Newmarket

HISTORY

URGENT NOTICE 16TH MARCH 2020

In the interests of the members and based on current advice re Covid 19, it is with regret that the Executive Committee of Newmarket U3A has decided to suspend all meetings, activities and events until further notice. The situation will be reviewed mid-June. Please keep an eye on NOTICES on the NEWS page.

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Our History Group meets on the first Friday of the month at Exning Rd Club at 2.30pm.

Talks are on wide-ranging subjects with something for everyone.

A QUIZ:
Try answering the following questions on the 5 pictures below:

a) Where is this? b) When was it built? c) What was it's original purpose and nowadays?

Answers to the Quiz:
History Q1 History Q2 History Q3 History Q4 History Q5
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5

ANSWERS TO THE QUIZ:
1. Moot Hall on Aldeburgh Seafront, built in 1530, now a museum.

2. This is Belle Grove House, built and reshaped by Jo Jordan and her family. It was on the Invitation to View houses to visit. Interesting with a Dragon sculpture on its roof, now holiday cottages.

3. Denver sluice - first built in 1620 near Downmarket as part of the Ouse washes management in 1621. Today's was rebuilt in 1920s.

4. This is Bury St Edmunds' Guildhall built in 1279 but could have been on the site of an older building for the town to negotiate with the Abbey over taxes but today it is a Civic Centre.

5. Crossness Pumping Station - Built as part of Sir Joseph Bazalgette's sewerage plan for London in 1865. Now open to visitors south side of the Thames near Dartford. Well worth a visit

I hope this gave you some entertainment. There will be some questions on Cambridgeshire next.

Thanks Niddy

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The following meetings will be postponed sadly until further notice due to Covid19.

The Fenland outing on 1st May 2020 has been cancelled and all monies paid have been refunded.

Please keep looking at this page or facebook for a change in information and I will email all my usual members , keep😃 Niddy

3rd.Apr.2020 All about Time - and how it has influenced our lives for millennia.
1st May 2020 There will be NO meeting at Exning Rd but the group are out exploring the Fens and visiting a nature reserve, once the quarry for the stone to build the cathedrals of East Anglia. Also for a bit of flower hunting. Although not visiting the prehistoric Must Farm we can see the Fens has a long ancient history. See link on this page History Group Outing.

Please check the website for any change that may occur to this schedule.

Niddy Walpole, email: niddy198@gmail.com

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2ND TUESDAY ANTIQUES
ARTS APPRECIATION CAMERA GROUP
CARPET BOWLS DISCUSSION
DRAMA FRENCH CONVERSATION
GARDEN GROUP HISTORY
LUNCH GROUP M3A MUSIC
MAH JONG MODEL MAKING
MUSIC APPRECIATION REALM OF BOOKS
RUMMIKUB SCRABBLE
WALKING WINGS, WHEELS & WATER