The evening of Wednesday 9th June was a busy one for me. For once there would be no CLAiT course at Mencap, as the computer room in the Chapel Bar centre was closed all week. At 5 would be a “Web 2.0 Surgery” for two hours at the Broadway Mezz Bar, which I’d only just heard about but which sounded good for learning more about how current internet facilities could help me with my projects. The NSAG had an After-Work Gathering at Lee Rosy’s starting at 6, and there were the regular Spanish Language Group events at Edin’s and Benson’s, both from 7:30.
But most importantly for me the second in our series of cave visits, to the Broadmarsh, started from 7:20. And in the end I didn’t get to anything else despite my best intentions. A friend came round and we walked down together; I’d seen an amazing 27 people RSVP Yes on the Meetup page, tho in the end due to the weather it dropped to 24 turning up. But it was a fantastic turnout for a NSAG event, as with the first cave visit. We had to be divided into two groups by the Nottingham Historical and Archaeological Society staff who were guiding us.
It was an excellent tour, thru many caverns, displays, exhibits, out into the open air behind some buildings, and back in again looking at the NHAS’s current excavations. We took in all the Drury Hill ‘City of Caves’ tour plus stuff not usually seen by the paying public; at the end the hat was passed round and of course we gave a generous donation. Then many of us accompanied the NHAS members to the pub – which turned out to be the Newshouse, which I had been hoping to talk the group into going to but hadn’t quite believed possible! 🙂 An excellent rounding off of the evening for me and anyone else in the group into real ale.
I took many photos during the tour which tell the story better than words can, which shall be uploaded eventually.