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Several members of Matlock Probus Club had a very enjoyable trip to Newark for their summer outing. We visited the National Civil War Museum there which was extremely interesting and informative – we certainly learned a lot about aspects of the Civil War which we perhaps hadn’t learned at school! We also saw treasures which had been found around Newark, including the magnificent “golden torc’ which was found near the River Trent. We also learned about Lord Byron’s connection with Newark. The Museum put on a tasty buffet lunch and provided a private room for us. The day was topped off by our Chairman, Clive Robinson, providing the group with an ‘alternative’ journey home through the country lanes and pretty villages.

Thank you to Marion Ball, a member of our Committee, for her wonderful organisation which enabled us to enjoy a full and very pleasant day out.


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