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We organise venues, suitable to us, both indoors and outdoors, depending upon the weather and the season.

As a group, will be concentrating on using our cameras.

This group was formed with the operating principal that group members would invite their fellow group members to join them on a photographic adventure of their planning or suggestion.

Please email your ideas for photographic adventurers to alex@sherburnu3a.org

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Forthcoming Events -

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - Snowdrops Burton Agnes Hall 9.45am - Driffield

Come and join your 11 U3A friends who are going.

Bluebells

 

Come out of hibernation: See and photograph the spectacular snowdrops at Burton Agnes Hall.

See the breath-taking ‘White-Carpet’, display of millions of snowdrops as they push through the winter ground.

Snowdrops are growing in numbers every year and are the biblical symbol of hope to remind us that spring will eventually arrive.

A reward awaits us after our photographic endeavours, in the Courtyard Café where we will find: Scrumptious locally roasted Fairtrade coffees and speciality teas, home-baked treats and warming meals.

Garden Admission applies, the café and shops are open and the Hall is closed.

We will be car sharing from The Eversley Park Centre, leaving at 9.45 am

Admission prices are: Gardens: Adult £7.00, concession (65+) £6.50

If you wish to have your name added the list of participants, please email: alex@sherburnu3a.org

Burton Agnes Hall
Burton Agnes
Driffield
East Yorkshire
YO25 4NB
Tel: 01262 490324

Map

Burton Agnes Hall


Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden 9.00am - Near Aldfield

Bluebells

 

Ancient abbey ruins and an awe-inspiring water garden at this World Heritage Site

Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. It is located approximately 3 miles south-west of Ripon in North Yorkshire, near to the village of Aldfield

We will be car sharing from The Eversley Park Centre.

Admission prices are: Adult £17.60 with Gift Aid, Standard £16.00, £15.20 for groups over 15 in number, and free to National Trust Members

If you wish to have your name added the list of participants, please email: alex@sherburnu3a.org

Burton Agnes Hall
Fountains Abbey
Fountains
North Yorkshire
HG4 3DY

 

Map

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden


Tuesday, 9 April 2019 - Bluebells at Brayton Barff - Brayton

Bluebells

We are planning to visit Braytom Barff when hopfully the bluebells will be in full bloom.

The barff is a covered reservoir and one of the few high spots in a flat landscape, with lots of good footpaths.

Paths are undulating but not challenging and there is a rich variety of flora and fauna to be found.

However the barff is worth a vist at any time of the year, visit Steve Forsey's website, (link below), to see some great all year round pictures and for inspiration.

We will meet at The Eversley Park Centre at 1.30pm, to car share.

If you would like to join us to take pictures of the bluebells, please email: alex@sherburnu3a.org

More information at these links:

Brayton Barff

Exploring Brayton Barff

Improvements at Brayton Barff

Steve Forsey Photography at Brayton Barff


Sunday, 14 April 2019 - Beamish Open Air Museum - Great North Steam Fair 8.30am - Beamish

Beamish is a world famous open air museum, The Living Museum Of The North, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s & 1940s

 

Beamish

 

 

 

Come and be amazed by this collection of steam locomotives, road steam vehicles and motor vehicles as they converge on Beamish Museum for the annual
"Great North Steam Fair"

 

 

 

 

You will see an array of steam and motor transport – from locomotives and traction engines to cars and motorbikes – in action across the museum.

2018, saw the celebration of the centenary of the end of the First World War: This year, The Great North Steam Fair will explore the idea of homecoming and the return of peacetime.

This event, The Great North Steam Fair, is the first of our Great North Festival of Transport which also includes Horses at Work.

For more Great North Steam Fair event information click here

If you wish to have your name added the list of participants, on Sunday 14th April, please email:
alex@sherburnu3a.org

(As this event runs from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th April, you may prefer to arrange your own visit on a day of your choice.)

Dr Frank Atkinson was the inspirational founder of Beamish, a true visionary, without whose amazing passion, determination and creativity the museum wouldn’t exist.

Many new items have been added recently.

