Category Archives: Review

Safer Driving Experience

Below is a note from Denis Minnitt outlining his recent experience of the Safer Driver Programme. On 10th August, I attended the U3A meeting and thought the “Safer Driving” programme very interesting – and encouraging for mature drivers to update … Continue reading

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Life as a Foreign Correspondent – Nick Louth

Nick is currently a freelance writer but back in the ‘80s, he worked for Reuters, the international news agency with a strong reputation for reliability, accuracy, speed and exclusivity. After working in London, he was transferred to the Amsterdam office … Continue reading

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Photography My Way by Geoff Trinder

At the very start of his presentation, Geoff made the point that he takes photographs for himself not for anyone else but if others like them too, so much the better. An art teacher by profession, photography is obviously an … Continue reading

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IAM RoadSmart Talk

Confident Driving by Roger Hicks & Ashley Behan representing Lincoln IAM RoadSmart Roger began his presentation by telling us that since passing his driving test in 1963, he has never had to officially demonstrate his driving aptitude. He then produced … Continue reading

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Terry Wogan’s Hair Weave

Terry Wogan’s Hair Weave and other stories by Graeme Keal This was Graeme’s second visit and, as with his first, his talk was based on interviews he had held with celebrities whilst he was a show biz reporter. His amusing … Continue reading

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Susanna Wesley – Mother of Methodism Speaker Review

Susanna introduced herself as she walked centre stage dressed in costume supposedly pertaining to the 17th century. Born Susanna Annesley in 1669, she was the youngest of 25 children. Her father was ordained by the Anglican Church however, he practiced … Continue reading

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Gerry Burrows – General Meeting

The title of this month’s talk seemed familiar but I just couldn’t place it until halfway through when the speaker, Gerry Burrows referred to the BBC radio programme entitled Children’s Hour. Presented and produced by Derek McCulloch better known as … Continue reading

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Andy Smith – General Meeting

With an interesting array of stringed instruments stacked behind him, our speaker Andy Smith introduced himself as an instrumentalist/vocalist and songwriter who originally hailed from Lincoln. An hour whizzed by as he took us on a journey through his life … Continue reading

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Auctioneering – General Meeting

I hold my hands up to not knowing who David Palmer, this month’s speaker was when he was introduced however, it soon became clear that he is a renowned and very experienced auctioneer and familiar to those who watch the … Continue reading

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The Taste of Lincolnshire – General Meeting

A talk on the Taste of Lincolnshire by Neil Curtis (master butcher) Kitted out in his customary white Trilby and blue and white striped apron automatically affirmed his trade as a butcher and we sat mesmerised as Neil honed his … Continue reading

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Victorian Christmas Songs – General Meeting

The Victorian Christmas presented by Marlaina Rube and the West Wolds U3A singers all dressed in Victorian costumes was a run through of some of the seasonal favourites including the usual Carols. Audience participation got off to a slow start … Continue reading

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AGM Meeting

When you hear the acronym AGM one usually thinks of a stuffy event that nobody in their right mind would want to attend however West Wolds U3A have the solution. The first thirty minutes dealt with the business of the … Continue reading

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Calendar of Colour – Monthly Speaker

Before this month’s meeting the Ukulele Group entertained us to a brief recital. The Festival Hall doesn’t lend itself to this kind of event but they did really well and a number of people were standing around listening as the … Continue reading

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Evacuee Memoirs – Monthly Speaker

Lois Fenn talked about her experiences as a young child living in wartime Hull and her subsequent evacuation to Lincolnshire when the bombing of the city became too dangerous. She had a lot of detail about the number of raids … Continue reading

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Tales from a Farmer’s Wife – Monthly Speaker

Jane Barnes of Southfields Farm, Somerby entertained us with a lively and fascinating talk about the life of a dairy farmer’s wife. With a herd of Ayrshire cows (they have changed in recent years from Friesian), Jane took us through … Continue reading

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