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ART EXHIBITION

Our Art Group, under the guidance of Mavis Hudson, are privileged to be exhibiting their work at the South Shields Museum and Art Gallery in Ocean Road (opposite Minchellas) from Friday October 19th until January 2019.

Entrance is free and everyone is welcome.

Come along and view the outstanding works created by the talented members of this U3A Group.

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The winners of the Croquet competition were announced as follows,

Singles: BRIAN GREEN.

Doubles: BRIAN GREEN & PETER WALLACE

The Caroline Cup: JOHN EVERIDGE

The Caroline Cup was given by Peter Wallace in memory of his late wife, Caroline.

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SPEAKER

Our speaker at the meeting on Monday 1st. October, Bernard Hope, gave an illuminating talk, backed up with still photographs and film clips, on Penshaw Monument.
The monument was constructed in honour of John George Lambton aka "Radical Jack", who was instrumental in numerous undertakings, one of which was the Reform Bill which gave voting rights to more of the populace.
However no voting was permitted by convicts, lunatics OR WOMEN. The latter had to wait until after WW1 for that privilege and even then they had to be property owners to qualify!
One of the many practical ideas championed by Lambton was that of the Davy Safety Lamp which was tested in one of the coal pits he owned.
Bernard explained the Lambton family tree and how death duties prompted the family to pass the upkeep of the monument to the National Trust.
At the conclusion of his talk Bernard was thanked in the usual manner.

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Forthcoming Speakers

2018

November 5thWalter CarrQueen Victoria.
December 3rdAvril RobinsonSt.Clare's Hospice.
Dave Scrafton & John FisherChristmas Music.

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THIS IS YOUR U3A!

If you have any suggestions to make that you feel would enhance our U3A, perhaps YOU have an idea for a new group or for an outing to a special place?

Please approach any Committee member with your ideas/suggestions.

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OUR ALMONER NEEDS YOUR ASSISTANCE

Do you know of any member of our U3A who is ill, in hospital or recovering from an operation?

lf so, please let Ann Risebrough, Almoner, 0191 483 4348 know in order that she may take steps to contact them.

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NOTICE

The Committee wish to advise all members that Bede of Jarrow U3A are fully complying with the new GDPR regulations which came into force on May 25th 2018.