Dereham

Events

A.G.M. 2019 - the CHAIRMAN'S REPORT IS AVAILABLE VIA A LINK TO THE "NEWS" PAGE

LOOK ON THIS PAGE FOR DETAILS OF MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES OPEN TO ALL DEREHAM U3A MEMBERS

DEREHAM U3A QUIZ The team with the Chairman in it won! No comment.

MONTHLY MEETINGS
There is a meeting every second Thursday in the Month at the Memorial Hall (opposite Morrison's car park in Norwich Street).
There is a speaker and time beforehand to meet friends and book outings etc. Afterwards enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee and more chat. If you are new or considering joining come along and make yourself known to a "Welcomer" and you will be well looked after and introduced to other newcomers. There is a charge of £1 for attendance to cover all the costs of the afternoon. Doors open 1.15pm - speaker 2.00pm.

THE CHURCH GROUP A talk in January: open to all

The Churches Group have invited Nicholas Groves to come and talk on Tuesday January 14th at 2.00pm at Trinity Methodist Church in Theatre Street. His talk is entitled:

A Beacon in the Dark: chapels and meeting-houses of Norwich

Nick says: "Besides its wealth of mediæval churches, Norwich has an equal number of other places of worship. Some, like the Octagon Chapel and the Old Meeting House, are very well-known, others less so - and many have long since vanished. They have had members of prominent Norwich families as members - Jewson, Colman, Martineau. This talk will look at the great variety of them, and also try to give some idea of the place they have played in the city's life".
Nick is the Director of the centre for Parish Church Studies; Education Officer of Norwich Historic Churches Trust leading church historian. He gave us an interesting talk in January 2017 about the Post-Reformation English Parish Church.

FOR THE CURIOUS open to all members

In 2019 our talks will be a miscellany of interesting and engaging speakers on a range of diverse subjects.
We hold all of our talks in Trinity Methodist Church Hall in Theatre Street at 2.00pm. The talks last about an hour and there is a chance to chat afterwards over refreshments. The cost is £3.00.

November 22nd - Queen Elizabeth’s Progress in East Anglia a talk by Jill Husselby
No meeting in December
2020
January 31st- Oliver Cromwell. A talk by Mark Michels
March 26th - A talk in Kings Lynn about the "Sea Henge".
April 24th - Beating the Bounds in Georgian Norwich a talk by David Berwick

LOCAL HISTORY GROUP Convenor of the Local History Group is Roland Terry and he has a deputy in Allan Stroulger. Contact Roland on his e-mail at rolandterry2@gmail.com Talks take place in the Baptist Church at 2.00 pm. on a Wednesday as shown(unless noted otherwise) and are open to all U3A members.
Most talks are illustrated

20 November DEREHAM PAST & PRESENT An illustrated talk by Gordon Olley

15 January FAKENHAM to WELLS An illustrated talk by Philip West

19 February 19th CENTURY NORWICH An illustrated talk by Barbara Miller

18 March The STORY of the NORWICH BOOT & SHOE TRADE An illustrated talk by Michael & Frances Holmes

15 April TITANIC IMPOSTERS An illustrated talk by John Balls

20 May COLMAN’S a HISTORY of the PEOPLE, BUSINESS, & their LEGACY An illustrated talk by Rod Spokes

17 June TEARS & LAUGHTER An illustrated talk by Christine Humphries

15 July A GUIDED WALKING TOUR of HINGHAM Hingham

August NO MEETING THIS MONTH

16 September MILITARY AIRFIELDS of NORFOLK An illustrated talk by Peter Harris

21 October CADBURY & NORFOLK CONNECTIONS A talk by Sheila Tuffield

18 November An AGRICULTURAL LABOURER An illustrated talk by Stephen Pope

COFFEE PLUS with FRIENDS OF DEREHAM MEMORIAL HALL every 4th Thursday

Don't forget that as a U3A member you can have a free coffee every 4th Thursday and meet your pals between 10.30 and midday. In addition there is Music.
Thursday of each month and there is musical entertainment. Coffee up at 10.30.

Thursday 28th November Festive miscellany

The MACMILLAN MORNING on the 26th raised £412 for the fund. Thanks to all U3A members who supported the event.

JOLLY DAYS OUT

DAY AND OVERNIGHT TRIPS

Day and overnight trips are open to all members and are organised by Barry and Jill Home.
They will be pleased to answer any questions and delighted to hear of any suggestions for future trips.
Members can reserve outings places at the monthly meetings, by telephone or e mail.
Payments by cheque preferred. Cheque's should be made payable to the " U3A Dereham."

Cheque's can be sent to the address below with an SAE for tickets.
Please put the trip details on the reverse of the cheque.

Tel : 01760 441259 e-mail : jollydaysout@gmail.com

By post; 18,Fairholme Close, Ashill, IP25 7BJ

PARTICIPATION POLICY (7) please click on web link for more information.

OUTINGS POLICY (7) please click on the web link for more information

CANCELATION CHARGES PROCEDURE ("Just for Groups" UK coach holidays). To see this document please go to the link page.

SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS - FOOD ALLERGIES
It is the responsibility of individual Dereham U3A members to ensure that group convenors
and outings or event organisers are informed of any special dietary requirements or food allergies they may have relevant to the event.

LOST PROPERTY. If any members are missing items please contact Barry or Jill Tel: 01760 441259.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Nov 14th Passports, Assassins, Traitors and Spies - Martin Lloyd gives a dramatic account of how these malefactors have affected passport regulation.
Thu Dec 12th The Gressenhall Singers under their leader Jane Roberson entertain with songs and prose for Christmas
Thu Jan 9th 2020 Lizzie Scott History of Blickling Hall Liz Scott will give an interesting view of Blickling Hall
Thu Feb 13th 2020 David Reeve Protecting our Royal Family. Former Chief Superintendent David Reeve commanded the Royal Protection team at Sandringham, his talk promises slices of humour alongside a look at the more serious aspects of this important role.
Outings
Fri Nov 15th ELY Xmas Gift and Craft Fair. SOLD OUT - taking reserve names only

Payment no later than the September U3A meeting
Sat Nov 23rd BRICK LANE MUSIC HALL. Christmas Show with Christmas Afternoon Tea. £60 pp

Hurry !! Only 5 Tickets Available.
Sun Dec 8th Lincoln Christmas Market. £20 pp.
Enjoy a day at one of Europe's biggest Christmas markets, over 280 stalls situated in the historic heart of Lincoln.
Book Now ! Please click on web link for more details. Payment October U3A latest.
First coach SOLD OUT. Second coach available providing we can get sufficient numbers.
KEEP THE NAMES COMING !!
Thu Jan 16th 2020 KIRSTEAD HALL - A private visit to Kirstead Hall. £30 pp SOLD OUT taking reserve names only.
Wed Feb 12th 2020 Tutankhamun exhibition at the Saatchi gallery in London. £45 pp includes entry.
Sold Out taking reserve names only
Fri May 22nd 2020 BLACK COUNTRY MINI BREAK.
4 day Mini Break. National Memorial Arboretum, Black Country Living Museum, Lichfield.
Only £319 pp. No single supplements on allocated rooms.
National Memorial Arboretum and The Black Country. 4 Days 22nd-25th May 2020
1 room left (Single or Twin).
For more details contact Barry or Jill.