Category Archives: Review

Cake Day Review

The hall was bustling with people, and the chairs which were usually laid out in formal rows, had instead been placed around large circular tables in a much more informal and friendly arrangement. Our chairman welcomed everyone to this special … Continue reading

Posted in Monthly Meetings, News, Review | Leave a comment

A Personal Approach to Adult Social Care

Cheryl Holdship began her talk by explaining that she started her career as a Social Worker, working for a local authority. As a consequence of an accident to her husband she had to become a carer for him and then became … Continue reading

Posted in Monthly Meetings, News, Review | Leave a comment

Life of a Tudor Musician in a Royal Court

Standing before us were two members of de Mowbray’s Musicke band; the couple were dressed in costumes characteristic of the Tudor period and surrounded by a variety of reproduction musical instruments typical of that time. The couple explained that music was … Continue reading

Posted in Monthly Meetings, News, Review | 2 Comments

Tommy Goes To War by Michael Credland

Michael Credland developed an interest in WW1 from a very early age and, over the years, has built up a formidable collection of artefacts and memorabilia, some of which he had brought along today. He is also a well-respected authority … Continue reading

Posted in Monthly Meetings, News, Review | Leave a comment

Meeting our Tiger by Kathleen and Chris Barnett

Kathleen began her talk by giving us some facts and figures about the tiger population which were extremely thought provoking. In the last 100 years, 95% of tigers have been wiped out; this is mainly due to habitat loss as … Continue reading

Posted in Monthly Meetings, News, Review | 1 Comment

From Curate to Cavalry by Terry Brighton

Terry introduced himself as a writer and military historian however, on leaving university as a long haired 20 something in the late 60s, he was ordained and took up his first position as curate of St Martin’s in Hereford. As … Continue reading

Posted in Monthly Meetings, News, Review | Leave a comment

Spire Handmade Chocolates – Lindsay Gardner

Lindsay set up her business as a chocolatier in her home kitchen in 2012 with help from The Prince’s Trust. Since then, her business has gone from strength to strength and just recently, she has moved into The Chocolate Studio … Continue reading

Posted in Monthly Meetings, News, Review | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Monthly Meetings, News, Review | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Monthly Meetings, Review | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Monthly Meetings, News, Review | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Monthly Meetings, News, Review | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Monthly Meetings, Review | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Monthly Meetings, News, Review | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Monthly Meetings, News, Review | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Monthly Meetings, News, Review | 1 Comment