Scunthorpe & District

History

Day of MeetingUsually the third Tuesday in the month. Please see text.
Time of Meeting2.30 to 4.30
Venue for MeetingSmall Hall, St. Bernadette's Parish Church
Name of ConvenorJean Prescot
Phone number01724 735631

The history interest group covers a wide range of topics and interests which include local, industrial and national history. The annual programme is decided by the members and usually involves indoor presentations during the winter months and visits to places of historical interest during the spring, summer and autumn.
In the winter the Group meets at St Bernadette’s Parish Room on the third Tuesday of the month from 2:30 - 4:30, where the cost of entry is normally £1 to cover the hiring costs. Throughout the rest of the year, visits are undertaken usually, but not exclusively, on the third Tuesday of each month. The timing of these visits depends on the opening times of the places to be visited.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Jun 19th Doddington Hall. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DAY
A stunning Elizabethan family home with 5 acres of equally stunning gardens, 5 miles south of Lincoln. The Hall was completed in 1600 and has always remained a family home and has never been sold. Also, on site is a farm shop, café and various other shops. The Hall is open 12 midday until 4.30pm and the gardens are open from 11am. Admission is £11 or £7 for gardens only.
Wed Jul 17th RAF Holmton Nuclear Bunker situated south of Withernsea, on the east coast of Yorkshire, a simple bungalow hides the entrance to an underground nuclear bunker. Descend the stairs and venture along a 120-metre tunnel, pass through the blast doors and find yourself in the secret world of cold war defence. Admission charge is Adult £9 over 60’s £7.
Tue Aug 20th RAF College Hall, Cranwell. An opportunity to visit the historic and unique RAF Training College which is not normally open to the public. There are many displays of artefacts covering 100 years of the RAF plus the opportunity to see the impressive central rotunda entrance, the dining hall, and library that are still in use daily. (Members will have to provide photographic ID to gain a visitor pass at the guard room)
Tue Sep 17th Burton Constable Hall and gardens. Built in the late 15th century the manor house of Burton Constable is situated 10 miles NE of Hull. The building also incorporates some parts of an older hall, stables, extensive gardens, and tea room. Visitors who wish to visit the hall should allow at least 2 hours for the visit. Admission for the Hall, grounds and stables is Adult £11, senior citizens £10.50. Grounds and stables only £5.75.
Tue Oct 15th Piece Hall, nestled within a dramatic landscape, but within the town of Halifax, its honey colours architecture, industrial heritage and diverse culture makes this an ideal place to visit. There is a Welcome Centre, a Piece Hall Story exhibition and shops open from 10am to 6pm daily
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Art (Practical) Art Appreciation
Astronomy Bird Identification Group
Bird Watching Cake and Converation
Card Games Card Making
Criminology Crochet
Current Affairs Day Trips
Dinner & Discussion Flower Arranging
French for Fun Gardening
Genealogy History
Lunch & Laughter Patchwork Fruit
Photography Quizzes
Short Story Writing Singing For Fun
Spanish Table Tennis
Ten-Pin Bowling Woodland Wanderers