Chorleywood

Events

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The Memorial Hall In normal times, monthly meetings for all members of Chorleywood u3a take place on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the War Memorial Hall on Common Road, WD3 5LN, from 2:30 until 4:00 pm. Click here for a map - the Hall is adjacent to Betjeman Gardens and there is a car-park opposite.

Click on the coloured text to see the printable full programme of 2021-22 Monthly Meeting Topics. Further details of the speakers and their talks will be added on this EVENTS page a few weeks before the talks take place.

You will also find educational visits and theatre outings listed on this page.

For the activities of an individual interest group, go to its page by clicking on its name in the list on the GROUPS page.

FROM SEPTEMBER 2021 WE HAVE RETURNED TO IN-PERSON MONTHLY MEETINGS. THESE WILL ALSO MADE AVAILABLE ON ZOOM.

Dates for your Diary
October 2021
Wed Oct 27thMeetingWorking with the Ghosts at Hampton Court Palace - a talk by Sarah Slater. (Chorleywood u3a monthly meeting at 2:30 pm. We hope this can be an in-person meeting in the Memorial Hall, which we will try to make available on Zoom too.)

Sarah will tell us about her experiences working with the ghosts at Hampton Court Palace; what it is like to wander the galleries late at night on her own in the dark; the history, stories and sightings of ghosts over the years.  She wears a black Victorian mourning gown circa 1880, it's very Woman in Black and certainly a conversation starter! 

Sarah Slater has worked at Hampton Court Palace for the last twelve years as a Guide Lecturer, Tourist Guide and State Apartment Warder. She leads guided tours of Hampton Court Palace, with the option of wearing an historical costume. Telling the tales of the ghosts that haunt the cloisters and galleries, the stories of salacious gossip surrounding the Royal Court, and the history of both the spaces, objects and people who lived and moved within the palace of Hampton Court.
November 2021
Wed Nov 24thMeeting

[CHANGE FROM PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED TOPIC AND SPEAKER.] Chiltern Open Air Museum - a talk by Chorleywood u3a member, Andrew York. (Chorleywood u3a monthly meeting at 2:30 pm. We are planning this as an in-person meeting in the Memorial Hall, which we will also make available on Zoom.)

An insight into this wonderful museum on our doorstep. The Museum now has 37 rescued historic buildings that were the workplaces or homes of ordinary people. Every building on site was once somewhere else, and either lived in or used by our Chilterns ancestors.

Andrew York is a retired chartered accountant. An active memberof Chorlyewood u3a, he leads our History Group. He also volunteers with a number of local organisations; is a trustee of Playskill, a charity for pre-school children with special needs and lectures at the University of West London. He joined the Chiltern Open Air Museum two years ago as a costumed interpreter and carries out accompanied walks for people who have little opportunity to venture outdoors or interact with others.

Wed Nov 24thMeetingAnnual General meeting This will be a hybrid meeting which members can attend in person at the Memorial Hall or on Zoom. It will precede the 2:30pm November monthly meeting. Further details will be sent to all members.
December 2021
Wed Dec 1stOutingWinchester Cathedral and the extensive Christmas Fair set out around its Inner Close.
We will have a one-hour guided tour of the Cathedral which will cover the history, art, architecture and stories relating to it. We will also visit Jane Austen's grave and the crypt. Our ticket allows full access to the Cathedral including the King and Scribes exhibition in the South Transept. The Christmas Fair is well established over several years and this year will have over 100 stalls in a German style. This market has been voted as one of the top 10 in Europe and is well worth a visit.

Winchester has many attractions and if you have time you can also visit the Great Hall with King Arthur's round table (allegedly), the Castle, or the Military and Gurkha museums.

Cost: £29 per person. The coach will depart from Chorleywood at 9:00 am and we expect to be back around 4:30 pm. Further details and an application form have been circulated to Chorleywood u3a members. For further information contact Dave Carter by clicking on his name to send an email or by phoning 01923 282485.