You can explore:

  • The 1900s town, pit village, school and take a trip down the colliery.
  • The 1940s farm.
  • Rowley Railway Station
  • 1920s Pockerly Old Hall
  • Take a ride on the Pockerly Wagonway
  • Ride on Beamish Tramway and Buses
  • Look into the many old cottages, shops and commercial builings
  • Step "behind the scenes" into the Open Store to see some facinating objects from the past

And more, far too many to list.

Eating and drinking

Stop off at the Tea Rooms, in the 1900s town, where you’ll find a range of delicious hot and cold meals, using local ingredients where possible, along with mouth-watering cakes, scones, snacks and drinks.

Tea Rooms Sample Menu

Pop into this cosy pub, The Sun Inn in the 1900s town, for a pie and a pint, which serves locally brewed ales and traditional snacks and drinks.

Watch delicious bread, cakes and biscuits being made, in Herron's Bakery, using Edwardian recipes. Why not treat yourself to a freshly-baked treat to take home?

What will you choose, in the Jubilee Sweet Shp in the 1900s town, from the mouth-watering range of traditional sweets? From Beamish mix to bon bons and cinder toffee to strawberries and cream, it’s difficult to decide! You can even see sweets being made.

Enjoy light refreshments from the Sinkers Bait Cabin in the 1900's pit village, which represents the huts used by colliery shaft sinkers.

Sinkers Bait Cabin Sample Menu

Try our famous fish and chips, in Davy's Fried Fish Shop in the 1900's pit village, made in coal-fired ranges using beef dripping and served up in specially-printed newspaper! This working exhibit uses traditional cooking methods, which means there may be queues during busy periods.

British Kitchen, at the 1940s Farm, offers hot and cold snacks and drinks, including special “ration bags” for kids.

British Kitchen Sample Menu

Enjoy tasty light refreshments, including sandwiches and cakes, at the Coffee Shop in our Entrance building.

Coffee Shop Sample Menu

The standard cost of entry is adults £19.00 for adults and seniors (60 years) £14.00, or free to anyone with a valid ticket bought within the last 12 months.

(The cost of group entry, for 15 or more, is £13.00 for adults and seniors (60 years) £11.50)

We will be car sharing from The Eversley Park Centre, or if there are sufficient number of members going a coach can be organised.

The get a far greater idea of what is to be seen, look at the website.

Beamish Open Air Museum
Beamish
County Durham
DH9 0RG
Tel:0191 370 4000

Map

Beamish Open Air Museum


Wednesday, 8 May 2019 - Yorkshire Wildlife park 8.30am -

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

These images are from a previous visit.

We are planning to visit the Yorkshire Wildlife Park

We are meeting at The Eversley Park Centre for car sharing at 8.30 am.

Cost of entry (2018 prices), Adult £17.50 Senior £15.50 (bring proof)

If you would like to join us, please email: alex@sherburnu3a.org

If you are meeting us there then using SatNav enter DN4 6TB

The entrance to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park is new. The Post Code DN4 6TB will direct you to the established roads opposite the new entrance. Once you reach the destination please follow the signs directing you to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Car Park.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park can now be easily accessed from the M18 via the new FARRRS link road.

Leave the M18 at Junction 3 and exit onto the new “Great Yorkshire Way”, signposted “Yorkshire Wildlife Park”. Follow this A-road for approximately two miles until you reach a traffic light junction at the A638. Take the left lane signposted “Armthorpe”, join the A638, then after approximately 300 meters turn right onto Warning Tongue Lane. The park entrance is approximately half a mile along Warning Tongue lane on the right, just after the bridge.


Sunday, 12 May 2019 - Beamish Open Air Museum - Georgian Fair 8.30am - Beamish

Beamish is a world famous open air museum, The Living Museum Of The North, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s & 1940s

Beamish

 

 

 

Come to the
"Georgian Country Fair"
at Pockerley Waggonway and enjoy the hustle and bustle.

 

 

At this event you:

You will experience a fair like no other as The Squire of Pockerley sets about hiring his staff for the coming months!

Have an amazing experience, everywhere you look there is something fascinating, depicting a really exciting part of our history.

