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Visit to the Boughton Estate.

The third and final outing of the 2017 Summer Season was to Boughton House which is a “country house” 3 miles north of Kettering and residing in an estate of 11,000 acres. Initially, the weather was not promising but it continued to improve and developed into a warm and pleasant day.  On boarding the coach […]

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Visit to Upton House and Gardens.

Visit to Upton House and Gardens.

On Saturday 8th July 36 members of the Society visited Upton House and Gardens; now owned by the National Trust and situated at Edgehill near Banbury in Oxfordshire. Setting out from Melton Mowbray the sun was shining and everyone was looking forward to what promised to be a lovely day and to somewhere most of […]

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Visit To Lichfield.

On Saturday 10th June 31 members and friends went to Lichfield, the first outing of the 2017 Summer Season. The weather forecast in the days preceding our visit was not promising, but on the day we were blessed with fine weather. On boarding the coach passengers were given a booklet –‘Visit Lichfield 2017’ together with […]

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Recent Finds at Welby Church.

Information for all Members. Please Note: As many of you know archaeologists have recently been working in the area surrounding Welby Church, near Melton Mowbray. Their findings to date indicate that the area may have been a Roman site and they are coming to present their findings at 7.00 pm on Monday 22nd May 2017. […]

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Library and Book Club.

You may notice that ‘Links’, which once appeared as an item in the navigation/menu bar above has been replaced with ‘Resources’. The Links are still there, but we have now added a Library section too along with details of how to borrow from our collection of books and other publications. You’ll find a link to a full Library list […]

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A Note for all Members.

Dear All, I have received the following email which might be of interest to members. If anyone is interested please make your own arrangements using the links below. Secretary. “I would like to draw to your attention the details of a charity event that is taking place at 7.00 pm on October 1st at Noseley […]

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A VISIT TO DUNHAM MASSEY (NT).

On Saturday, 13th August, 37 members and friends visited Dunham Massey near Altrincham in Cheshire. The site is “moated” and lies immediately west of the village of Dunham, with its deer park to the south. The hall was donated to the National Trust by Roger Grey, 10th and last Earl of Stamford in 1976. The […]

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Another Great Day Out Visiting Blickling Hall & Estate in Norfolk.

  On Saturday, 9th July, 34 members and friends visited Blickling Estate, a National Trust (NT) property in Norfolk. The weather forecast promised white cloud until noon when light and occasional heavy rain was expected at Blickling until 2.00 pm. In the event, drizzle accompanied us throughout our journey eastwards. We arrived at 10.40 am […]

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Annual Summer Lunch.

25 members and guests attended the annual lunch held at the Best Western Sysonby Hotel and Restaurant on Friday, 13th May. After an enjoyable meal, we were entertained with a talk on puppetry by Malcolm Trott assisted by his wife Valerie. More than 50 puppets were on display and Malcolm demonstrated the art of a […]

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A Great Day Out In Norwich

On Saturday, 4th June, 33 members and friends visited Norwich, the first outing of the 2016 summer programme. On our departure from Melton and during most of the coach journey, the weather was overcast which did not augur too well. However, as we entered Norwich, we were blessed with fine, warm and sunny weather which […]

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