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WTU3A Newsletter – November 2018

 

The final newsletter of 2018 is here!  It includes details about next week’s general meeting on Thursday 22nd November which promises to be a fun, social afternoon.  

There is music from Paul Fincken and the Folk, Blues and Beyond group, seasonal refreshments and the annual Bring and Buy Sale.

 

🎭Theatre Group Update 🎭

8 December, 2018

Those that wish to book a place for any of the planned shows below, please be advised that your cheque is required NO LATER THAN 15/01/19.  Unfortunately, as there is no meeting before that time, cheques (made payable to ‘Weston Turville U3A Travel’) should be POSTED (or dropped in) to the group leader, Melanie Evans, by that date.  Please email Melanie at theatre@wtu3a.org.uk for the address to send/drop in your cheque too.  Pricing details are below:

Date Production Venue Cost

Thursday
14th March at 2.30pm

The comedy about a bank robbery’ Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

£21 (was £27) – cheques are required NO LATER THAN 15/01/19 

Thursday
21st March at 2.30pm

Abigail’s party’
Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury £24.25 (was £34.25) – cheques are required NO LATER THAN 15/01/19 

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Garden Visits 2019

8 December, 2018

Here is the finalised plan for the garden visits in 2019!  For more details see the diary page on the WTU3A website

Bookings currently being taken for Old Church Cottage, Long Marston on 16th February.  Contact Gaynor Edwards at gardens@wtu3a.org.uk.

16th February Old Church Cottage, Long Marston – Full details below
March No garden visit
17th April Chenies Manor House, Rickmansworth           
29th May  Huntsmoor (NGS), Bovingdon
13th June Mottisfont (NT), Romsey 
16th July Old Camos (NGS), Thatcham
15th August Packwood House and Gardens (NT), Lapworth
19th September The Grange (NGS), Chalgrove
17th October Stowe (NT), Buckingham
 

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National U3A Newsletter November 2018 🎇

2 December, 2018

Here is the 🎇November 🎇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.

Garden Visits – Old Church Cottage, Long Marston – 16th February

17 November, 2018
Our first garden visit in 2019 is to Old Church Cottage, an NGS garden in Long Marston.
 
Church Cottage is a 400 year-old thatched cottage. The garden has many species and varieties of snowdrops, cyclamen, crocuses, irises and other spring bulbs.  Adjoining the cottage is a disused churchyard with ancient yews, and a Norman tower being the remnant of a Chapel of Ease.
 
Garden featured in The English Garden 2018 and in Garden Answers.

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“The Drama of Dunkirk” Thames Valley Network U3A Study Day – 5th March 2019

8 November, 2018

The intention of this Thames Valley Network U3A study day is to further our understanding of one of the most important operations of the 2nd World War – the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force under the constant bombardment of the German guns.  Full details are here

These events usually get booked up quickly, so if you are interested in attending you are advised to send in your application form quickly.

For further information, please contact Patsy Thornton, patsy@thorntac.co.uk. Tel: 01344 774812.  

 

 

TVN Workshop for Convenors – 27th November

29 October, 2018

“How to be a happy and successful Convenor” 😀.  

A Thames Valley Network U3A Workshop on Tuesday, 27th November 2018 from 10.30am – 3.30pm  at Benson Parish Hall, Benson, Oxon OX10 6LZ.  Coffee is served from 10.00am.

This workshop is a ‘must’ for all Group Co-ordinators and Group Leaders, and details can be found here.  However, this is a popular workshop and you will need to email chairman@u3atvnetwork.org.uk to see if there is still availability.  

WTU3A Newsletter – October 2018

18 October, 2018

The October newsletter is available to read here.  

Marcia Watson, our speaker for our 25th October meeting, who came to talk to us about Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), asked us to pass on her heartfelt thanks to all our lovely members who left money in the GOSH tin.  This came to an incredible……£165. 51!

Marcia undertook her nursing training at the hospital and gave an inspiring talk about the history and ground-breaking work of GSOH.  read more …

Local History Group – October ’18 to March ’19

11 October, 2018

WTU3A Local History Group Meetings from October 2018 to March 2019

Here is a reminder of the Local History meetings schedule to the end of the year and up to March 2019. As usual, suggestions for talks/visits etc are very welcome.  Please contact Glynn White at localhistory@wtu3a.org.uk

Meetings are posted in the Diary and detailed below:

Tuesday 23rd October “Aylesbury – recent history and lost heritage”
Tuesday 27th November “I’m not really old, it’s those tablets”
Tuesday 25th December No meeting (Christmas Day)
Tuesday 22nd January 2019 “The Art of metal detecting”
Tuesday 26th February 2019 “The Battle at Chalgrove Field”
Tuesday 26th March 2019 “The History of Hugenden Manor”

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WTU3A Newsletter – September 2018

13 September, 2018


Our September newsletter is out now.  Read it all here.  

Update:  There will be a Coffee Morning for new members to meet each other at Costa Coffee, Wyvale Garden Centre, Aylesbury Road, Wendover HP22 6BD.

Our speaker for the next meeting on the 27th September is William French aka “William the Butler” who will be talking about his career path which took him from the Royal Navy serving on HMS Britannia, via the Falklands war to a 25 year career travelling the world.