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News from the Groups – August 2023

3 July, 2023
Theatre Visits

All at The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury (unless otherwise stated):

Wednesday, 8th November, 2.30pm – Greatest Days£32.50

The musical follows five boy band obsessed best friends in the 1990s, who reunite over 20 years later to see their heartthrobs one last time in what could be the Greatest Days of their life. Featuring more than 15 record-breaking Take That songs.

Thursday, 23rd November, 2.30pm – The Full Monty – £28.00

As in the 1997 smash hit film, this brand-new production is a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, laughs and heartbreak. Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the film.

To book or for further details, please contact Melanie Evans at


Cambridge – Mosque and time in Cambridge

Monday, 18th September

A deposit of £25 secures place. Only 8 places left.  Cambridge for a tour of the mosque, free time in the city and a cream tea in Grantchester Gardens. Cost £45-£50 (max).

To book your  place please contact Mandi or Jayne at

Winchester Christmas Market  

Friday, 17th November

Coach only.   Visit Winchester’s Christmas Market with five hours free time to visit the market, Cathedral or shops. Cost tbc. Names taken after the Cambridge trip.

Science & Technology

Thursday, 7th September –  BMW Mini Plant in Oxford. Cost £15 per person. Tours are 1hr 40 mins. Free to visit the museum before or after the tour. Own transport. There are 12 places available.  Full details on the flyer – please read in full as there is important information within. 

Thursday, 5th October a visit and afternoon tour to The National Museum of Computing, near Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes. Cost will be £23 for entrance and tour. The 2 hour tour will start at 2pm. They have examples of the earliest computers from The Lorenz/ Colossus to the first digital types. Own transport. Full details on the flyer.

Tuesday, 31st October the rearranged visit to the London Transport Museum, Acton.  The fee for the coach and the two tours (Depot and Poster tour) is £40 (subject to change if coach costs rise). Full details on the flyer.

To book your place on any of the above, or if you have any thoughts about future visits, please contact the group leader John Beer for more details at  


Walking Group 

Tuesday, 8th August

The next walk  will be based at La De Spencer Arms in Downley, north of High Wycombe. The walk is 4 1/2 mile circular trip passing close to Hughenden Manor.  For more information please contact Sylv Elliott at

Garden Visits 

Restarting Soon

This group will be restarting the group shortly, so for more information please contact the new Garden Visits group leader, Heather Marshall at

Grub Club
Friday 18th August at 2pm
Afternoon tea at Chiltern Hills Golf Club .
Please let Annie Edwards know if you would like to join in by emailing at


The Chess Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at  Chandos Arms, Weston Turville (next one is Friday,  11th and then 25th August).  

We welcome newcomers of any (or no!) ability. If you are interested in joining or would like more information, either email Geoffrey Howell at or phone him on 07916 328202  


Tuesday,15th August

The game of Rummikub is based loosely on Rummy (but with a twist).  The group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 14:00 at The Five Bells, Weston Turville. Contact the group leader Deborah Brown for more details at

Coffee Morning

Thursday,  17th August

The group (in conjunction with Aston Clinton u3a) meets for tea, coffee or a drink and a chat at The Five Bells, Weston Turville, at 10.30am on the third Thursday of the month.  

Please contact Marie Jones for any more information.

Pétanque (weather permitting)

Details for pétanque group sessions:

  • They will be every Monday afternoon.
  • Timing 2pm to 4pm
  • Venue is the new terrain behind Weston Turville village hall
  • Parking is available

If you need more information, contact Ken Shaw at

Handbell Ringers (Beginners)

The group meets every two weeks on a Friday morning at 10am at the group leader’s home.  For more details and further dates of meetings, contact John Beer at