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Weston Turville U3A Newsletter – March 2018


The newsletter for March contains details of events from Science and Technology, Food Appreciation, Garden visits, the Extreme team and much more…  Click here to read all.  

Our Chairman’s message informs us that there will be some vacancies on the Committee at the AGM in April.  All AGM documents can be found here.  

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Extreme – Soap Box Derby – 17th June

23 March, 2018
The WTU3A “Extreme” group have entered our carefully crafted Duck into the 2018 Aylesbury Town Soapbox Derby after resting during 2017.
The event is on Father’s Day, Sunday 17th June, 11AM till 4PM at Whitehill Park, Aylesbury HP19 8EN.

In 2016 our cart won the “Best Looking Soapbox” award and it would be great to see as many members as possible on the day in support again.

We need more volunteers to push the cart at the start or even to drive but also to man the pit-lane for our legendary demonstration pit-stop where our egg laying Duck becomes a Mallard!
Email the Extreme group on, or see Adrian or Damian.  Details here.

Extreme “Extreme Darts Marathon – 30th April

23 March, 2018


Organised by the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds, there is a Darts Marathon in aid of the Medical Detection Dogs, PACE and other Rotary Charities.  It is for teams of 4 people – £10 entry per team.  Full details can be found here

Anyone interested in throwing some arrows?  Contact the Extreme Team at


Science and Technology

23 March, 2018

Two groups enjoyed an interesting and informative tour behind the scenes at Waterside Theatre in March, and now we look forward to our next event at the London transport Museum in Acton on Tuesday 17th April. 

Below is the programme of events planned for the Science & Technology group from April – June.  Full details can be found on the diary page.

Thursday – 17th April Visit to London Transport Museum, Acton.  Journey by Routemaster bus. 

Thursday – 3rd May 

On-line Safety for Silver Surfers – talk by McAfee.

Thursday – 7th June

Visit to Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and Maritime Museums in Greenwich, London.

If you are interested in any of the trips or learning more about the S & T meetings please contact John Beer or Roger Everson at ( or at a U3A monthly meeting.

Food Appreciation – belated St George’s Day lunch – 25th April

6 March, 2018
There will be no Food Appreciation lunch during March, but a belated St. George’s Day lunch has been arranged for Wednesday 25th April at The Chequers in Weston Turville.  
You can find a sample menu here, and the final menu will be confirmed closer to the time.  
If you would like to join us for a predominantly English 2 or 3 course set lunch, please contact the team at .  Details can be found here.

Weston Turville U3A Newsletter – February 2018

19 February, 2018


February’s Newsletter contains important messages regarding a member vote on the new U3A national objective wording, and explanations of how the new Data Protection Act affects us.  Luckily there was still room for the fun stuff too!

Click here to read more.

Extreme Revisit – Indoor Karting rescheduled to Friday 27th April

28 January, 2018

Due to the weather, the Karting event at Rogue Racing which was scheduled for Friday 2nd March has been postponed to Friday 27th April.  There are still some places free. 

As before, 1 hour endurance in teams of 3 up to 10 karts.  £25 per person.   Contact: 

Trip to Charterhouse in London – 4th April

28 January, 2018

The long awaited day trip to Charterhouse in London has now been arranged.  It is on Wednesday 4th April and the cost will be £42 (TBC). A £15 deposit is required to secure your place as there is a restriction on numbers.

read more …

Garden Visits

28 January, 2018



Here are the garden visits planned so far for 2018.  

For more details see the diary page on the WTU3A website, or contact Gaynor Edwards at gardens

27th March  Cliveden House (NT), Taplow
19th April Hall Barn, Old Beaconsfield
3rd May  Meadow Cottage (NGS), Watlington
22nd May  Red Kites (NGS), Bledlow Ridge
14th June Greys Court (NT), Henley on Thames
12th July Hidcote Manor (NT), Chipping Campden
9th August The Grange (NGS), Chalgrove

Weston Turville U3A Newsletter – January 2018

28 January, 2018

The January Newsletter is packed full of information to get 2018 off to a great start. Click here to read more.