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Whitwick & District U3A

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Saturday, 21 May 2022

Saturday, 21 May 2022

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Whitwick & District U3A - Days Out Group

Objective

This Group enjoys days out in interesting and varied locations where members are free to choose how they spend their time. To ensure a stress-free, relaxing outing, we travel by private coach.

Days Out trips are open to all WAD members. Trips will be advertised and available to members on a first come basis. In the interests of fairness to all members, please reserve your place on a Day Out online or in writing by:

(For more about online booking there is a guide here.)

Venue

Various

Timing

Various

Calendar

2022

U3A Holiday Cancelled
May: 9th - 12th: 4 Day Excursion to a traditional seaside town and perfect base for visiting places in southern England.
The proposed holiday to the South Coast has been cancelled as there were insufficient numbers for the booking to go ahead. We are very disappointed to have to do this but there was no alternative. We hope members will continue to sign up for our day trips to places of interest.

Fri Jun 10th Chesterfield and Bolsover Castle Our first stop is at Chesterfield where it's market day and reputed to be one of the largest in Europe. There will be time for shopping, a visit to the parish church with its twisted spire or just wander along some of the streets to discover the town's history.
After lunch, it's a short journey to Bolsover Castle which was built to impress and entertain. Entrance is free thanks to the liaison between u3a and English Heritage.
Cost: £14pp

Thu Jul 7th Bridgnorth There will be steam trains running that day. Time tables and booking are available on the Severn Valley Railway website. To help you decide, there is a steam train at 11.55 giving you time to travel to the end of the line to Kidderminster, arriving at 1.05, and a return steam train at 1.55 arriving in Bridgenorth at 3.10. There are alternative diesel trains running and you don't have to do the full journey to Kidderminster. Split in two by the river Severn, Bridgnorth is a delightful town with a long history. We hope to be able to arrange a guided walk for the day also.
Cost £14 pp subsidised by the Days Out account.

Wed Sep 7th Liverpool An opportunity to visit the city of Liverpool, famous for its 2 cathedrals, the Beatles and the Mersey sound. There are open-top bus tours, a Mersey river cruise or just ferry across to Birkenhead and back. You can walk down to the Pier Head and the renowned Liver buildings, visit the walker Art Gallery or just stroll this vibrant city.
Cost: £17pp subsidised by the Days out account

Payments at General Meetings

It would be very helpful if you could place any payments in an envelope which clearly shows your name and the particular Day Out for which you are paying. Cheques should be made out to "Whitwick & District U3A".

Contacts

Lynda Hall at daysout1 at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

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Pictures

Below are some pictures from a recent visit. Pictures from previous events and also from the former Days of Interest group can be found in the gallery.

Newark-on-Trent and Southwell - April 2022

It felt very cheerful and positive to be venturing out once again on an excursion with Days Out and with the added bonus of sunny weather. On Tuesday 26th April, thirty-eight members travelled to Newark-on-Trent in a spacious, comfortable coach from Roberts Coaches.

Few of the group were familiar with the town so it was pleasant to find ourselves in a place that has much to offer, with interesting buildings and an intriguing history both in the English Civil War and as a major inland port. There are delightful walks, ample places to sit and enjoy a coffee in the fresh air and no shortage of cafes serving lunch. We were impressed.

The second part of the trip was spent in Southwell, just a short distance away. Southwell Minster is splendid and a place that is always worth another visit. Our group was happy to saunter around the small town, to admire the impressive houses and wander through the green open spaces.

Lynda and Sue thank everyone who supported this first Day Out of 2022 and look forward to welcoming members on the forthcoming excursions.

Ruined walls senn acros a lwn and flower bed
Part of Newark's ruined castle located by the River Trent

Alternating rows of windows, carvings and statues
An interesting façade on one of the town centre buildings

View of spire against a blue sky backdrop
The impressive church of St Mary Magdalene, the tallest church in Nottinghamshire

Church and tower seen across graveyard
Southwell Minster, the north entrance

Dog-tooth decoration around doorway
A magnificent Norman doorway on the south side of the Minster

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