Crouch Valley

Events

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
Meetings
Tue Apr 28th Annual General Meeting starting at 2.00pm

PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED
Tue May 26th PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS MEETING IS NOW CANCELLED

Monthly Meeting starting at 2.00pm

Saffron Summerfield speaking about Milton Keynes to Mississippi - Guitar Music
Tue Jun 23rd Monthly Meeting starting at 2.00pm

Keith Sargeant talking about Life of a Fireman Part 2
Tue Jul 28th Monthly Meeting Starting at 2.00pm

Joani St Cliere - Pilates demonstration
Tue Aug 25th Monthly Meeting Starting at 2.00pm

Speaker talking on Thames Through Times
Tue Sep 22nd Monthly Meeting Starting at 2.00pm

Speaker Maggie Piper talking on Roman & Georgian Bath
Tue Oct 27th Monthly Meeting Starting at 2.00pm

Carole Dalby - Subject TBA
Tue Nov 24th Monthly Meeting Starting at 2.00pm

Speaker Julian Whybta talking on Essex & the Mayflower Pilgrims
Social Events
Sun May 24th Date provisionally set the Cream Tea at the Scout Hut.

Details to follow.
Sun Aug 2nd Date provisionally set for the summer Hog Roast at the Scout Hut

Price will be £8per person with full details to follow
Sat Nov 28th Dance - Village Hall

Dancing to ‘Double Tops’, Tickets cost £15 with Fish & Chips or £8 with no food.

The bar will be open from 7.00 pm until 11.00 pm.

For full details please follow the Crouch Valley U3A Double Tops link
Wed Dec 16th Christmas Party - Village Hall
Bird Watching & Wildlife Group
Wed Jul 1st To ALL U3A members

Until we can resume our visits I am going to send out a regular email to the Group, PLUS any member of this U3A who is interested can receive this mailing and unsubscribe at any time by asking me to delete your name from the list.

The name of the email will be ‘Online Bird Watching & Wildlife Group ’ with a number.

Although we are restricted, wildlife is free and busy after the winter. You may see something from your window or on your one walk of the day that you would like to share.

To contact me on this web site go to the box GRP Contacts at the top of this page, then scroll down and tick the circle next to my name and enter your details below, and say which group email you wish to receive.

Colin Martin Group Contact
Book Group
Wed Jul 1st After consultation due to the coronavirus the meetings of the Group will be cancelled until further notice. I will contact members by email to update about them about the Group when we know more.
Contact is Joan Martin
Family History
Wed Jul 1st To ALL U3A members

Until we can resume our meetings I am going to send out a regular email to the Group, PLUS any member of this U3A who is interested can receive this mailing and unsubscribe at any time by asking me to delete your name from the list.

The name of the email will be ‘Online Family History Group ’ with a number.

It would be helpful if you are an absolute beginner to indicate this and we can get you started.

To contact me on this web site go to the box GRP Contacts at the top of this page, then scroll down and tick the circle next to my name and enter your details below, and say which group email you wish to receive.

Colin Martin Group Contact
Gardening
Wed Apr 15th Worley Place Gardens

We have been here before but worth going back.
Thu May 21st Chippings Colchester.CO11 2UZ

A new garden for the group, organised by Sue Jacobs. Cost £4. Tea and cake will be extra.

This is a provisional date as it could be arranged for May 22nd. Details to follow.
Wed Jun 3rd Creaksea Manor.

£7 for a guided tour. Organised by, Sylvie LaBeau.

More information to follow.
Mon Jul 20th Hyde Hall RHS picnic in the garden and possible talk by one of the groundsmen.

To be organised by Lesley Dearing
Fri Aug 21st plant Swap meeting.

David Shea House possible BBQ 3PM
Tue Sep 8th Valentines Park

A new one for the group. Ray Burns to organise.
Local History
Tue Apr 21st RNIB HQ, London Organiser: Aileen Langley
Tue May 19th Eltham Palace Organisers: Lorraine Hayward & Wendy Rogers
Tue Jun 16th Chatham Dock Yard Organisers: Marion Taylor & Margaret Harrison
Tue Jul 21st Mersea Barrows & Radio Caroline Organiser: Aileen Langley
Tue Aug 18th Kelvedon Hatch Bunker Organiser: Sylvie Barnett
Tue Sep 15th Waltham Abbey & The Royal Gunpowder Mills

Organisers: Joyce Sach & David Shea
Tue Oct 20th Stansted Airport Organiser: Denise Fromling
Tue Nov 17th Geffrye Museum Organisers: Lynda & Ray Burns
Tue Dec 15th Planning Meeting at the Village Hall
Maldon & Dist Cluster Group
Wed May 13th Cyber Crime Presentation by Barry Linton, Thorpe Bay U3A and David Anthony of Essex Police

Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon

If members are interested can you please contact the following person

Shirley Macro either by e-mail thehighperch@yahoo.co.uk or telephone number 01621 854856.

Please give your name, a contact number or email, and their home U3A.

This is in order that a record of who is coming from where. I will prepare a register for the day.
Walkers
Wed Apr 29th Ken & Terri Walker - TBA
Mon May 11th

Ford Street * River Colne - Rosemary & Dave Green

Wed May 27th Gt Stambridge - Cathy Howes & Jean Nifton
Mon Jun 8th TBA
Wed Jun 24th TBA - June & Julie
Mon Jul 13th TBA - Ian & Carole Robinson
Wed Jul 29th Stowmaries Airfield - Don Wragg
Mon Aug 10th TBA - Richard Bradshaw
Wed Aug 26th TBA - Jane & Dave Peachey
Mon Sep 14th Langham - Pat & Alan Birch
Wed Sep 30th East Mersea - Kath & John Gable
Mon Oct 12th TBA
Wed Oct 28th TBA - Geoff Thompson
Wed Nov 25th TBA
Wine Appreciation Group2
Fri May 1st Hosted by - Marion Taylor
Fri Jun 12th Hosted by - Alan & Janice Pearson
Fri Jul 10th Hosted by - Cathy & Paul Howes
Fri Aug 14th Hosted by - Gill & Don Wragg
Fri Sep 11th Hosting TBA
Fri Oct 9th Hosted by - Sharon Victory
Fri Nov 13th Hosted by - John & Vera Acklaw
Fri Dec 11th Hosted by - Sue Jacobs - Christmas Special