Which of course is impossible unless we live in a time machine, so here goes with this weeks effort -
Bolsover & District U3A in the Courtyard ....
But why don't we hear directly from them about how it all went -
You would never have known from the frequent outbursts of laughter around the yard that it was actually teeming with rain, potentially threatening the success of our BDU3A outdoor promotions event in Old Bolsover Yard.
Group Leaders had put together impressive displays, showcasing their groups’ activities, and were chatting amiably together, sharing stories with visitors as they came into the yard, drawn perhaps by the sound of 60’s music so loved by our contemporaries.
Other BDU3A members, who came in to support us, mixed with the potential new members, many of whom left with application forms to join. Well done, guys! That includes you, Sam (Gary and Kevin’s dog – now an honorary member for being such a great Meeter and Greeter)!
Everyone worked so hard to make this the success it was. Before we (metaphorically) opened our doors to the public, Group Coordinators had planned and organised for months, eventually coming in early on the day to help set up tables, praying for the rain to go away. It didn’t but it didn’t matter – We’re British You Know!
I can’t finish without mentioning one of our greatest supporters who walked around town in the morning with a placard around her neck, advertising our event and pointing people in our direction – all off her own bat! Thanks, Josie!
With many thanks to Adrian Wilkinson for letting us have the use of his yard and for the loan and putting-up of two (much needed) marquees, and also to the small businesses who work in the yard for adding to the occasion and joining in the fun.
Finally, many thanks to Michelle at the Beehive. Always a star, she really came up trumps, coping as she did with the number of customers we sent her way.
So, it seems they had a good day, and we were glad to welcome them into Old Bolsover Yard as part of our Courtyard Programme. Perhaps you might come and see us again some time.
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend in the Courtyard ....
We don't have any outside guests joining us for this weekend, but it does give us a chance to showcase our resident artisans, and give you all a chance to come along and see what they are up to.
This weekends 'Meet the Makers' is devoted to just that.
From 10am to 3pm they will be 'beavering away' in the their work spaces, creating all sort of things for your delictation (posh word for delight!).
So as they used to say on a well known TV programme of a previous decade or two - 'Come on Down'.
Looking forward to seeing you!!!!
Looking forward .... Ians Birds of Prey - Saturday 1st June
To fit in with that visit, we will also have something for the children to do, when they can have the chance to paint/colour in their own wooden owl and take it home with them. This will cost £1.
We are also hoping to have another local wildlife centre with us on the day.
Another fabulous event in the Courtyard Programme from Old Bolsover Yard.
Fabric Den Workshops!!
For the latest up to date information & availability why not message Sarah on her Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/mollyfelicitydesigns.
And don't forget the fabulous array of knitting yarns & sewing fabrics in stock or to order.
Food for thought ....
And so ....!
And for those of you who still don't know where we are - we are on Castle Street opposite the Bolsover Antiques Centre. We are open 10am to 3pm Monday to Saturday. When we are open we have some big signs at the entrance, so we can hardly be described as 'shrinking violets'!!