Chard, Ilminster & District


A general meeting, consisting of a guest speaker, is open to all members and visitors of Chard, Ilminster & District U3A and is held once a month (except August) in "The Guildhall" situated on Fore Street in Chard. The meeting normally takes place on the third Monday of the month, starting at 2pm and lasting to around 4pm. The meeting also gives members an opportunity to hear news and announcements about group activities, new groups, and forthcoming events. There is time for tea/coffee and biscuits during the afternoon, giving members ample opportunity to talk to group leaders or chat among themselves. The format of the afternoon is tea/coffee followed by a talk by a guest speaker at 2.15pm and this is followed by notices and business.
At present there is no charge for admission.



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These events are also listed in the Third Age Matters delivered to your door.

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JULY 2020

We are delighted to announce that we will be having Jenny Mallin speaking via Zoom on Monday 20th July at 2.30pm. The talk will last about an hour. Sorry no refreshments or notices!

Jenny will be talking about her travels around India.It will give a fascinating insight into her hilarious and somewhat puzzling travel experiences which were made over thirty years ago. She will share how India has changed over the years with advanced technology and how the qualities and sincerity shines through their people with heartwarming stories and situations which portray a side which is endearing and humbling.

Di Goldsmith (Visiting Speakers)


All talks listed below, which are held in the Guildhall, have been cancelled until further notice

Dates for your Diary
Mon Jul 20th My Life at Sea by Jan McNeill
Mon Aug 17th Ilminster Coffee Morning
Mon Sep 21st A Lifetime Making Music by Roger Browne
Mon Oct 19th The Market Place for Antiques in the UK today by Matthew Denney
Mon Nov 16th A view from the Wings by Brian Freeland
Mon Dec 21st Brilliant British Humour in the Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard by James Taylor