Mansfield & District

Local History

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.

Date Title Who
January 5thNo Meeting
February 2ndMansfield and SandBob Longden
March 2nd Queen Elizabeth's TrustMike 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 7thElectricity and Gas
October 5th Health
November 2nd The End of W.W. One
December 7th Xmas Meeting_ Mansfield's Lost Buildings
More Group Pages
Afternoon Teas Antiques and Collectables * ART Art Appreciation
Bowls Bridge Chat and Stitch Cinema
Classical Music Craft Workshop Current Affairs Family History
Film Studies * Garden Visits Gardening Golf
Hikers History International Dining Local History
Luncheon Club, Programme 2018 Mini Breaks Music 2 * Popular Music Appreciation *
Pudding Club Read a little Aloud Reading 1 Reading 2
Sci. Tech. Scrabble Shufflers* Soft Tennis /Table Tennis
Solo Dining Strollers Swimming Tai Chi
Theatre Visits Thoresby Holiday Group Walkers Wine Appreciation 2 *
Wine Appreciation 3 * Wine Appreciation 4* Writing for Pleasure
More Group Pages
Afternoon Teas Antiques and Collectables *
ART Art Appreciation
Bowls Bridge
Chat and Stitch Cinema
Classical Music Craft Workshop
Current Affairs Family History
Film Studies * Garden Visits
Gardening Golf
Hikers History
International Dining Local History
Luncheon Club, Programme 2018 Mini Breaks
Music 2 * Popular Music Appreciation *
Pudding Club Read a little Aloud
Reading 1 Reading 2
Sci. Tech. Scrabble
Shufflers* Soft Tennis /Table Tennis
Solo Dining Strollers
Swimming Tai Chi
Theatre Visits Thoresby Holiday Group
Walkers Wine Appreciation 2 *
Wine Appreciation 3 * Wine Appreciation 4*
Writing for Pleasure