Brixworth & District

Welcome

Brixworth is a large village in central Northamptonshire. Its main claims to fame are its grand Saxon church (as depicted in the logo) dating from 680 AD, this being the oldest working church in England, the famous Brixworth Pate, which is sold worldwide, and Mercedes Engineering which supplies the engines used by the Mercedes Formula One Racing Team.

Of particular local interest is nearby Althorp House, the home of the Spencer family, Naseby Battlefield, Brixworth Country Park, and Pitsford Reservoir.

The U3A in Brixworth was established during October 2007. Since that time it has grown to over 200 members. Monthly meetings are held at Brixworth Village Hall on the Holcot Road, and these take place on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month, except for August when the venue is the Sailing Club at Pitsford Reservoir. The meetings start at 2.00, but the doors are open from 1.30 to enable members to look at the events and activities on offer, prior to the start of the proceedings.

The Annual Membership Fee is £16 per person, of which £3.50 is a contribution towards central U3A administration costs, which includes four national magazines a year and insurance, which covers members participating in the activities and events. Non-members are initially welcome to attend the monthly meeting as a visitor, to see what is on offer and before deciding whether or not to join. A MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM, FOR NEW MEMBERS AND THOSE RENEWING THEIR MEMBERSHIP, CAN BE FOUND ON THE CONTACT PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE. PLEASE NOTE, A SAE ENVELOPE IS REQUIRED IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD THROUGH THE POST.

Brixworth U3A also offers members a quarterly newsletter, the very latest edition of which can be viewed online by clicking on NEWSLETTERS in the LINKS column on the right. Previous editions can be found below on this WELCOME page, where there is also a link to the National Office of the Third Age Trust which has a tremendous amount of information useful to members and group leaders alike.

Brixworth & District U3A is part of the Northamptonshire Network of U3As which meets four times a year to discuss topics of common interest, and to provide mutual support to one and other.