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Historic Buildings – Polesden Lacy – 9th May

16 March, 2019

Although it’s been a little while since there was a Historic Building visit, Janet Campbell and Eileen Langford are planning to arrange some in 2019 and say ‘thank you’ to Ceinwynne for arranging all the previous visits.   

The first visit is to Polesden Lacy, Great Bookham, Surrey on Thursday 9th May.  The Cost is £16 for the coach plus entry charge on the day for non NT members.  The visit includes a stop for coffee/shopping in Guildford in the morning before visiting the house. (Not a guided visit).  Further details can be found on the diary page of the WTU3A website


Trips – March to December 2019

16 March, 2019

The trip organising team have been very busy putting together a busy programme for 2019, and hopefully there will be trips of interest for everyone.

With the first trip on 22nd March to Adam Henson’s farm in the Cotswolds now fully booked – the schedule has got off to a flying start!


For those that missed out on the March trip you can find the full schedule of the events planned for later in the year below, including a trip to London in December to the Tutankhamun exhibition and the Christmas lights.

This will be a trip exploring the Essex countryside as well as various vintage vehicles and coaches including Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang.   Details to follow. 

An exploration of the history of the Cliveden set and the surrounding countryside.   Lunch can be bought there or you can bring a picnic.  Full details to follow. 

This will be a visit to William Morris’ house in North London, to include a cream tea and a river cruise.  

This event features a visit to the Tutankhamun exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery.  This is the largest collect of King Tut’s treasures ever to come to London and the last opportunity to see the treasures before they go to their permanent home in Egypt.  The trip will include viewning the Christmas lights and a fish and chip supper.  The provisional cost for the trip is £50 (exact price confirmed nearer the time) with a £35 per person deposit to secure your place. 

Garden Visits – Mottisfont, Romsey – 13th June

15 March, 2019

Bookings are now being taken for the garden visit to Mottisfont (NT), Romsey in Hampshire.  
The cost is £20 for the coach and £12.70 for non-NT members. 

This property has walled gardens are filled with the fragrance and colour from thousands of roses as it’s home to the National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses, which reach their peak in June.

Visitors flock to see this world-famous display from over five hundred varieties, so booking early is a must.  


Extreme Visits – Microlight flight – 20th June

9 March, 2019

The Extreme Team have negotiated the exclusive use the Microlight Flight School and its instructors for the day.  

There will be an opportunity for 30 aviators to take the controls for 20 minute flights.  There is a weight restriction on pilots of 100kg. 

We can also commandeer the airfield BBQ for lunch and we may attempt to have a game of Petanque…..

A £49 cheque to “Weston Turville U3A (Travel) to secure your booking.  All the details can be found in the attached flyer here.  

Visiting Churches – April to October 2019

9 March, 2019

The schedule for this year has almost been finalised and full details of the first visit are below.  

Tuesday – 
9th April 

St Mary’s Chuch Wendover 

The present building dates from the 14th century although there has been a church on the site since the 12th century. 

There is a lot of history connected to the church including the rood cross being a place of pilgrimage.  During the Civil War Cromwell’s troops camped in the church (some graffiti can still be seen) and in 1799 the first penny savings bank in the country was started in the vestry.

We will meet at the church at 2pm.  For more details contact Odette Harris at churches@wtu3a.org.uk.

The rest of the schedule is listed below:


Food Appreciation – 27th March

24 February, 2019

Our next Food Appreciation lunch will be at the Ellesborough Golf Club on Wednesday 27th March.
A first for us, it will be a 3 course Carvery including coffee & mint creams (see attached menu & details).
Please note if you decide to join us, we need you to let us know your choice just for the Starter & Dessert.  
If you would like to book your place please email foodappreciation@wtu3a.org.uk or see Pam Wilson or Rosemary Williams at the general meeting in February.  Open to WTU3A members only.

National U3A Newsletter – February 2019 ❤️

24 February, 2019

Here is the ❤️ February ❤️ newsletter from The Third Age Trust.  

For previous editions of the national newsletter, see the newsletter archive.  Did you know that you can sign up to receive the national U3A monthly newsletter direct to your email inbox?  If you wish to do this, please complete the form on the U3A website here.

🎭 Theatre Group 🎭

16 February, 2019

Below you can find details of 3 more shows that have been booked for the Theatre Group.  If you are interested and would like to book a place, please see the group leader, Melanie Evans at the monthly meeting or contact her at theatre@wtu3a.org.uk for further details.  Pricing details are below: read more …

History on Film – Thames Valley Network Event Day – 28th May

11 February, 2019
Thames Valley Network U3A have announced an exciting new Events Day – ‘History on Film’ (Harlots or Heroines?), taking place on Tuesday 28th May.  This is in a superb venue where the seating and acoustics should be perfect for the event.  
Full details can be found on the attached flyer and to book your place please complete and return the attached application form as directed.  

Garden Visit Update – Saturday 16th February

9 February, 2019
For those who have signed up to this garden visit – here is a reminder of the details:
Saturday February 16th.
Old Church Cottage, Chapel Lane, Long Marston, Tring HP23 4QT.
Meet at the Five Bells at 10.50am.  Leave at 11am.  Drivers needed.
Pay at garden £5.  Includes mulled wine and shortbread.