Despite the threat of rain, 17 walkers donned their waterproofs and set off for a very pleasant walk round Wythall with Ann and Maggie Pickard on 14 August. Maggie kept us informed about the history of the local area, including the Meeting House. We had a coffee break in the cemetery (reputed to be the dead centre of Wythall) and enjoyed a very good value lunch at the Packhorse. Maggie's husband met us at the pub with freshly picked beans from the allotment for which he had plenty of "customers". A very enjoyable all round an area that was new to many of us. Thanks Ann and Maggie - oh, and we didn't get lost.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Oct 3rd 2014 Midlands Air Ambulance - Dorothy Chapman
Fri Nov 7th 2014 Round the World Yacht Race - Malcolm Evans
Fri Dec 5th 2014 Christmas Lunch Annual 2014 Christmas Lunch
Fri Jan 2nd 2015 Neither Rhyme or Reason - Speaker Alan Tumber
Fri Feb 6th 2015 Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll - Speaker Chris Morgan
Fri Mar 6th 2015 A Policeman's Lot! - Speaker Alan Rogers
Social Events

Check this link for details Annual 2014 Christmas Lunch
Fri Oct 31st 2014 SAVE THE DATE - Board Games Evening

When: Friday, October 31st starting at 06.45pm for 07.00pm start

Cost: £3.00pp sign up Sept/Oct meeting - see Marylou Jeffs or Sue Cowley for more information.

Where: Shirley Social Club
Mon Oct 20th 2014 Coach trip (4 nights) European Parliament, Strasbourg.
(The coach leaves from The Saracens Head, Stratford Rd, Shirley. at 6am )

Details of the trip to Strasbourg
Wed Nov 5th 2014 Tour of Kidderminster Museum of Carpets
Mon Dec 15th 2014 Christmas Wassail, Crescent Theatre Birmingham
Thu Feb 19th 2015 5 day coach trip to the Cairngorms
Wed Jun 17th 2015 Visit to Abbey at Cwm-Hir, Wales. Details of Abbey visit
Mon Oct 13th 2014 GROUP A - A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming
Mon Oct 13th 2014 Group B - The Revenge of the Middle Aged Woman by Elizabeth Buchanan
Mon Oct 13th 2014 Group C - The Geneva Trap by Stella Rimington
Mon Oct 13th 2014 Group D - The Geneva Trap by Stella Remington
Mon Nov 10th 2014 GROUP A - Things Fall Apart by Chinnua Achebe
Mon Nov 10th 2014 Group B - Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Mon Nov 10th 2014 Group C - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Mon Dec 8th 2014 Group B - Welsh Fargo by Harry Secombe
Cribbage Group
Mon Sep 22nd 2014 Meeting at 2.30pm
French Conversation
Wed Sep 24th 2014 At Pam's - Pam and Marcia or Pam and Gillian to lead
Wed Oct 8th 2014 At the Crittenden's - John to lead
Wed Oct 22nd 2014 At Janet Brunner's - Janet to lead
Wed Nov 12th 2014 At the Conway's - Lawrence to lead
Wed Nov 26th 2014 At the Badger's - Dave and Anne to lead
Wed Dec 10th 2014 FÊTE DE NOEL
Fri Sep 19th 2014 MONET'S GARDEN, Rouen, Paris - 4 days. Coach travel. 3 nights bed and continental breakfast at Best Western or similar hotel. £184.50 pp (inc £5 gratuity) + 3 optional excursions - £30 deposit required.
Fri Oct 3rd 2014 Talk 12.30 pm - Don Witton - Hardy winter survival kit
Mon Oct 13th 2014 Akamba Garden Centre (morning visit) - light refreshments available. Car pool arrangements to be made nearer the time.
Mon Oct 6th 2014 Janet Scott a Solihull artist will be coming along to the meeting to talk about Tips and Tricks for Composition
Mon Nov 3rd 2014 Photograph a Mystery Item to be used at the U3A Christmas Party
Fri Dec 5th 2014 U3A Christmas Lunch – take your cameras with you and snap away – most entertaining and interesting snaps to be reviewed early 2015.
Mon Jan 5th 2015 Demonstration on how to produce a Photo Book using an online service / how to have your digital photos printed using an online service
Mon Feb 2nd 2015 TBC - Calendar Review of photos used, how and why the winning pictures were selected and why others were rejected
Mon Mar 2nd 2015 Field Trip – subject and venue to be decided by the Members of the Group
Mon Apr 6th 2015 Review photos of the March Field Trip
Mon May 4th 2015 Presentation - Subject and Speaker TBC
Mon Jun 1st 2015 Field Trip – subject Animals – suggested Sheldon Country Park
Mon Jul 6th 2015 Review photos from the June Field Trip
Thu Oct 9th 2014 Walk leaders Derek & Val Jacobs
Tue Nov 11th 2014 Walk leader Janet Webb