 

 

 

 

 

For more Georgian Country Fair event information click here

 

 

If you wish to have your name added the list of participants, on Sunday 12th May, please email:
alex@sherburnu3a.org

(As this event runs from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th May, you may prefer to arrange your own visit on a day of your choice.)

Dr Frank Atkinson was the inspirational founder of Beamish, a true visionary, without whose amazing passion, determination and creativity the museum wouldn’t exist.

Many new items have been added recently.

You can explore:

  • The 1900s town, pit village, school and take a trip down the colliery.
  • The 1940s farm.
  • Rowley Railway Station
  • 1920s Pockerly Old Hall
  • Take a ride on the Pockerly Wagonway
  • Ride on Beamish Tramway and Buses
  • Look into the many old cottages, shops and commercial builings
  • Step "behind the scenes" into the Open Store to see some facinating objects from the past

And more, far too many to list.

Eating and drinking

Stop off at the Tea Rooms, in the 1900s town, where you’ll find a range of delicious hot and cold meals, using local ingredients where possible, along with mouth-watering cakes, scones, snacks and drinks.

Tea Rooms Sample Menu

Pop into this cosy pub, The Sun Inn in the 1900s town, for a pie and a pint, which serves locally brewed ales and traditional snacks and drinks.

Watch delicious bread, cakes and biscuits being made, in Herron's Bakery, using Edwardian recipes. Why not treat yourself to a freshly-baked treat to take home?

What will you choose, in the Jubilee Sweet Shp in the 1900s town, from the mouth-watering range of traditional sweets? From Beamish mix to bon bons and cinder toffee to strawberries and cream, it’s difficult to decide! You can even see sweets being made.

Enjoy light refreshments from the Sinkers Bait Cabin in the 1900's pit village, which represents the huts used by colliery shaft sinkers.

Sinkers Bait Cabin Sample Menu

Try our famous fish and chips, in Davy's Fried Fish Shop in the 1900's pit village, made in coal-fired ranges using beef dripping and served up in specially-printed newspaper! This working exhibit uses traditional cooking methods, which means there may be queues during busy periods.

British Kitchen, at the 1940s Farm, offers hot and cold snacks and drinks, including special “ration bags” for kids.

British Kitchen Sample Menu

Enjoy tasty light refreshments, including sandwiches and cakes, at the Coffee Shop in our Entrance building.

Coffee Shop Sample Menu

The standard cost of entry is adults £19.00 for adults and seniors (60 years) £14.00, or free to anyone with a valid ticket bought within the last 12 months.

(The cost of group entry, for 15 or more, is £13.00 for adults and seniors (60 years) £11.50)

We will be car sharing from The Eversley Park Centre, or if there are sufficient number of members going a coach can be organised.

The get a far greater idea of what is to be seen, look at the website.

Beamish Open Air Museum
Beamish
County Durham
DH9 0RG
Tel:0191 370 4000

Map

Beamish Open Air Museum


Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - Malhamdale and Airedale 8.30am -

York Birds of Prey

These images are stock images showing what we may expect to see.

This outing will embrace a number of locations around Malhamdale and Airedale.

They are:

  • Janet’s Foss
  • Gordale Scar
  • The Lone Tree
  • Malhan Tarn

We are meeting at The Eversley Park Centre for car sharing at 8.30 am.

If you would like to join us, please email: alex@sherburnu3a.org


Sunday, 14 July 2019 - Beamish Open Air Museum - Festival of the 50's 8.30am - Beamish

Beamish is a world famous open air museum, The Living Museum Of The North, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s & 1940s

Beamish

 

 

Come and enjoy the
“Festival of the 50’s”
event on Sunday 14th July

 

At this event you can:

Be transported back to the days of Teddy boys, Pathé News and petticoats at our Festival of 50s.

Dig out your 50s finery and rock ‘n’ roll along to this fabulous celebration of all things 50s. Enjoy some fantastic 50s food, fashion and fun.

 

 

For more “Festival of the 50’s” event information click here

 

 

If you wish to have your name added the list of participants, on Sunday 14th July, please email:
alex@sherburnu3a.org

(As this event runs from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July, you may prefer to arrange your own visit on a day of your choice.)

