Dereham

Events

A.G.M. THURSDAY 9th MAY Doors open 1.15pm, meeting commences 2pm.

To receive reports from the Chairman and Treasurer and to confirm appointments of Maria Black as Social Secretary, and Barbara Spiegler as Groups Co-ordinator.
Nomination forms for more committee members are available on-line with a link on this page.

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

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.

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.

Wednesday March 13th Anne May Sir Thomas Erpingham (1357-1428) Norfolk’s Hero … or thug
Friday April 26th Susanna Wade-Martins on Revd Benjamin Armstrong.
Wednesday May 22nd Mark Mitchels Oliver Cromwell
Thursday June 27th Rob Knee Thomas Higdon and the Burston School Strike

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. (unless noted otherwise) and are open to all U3A members.
Most talks are illustrated

29th March - Taking Boats Uphill - Ivan Cane
17th April - a costumed Story of the creation of the Battleground Training Area - Lucilla Reeve.
15th May - Crabs,Cliffs and Coasters on the villages of the Norfolk Coastline - Phillip West
19th June - Swaffham Museum - visit - meet at 2p.m.
17th July - Binham Priory - visit - talk and tour by Maureen Frost - meet at 2.30pm. Include tea/coffee and cake.
No meeting in August
18th September - Guided walk in Norwich - Merchants and Markets of Norwich. Meet in Norwich 2pm. Limited to 20 people.
16th October - Life of a Norfolk Family (including Dereham.) - Christine Humphries
20th November - Dereham Past and Present with Gordon Olley

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 March Guitar and Vocals with Dave
Thursday, 25th April SqueezeEast Concertinas
Thursday, 25th May Guitar & Vocals with Paul & Diana
Thursday, 27th June Concertina & Harp with Sally & Sara
Thursday, 25th July U3A Ukulele Group
Thursday, 22nd August Guitar & Vocals with Dave

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.
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 May 9th A.G.M. and then Kings Lynn Samaritans - Michael talks about what they are and what they do.
Thu Jun 13th Introducing Gemstones - Jason Middleton reveals the fascinating world of gemstones and how they are mined and cut.
Thu Jul 11th The Ukelele Sensation. Mark Walsh, speaker, musician and entertainer, gives a humourous talk of his stage career.
Thu Aug 8th Changing the Rules - Jenny Kelsey and her new book about how women sought to change marriage law in Victorian times.
Thu Sep 12th RAF Marham - WO Maurice Howard - the airfield's past, present and future.
Thu Oct 10th Sky Photography and Climate Change - Chris Bell shows us our Norfolk sky from thunder clouds to the Aurora Borialis.
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
Outings
Wed Apr 24th STANTA (Stanford Training Area). Wednesday 24th April. (pm) £15 pp
( Ticket price includes a donation to Military Charities )

SOLD OUT Taking reserve names only
Wed May 15th
→Fri May 17th
3 Days (2 Nights) Gainsborough-Lincoln-Stamford. Wednesday 15th - Friday 17th May 2019.

Half Board. £239 pp (sharing). Limited single rooms with NO SUPPLEMENT !

Wednesday .Coach from Dereham to Gainsborough Old Hall in Lincolnshire. After visiting the Hall we travel to our modern 4 star hotel in Lincoln to settle in and enjoy our evening meal.

Thursday. After breakfast, Lincoln boat trip, then enjoy the rest of the day exploring the historic city of Lincoln at leisure.
Return to our hotel for evening meal

Friday. After breakfast leave our hotel for the pretty market town of Stamford and its weekly market. In the afternoon leave Stamford for Dereham.

Gainsborough Hall visit and Boat trip included in the price.

Please see Outings desk or web site for more details.
Thu May 30th SOUTHWOLD Day Trip. £15 pp

SOLD OUT ( 2 Coaches) Taking reserve names only on the Southwold trip.
Fri Jun 7th RAF LAKENHEATH - Base visit £15 pp

SOLD OUT Taking reserve names only
Wed Jun 19th BURY St EDMUNDS AND LAVENHAM.

Coach trip to Bury St Edmunds ( Market Day) in the morning. After lunch we visit the picturesque market town of Lavenham.

Only £15 pp. Please click on web link for more details.
Tue Jul 16th WOODBRIDGE AND DEBEN RIVER CRUISE. Tuesday 16th July. We visit historic Woodbridge in the morning and in the afternoon we have a 2 hour cruise on the river Deben. ONLY £30 pp. Limited to 50 places. Payment no later than May meeting. Please click on web link for more details.
Fri Sep 13th
→Mon Sep 16th
KYNREN SPECTACULAR - DURHAM- BEAMISH OPEN AIR MUSEUM - NEWARK.
13th - 16th September £419 pp. Half Board. NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT on allocated places.
Twin and single rooms available
Day 1. Leave Dereham by coach to Redworth Hall Hotel , Newton Aycliffe, Durham. Stopping at Doncaster en-route.
Evening meal at our Hotel.

Day 2. After Breakfast leave for free time in Durham. In the afternoon leave Durham for our Hotel and late lunch / early dinner.
After our meal leave for the KYNREN evening spectacular.

Day 3. After Breakfast leave for the Beamish Open Air museum. Leave Beamish late pm for our Hotel and Evening meal.

Day 4. After Breakfast leave for Dereham stopping at Newark on Trent en route.

All Entry fees to Kynren (Gold tickets) and Beamish included. £50 (non refundable) deposit required in due course.

Reservations from December meeting. Deposit payment date to be advised, once minimum numbers reached.
Fri Oct 18th PETERBOROUGH CRAFTING LIVE

Friday 18th October. Peterborough Crafting Live CONFIRMED. £15 pp Inc entry.

SOLD OUT. Taking reserve names only. Payment no later than August meeting.

Please click on 'Visit Crafting Live' web link for more information.
Sat Nov 23rd BRICK LANE MUSIC HALL. Christmas Show with Christmas Afternoon Tea. £60 pp
SOLD OUT. Taking reserve names only.