MONTHLY MEETINGS for all Cestrian members are normally held on the THIRD WEDNESDAY at the Quaker Meeting House off Frodsham Street in Chester city centre: doors open at 9.50 am and talks by guest speakers start at 10.30 am. This gives us time for coffee or tea and biscuits while socialising before the meeting proper in a friendly, informal atmosphere.

A warm welcome awaits new and prospective members; these general meetings provide a good opportunity to dip a toe in the water. We wear name badges and coffee is served in rotation by members of a group.

Chair’s Message

The meeting on Wednesday is the interesting story of Browns of Chester given by Sue Taylor. I look forward to seeing you all there where you will not be browned off.

The Photography group are still looking for someone with a keen interest in, and some knowledge of photography, to lead the group. If you think this would interest you, please let me know. You could be saving the group from closure.

The U3A diarycan be ordered from today. The cost is £3.25 or perhaps £2.75 if we can order it in packs of 5. If you would like to have it please leave your name on the list on Wednesday.

Hazel Fraser


21 August History of Brown’s Sue Taylor

18 September The Thetis Disaster Derek Arnold

16 October Entrepreneurs, The Rise and Fall of Great British Companies. Judy Popley

We hope everyone is happy with the Speakers at the monthly meetings. Suggestions for talks are always welcomed by the Committee.

There is an increased emphasis on fire safety at QMH which includes keeping exits clear. Please ensure your bags & coats are under your chair and the exit corridors, down the middle and at each side of the room are kept clear. If you are sitting next to someone with limited manoeuvrability, especially on the stairs, please assist them out of the building if the fire alarm sounds. The lift will not be available.

Committee :-

Hazel Fraser– Chair.
Ros Hampson – Business Secretary.
Jan Howard – Membership Secretary
David Mercer – Treasurer & Webmaster.
Bob Armitage, Elaine Corry, Kay Hall Wilton, Cec Offley, Pat Jones.

One of the strengths of U3A is its groups, where small numbers of people with similar interests meet together and form real friendships. We have a fair range of groups at Cestrian, but it would be good to have one or two more, so if you would like to see a group catering for your particular interest please find some soul mates and have a word with one of the Committee. How about Crossword Solving or Maths for Fun (yes, really)? One nearby U3A has an Old Grumpies Group which for some reason is restricted to men! Can anyone think why?

General Data Protection Regulations.

The Third Age Trust asks that we inform you that there are various lawful bases which can be used to obtain data, and they recommend that U3As use Contract to gather basic information from their members because we pay an annual subscription.

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