On Tuesday, 30th June 2009, Rufford Park was the venue for the second venture by the North Nottinghamshire Neighbourhood
Group of U3As.
Members from participating U3As, (Ashfield, Dukeries, Mansfield, sherwood, Newark & Hucknall), joined together for a giant picnic
but the free event was equally open to members of the public and was well attended.
The six U3As set up displays in the marquee erected in the grounds, giving information about their interest groups, and
entertainment was provided in the form of a jazz band and handbell ringers, the latter belonging to the Dukeries U3A.
Both proved to be enormously popular.
Members were able to enjoy the weather and sit on the grass or under the trees, whilst some preferred the relative
comfort of the marquee which gave ample room for everyone to enjoy the day.
All in all, members and non-members alike shared in an enjoyable experience. A selection of photographs of the day are