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Report of the Outing to Tatton Park on Saturday 11th August.

35 members and friends attended the third and final outing of the 2018 Summer Season which was to Tatton Park Mansion and Gardens near Knutsford, Cheshire. Although Tatton is a NT property, it is run and managed by Cheshire East Council. The weather forecast had not been not too promising but, on the day, it […]

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Report of the Summer Outing to Castle Howard on Saturday 14th July 2018.

On Saturday 14th July 41 members and friends joined together and looked forward to the 2nd Outing of this years “Summer Programme”. As usual we had hired a luxury coach and whilst almost everyone embarked at the Melton Mowbray Indoor Bowls Club, a further 3 members joined us at the Wilton Road Car Park. From […]

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Summer Programme Reports.

ANNUAL LUNCH 2018. 25 members attended the annual lunch held at the Best Western Sysonby Hotel and Restaurant on Friday, 11th May. After an enjoyable meal, we were entertained by Anthony Poulton – Smith who gave a talk entitled ‘Old Wives Tales’. Thanks go to Peter Raikes for organising and overseeing the event. OUTING TO […]

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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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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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