Heritage buffs blow their own trumpets!

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THE RICH history of volunteering and community groups in Hucknall was brought vividly to life during a heritage exhibition.

Photographs, memorabilia and even old uniforms were displayed at the Central Methodist Church on Baker Street.

The event, which was entitled ‘Volunteering In Hucknall Through The Years’, was staged by Hucknall Heritage Society and Hucknall Local History Group last Saturday.

Organisations that took part included the Boys Brigade, Scout and Guide groups, Newstead Brass band, the Royal British Legion, Bestwood Black Diamonds brass band, representatives of the Duke Of Edinburgh Awards scheme, St John Ambulance, 1803 (Hucknall) Squadron of the Air Training Corps (ATC), Hucknall Tourism and Regeneration Group and the Hucknall and District University of the Third Age (U3A) organisation.

Well-known Hucknall historian Maureen Newton said: “It is always surprising what comes out at events like this. There was everything from medals to membership cards.

“There was a really good response. We had visitors from all over Nottinghamshire and other parts of the East Midlands.

“The exhibition was in the morning and then we had a talk and workshop in the afternoon.”

On the same day at the Central Methodist Church, a fundraising coffee morning was staged by the Leenside (Hucknall) Women’s Institute (WI).

n OUR PHOTO shows Maureen Newton getting a music lesson from David Allcock, of the Bestwood Black Diamonds band — DISPIC NHUD12-0665-1.