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WTU3A October 2019 Newsletter

20 October, 2019

The October newsletter is now available.  Read it in full here.

The speaker at the general meeting on 24th October is Adam Smith who specialises in architectural history and his talk is entitled “The Rothschilds and the Vale of Aylesbury”.




A number of events to celebrate our 10th Anniversary have been arranged and we hope all our members will participate in at least one of the events.  Events which take part within a general meetings will be free of charge to members. 

Here are the dates for your 2020/21 diary:

This is our launch event at our general meeting.   It will be an afternoon of tea and cakes with our version of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ with prizes awarded.  Full instructions and information will be available nearer the time.


Garden Visit – Thenford Arboretum – 15th May 2020

19 October, 2019
Thenford Aboretum, Nr. Banbury, garden visit on Friday 15th May 2020 is confirmed and we have received the requested allocation of tickets.
If you are interested, and have not already indicated so, please let gardens@wtu3a.org.uk know.  We will let you know costs at beginning of the New Year.  Travel will be by coach.  No monies are required for the time being.
Please note: The Arboretum covers an area of some 70 acres and terrain is quite rough and is not suitable for the less sure-footed.  Sensible footwear should be work.  The garden is open from 2pm – 5.30pm and we plan to be there for the full duration.

🎭 Theatre Visits 2020 🎭

8 October, 2019

Now announced for the early part of 2020, roll up to get your tickets to see more new productions at Waterside Theatre Aylesbury – details and pricing are below:

Date Production Venue Cost

6th February at 6pm

A new musical about the 6 wives of Henry VIII

Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury


21st  February at 7.30pm

‘The Kite Runner’ – Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.
Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury £19.50

26th February at 7.30pm

‘Anton and Erin Dance Show’ the nation’s favourite ballroom stars are back with their brand-new show for 2020.

Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury



4th March at 2.30pm

‘Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein” 

Waterside Theatre,

29th April at

‘Some Mothers do ‘ave ’em’ 

With Joe Pasquale. Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters are bringing the house down!

Waterside Theatre,



If you are interested and would like to book a place or further details, please contact the group leader, Melanie Evans at theatre@wtu3a.org.uk.

Garden Visits 2020

2 October, 2019

After an amazing 6 years in the role of Garden Visits Group Leader Gaynor Edwards is stepping down after the visit to Stowe on 17th October.  Thank you Gaynor for the great job you did in taking our members to some fantastic gardens!

We have good news in that Mary Duly has stepped in to take over from Gaynor as Group Leader and she is already working on the plans for 2020 – details below:

We have the opportunity to visit Michael Heseltine’s Gardens at Thenford Arboretum on Friday 15th May 2020 – tickets (limited) are £16 per person plus travel.

Please let Mary Duly know as soon as possible at gardens@wtu3a.org.uk if you would like to be included as tickets go fast.

WTU3A September 2019 Newsletter

24 September, 2019

The newsletter for September is now available and it’s packed with information on forthcoming group activities and much more. Read it in full here.

The speaker for the meeting on 26th September is Philip Caine. His talk is entitled “Barrow to Baghdad and back”.



Thames Valley Network U3A – Forthcoming Events

13 September, 2019

Full details of the events listed below will be posted the TVN website www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk and circulated to U3A’s approximately three months prior to the event in question. Meanwhile please make a note of the dates in your diary if you are interested in attending. 


WTU3A August 2019 Newsletter

19 August, 2019

The August newsletter is now available here.

The talk at the general meeting on the 22nd August by Andrew Harris is on ‘Heritage and HS2’, with emphasis on the recent investigations at St Mary’s Church in Stoke Mandeville.   

WTU3A July 2019 Newsletter

20 July, 2019

The July newsletter is now available here.

It’s great news that a couple of new groups are starting, with our third book club already up and running and a Mahjong group likely to start in October.  Contact details are in the newsletter.


WTU3A Newsletter – June 2019

22 June, 2019

The June newsletter is now available – take a look here.  As mentioned in the newsletter the meeting on Thursday 27th June starts at 1.30 for us to have plenty of time to enjoy the hog roast. Although there is no speaker, the usual books, magazines and groups’ tables will be still there. 

Membership cards – Carol Johnson our Membership Secretary would like to advise you that the last opportunity to collect your membership card at a monthly meeting will be this Thursday from 1.15pm to 1.45pm at the membership secretary’s table.
If you wish to have your membership card, but cannot attend the meeting next Thursday, you can send a sae to Carol (address on the membership form) and it will be posted back to you.

Princes Risborough U3A – Midsummer Barn Dance – 21st June

10 June, 2019

Live music !! Dancing to “Kinderhook”

Princes Risborough U3A invites WTU3A members along to a Midsummer Barn Dance on Friday 21st June at Risborough Community Centre, Wades Park, Stratton Road from 7-10:30p.m. 

£12.50 including Ploughman’s supper, tea/coffee.  Please bring own “drinks” and glasses.  Entry by ticket only.  To book your tickets or for further information contact Babs Cooper on social@risboroughu3a.org.uk. Full information on the attacher flyer