Specsavers in Hucknall recently sponsored a bus tour in the area, giving local residents the opportunity to learn more about the town’s heritage.

The tour began in Hucknall Market Place where passengers were welcomed by tour guide Sheila Robinson, Specsavers store director Janet Archer and Specsavers staff who handed out goody bags to passengers.

Discovering what the town has to offer, the tour paid visits to places of local historical interest including St. Michael’s Church, where Rev. Canon Keith Turner spoke about the church’s history, and Newstead Abbey, where tour passengers enjoyed the lake and gardens of Lord Byron’s former home.

The tour also visited Papplewick Pumping Station, which continues to supply water to Nottingham residents more than 130 years after it opened.

‘Sponsoring local initiatives such as the Tourism and Regeneration Group is a great way for us to give back to our local community,’ said Janet Archer, store director. ‘We were able to give local residents a fun day out and discover the history of our wonderful town.’

To find out more about the Hucknall Tourism and Regeneration Group, visit www.hucknalltrg.btck.co.uk

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