Minehead & District

Events – Regular and Occasional

These are held on the (usually) fourth Wednesday of each month (This will change to the third Thursday from January 2018) in the Methodist Church Hall, The Avenue, Minehead, and are listed below as 'Meetings'. Tea/coffee and biscuits are served from 10.15 to 10.45; the speaker or speakers start at 11 and we usually finish around 12 noon. Members do not have to pay to attend, but visitors are asked for a small donation.

There are no coffee mornings in August and December.

Our Annual General Meeting is in May, meaning an earlier start to proceedings, so that we can fit in either a speaker or other form of entertainment too.

In some years we hold a Special Interest Day, a whole day meeting or outing. The most recent such Day, in March 2017, had a focus on Maritime Minehead and featured the results of the Shared Learning Project members had engaged in, in partnership with Minehead Museum. The next Special Interest Day is likely to be held in March 2018.

We arrange occasional coach outings. We aim for variety and, where possible, a combination of venues, within a reasonable radius so that we don't spend all day on the coach. Some outings for 2017 have included a visit to Highgrove House (24 August) and to the BBC in Bristol (11 October). Watch this space for more information and use the Contact page to register your interest or suggest your own ideas for possible outings.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Nov 22nd Coffee Morning :
The Wild Coast; A lively and entertaining presentation by David Boag, author and photographer Illustrating his presentation with many of his highly professional photographs, David will tell us about some of the stunning scenery and amazing birds, animals and plants to be found along the coasts of the British Isles.
Thu Jan 18th Coffee Morning, at the new venue of the Baptist Church, Park Street, Minehead. This will be a members' event, featuring interesting and amusing contributions by members of Minehead & District U3A. Please note that the coffee morning DAY has changed from 4th Wednesday to the 3rd Thursday!!
Thu Feb 15th Coffee Morning: Worcester Porcelain: a collector's tale, by Colin Millett.

Colin Millett's lifelong love of, and interest in, collecting Worcester Porcelain has provided him with a wealth of collecting experiences and stories.
Following a successful career in education, during which time he became a headteacher and later a senior lecturer with involvement in initial teacher education,Colin is now semi-retired.
He remains as enthusiastic as ever about Worcester porcelain and is an ardent supporter of the Museum of Royal Worcester.

During his talk he not only shares with his audience the history of Worcester porcelain but facts about some of the men and women who made the Worcester factory world famous, and also some of his more amusing collecting experiences!

At the end of the official talk, Colin is happy to answer any questions about Worcester porcelain and invites U3A members attending to bring in any piece of Royal Worcester they own for a free personal valuation and to perhaps learn a little more about the piece itself.
His booklet ‘WORCESTER PORCELAIN: A COLLECTOR’S TALE, priced at £5, will also be on sale at the end of the talk.
Wed Nov 29th Coach trip to BBC Bristol. THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL
Wed Jan 17th Trip to the Royal Mint, Llantrisant. Details to follow.

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