On Saturday 27 April, the Friends of All Saints had a trip to the National Civil War Centre, on what was forecast to be an extremely blustery and wet day. Luckily, although the wind was certainly keen, the rain never materialised and we even had some sunshine. The Museum visit was a terrific success with everyone and as it is only three years old, has all the latest technology with its interactive displays, films and even games. It was most informative and interesting and many of us ventured upstairs to see further displays of civil war armour and weaponry and surgeons’ instruments from the same era. The museum has a lovely cafe too and we were able to sit together for morning coffee and a delicious lunch at the end of our visit, which we had been able to pre-order. The group felt that the whole Museum experience was wonderful and that the staff could not have been more helpful or kind. Newark is a most interesting town with plenty to see and do. Many of the group visited the Parish Church and all of us went to the Town Hall museum and tour of the Georgian Ballroom and Mayor’s Parlour etc. We even managed to fit in a brisk walk along the River Trent and a walk around the splendid market. All too soon we were meeting up for a welcome cup of tea before heading home, content that it had been a fabulous and unmissable day out. Liz Plummer.