Travel Group – Archive


Thursday 6th December

We visited Haddon Hall today near Bakewell.  Below is an excerpt from the leaflet written by Lord and Lady Edward Manners…

“for three hundred years the Hall      was quiet, waiting for its family to return…..It was as if it had been enchanted, a fairytale castle lost in time, waiting to be re-awoken…….they did not call it Haddon Hall, they called it “The Sleeping Beauty”….”

Our group were saying how beautiful the Hall is but not in an opulent or a materialistic way.

We listened to bell ringers in a hall decorated with roses and sat around a fire where we were read a poem – 12 Days of Christmas, written by John Julian Norwich.
Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel were also there as the Hall’s Christmas theme is Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales.
A very enjoyable visit and some of the group said they would like to visit in the summer to look at the garden in bloom.
Also thank you to those who gave people lifts and did the driving.

Thursday 29th November 2018

As agreed at the November meeting the next outing will be on Thursday 6 December to Haddon Hall.  Haddon Hall will be dressed for Christmas on a fairy tale theme with hand bells and carol singers during the day.

We will meet in the Oasis/BUPA/Market Place car park at 10.30 a.m.  to sort out transport, remember we are car sharing. The entrance charge is £15.00 .  Please let me know whether or not you are coming, also if you would be prepared to drive.  As my old iPad is playing up, I am unable to access all the Travel Group contacts so please pass on this email to anyone who may be interested in coming.

The next monthly Travel Group meeting will be on Thursday 3 January.

Sunday 30th September 2018

Travel Group trip to Chester 29/09/2018

Due to heavy road works we took the scenic route via Bakewell and across  country , it was a beautiful day and from the height  of the coach were privileged  to see Derbyshire  in all its autumn glory .

Dropping other passengers  at the Cheshire  Oaks  shopping outlet we travelled on to the city of  Chester arriving around twelve noon ,a little later than planed  due to those pesky orange cones that seem to have taken over the motorways.

Once in Chester we all melted into the melee of a Saturday which happened to be Race Day ,young men in suits along side pretty young ladies wearing evening gowns with baseball boots ? (How very sensible and fun ) as they mingled with shoppers and sightseers  alike.

Some of us visited the cathedral  and walked the city walls , and even found the time to finish  the day with a river cruise, the weather being kind to us we were able to sit comfortably  on the open top deck . Then strolling through  the park to the shops   buying a sandwich  to munch on  the way home ,

Although arriving back later than hoped , I think we all had a pleasant  if somewhat tiring day

Thankyou  Pat,  Janice and Sandie

Sunday 30th September 2018

 The  Travel Group are planning to go to the Imperial War Museum and the Lowry centre in Manchester on Saturday 20th October.  Providing we have a minimum of 20 people the cost will be £20 . However the money does need to be in soon.
The Travel group is meeting next Thursday 4th October, in the Beehive, at 10.00am, when payment can be made and further outings planned.  For alternative options for payment please contact Groups Coordinator.
Finally, just want to say that the trip to Chester yesterday was a great success.  Well done to Pat, Sandie and Janice on organising this, their first outing.

Thursday 13th September 2018

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The bus for CHESTER will leave  Bolsover Market Place at 8.00 am on  Saturday  29th September.
We are currently getting quotes for a  visit to SALFORD QUAYS on Saturday 20th October.
The venues are The Lowry Centre,The Imperial Museum,N. And the Lowry Outlet.
All have cafes etc and are easily accessible on foot. The imperial War Museum now has the London POPPIES installation as well as other 1918 themed exhibits.All  are free to enter.
The cost will depend on numbers but is expected to be approximately L20.
Please let Pat MELLOR, Janice Meacham or Sandie Harper know if you are interested in coming on this visit.
The next Travel Group meeting is on Thursday 4th October ,10.00am at the Beehive.
From P.

The travel group will meet on the  1st Thursday every month, 10am, Bee Hive Cafe, Bolsover.

Please watch this space for details of the development of this new group.

Thursday 1st August 2018

The brand new Travel Group got off to a “flying” start this morning.

Two trips are on offer to begin with:-

Saturday 29th September a trip to Chester/Chester Outlet is planned.  We need 10 members for the bus to pick up in Bolsover, we already have 8 definites, if you want to add your name to the list please contact

We are not, at this time, limiting numbers.

The cost is £16.50.

Sunday 21st October a trip to Hull, more details on this are to follow