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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 (playreading@wtu3a.org.uk).

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. localhistory@wtu3a.org.uk

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

read more …

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  computers@wtu3a.org.uk

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 foodappreciation@wtu3a.org.uk

Here are the details & menu

Extreme Visits – Buggies & Pilots Racing Action

20 March, 2017

The ever-active minds (?) of the Extreme Visits team have come up with another way to get the adrenaline flowing with an action packed morning in Bicester with  Banzai Action Sports on 18th May.

Two driving sessions with Honda Pilots and Rage Buggies over rough terrain followed by lunch at a local pub.

See the event description for details. Limited space so apply soon.

 

Garden Group visit: West Green House, The Opera Garden – May 18th.

20 March, 2017

On Thursday May 18th the Garden group will be going to

West Green House, The Opera Garden.

 Leaving Weston Turville at 12.15pm.

The visit includes entry, introductory talk of the the garden and refreshments. West Green House gardens offers four seasons of beauty contrast and inspiration. Created by garden designer and writer Marylyn Abbot. It is one of England’s finest manor house gardens.

Total cost for N.T. Members £26.00 – Non member £34.00

Contact Gaynor Edwards     gardens@wtu3a.org.uk      

Extreme Revisit – Aquatic Hovercraft – 18th July

19 March, 2017

By popular demand from those that joined the WT U3A more recently, we have started working on the logistics for a return to Highcross Hovercraft in Sharnford for a re-run of our 2014 event. To raise the bar, this trip will include “over water” instruction for those that graduate from the land based training.

£30.00 per pilot; cheques payable to “Weston Turville U3A (Travel)” by March General Meeting.

See full details at Hover Revisit

Weston Turville U3A Newsletter – March 2017

19 March, 2017

Weston Turville U3A Newsletter – March 2017

Summarised by Mandi  as containing ‘A request for help and new Extreme, Churches, Gardens and Building visits and important information about membership!

This is rather an understatement as it is packed with information which I’ll not summarise here just Open full Newsletter and ‘read all about it.

 

 

 

 

Extreme Visits – Axe Throwing & Music Hall Tour

17 March, 2017

OK, admit it, you never thought we’d descend to this, and to combine it with a music hall tour?! The Extreme Group aims to provide unusual opportunities to:-

  • Learn a diverse set of new skills ranging from sushi and Pizza making; Krav Maga; piloting a hovercraft; control a skid; Clay Pigeon Shooting; hunting for fossils in Milton Keynes; bell ringing, day time astronomy, BloKarting, Scuba Diving, Gliding, Ice Sculpting, Juggling, Axe Throwing or even lock picking.
  • Experience activities or places you may not wish to visit alone or feel might be age-inappropriate, such as, visiting “the IceBar”; a bell foundry, a day at the races, A Segway Trail, Slotcar Racing, explore Street Art or competing in a simulated 24 hour Nurburgring endurance race event
  • Challenge your limits with events such as Ice Karting, climbing over the O2, White Water Rafting, Abseil the Spinnaker, Ride Zipwire Velocity (the fastest in the World)

read more …

Upcoming WT U3A Local History Group Meetings

12 March, 2017

WT U3A Local History Group Meetings from March to September 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 of August and I am working on talks for September, October and November. 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.

Tuesday 28th March 2017

Barry Tomlinson has agreed to give us a talk on “The History of RAE Bedford”.

Construction of RAE Bedford began in 1947 with wind tunnels for testing up to Mach 5 and new airfield. Many of the well known aircraft, including Tornado, Jaguar & Harrier Jump Jet, as well as helicopters were tested at RAE Bedford. It has thus played an important part in our aircraft history and is a fascinating story.

Meeting is in the WT Chapel Room from 10:30 – 12:30pm. Entrance of £3.

Tuesday 25th April 2017

Hugh Grainger has agreed to give us a talk entitled “Wild, Wild Women”. read more …