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Garden Visits

16 February, 2020

 

Bookings are now being taken for Thursday 12th March. Lindengate Garden, by Dobbies Garden Center Wendover.  A guided tour of this garden which is run by Lindengate Mental Health Charity commencing at 4.30p.m (tour has to take place after gardeners have left).  One hour tour followed by tea and cake. Cost £10 per person.  Meet at Lindengate for 4.30pm.  Contact Mary at gardens@wtu3a.org.uk

For more details see the diary page on the WTU3A website.

Below is the full programme of garden visits planned at present.

Snowdrops at Waterperry 

60 different snowdrop varieties carpeting the ornamental gardens over the season starting from the end of January and the main show throughout February, enjoy a walk around the gardens to see these little heralds of spring in a magical setting

Entry fee to garden £7.50 pay on day, unless you are an RHS member then entry is free.  Afternoon tea can be had at their Cafe.

 

A guided tour of this garden which is run by Lindengate Mental Health Charity commencing at 4.30p.m (tour has to take place after gardeners have left).  One hour tour followed by tea and cake. Cost £10 per person.  Meet at Lindengate for 4.30pm.

Thenford Arboretum (Lord Heseltine’s garden). Cost  £23.00 per person including coach.  Full monies will be required at March meeting. There are still a couple of places remaining, plus Mary will run a waiting list.”

A joint visit with the Historic Buildings group.

Ham House is a rare 17th Century house on the banks of the River Thames.  This will be via coach and includes a house tour and garden tour.  Cost £25, plus the entry fee if you are not a NT member.

Food Appreciation – 25th February at The Harrow, Bishopstone

16 February, 2020

This month we are going to try THE HARROW at Bishopstone, on Tuesday 25th February. They do a set lunch menu that is a very reasonable price. 
 
The total number of places for this lunch is 30 – UPDATE – this is fully booked at the present time.

 

More details and a sample menu are on the attached flyer. Please contact Pam Wilson at foodappreciation@wtu3a.org.uk if you have any queries. 

Isle of Wight Trip 12-15 June

16 February, 2020

 

For all members that are booked on the trip to the IOW in June it is now time to pay your balances.

The trip organiser, Arlene Bocking, will have a table at the back of the room at the February general meeting (27th Feb).  Payment will be by cheque made payable to Weston Turville U3A(travel).  For any members who are taking the insurance for the trip, please bring your completed forms when you pay.

There are going to be three optional visits whilst we are in the IOW, they will all be made by our coach which is with us for the entire trip;

Ventor Botanic garden, Saturday pm, entrance price £8.50, pay on the day

Rosemary Vineyard,  Sunday late morning, to include guided tour and tasting for £2 per person, pay on the day, then a lunch at your own cost

Osborne House, Monday, entrance price  £13.50 , pay on the day unless you are an English Heritage member

All of the above have a website if you want more information.

Arlene will need to know when you go to pay your balance, which optional trips you would like to come on.

If you have any queries on the above please email on IOW@wtu3a.org.uk

Historic Buildings Visits

12 February, 2020

We have now confirmed the details of our three visits this year.  Apologies but we have had to change the dates for the first two visits so please delete the old dates in your diaries and put in the new ones.   We also changed the first visit to Upton house instead of Greys Court because the garden group went there last year.

If you want to come on any of these visits you can e-mail historicbuildings@wtu3a.org.uk via the link button below or put your name down at the monthly meetings.  We shall be collecting the cheques for £13 for the first visit to Upton House at the next monthly meeting in February.  Further details can be found on the diary page of the WTU3A website

Upton House was purchased in 1927 by the 2nd Viscount Bearsted and has been remodelled.  The renovations created a made to measure home to showcase a world class art and porcelain collection, including works by Bosch, Stubbs and Canaletto. 
 
Lady Bearsted’s passion for plants is revealed with spring bulbs, herbaceous planting and kitchen garden – all reflected in the mirror pool.  Please note that it is a terraced garden with steps.
 
Please see link below for more details:
 
Travel by coach from The Chandos, Weston Turville at 9.15am.  The coach cost is £13. NT members please remember to bring your NT card. Non-NT members you will have to pay the entry fee on the day as well as the coach price. 
This a joint visit with the Garden Visits group.
Ham House is a rare 17th Century house on the banks of the River Thames at Richmond. The Duke and Duchess of Lauderdale together transformed Ham House into one of the grandest Stuart houses in England and is internationally recognised for its superb collection of paintings, furniture and textiles, largely acquired 400 years ago.
 
Please see link below for more details
 
Refreshments for groups will need to be ordered in advance nearer to the time.
 
Travel by coach from The Chandos, Weston Turville (before 9am – time tbc).  The cost is £25 for the coach, house tour and garden tour.  NT members please remember to bring your NT card. Non-NT members you will have to pay the entry fee on the day as well as the coach price.
Basildon Park is an 18th Century house purchased in the 1950s by Lord and Lady Lliffe and lovingly restored.  We will explore the house on a freeflow basis rather than a guided tour.
 
For more details click on the link below:
 
Travel by coach from The Chandos, Weston Turville at 10.00am.  The coach cost is £16. NT members please remember to bring your NT card. Non-NT members you will have to pay the entry fee on the day as well as the coach price.

U3A Thames Valley Network, Cyber-Crime Study Day – 8th April

12 February, 2020
Please find attached the flyer and application form for the TVN Cyber-Crime Study Day (subtitled “Protect Your World”), which will take place at the King’s Church, Amersham, on Wednesday 8th April, 2020.
 
This venue is a new one to the network and can hold more people than our other venues but if you wish to attend please compete and return the application form as soon as possible to secure your place. 

National U3A Newsletter – January 2020🐀

12 February, 2020

Here is the newsletter for 🐀 January 2020 🐀 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.

Mid Bucks U3A – Bridge Group places available

27 January, 2020

Mid Bucks U3A have places available in their Bridge Group for new members and beginners.  If WTU3A members are interested in joining or want further details, please contact Val Doherty on 01296 481331.

Garden Visit – Waterperry Gardens – 21st February

26 January, 2020

 Snowdrops at Waterperry 

60 different snowdrop varieties carpeting the ornamental gardens over the season starting from the end of January and the main show throughout February, enjoy a walk around the gardens to see these little heralds of spring in a magical setting

Meet at The 5 Bells, Weston Turville for 1.30pm.  Entry fee to garden £7.50 pay on day, unless you are an RHS member then entry is free.  Afternoon tea can be had at their Cafe.

Please let Mary know if you wish to join: Contact: gardens@wtu3a.org.uk.  For more details see the diary page on the WTU3A website.

Trips – The Shard, The Bard, The Bishops and The Brothels – 27th April

16 January, 2020

We have provisionally booked a trip called ‘The Shard, The Bard, The Bishops & The Brothels’ for Monday 27th April 2020.

It is described as very entertaining and gentle walking tour on London’s Bankside using the crystal clear VOX headsets so we can all hear the guide and ending with a visit to ‘The View at The Shard’.

Reasons to book:

  • Borough Farmers Market
  • Bankside
  • The View at the Shard

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National U3A ☃️December ☃️Newsletter

15 January, 2020

Here is the newsletter for⛄️ ❄️December ⛄️ ❄️ 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.