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Weston Turville U3A Newsletter – September 2017

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Christmas Lunch – Pendley Manor – 15th December

14 October, 2017

FINAL CHANCE TO BOOK as reservations close on 31st October 2017. 

There are still spaces available. 

Cost is £28 per head. 

To reserve your place contact: Mary Duly at

Soft Tennis with Wendover U3A – too successful!

29 September, 2017

There seems to be a great demand for  the Soft Tennis experience with Wendover U3A at Halton Tennis club of which Lindsay Smith, the activity coordinator, sadly reports that the numbers who have applied just about exceeds the number of players as they can currently cope with!

The group may be able to support more members in the future and this will be posted on this site as before.




Local History Group Meetings

25 September, 2017

WT U3A Local History Group Meetings – September 2017 to February 2018

Now that summer is officially over we are back to talks at the WT Chapel Rooms on the 4th Tuesday of each month. I hope that you have all had a good summer with holidays and no doubt grandchildren duties. With regards to the forward programme I have talks arranged through February 2018 (what? another year will have gone by!) and I hope that there is sufficient variety of topics that you will find interesting.

Glyn White.

Meetings are posted in the Diary and detailed below

Tuesday 26th Sep 2017 – “Amy Johnson,  ‘ The Aeroplane Girl”
Tuesday 24th Oct 2017 “Claydon House and the Verney family”
Tuesday 28th Nov 2017 – “Shops and Shopkeepers of Princes Risborough”
Tuesday 26th Dec 2017 – No Meeting
Tuesday 23rd Jan 2018 – “The famous Aylesbury Duck and the not so famous Aylesbury Prune”
Tuesday 27rd Feb 2018 – “Archaeological Findings from the Proposed Developments around Weston Turville”

read more …

Wendover Architecture Group Update

27 July, 2017

 The lead convenor of Wendover’s architecture group, Helen Horlock, would like to advise Weston Turville U3A members who are interest in that group of some changes to the way the group operates.

Meetings are in Weston Turville at the Union Chapel hall and the Architecture Group pages on Wendover’s U3A website give information about  visits/lectures/meeting format etc. We are invited to view the web page and have a look at what they are doing!
Although the group is fairly full at present,  there are a few spaces and are happy to accommodate anyone who may be interested in joining their friendly and active study group.

Here is a direct link to the Wendover Architecture Group webpage

Extreme Visits – Coracle Regatta – August 28th

19 May, 2017

This is not to watch, quaint though it might be. It’s not to learn, well not entirely. It’s to take part in a challenge between Weston Turville U3A and Bath U3A as a one hour event at the Ironbridge Coracle Trust’s annual Regatta on August 28th!

There will be instruction – all of 1 minute it is understood – so it should be quite a spectacle.

The price would be £20, £10 to the Trust plus £10 to a Cancer charity. read more …

Agatha Christie’s ‘Spider’s Web’

8 May, 2017

Some spaces remain available for a trip to see Agatha Christie’s ‘Spider’s Web’ at the world famous Mill at Sonning on Saturday 2nd September.

The trip will consist of coach transport, a meal at the Mill and the play in the delightful tiny theatre also in the Mill.

The cost will be £46.00  for the dinner and theatre and appx. £15.00 for the coach (depending on how many places are taken up).

Further details from Helen McCaskie (

WT U3A Local History Group Meetings – Update

8 May, 2017

WT U3A Local History Group Meetings from April to October 2017

Below is an update to the schedule for the talks and visits of the Local History Group. The schedule takes us up to end October and I am working on the November meeting. Please note that there is no meeting in June but two in July. I have arranged for a visit to the Aylesbury Museum Archives in Halton and the best date they have is Monday 3rd July. I hope that there is sufficient variety of topics that you will find interesting.

Glyn White.

Meetings are posted in the Diary and detailed below

Tuesday 25th April 2017 – “Wild, Wild Women”
Tuesday 23rd May – “The History of Grafton Regis”
Monday 3rd July 2017Aylesbury Museum Archives
Tuesday 25th July 2017Visit to Grafton Regis
Tuesday 22nd August 2017 – No meeting
Tuesday 26th September 2017 – Amy ‘Johnnie’ Johnson
Tuesday 24th October 2017 – Clydon House and the Verney family

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Weston Turville U3A Computer Group – Change of Format

8 May, 2017

The Weston Turville U3A computer group which is run in conjunction with Aston Clinton and Wendover U3As is now closing in its current format. 

This closure is due to members no longer needing our services as they now know what they are doing!   The good news is that computer assistance will remain on an ‘as required’ basis.

If you need assistance with a particular issue contact your U3A rep for computers (for WTU3A me!) and I will get someone from the volunteer list to try and assist you.

You can email me in the normal manner or if really stuck, ring me….. please do not turn up at the Halton Village Hall because you will be lonely standing in the car park on your own. 

Mandi Simons

Food Appreciation – St George’s Day Lunch – 25th April

27 March, 2017

This year we thought we would acknowledge St George’s Day, however as it falls on Sunday and The Chequers does not open on a Monday, we are having a belated lunch on Tuesday 25th April.

Please let Pam or Rosemary know if you wish to join us as we need to know how many places to book for on

Here are the details & menu