Daventry & District



Because of the present Covid situation, monthly face to face meetings, trips and outings are cancelled until further notice. For details of our monthly Zoom meetings, see below.



To access these events, you will need to register for a free ticket with eventbrite. Please follow the instructions in your invitation email.
If you have any questions or queries regarding these events, please contact the organiser, Pam Tomalin on daventryu3a@gmail.com

15th April 2021
Where There's a Will - There's a Way - Tim Williams
"A light-hearted yet comprehensive guide to the importance of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney in protecting hard-earned, valuable assets before and after death............"

20st May-2021
No Going Back - Anna Patrick (My Journey into Print)
Find out the do’s and don’ts of creative writing by listening to former journalist Anna Patrick relate her journey into print. Her historical fictional memoir, ‘No Going back’ tells the true story of her mother, Marta, arrested by the Gestapo for carrying a gun! Enduring the horrors of Ravensbruck concentration camp, with a mixture of courage, cunning and sheer good luck, close friendships and an unshakeable belief helped keep her alive. This is a tale as gripping as it is moving with the memories of an exceptional woman.

17th Jun-2021 (Also our AGM)
The Century of Deception: The Birth of the Hoax in the Eighteenth Century - Ian Keable
The 1700s was a period when the people of England seemed to be especially gullible. They believed a woman could give birth to rabbits; a man could climb inside a two-pint bottle and sing inside it; and where a blond-haired European could write a book claiming that he was born in Taiwan. In this entertaining talk Ian demonstrates how 18th century hoaxes are memorable not only for their imaginative nature but also because of the differing motives of the tricksters.


The face to face meetings will resume when the pandemic restrictions are over. They are usually held on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 2pm-4pm at Daventry Community Centre, Ashby Road, Daventry NN11 9QD. There is a speaker, refreshments and an opportunity to book outings, sign up for groups and meet other members.