Bob and Sue Longden are retiring from the running of this group in December 2018. After seven years of arranging meetings, speakers and topics we feel it is time to step down and hopefully someone will volunteer to carry the group on.
We will keep the Group Page open for sometime and continue to post links of Local History interest.
Thank you to all our group members for your support.
Mansfield U3A's Local History Group is for members interested in Nottinghamshire Local History.
Mansfield U3A Local History Group explores the heritage of this ancient Nottinghamshire market town and the surrounding area, which, by mid-Victorian times, became the county’s second-largest township.
Archaeological finds indicate that settlements have been here since Neolithic times – while numerous finds, including the remains of a villa, show that there was a Roman settlement in the area. Several local names indicate both Danish and Saxon influence.
Please come along to a meeting if you'd like to know more about the early history of our area, its development as a hub for agriculture, manufacturing, mining and commerce – or would like to help us find out more about it.
We held our inaugural meeting in September 2011 when it became clear that many members of Mansfield U3A had interests in a wide variety of subjects, all relating to the local area within a 10 mile radius. We arrange visits to places with a connection to Mansfield's history.
The programme below will be updated as the year evolves so please check back regularly and look for news in the newsletter. -----
Sue & Bob Longden may be contacted by sending a message using the bird link on this page.
The General Meeting of Mansfield and District U3A were treated to a talk by Sue Howlett, ably assisted by her husband Gordon both members of the Group, on the Quakers. If you missed it please follow the link to the leaflet on this page. Well done Sue, an excellent talk.
2018 Programme :- Go to the Events page for information or view the table below.
|January 5th||No Meeting|
|February 2nd||Mansfield and Sand||Bob Longden|
|March 2nd||Queen Elizabeth's Trust||Mike Bull|
|April 6th||Artists, Writers, Poets and Architects|
|May 4th||Metal Box||Sue Howlett and John Hufton|
|June 1st||No Meeting|
|July 6th||Entertainment- Theatres and Cinemas|
|August 3rd||No Meeting|
|September 7th||Electricity and Gas|
|November 2nd||The End of W.W. One|
|December 7th||Xmas Meeting_ Mansfield's Lost Buildings|