Alton

Outings & Theatre Trips

FUTURE U3A EXCURSIONS - SAVE THE DATES!!

“CALENDAR GIRLS MUSICAL”

This Musical is coming to the New Victoria Theatre, Woking in 2019.

We have reserved thirty seats for a Matinee performance on Thursday March 29th, 2019

Tickets to include coach travel will be a bargain at £40pp

These tickets must be sold by mid-September of this year. Coach timings will come later!

If you would like to reserve a place or places please contact Paddy on 01420 89116

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JOHN RUTTER CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday December 4th 2018

More details will be posted soon but you can put your name down NOW by contacting Paddy B on 01420 89116

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Wednesday 13th June – Kew Gardens

Visit the Royal Botanic gardens at Kew. A chance to discover centuries of Horticulture, Science and Royal Heritage.

The price for this excursion will include your entry to Kew and a ticket for the ’Hop on and Off’ Land train which will give you a chance to visit the newly opend Temperate House, Kew Palace and all the rest of the gardens.

Tickets are £32 Payable on Booking

Coach leaves Co-op at Four Marks at 8.45 am, then opposite Sainsbury’s in Alton at 9 am, and Bentley at 9.15 am.
Contact Penny Stanton on 01420 362169 to put your name on the list.

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{Wednesday 11th July – 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION.....THIS EXCURSION IS INTENDED SPECIFICALLY FOR U3A MEMBERS
THERE ARE JUST TWO PLACES LEFT AS OF MAY 17th

A day out in Henley to include a 2 hour trip on the Thames from Henley with an onboard Celebration tea including Sandwiches, Scones and Cream!!! plus a Licensed Bar for you to purchase a Jug of Pimms or whatever takes your fancy!
There will be Free time on arrival for a walk along the Thames or a wander around this charming little town or purchase some lunch.

Coach timings are approximate and will be confirmed later. Four Marks 9.45am, Sainsbury’s 10.00am and Bentley at 10.15am.

Tickets are only available to U3A Members at £35 and are limited to NINETY, Bookings should be sent to Paddy Barnes on 01420 89116 jwith immediate payment.

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PAYMENT ON BOOKING - PLEASE NOTE THAT CHEQUES WILL NOT BE PRESENTED TO THE BANK UNTIL ONE MONTH BEFORE THE TRIP TAKES PLACE, (Example: Excursion on May 9th, Last payment date April 9th), SO IF YOU WISH TO BUDGET AND BOOK FOR MORE THAN ONE TRIP, PLEASE GIVE US MULTIPLE CHEQUES
Cheques made payable to Alton U3A to be sent to Mary Tricker, or pay into the U3A excursions account by BACS – account:
Sort Code 30-90-15 A/c Number 01235606 Quote U3A Excursion and Name

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Details of Outings arranged for 2018 can be seen on the U3A Noticeboard in the Community Centre

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Further details of these excursions will be on a poster on the notice board and on the website in due course.
Cheques made payable to Alton U3A to be sent to Mary Tricker, 31 Eastbrooke Road, Alton, GU34 2DR or pay into the U3A excursions account by BACS – account details in the Blue Book

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TRIP REPORTS WANTED

Would anyone like to submit a brief report on a recent U3A Excursion? Send by email or hand written to the U3A Webmaster.

It doesn't have to be lengthy, just a few lines would be nice for other members to read and may even encourage newcomers to come along on a trip.

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U3A Trip to Windsor Castle

On a cloudy but fine day in April we made our way by coach to Windsor. We arrived late morning and we decided to have a look at the town before going into the Castle. We thought it was jolly decent of them to put the band on to welcome us! The military band marched the Guard through the streets of Windsor to the Castle for the Changing of the Guard. The Queen was in residence, but she didn’t make an appearance. I don’t know why I should be, but I was surprised that all the police and military and the people at the entrances to the castle were armed.

The expected April showers yielded only a few drops of rain, so we were very fortunate. There were plenty of shops to browse on our way to the Castle, and an amazing number of shops and stalls were selling Harry and Meghan wedding memorabilia.
We decided to visit the Castle before lunch and must have timed it just right as we didn’t have to wait in a queue. The guards were on duty as were the gardeners, getting everything just right for the Royal Wedding in a few weeks time. I have to say the gardens were absolutely beautiful. But our real destination was the Royal Doll’s House, which was amazing – a real mirror of its time, and not like any doll’s house I had ever seen before. It was huge, and was cleverly designed so the garage and gardens pulled out and unfolded from underneath the House itself. There was also the collection of toys played with by the Royal children, including amazingly dressed dolls with exquisite clothes from Paris. A tour of the Royal state rooms, with their wonderful chandeliers and St George’s Chapel (where we wondered where all the wedding guests would be accommodated) concluded our visit to the Castle.

There was a large choice of eateries, as we went back towards the station, so we chose one, had lunch and browsed the individual shops on the way back to the coach park. I was looking for yellow buttons (there is nowhere to get buttons in Alton now) and eventually we found a shop called Daniels (a bit like Elphicks) where I was able to get some. All our missions completed web enjoyed a very pleasant time in the park next to the coach park until it was time to leave. A very good day and my friend has decided to join U3A next year because of it.

Marilyn Harvey (U3A member)

Thanks for that Marilyn and apologies for not putting it 'online' sooner!