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 12th MARCH – REV CANON ALAN HAYDOCK – ”IT’S BETTER THAN WORKING FOR A LIVING”

Those of us who attended our speaker meeting in July 2023 will remember Canon Alan Haydock, one of the best speakers we had last year, when he delivered his “Confessions of a Country Vicar” talk. His charm, warm-heartedness, infectious and entertaining true-to-life funny stories and quick wit make him a very sought-after entertainer.

Born in Wigan and educated at the King’s School, Ely, Alan trained at Kelham Theological College and was ordained in Southwell Minster in 1965. He became Canon of Southwell Minster in 1986. A keen sportsman, he follows both Nottingham Football Clubs and is a former member of Nottinghamshire Cricket Club’s General committee. Over the past 32 years Alan has donated over £100,000 of his speaking fees to various churches, charities and sporting organisations.

TUESDAY 9th APRIL – DR ANN FEATHERSTONE – “THE BLACKPOOL WIDOW”

1953: a year when the country celebrated the Coronation of Elizabeth II, when sweet rationing ended and when, for 5 months over the summer, newspapers were full of the mysterious death of a widow in the seaside town of Blackpool. Discover how one person was convicted, another released, and what Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks had to do with it.

Ann Featherstone is a retired university Iecturer and teacher as well as a writer. She writes non-fiction books and articles and is a historical novelist with two published novels to her name. She has appeared on local and national radio, “The One Show”, and in documentaries on BBC4. She has twice been a guest expert on “Who Do You Are”, once with Sheridan Smith and, in the 2017 series, with Sir lan McKellan. ln May 2019, she appeared in the second series of BBC1’s “A House Through Time”.

Social Events

We have planned two social events in 2024; a Quiz Night on Friday 24th May, and a 60’s evening on Friday 4th October with live music by the very popular band, “Revival”. Both will be held in Burton Joyce & Bulcote Village Hall and members will be emailed with full details several weeks before each event.

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.