Mid-week drive and visit to The Museum of Timekeeping, Upton, near Newark on Trent. Thursday 13th June 2024

Ian & Carol-Ann invite you to join us on a short drive and visit to The Museum of Timekeeping at Upton Hall, near Newark on Trent on Thursday 13th June 2024

Proposed schedule:

Meet at Chocks Away! Café
Nottingham City Airport, Tollerton Lane, Tollerton, Nott’m. NG12 4GA
for Elevenses

11.30am (ish)
Depart café for 23-mile drive. Approx. 50 minutes.

12.30pm (ish)
Arrive at The Clock House Café & Tea Room
Upton Hall, Main Street, Upton, Newark-on-Trent. NG23 5TE
for light mid-day refreshments

1.30pm – 3.30pm
Museum Tours / talks

Meal at the Cross Keys village pub, Upton
Please make your choice from the meals that we have selected below
(hopefully we’ve covered most peoples tastes and requirements :grimacing:
and list them in your reply.

We can leave our cars in the museum car park whilst visiting the pub as it is just a 5 minute walk away and their pub car park is not overly large.

The museum tour will last for 2 hours and include 3x 20 minute talks. They feature an introduction about the history of the British Horological Institute, the museum and collection, followed by a guided tour of the exhibitions with time for questions at the end. Visits conclude with the opportunity to look around the remaining galleries. Group visits are usually led by the Museum Manager.

The tours cost £12 per person.
(The tours are subject to a minimum charge of £120 i.e. minimum of 10 people)

In order to minimise any delays entering the museum Ian will collect admission fees, via bank transfer if possible, in advance of the visit. Please send a text to Ian (07814956951) who will then provide bank account details.

Chock’s Away! Cafe are happy to provide the usual breakfast fayre and refreshments.

The Clockhouse Cafe and Tea rooms can accommodate around 20 people inside and also have outside seating (it’s going to be a sunny, warm and dry day isn’t it :sunny:?).
We have said that we’ll generally require tea/coffee/cake etc for us to purchase on arrival, around lunchtime. They do offer other light meals, if required, but it could take a while to prepare, as they run with minimal staff levels, and may slow down their service and cause queuing.

The Cross Keys village pub Their fayre is pretty much basic pub grub and we will need to pre-order in advance.
No deposit required.

We have been asked to choose a sample of their offerings in order to simplify ordering and help reduce serving times. We hope these will be suitable choices for us all.

  1. Fish, Chips & Peas £11.95
  2. Lasagne, Chips & Salad £11.95
  3. Pie, Chips & Peas (not sure what pie it will be at the moment) £11.95
  4. Liver & Bacon in onion gravy, mash potatoes & peas £11.95
  5. Half roast chicken, roast potatoes, peas & carrots £11.95
  6. Horseshoe gammon, egg or pineapple, chips & peas £14.95
  7. Pasta bake options £14.95
    a. Bolognese
    b. Cheese & Tomato
    c. Mediterranean

We look forward to your company.
Ian & Carol-Ann

I have already received museum admission payments (25/4/24) from:

David & Ann Mortiboys - Paid £24
Max & Michele Crossland - Paid £24

We just need your meal choices if you want to have a meal at the pub.

Thank you.

Could you add me to this please.
I’ll not be eating at the pub though.


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Hi Ian & Carol Ann,
Please include me on your run. Meal at the pub Liver & Bacon. I’ll text for bank details.


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Please count us in Ian

Ian & Chris

Food choices are:
Fish & chips
Liver & Bacon

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Can you please include us on your run Ian? Looks like a fascinating place which I didn’t know existed and so close to us! Lasagne and Liver & Bacon please. Looking forward to it already. Cheers :beers:

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Hi Ian and Carol-Ann,

Please add David and Cath to your list.

Meal choices: 2 Lasagna, chips and Salad

Many thanks David

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Hi Ian & Carol-Ann

Our meal choices are
Fish & Chips
Liver and bacon

Don & Kate

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Hi Ian and Carol-Ann
Please add me to your list but I will not be stopping for the pub meal,
I’ll text for bank details.

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Please add Angie & Chris to your list.

Liver and bacon x 2 please

Thank you.

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Hi Ian and Carol Ann

David would like the Half Roast Chicken and Ann would like the Liver and Bacon please.
Looking forward to it.
Ann and David

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Reg and Lynn would like to join you .

Lasagne for both of us please.

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Sorry but I’m going to have to drop out of this one.
I wasnt doing dinner so no complications. I have a scheduling clash, new carpet being fitted :slightly_smiling_face:

Chris, I’ve sent you a text regarding returning your museum entry fee.


All responded to, many thanks


Hi Ian and Carol Ann

As discussed we would like to join you.
We would both go for the half roast chicken please.
Please text me your bank details.
Thank you
John and Maureen

Hello John & Maureen, I dont have your phone number. Please text me - 07814 956 951 and I’ll provide my account details.


Hi Ian, Reg as just been in touch with me regarding the money refund. I live close by so if you give it me tomorrow I can take it to them.


No problem Dennis.
We’ll sort this out tomorrow :+1:t2: