Burntwood & District

Events

The dates and topics of Burntwood U3A general meetings are listed below under the "Meetings" heading. These meetings are held at Chasetown Methodist Church, Lawnswood Avenue, WS7 4YE and they start at 2 pm.

Meeting dates and information for those groups that do not meet either on a fixed day or at a specific location are listed under the group's name.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Sep 19th Round robin of 4 members' talks followed by afternoon tea.
Thu Oct 17th Ken Knowles – Further Tales of the Town Crier
Thu Nov 21st Rhona Powell – A humorous look at life through poetry - with a touch of Christmas
Thu Dec 12th Christmas Party
Bus Pass
Wed Sep 11th Trip to Ashby de la Zouch
Folk Dance
Tue Sep 10th Meeting at Burntwood Rugby Club, WS7 3PH, 2-4 pm.
Tue Sep 24th Meeting at Burntwood Rugby Club, WS7 3PH, 2-4 pm.
Questers
Tue Nov 26th Visit to THE BELL FOUNDRY MUSEUM at Loughborough.
I have made a provisional booking for Tuesday 26 November at 1.30pm. The cost is £10 per person and we must have a minimum of 10 people.

The John Taylor Bell foundry is one of only two still in production in the UK and houses the only museum dedicated to the subject. A tour of the works and the exhibitions will allow us to follow the development in the art of English bell founding for over 600 years. The complex of buildings making up the foundry as we see it today, was built in the 1850s, and its size demonstrates the extent of the market for bells at that time. It is said that the furnaces were never cold. There is still regular casting taking place.
Because of the distance, we will try to arrange car sharing for those who would not wish to drive themselves.

Contact Hazel Whitehouse.
Science, Technology and the Environment
Mon Sep 9th The Solar System by Martyn Hall.
Martyn is a regular contributor and always delivers an interesting talk with lively discussion and questions to follow
Theatre
Sat Nov 9th Prince of Wales Theatre Cannock - Saturday 9 November at 2.30pm.to see The Brownhills Musical Theatre Group in "A World of Musicals"
Cost - only £15 - those of you who have been to previous productions by this first-class theatre group can testify to the excellence of these productions. If you like musicals, then you must not miss this opportunity to see a show worthy of the West End for a fraction of the price!
Book your place with Hazel Whitehouse.