There is one seat, possibly 2, available for York, next Sunday, 13th October.if you are interested, phone Pat on 01246 825344.
The Ruffird visit will be on the evening of Monday 21stOctober , to see the Spectacleof Light there. Individual booking (01623 821338 ) and meet at the “ oasis” carpark at 6.30 to share cars.
Looking ahead , an overnight visit to the Thurlsford “ Christmas Spectacular “show in 2020 was suggested and also a river cruise – maybe on the Danube, in the summer of 2020, and/ or the Dordogne.
Nearer home, we now have the details of a tour of the Amazon depot near Doncaster
And look forward to a wander through the snowdrops at Hodsock Priory in February.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 13 th October at 10.30. at the Beehive.
No meeting in December, but we will resume monthly meetings , at a different venue, in January.
Meanwhile the next meeting will be on Wednesday, 9thOctober,at 10.30am , at
the Beehive.We look forward to seeing you there.
Pat, Marie and Janice
The first will be on Thursday, 5th September, to the new Visitor Centre at Sherwood Forest.This will be with shared transport, meeting at the Oasis/BUPA car park in Bolsover at 10.00am
The next will be on Saturday 15th September toHarrogate with the option of visiting the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show. This will be by Johnson’s coach and the cost will be £16, or £37 including the flower show entrance.
The third is a day-trip to York , also by Johnson’s coach, on Sunday 15th October.
The cost will be £15.
Bookings and payments are needed very soon, now if possible. The next Travel Group meeting will be on Wednesday 11th September , at 10.00am, at the Beehive cafe. We hope to see you there.
We had an interesting and enjoyable day out on Saturday 13th July, visiting the “Gates “garden centre and Rutland Water, in Rutland. The garden centre was unusual and intriguing : built on a slope, all the floors followed the original slope throughout. It also had some very tempting flora and etc.s for sale, And a good coffee shop. Rutland Water, bigger than most of us expected, provided us with a delightful cruise and some equally unexpected sights.
The next meeting, to discuss future trips, will be on Wednesday 14th August at 10.30 am at the Beehive cafe . We hope to see you then.
The Rutland Water trip will pick up at the. Gate pub at Langwith at 8.00am on Saturday 13th July. It is OK to leave cars in their carpark If you need a lift to there please let me (Pat) know.
The Denby visit became a pleasant day out, with relatively good weather, although it wasn’t quite as expected due to recent changes at the pottery. At Marilyn’s suggestion we moved on to a garden centre, previously unknown to the rest of us , for lunch and an enjoyable browse.
Possible future trips could include Cleethorpes, Harrogate, York and /or the National Memorial Arboretum.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 10th July, at 10.00am at the Beehive. We hope to see you there.
We will be finalising arrangements for the June and July trips, to Denby and Rutland Water respectively.
We hope to see you there.
May 11th 2019
Update on Travel Group meeting.
At the meeting on May 8th we decided to move the Denby Village visit forward to Saturday 15th June . Changes at Denby mean that there is no charge for this day. We will meet at the Oasis/BUPA carpark at 9.30
This is the last call for bookings, and £22, for the trip to Rutland Water on Saturday 13th July.
We need to know whether anyone else wants to do the return, summer, visit to Haddon Hall in late June.
Volunteers to do an hour or so on our stall in Old Bolsover Yard this Saturday, 18th May, would be appreciated.
April 30th 2019
The next meeting of the Travel Group will be on Wednesday 8th May, at 10.00am at the Beehive.
We need to take bookings then for the trip to Rutland Water on Saturday 13th July.
We also need numbers for the visit to the Denby Village, for the return visit to Haddon Hall to enjoy the gardens in summer time and for volunteers to do a short stint in Bolsover Old Yard at the U3A publicity day there on Saturday 18th May.
Decisions need to be made about outings later in the summe
And – anyone interested in a holiday in the Dordogne and Carcassonne. , including a visit to the Lascaux caves? This year or next…
Lots to sort out then. We hope to see you at the meeting.
Pat, Janice and Marilyn,
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
Thursday 13th September 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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