maze – but the Chippendale ‘wow’ – everywhere – made to measure for the house and such variety – in the library what looked like a wooden chest opened up to provide a pull out Chippendale library ladder – and what we thought were ceramics were actually made of wood – amazing. There was even a 300 year old wooden clock – and the demonstration of how to make marble paper was fascinating.

A really interesting and happy day – everyone said they had thoroughly enjoyed it.

Wednesday 26th June 2019

BDU3A National Trust Group     August Trip

It was decided at the group meeting on Monday 24th June that, due to costs, the proposed trip to Wentworth on August 22nd  would be cancelled.

Instead the group decided on an alternative!

New date! and venue!   … Wednesday August 28th to Dunham Massey.

Please sign up and pay as soon as possible and certainly by the end of July.  Thank you.


Monday 25th February 2019

The NTG met on Monday.  The new schedule was agreed.  Our first trip out to Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood and Kedleston Hall, Derby, will leave the Market Place on Thursday 14th March at 9.00 am.

Bolsover U3A National Trust Group

Schedule, correct at time of publishing.

March 14th (Thursday)​​Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood​​​​269​​​​​​and Kedleston Hall,  Derby.    Page ​​​​​263

April 18th (Thursday)​​Canons Ashby, Daventry, Northants​​​​255

​​​​and Upton House and Gardens Page ​​​​​302

May 6th (Bank Holiday Monday) Gunby Estate, Hall & Gardens (special event)​​​

​​​​Spilsby, Lincs Page 258

June 8th (Saturday)​​Birmingham Back to Backs​​​​​  Page 284

July 20th (Saturday)​​Quarry Bank Mill, gardens and Workers  Cottag

Styal, Cheshire, Page ​​​​​​​320​

​August 22nd (Thursday)​​Wentworth Woodhouse and Wentworth Castle Gardens​​, South York shire  Pages 371/2

​September 28th (Saturday)​Benningborough Hall, Gallery & Gardens, near York Page ​​355

​October 19th (Saturday)​​to be decided

​November/December​​Christmas outing

​​​All above information was agreed at NT meeting, 25/02/2019

These dates may be subject to change, if, as and when necessary.