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. Ashby de la Zouch

   Civic Society  

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                                                                         Monthly Programme


                                   Unusual Speakers    Local visits    Planning news


                                              7.30pm  ~  2nd Tuesday in month .
                           Heritage Centre, St. Helen's Church, South Street, Ashby LE65 1AA 
                           Just come as a Visitor  ......  We'd love to meet you
                                             or call Susanne 01530 415654 or Margaret 01530 412410
8th January           7.30pm     Medieval Mining at Lount : Stuart Warburton
                                                The life and times of this ancient occupation.          
12th February       7.30pm      Dave the Bee Farmer (change of Speaker)
                                                 Everything you wanted to know about bees and honey from our popular local expert.
12th March            7.30pm      History or Melbourne : Philip Heath
                                                 Stories and facts on this beautiful village
9th April                7.30pm       Ecclesbourne Valley Railway : Eric Boultby
                                                  An enthusiastic Speaker guides us on an illustrated journey                                                 
14th May               7.30pm       The importance of Parks & Green spaces : Professor John Becket
                                                  Plus a very short AGM... Plus cheese and wine
18th June             Afternoon   Visit to Ecclesbourne Valley Railway including lunch 
                                                  Not our usual 2nd Tuesday!    Booking essential as places limited
                                                  Self drive to Duffield Station DE56 4EQ - NOT the British Rail Station
                                                  Please arrive for 10.45am for 11.12 am train to Wirksworth.
                                                  Short heritage guided walk and pre-booked lunch. Return train 4pm back to Duffield.
                                                  Please contact Susanne 07969 987430 for details.
9th July                 Afternoon   Visit to Lord Byron's Newstead Abbey including cream tea  : Post code NG15 8NA
                                                  Booking essential.   Contact Margaret 01530 412410  or  Susanne 01530 415654
13th August                             No meeting this month.  Time to enjoy the summer
10th September    7.30pm     Start of our amazing new 2019/20 programme of events :
                                                 From Pestilence, intrigue and murder to the Civil War to our visit to Catton Hall
                                                 Come and join us as a visitor or Annual Subscriptions only £10 a year (due this month)