Category Archives: Monthly Meetings

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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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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New Parking Charges

From 1st February parking charges will apply at the Festival Hall as follows: Time Price 0-1 Hour 30p 1-2 Hours 50p 2-3 Hours 80p 3-4 Hours £1.00 4-6 Hours £1.70 Over 6 Hours £2.00

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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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