Arun West



South of the A259 Coffee Morning

There is a Coffee Morning on the first Thursday of the month at The St. Mary's Centre Felpham, Grasmere Close PO22 7NU.

We hope to include a quiz, plants table and a regular free raffle, but most of all, an opportunity to revisit old friends and make new ones.

Remember there are no strangers, just friends we are yet to meet.

Cost for members will be £2 for U3A members.

Contact Jean Inwood

North of the A259 - Coffee Morning.

For those who do not wish to travel across the A259 there is also a coffee morning on the third Tuesday of the month from 10:30am to 12:00pm. This will be held at the Barnham Community Hall, Yapton Road, Barnham, PO22 0AY. An opportunity to have a chat with friends and meet new people over a cup of coffee and a biscuit. Held in one of the small halls of Barnham Community Hall which has excellent facilities and easy parking.

Cost for members £2.

Contact Liesma Mezulis

Monthly talks are held at Yapton & Ford Village Hall. Please see the weekly bulletin for details of each talk.Also listed here.

We normally meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. £1 for U3A members. £2 for visitors. Refreshments included. Please undertake a Lateral Flow test if you intend to come to the talk. Please do not attend if you have any Covid symptoms.
Click on the link on the right to see reviews of the meetings. Contact Monthly Talks Team via CONTACT page for details.

January 2022 to December 2022

2.00pm Yapton and Ford Village Hall Main Road, Yapton BN18 0ET

Wednesday 9 March 2022– Work of RNLI – Caroline Tilley. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the largest charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of the UK, The Republic of Ireland, The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, as well as on some inland waterways

Wednesday 13 April 2022 – A Policeman’s Lot – Timespan Historical Presentations. A humorous look at policing. Exploring the history of the development of law and order, following the changes from the Charlie’s, Parish Constables, Peelers and leading on to modern day policing.

Wednesday 18 May 2022 –Annual General Meeting – No monthly Talk

Wednesday 8 June 2022– Why was the shepherd delighted? – William Avenell. We have all grown up listening to weather lore handed down over generations but is there any real truth in any of it and where has it come from?

Wednesday 13 July 2022 – Living the African Dream – Alison Mees. This talk covers her travels in Selous, Serengeti, Mara with the camps, wildlife and community projects she has worked on and cheetah conservation with CCF UK.

Wednesday 10 August 2022 – Charles II and his Escape Through Sussex – Helen Poole. This talk looks at Charles II and his six weeks on the run after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester, until he finally escaped by ship from Shoreham, helped by loyal Sussex supporters.

Wednesday 14 September 2022 – RHS Wisley – Andrew Babicz. Andrew is celebrating 51 years in horticulture. He started as an apprentice gardener at Inverewe Gardens with the National Trust and went on to work at the RHS Gardens – Wisley, Kew and Hampton Court Palace Gardens. He is currently a judge with the London Gardens Society.

Wednesday 12 October 2022 – History without the boring bits – Susan Howe. Why does Charles II keep popping out of his coffin? Which Stately Home has a friendly dog who shows you to your room and then walks through the walls because he is a ghost? Disgraceful history, as you never heard it before.

Wednesday 9 November 2022 – Charles Dickens the Conjurer – Ian Keable. The talk is about how Dickens was inspired to take up magic, which other conjurers influenced him, whether he was any good as a conjurer and how he depicted and wrote about magic in his own books, articles and letters. The talk includes some tricks performed by Ian.

Wednesday 14 December 2022 –Christmas Event.

You can read a review of each 2022 talks by clicking the link on the right.