Dr Frank Atkinson was the inspirational founder of Beamish, a true visionary, without whose amazing passion, determination and creativity the museum wouldn’t exist.

Many new items have been added recently.

You can explore:

  • The 1900s town, pit village, school and take a trip down the colliery.
  • The 1940s farm.
  • Rowley Railway Station
  • 1920s Pockerly Old Hall
  • Take a ride on the Pockerly Wagonway
  • Ride on Beamish Tramway and Buses
  • Look into the many old cottages, shops and commercial builings
  • Step "behind the scenes" into the Open Store to see some facinating objects from the past

And more, far too many to list.

Eating and drinking

Stop off at the Tea Rooms, in the 1900s town, where you’ll find a range of delicious hot and cold meals, using local ingredients where possible, along with mouth-watering cakes, scones, snacks and drinks.

Tea Rooms Sample Menu

Pop into this cosy pub, The Sun Inn in the 1900s town, for a pie and a pint, which serves locally brewed ales and traditional snacks and drinks.

Watch delicious bread, cakes and biscuits being made, in Herron's Bakery, using Edwardian recipes. Why not treat yourself to a freshly-baked treat to take home?

What will you choose, in the Jubilee Sweet Shp in the 1900s town, from the mouth-watering range of traditional sweets? From Beamish mix to bon bons and cinder toffee to strawberries and cream, it’s difficult to decide! You can even see sweets being made.

Enjoy light refreshments from the Sinkers Bait Cabin in the 1900's pit village, which represents the huts used by colliery shaft sinkers.

Sinkers Bait Cabin Sample Menu

Try our famous fish and chips, in Davy's Fried Fish Shop in the 1900's pit village, made in coal-fired ranges using beef dripping and served up in specially-printed newspaper! This working exhibit uses traditional cooking methods, which means there may be queues during busy periods.

British Kitchen, at the 1940s Farm, offers hot and cold snacks and drinks, including special “ration bags” for kids.

British Kitchen Sample Menu

Enjoy tasty light refreshments, including sandwiches and cakes, at the Coffee Shop in our Entrance building.

Coffee Shop Sample Menu

The standard cost of entry is adults £19.00 for adults and seniors (60 years) £14.00, or free to anyone with a valid ticket bought within the last 12 months.

(The cost of group entry, for 15 or more, is £13.00 for adults and seniors (60 years) £11.50)

We will be car sharing from The Eversley Park Centre, or if there are sufficient number of members going a coach can be organised.

The get a far greater idea of what is to be seen, look at the website.

Beamish Open Air Museum
Beamish
County Durham
DH9 0RG
Tel:0191 370 4000

Map

Beamish Open Air Museum



Group Leader(s)

Author Photo
  • Alex Svenson
  • Mail Address
  • 01977 683514
  • 07712 649886

Reports on past outingss -

York Birds of Prey - July 2018 (report by Alex Svenson)

Beamish Open Air Museum - Festival of the 50's - July 2018 (report by Alex Svenson)

The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 - July 2018 (report by Alex Svenson)

Micklefield MX - July 2018 (report by Alex Svenson)

Featherstone War Horse in Mill Pond Meadow and Nostell Priory - July 2018 (report by Alex Svenson)

Derbyshire Well Dressings - June 2018 (report by Alex Svenson)

Harlow Carr Gardens Glow Winter Illuminations - December 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trusts Donna Nook National Nature Reserve - November 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

High Force and Low Force Waterfalls and surrounding area - July 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

Tommy and The Angel of the North - June 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

Raku Firing at Lotherton Hall - April 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

Bluebells at Brayton Barff - April 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

Whitby Goth Weekend November 2016 - November 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

International Fire Training Centre & Transporter Bridge - October 2016 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Beamish Open Air Museum and the Angel of the North - October 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

York Bird of Prey Centre - June 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Hardcastle Crags - May 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Maspin House open afternoon - May 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Aysgarth Falls - April 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Hodsock Priory - February 2016 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Hull and The Deep - January 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Maspin House open Afternoon - October 2015 (report by Alex Svenson)

Tall Ships - July 2005 (report by Alex Svenson)

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