Crouch Valley


All that is going on in our U3A can be found in the sections below. This information depends on the members keeping the webmaster informed of the activities of their groups and any changes to those arrangements. So please contact Don Wragg by using the Contact page and help keep this page up to date and useful.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Jul 23rd Monthly meeting starting at 2.00pm

Keith Sargeant will tell us about the Life of a Fire Officer

Groups showcasing Poetry & Writing & Strollers
Tue Aug 27th Monthly meeting starting at 2.00pm

Arthur Brooks will tell us about the Old Time Music Halls

Groups Showcasing Book Group and Table Tennis
Tue Sep 24th Monthly meeting starting at 2.00pm

Speaker Dr Tubbs and the subject is The Forger Tom Keeting

Groups Showcasing Jazz Appreciation and Water Colour Painting
Tue Oct 22nd Monthly meeting starting at 2.00pm

Speaker Carole Galbally

Groups Showcasing Weekenders and Family History
Tue Nov 26th Monthly meeting starting at 2.00pm

Pat Farrod will tell us about World trip on a Motor Bike

Group Showcasing Play Reading, Aviation (TBC)
Mon Dec 9th Christmas Meeting
Social Events
Sun Jul 28th Summer BBQ - Scout Hut 2.00pm

Tickets will be on sale shortly. They will be £5 for members & £7 for guests & Non Members.
Sat Nov 23rd Annual Social Event at the Village Hall

We are pleased to announce Fox, Wiggle & Sass have been booked for this event.

Based in North Essex, Fox Wiggle and Sass are a live vocal harmony trio who travel the length and breadth of the UK to entertain with their eclectic, swinging feel good music. Their repertoire spans the decades with classic 1940's big band numbers, to their 'Modern Swing' set, giving you the chance to dance the night away.

The group have performed all over the UK for an incredible variety of events; from Vintage festivals to Corporate Award Ceremonies - not to mention the Christmas extravaganzas! The group provide all their own equipment for all performances, including PA, lights and background music for in between performances, should your event require it.

Further details will be updated in due course.
Other Events
Sat Jul 20th Swift Singers 30th Anniversary Concert on Saturday 20th July 7.30pm at William de Ferrers School.

Tickets £12 (including refreshments). Please contact Janice Pearson 320071 or Jean Chasmer 321920.
Fri Aug 23rd St Mary's Saffron Walden August 23rd - 26th

Grand Flower Festival at St Mary's Saffron Walden on 23 - 26 August 2019, 10-6, Sunday 12-6

However, it is not just the Flower Festival. Saffron Walden is a fine Medieval market town with many independent shops, very good range of eating places and places of historic interests such as Bridge End Gardens, The various mazes, the Museum and of course Audley end house; on Saturday there is a small but very traditional market

The Flower Festival would be the "icing on the cake" of a day out in the town! If you would like more information do please contact Chris Knight, fund raising organiser for St Mary's
Art Appreciation
Thu Aug 8th Discussion topic

Constable (AF to introduce)
Thu Sep 12th Discussion topic

Modern Art - what is it? (JA will produce a list of artists)
Thu Oct 10th Discussion topic

Modern Art
Thu Nov 14th Discussion topic

Modern Art
Bird Watching & Wildlife Group
Wed Aug 21st The Bird Watching & Wildlife Group makes visits to reserves on each third Wednesday of the month.
This usually takes place between the rush hours and we often call somewhere near to lunch after the walk.
The group receives an email a week before the visit to give details of the venue.
Contact is Colin Martin.
Book Group
Mon Aug 19th The Book Group is meets on the THIRD MONDAY at 2-30 in the Small Hall of the Village Hall (door opposite the children’s play area).
The Group meets to review the book read the previous month and to collect their book for the month ahead.
The meeting lasts up to two hours with the essential refreshments.
Contact for the Group is Joan Martin.
Family History
Thu Jul 25th The Family History Group meets in the upstairs back room of the Village Hall on the fourth Thursday of the month from 10 till 12.
We usually have a feature for the first part of the meeting, such as a presentation or talk by a member. Then a break for refreshment.
As we are able to access Wi-Fi, we then help each other with our research.
If you are not a member of the group but would like to find out about family history and how you get started, please come along and join us.
Contact is Colin Martin
Wed Aug 14th Long House Plant & Garden Noak Hill Romford
Local History
Wed Aug 21st Sylvie Barnett has organised a visit to Maldon Museum on our behalf on Wednesday 21 August, as this museum is closed on Tuesdays.

The cost of entry is £2.00 each.

Maldon Museum is situated to the left of the entrance to the car park at Promenade Park. If driving, access is gained through the tall brick pillars to the pay and display car park. The only available toilets are in this car park.

No refreshments are sold at this museum.

To be ready for the start of the visit at 14.00, I would like to suggest that we meet in the car park at 13.50.

Travel will be by car.
Can you please let me know if you would like to go on this visit, if you will be requiring a lift or if you would be willing to give a lift to 1 or 2 of our members.
Tue Sep 17th Mansion House London - organised by Rosemary Green
Tue Oct 15th Oaklands Park Museum - organised by Jeane Bradshaw
Tue Nov 19th Silver Museum London - organised by Denise Fromling
Tue Dec 17th Planning meeting for 2020 - Aileen Langley
Wed Jul 24th Birch Green - Organised by Andy Hudson
Mon Aug 12th Pagglesham - Organised by Don Wragg
Wed Aug 28th TBC - Organised by Richard Bradshaw
Mon Sep 9th TBC - Organiser Fred Wendleken
Wed Sep 25th Purleigh / Maldon - Organised by Jane Peachey
Mon Oct 7th London City Walk - Guide Rob Dunn
Wed Oct 23rd TBC - Organiser Geoff Thompson
Wed Nov 27th TBC - Organiser Alan & Pat Birch
Wine Appreciation Group2
Fri Aug 9th Wine evening hosted by Cathryn & Paul
Fri Sep 13th Wine evening hosted by Sharon Victory
Fri Oct 11th Wine evening hosted by Marion
Fri Nov 8th Wine evening hosted Alan & Janice
Fri Dec 13th Wine evening hosted by John & Vera Acklaw