Category Archives: Monthly Meetings

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

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20th Anniversary Starts Here…

Thursday 14th March sees the start of our 20th Anniversary celebrations. Doors will open at 9.30am and there will be the usual opportunity to browse the variety of groups we now have on offer and to meet old friends and … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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AGM Proposal

Details of the AGM are now available by clicking here… At the meeting you will be asked to vote on whether we retain our existing object clause set out below in section 1 or adopt the National U3A object clause as … Continue reading

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Membership Renewal

This is a reminder that membership of West Wolds U3A is due for renewal. If you haven’t already renewed and would like to continue to be a member, please complete a Membership Form so that we have up-to-date details for … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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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Alford U3A Invitation

Alford U3A have invited West Wolds members to their Christmas meeting on Thursday 21st December, 10.30am-12pm at St Wilfrid’s Church Hall There will be various stalls including bric a brac, xmas craft, cakes and a raffle, xmas quiz, carol singing and mince … 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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