Visitors are always welcome at our monthly meetings, to meet us in person, and find out more about us and our activities. We know visiting any new group can be a bit daunting, but don’t be concerned. You will be met by one of our friendly Welcomers  – they’re on the desk on the right as you enter the village hall – and they’ll be pleased to help.

Outings

Details of our Outings can be found by clicking HERE 

Monthly Meetings

On the 2nd Tuesday of every month we hold our monthly meeting at which we have a guest speaker, except for our Christmas meeting in December.

The meetings are held at
Burton Joyce and Bulcote Village Hall
Burton Joyce
Nottingham
NG14 5EY

The meetings are followed by refreshments, tea/coffee and biscuits. It’s an ideal opportunity to socialise, sign up for Groups and chat to friends . Many of the Group coordinators are also present and members thinking about joining a group can take the opportunity to find more about the Group from its coordinator in person.

Members are also able to speak to any member of the Committee in person as our Committee members attend the meetings whenever possible

The meetings start at 1.45 p.m. and members are asked to be seated in good time as late arrivals make it difficult for those sitting near the entrance to hear the announcements.

Forthcoming Monthly Meetings

TUESDAY 11th JUNE – ANDREW SMART – “NOTTINGHAM THEATRE HISTORY”

Nottingham’ s theatre history goes back more than 150 years. Hear stories about stars, scandals, ghosts and gremlins from the stage and behind the scenes. Lots of fascinating facts and photographs complete this fascinating talk. Andy Smart has delivered two talks to us previously, both of which have been excellent.

TUESDAY 9th JULY – DAVID SKILLEN – “BRITAIN’S BLOODIEST BATTLE” – THE BATTLE OF TOWTON, 1461

Ask people to name famous battles in Britain and you get Hastings, Bosworth and occasionally Waterloo! Yet few have heard of Towton, one of the most decisive battles of the Wars of the Roses and, possibly, the bloodiest battle on British soil. On a bitterly cold day in March 1461 the Houses of York and Lancaster struggled for the Crown on a snow-covered plateau in Yorkshire. Here fought Kings, Dukes, Lords and ordinary men. And here they died. In this talk we will learn about the two kings who fought, walk the Bloody Meadow and cross the Bridge of Bodies and see how one Yorkist Lord had “a cunning plan.

Social Events

*** “REVIVAL”60s NIGHT – FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER ***

Based in Nottingham, Revival have been performing now for over 34 years, entertaining audiences across the country. The group specialise in recreating the sounds of the 1960’s and early 1970’s. They are not a tribute band although their aim is to recreate the sound and excitement of the original artistes from that era. Much more info on the band’s website at – http://www.revival-web.com/default.htm

Burton Joyce Village Hall has been booked for Friday October 4th 2024. We expect to start at 7.30 p.m. and finish at 10.30 p.m., with a break in the middle. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. The estimated ticket price is £15 per person. Save the date in your diary. Further information will be sent in due course.

**** FUN QUIZ NIGHT ****

It was a close call at our Quiz Night on Friday 24th May. Attended by 77 members, 13 teams competed, answering 100 questions over 2.5 hours. and when the final results were in, EIGHT teams were separated by just SIX points! An evening thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The only question every team got wrong was, “What is the tallest structure in Nottingham?”. And the answer, apparently, is the incinerator on London Road.

The winners were presented with a bottle of wine each with the runners-up each receiving a bottle of beer. And – naturally – the team with the lowest score got wooden spoons. At least they are useful, though!

We should have given a prize for the most imaginative team name as well. My favourite was, “We thought it was Speed Dating??”

Our 2023 events get a mention below:-

Friday October 6th 2023 – Ceilidh Night – We held a Ceilidh Night at Burton Joyce Village Hall in October 2023, a great fun evening dancing along to the Ceilidh band, “The Midnight Specials”, with a fish & chip supper at half time.

Friday 26th May 2023 – We held a Fun Quiz Evening with questions posed by our very own Quizmaster Rupert Williams. 72 members attended and enjoyed an evening with 8 15-minute rounds of 10 questions on various subjects, plus one 20-question round on James Bond films, completed whilst having the pre-ordered fish and chips that arrived at the  break.