For anyone who does not want to this on their own, or does not have the necessary internet access, help will be available at the monthly lectures. You will just need to provide your name, email address, telephone number, your membership number (if you have it with you), and how many people you are booking for. If more than one, you will be asked for further details about them. You can also specify dietary requirements. You will then receive an email about payment but, if you wish, you can pay with a credit or debit card when getting help with the application form.
The first day of this was a learning process for committee members as well as for those booking, but we hope to get better and faster with experience.
Liz Thomas and Janet Pether were elected to the committee at the 2023 AGM. Vivienne Jarvis, who was a co-opted member representing Heritage Volunteers, joins as a full voting member.
Liz Thomas was elected as honarary secretary and will take over from Margaret Morris over the next weeks. Janet Pether will take over as communications secretary from Philip Glanfield who has left the committee. She will be responsible for the screen notices at Broadway and the monthly emails you receive from us.
This project is progressing and an impressive list of contributions is building up but not yet enough to justify publication. There is time for further contributions until 31 October 2023 when a final decision will be made.
For Nottingham city the contributions so far are The Bell Inn, Bromley House Library, Fothergills Architects, and the Burne Jones windows in the Pitcher & Piano pub next to Nottingham Contemporary. In the county, we have Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, the Butter Cross in Bingham, the coronation monument in Radcliffe-on-Trent, and Papplewick Pumping Station at Ravenshead.
If you would like to see some of the forgotten treasures of the East Midlands promoted, please take a photo (camera or phone) and get in touch with Vivienne.
A hoiday exploring the history and art of Umbria has been arranged for June 2024.
Umbria is a region of hills, mountains and historic towns. It is known for vineyards, olive oil and black truffles. Orvieto, which we visit, dates back to Etruscan times and Assisi, where there are frescoes by Giotto, is well known for its connections with St Francis.
If you use the Tailored Travel website, please note that bookings should not be made directly with them but through Irene Milburn, who is organising the tour for us. Cheques should be made out to Tailored Travel.
Irene Milburn, 46 Marlborough Court, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6BY.
It is the East Midlands Area of The Arts Society which organises the work needed to set up Trails of Discovery, and their representative, Gillian Murphy, is responsible for working with small groups of members from different societies on trails in their locality. She is anxious for members of all the local societies to get involved and wants to talk to them about ideas for projects or for offers of support.