Ashbourne & District


Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Unfortunately we are still in lockdown but I am pleased to see that some of our groups have updated their knowledge of technology and joined Zoom! This has enabled several groups to contact each other and continue with learning or at least interacting with each other. We may be confined to home but we are never down and out!

Do contact your Group Leader to see if they are linking in to Zoom. There is help at hand if you need guidance in setting up the app.

U3A Quiz Friday 5th June 2020
Following the success of using Zoom for the VE Day presentation a U3A Quiz is planned for Friday 5th June at 2.30pm. If you would like to join us please contact Vivien Tiano by email: Vivien will then issue the invitation to allow access to Zoom on the day.

Sheila Allen

11th May 2020

Dates for your Diary
May 2020
Fri May 29thGerman ConversationZoom meeting at 2pm
June 2020
Mon Jun 1stStrollersCancelled
Thu Jun 4thPhotographyTheme.... Animals walking, crawling, swimming, flying
Fri Jun 5thMeetingMonthly 'Meeting' - 2.30pm via Zoom. Vivien Tiano will be arranging a quiz. Please contact Vivien: if you would like to take part.
Tue Jun 9thGardensCANCELLED Rockingham Castle now in August TBC.
Wed Jun 10thWalking3.30pm
"Virtual Walk Down Memory Lane" Quiz Session by Zoom.
The question session will last 40 minutes.
Participants will need pen or pencil & paper on which to record their answers.
For further details, Walking group members should email Peter Worboys by clicking the adjacent Link.
Wed Jun 10thWalking4.30pm
Another 40 minute session on Zoom to check the answers of participants to the Quiz held at 3.30pm
Fri Jun 12thGerman ConversationZoom meeting at 2pm
Mon Jun 15thStrollersTBA
Tue Jun 16thHikingDepending on what happens regarding the lockdown, we may offer a socially distanced walk. Watch this space!
Fri Jun 26thGerman ConversationZoom meeting at 2pm
Sat Jun 27thGardensCANCELLED Highgrove House Gloucestershire Garden Tour at 12.05 - £26pp (Payment required by end of April) for the Entry, Transport will be extra. Leave Waterside 8.00am - comfort break on way - Need Photo ID Passport, Driving licence or Bus pass. No refunds or changes once paid. Transport extra Cost £18-22 depending on numbers.
Mon Jun 29thStrollersCancelled

Led by Lynne Cannell. Meet at Waterside to CAR SHARE and leave for Chatsworth at 1.00p.m. prompt.
3 mile walk. Further details to follow.
July 2020
Thu Jul 2ndPhotographyTheme.... Leaves
Fri Jul 3rdMeetingMonthly Meeting - To be confirmed - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
Paula Cornwell: The Flying Housewife
Thu Jul 9thGardensTO BE CONFIRMED Wentworth Woodhouse and Garden Centre - Tours of the House and Gardens and then a visit to the Garden Centre where there are historical kitchen gardens. Leave 0900 Entry NT Members £15 for House and Garden, £11 for just House. (Non NT £30 for House & Garden and £22 house) Transport extra.
Mon Jul 13thStrollersTBA
Tue Jul 14thHikingTo be confirmed
Fri Jul 17thLandscape & HeritageA trip to Southwell Workhouse and the nearby Museum of Timekeeping. Further details in due course.
Mon Jul 27thStrollersTBA
August 2020
Mon Aug 3rdGardensTO BE CONFIRMED Highgrove House Gloucestershire Garden Tour at 12.30 - £26pp (Payment required by beginning June) for the Entry, Transport will be extra. Leave Waterside 8.00am - comfort break on way - Need Photo ID Passport, Driving licence or Bus pass. No refunds or changes once paid. Transport cost estimate £19pp including tip
Thu Aug 6thPhotographyTheme.... Wirksworth
Mon Aug 10thStrollersTBA
Tue Aug 11thHikingTo be confirmed.
Tue Aug 18thGardensTO BE CONFIRMED Rockingham Castle and Gardens Market Harborough (change of proposed date) 1hr 40 mins journey time. Complimentary garden tours giving history of gardens, views and buildings. Opens 12.00 Self guided tour of Castle with guides in each room.Entrance £11.
Fri Aug 21stLandscape & HeritageA guided tour of historic Lichfield and the cathedral. Further details in due course.
Mon Aug 24thStrollersStanton Moor

Walk led by Jane Harland. Drivers please note this will be CAR SHARE. Further details to follow.
Contact details: Karen Tallant: 01335 345122 Mobile: 07411430763
Jane Harland: 01335 370992
September 2020
Thu Sep 3rdPhotographyTheme.... Wildflowers
Fri Sep 4thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
Steve Cooke: from the Eggheads
Mon Sep 7thStrollersTBA
Tue Sep 8thHikingTo be confirmed
Fri Sep 18thLandscape & HeritageA presentation entitled "Stewards of the Landscape , Quarrying industry past , present and future" by Viv Russell FIQ, FGS. Viv is Managing Director of the Longcliffe Group.
Mon Sep 21stStrollersTBA
October 2020
Thu Oct 1stPhotographyTheme.... 2/3 Sky
Fri Oct 2ndMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
Geoff Cole: A Tour Round Ashbourne
Mon Oct 5thStrollersTBA
Tue Oct 6thHikingTo be confirmed
Fri Oct 16thLandscape & HeritageA presentation by Tony Stephens on the old tithe maps of Ashbourne and some neighbouring villages. Further details in due course.
Mon Oct 19thStrollersTBA
November 2020
Mon Nov 2ndStrollersTBA
Tue Nov 3rdHikingTo be confirmed
Thu Nov 5thPhotographyTheme.... Into the sun
Fri Nov 6thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
Michael Skinner: Sea Shanties - Part 2
Mon Nov 16thStrollersTBA
Fri Nov 20thLandscape & HeritageA trip to the Bass Brewery Museum. Further details in due course.
Mon Nov 30thStrollersTBA
December 2020
Tue Dec 1stHikingTo be confirmed
Thu Dec 3rdPhotographyTheme.... Trees
Fri Dec 4thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm at the Waterside Centre.
David Skillen: Can You Hear Me Mother?
Mon Dec 14thStrollersTBA
Fri Dec 18thLandscape & HeritageChristmas Lunch. The date may change. Venue to be announced in due course.
January 2021
Tue Jan 5thHikingWalk will be followed by Post Christmas lunch