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WTU3A Local History Group – May to November 2019

22 July, 2019

The programme for the rest of 2019 has now been completed.  Those who went on the visits to Marlow and Pitstone certainly had an excellent time and hopefully there is plenty to interest you in the coming months, although the visit to Hughenden Manor is now fully booked.

Please note there is a change to the speaker that was originally planned for September so check out the details below.  

The visit to the Hughenden Manor & Gardens. They have offered us a private introductory talk with coffee/tea and a Cake Bite. The cost of this is £3.75 per head payable on the day. We will then be free to visit the Manor, Gardens and the Church where Disraeli is buried. For those who are National Trust members the price is free but for non-members it will be £11.10. Remember to take your NT cards. The plan is to meet at the visitor reception and then go for the talk.

FULLY BOOKED

As a substitute for the original speaker Colin Oakes has agreed to come along and give a talk entitled:Chesham – Boots, Brushes, Booze and Baptists

For those of you who have not heard Colin speak before he is an excellent and amusing speaker. This talk from a list of 153 that he has in his catalogue as it is local and subject seems to have an amusing twist.

Meeting is in the WT Chapel Room from 10:30 – 12:30am. Entrance will be £3.

Glynn will give the talk at this meeting and there are a couple of topics he could talk about:

A Historical Pictorial “Walk” around Weston Turville

The Contents of the Weston Turville Historical Society Website

Glynn will ask for you to say which of these you would like at the September meeting and we can go with the majority.

Meeting is in the WT Chapel Room from 10:30 – 12:30am. Entrance will be free.

Bob Keating will give this talk.  Many of us will have been to Waddesdon and it will be interesting to hear more about the Rothschilds and why Waddesdon Manor was built and much of the history behind it.

Meeting is in the WT Chapel Room from 10:30 – 12:30am. Entrance will be £3.

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

 

WTU3A Newsletter – May 2019

19 May, 2019

The newsletter for May 2019 is now available and as usual it is brimming with news from the groups with many great trips arranged for the coming months.  Take a look here.

The speaker for the general meeting in May comes from Florence Nightingale Hospice.  Currently celebrating their 30th anniversary year, we will hear all about their superb work.

 

 

WTU3A Newsletter – April 2019

20 April, 2019

 

The April newsletter has arrived – you can read it in full here.

Our next meeting starting at 2.30pm on Thursday 25th April starts with the Annual General Meeting. 

The second part of the meeting is a quiz with tea and cakes served during the interval.  

We hope you can stay and enjoy a fun afternoon!

Visiting Churches – May to October 2019

14 April, 2019

Our next Church Visit is Tuesday 14th May and details can be found below:

Tuesday – 
14th May 

The Priory Church of St Peter, Dunstable 

 

It was founded in 1132 by Henry I and is one of the best examples of Norman architecture in England.  It was initially a daughter house of Holy Trinity, an Augustinian priory in Aldgate.

We will need to meet there at 1.45pm for a prompt 2pm start.

For more details or if you need to arrange transport contact Odette Harris at churches@wtu3a.org.uk.

The rest of the schedule is listed below:

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WTU3A Newsletter – March 2019

26 March, 2019

The newsletter for March is now available and as Spring has arrived, the Garden visits and Church visits groups are both getting into their stride.  The Historic Buildings group have their first trip arranged as do many more groups that have busy programmes planned. Read the newsletter in full here

The next meeting is on 28th March and the speaker is Leah Lewis from Wheelpower.  

 

Trips – March to December 2019

16 March, 2019

The trip organising team have been very busy putting together a busy programme for 2019, and hopefully there will be trips of interest for everyone.

With the first trip on 22nd March to Adam Henson’s farm in the Cotswolds now fully booked – the schedule has got off to a flying start!

 

For those that missed out on the March trip you can find the full schedule of the events planned for later in the year below, including a trip to London in December to the Tutankhamun exhibition and the Christmas lights.

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WTU3A Newsletter – February 2019

24 February, 2019


The February newsletter is now available and this month the newsletter is packed full of information about new trips planned, Thames Valley Network events and much more from our Groups!  Read it in full here

UPDATED: The speaker at the February meeting, Bernard Lockett, who gave us a most enjoyable talk about Gilbert & Sullivan has let us know that the G&S Festival shows will be taking place in Buxton (24-29 July) and Harrogate (7-18 August) this year. Details can be found at www.gsfestivals.org. Also details of the National G&S Opera Company 2019 Tour can be found at www.ngsoc.org