We meet in the Lower Hall of the Village Centre at 7.30. Visitors are welcome. (£3.00 includes refreshments)
There will be no meeting in December as we have a Christmas lunch.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday, 9th January 2018 and the subject will be “The Archaeology of the Tram”. There were some itersting finds when extending the ram route out past the University to Toton Lane. The speaker will be Dr. Gareth Davies of Trent and Peak Archaeology
On Thursday, 28th September we had guided tours of Newark Town Hall in the morning and Newark Parish Church in the afternoon. Both were made very interesting by the guides who took us round. If you have not visited Newark Town Hall built by John Carr of York and the Art gallery on the top floor then we recommend it. Entry is free and the volunteer guides will show you the superb ballroom and other rooms.
We have books “A History of Farnsfield” (5.00) and Memories of Farnsfield as well as our Chairman Philip Marsh’s book on Farnsfield’s own pioneer and explorer Augustus Gregory whose family emigrated to Australia in the nineteenth century. “Farnsfield to Rainworth – Journey of a Lifetime” (7.00) It is selling very well and can be obtained from Farnsfield library, the Bookcase in Lowdham, the Cathedral shop in Southwell and Five Leaves bookshop off Long Row, Nottingham. We also have copies of all these.
Many thanks to those who have let us have photographs in response to our appeal. We now have plenty of photographs of pram races. There must be photographs of events organised by village Societies and clubs over the years. If you can let us have any then please contact us through the website or telephone. We hope to be able to add pictures from the Horticultural Shows before long, thanks to photographs lent to us by Alf Hall.
For more information telephone David and Judith Milnes on 01623 882454