Mansfield & District

History

I am delighted to have had the opportunity to become leader of the U3A History Group. Dave Drew as leader will be a hard act to follow. Thank you Dave for all the advice you have given me.

I look forward to hearing suggestions for interesting presentations coming through from Group members. Presentations which have some quirky appeal are especially welcome. If you have a particular passion for some historical event, by all means bring it forward.

At our friendly meetings, we have tea or coffee. We have presentations and discussions from members. Funds permitting we may have the opportunity to hire an external speaker at least once during the coming year.

We meet every third Wednesday from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon at the

Mansfield Bowling Club
Chesterfield Road South
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG19 7AP

Our last meeting for 2018 included presentations on the origins of Ordinance Survey maps, the 1812/1814 war between Britain and the USA, the Bevin boys - a World War Two account of how some men were conscripted to work in the coal mines rather than into the the armed forces, and the curious but true story of how Mimi and Toutou went forth to war - a story later echoed by the film 'The African Queen.'

There will be no meeting in December and the next meeting will be on Wednesday 16 January. It will probably include a presentation on the famous kidnapping of a German commander in Crete during WW2 by a team led by Patrick Leigh Fermor, the future travel writer.

Philip Tucker 01623 437516

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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
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