Dereham

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“RENEWALS DAY” AT THE MEMORIAL HALL 14th March 1 to 3 p.m.

Come and see what’s on offer from the various activity groups in Dereham U3A. If you are not "yet" a member but have been looking at this site and plucking up the courage to join us - then this is the ideal occasion. You will be made very welcome. If you are already a member then come along to pay up, see what's on offer and have a bit of a mardle.

Membership for 2019/2020 ………………………………………................£10
Membership if you are a member of another U3A branch....£6.50
Subscription to “U3A Third Age Matters” magazine…………...…£3.00
If you can’t get along to the Memorial Hall there are Membership and Renewal forms linked to the Welcome page of the Dereham U3A web site.

GROUP NEWS

MEDIEVAL CATHOLIC CHURCH HISTORY
Helena will be booking in new and old members of the Medieval Church History group at the FEBRUARY Memorial Hall monthly meeting on Thursday 14th at 1.30pm. Cost is £20.00. CASH for the four spring talks that start on Thursday March 14th with a lecture on' East Anglian Saints and Shrines.' If you cannot attend the monthly meeting, contact Helena via the' Groups' page of the website.

all reports from Group members will be published - please get writing!

PROPOSALS FOR NEW GROUPS Ideas for new groups are always welcome and will keep our U3A alive.

JOLLY DAYS OUT - INGATESTONE HALL DAY TRIP

48 members enjoyed a visit to Ingatestone Hall in Essex. The Hall which was built in the 16th Century has remained in the Petre family ever since.

We had a private tour accompanied by two very knowledgeable guides who explained the history of the Hall and the Petre family In great detail.

After our tour of the Hall we were taken to the " Summer Room" where a mouthwatering cream tea had been prepared for us.

On leaving Ingatestone we headed for Chelmsford where we had the opportunity to visit the Cathedral and the excellent local shops.

Another "Jolly Day Out"

JOLLY DAYS OUT - HIPPODROME CIRCUS DAY TRIP

66 members enjoyed a very entertaining afternoon at the Hippodrome Circus Christmas Spectacular in Gt Yarmouth on Wednesday 19th December.

The Hippodrome is the only surviving fully working Edwardian Circus Theatre, built in 1903, complete with swimming pool.

We were entertained by Dancers, Acrobats, Swimmers, Clowns and other acts leaving us spellbound.

One of our members had visited once before.........82 years ago when his Grandfather took him as a small child !

A Free prize draw was held on each of the coaches with Prosecco, Wine, Tins of sweets and biscuits among the many prizes.

Another "Jolly Day Out"

RAFFLE PROCEEDS AT THE MONTHLY MEETINGS
Our charity is the Benjamin Foundation, which supports local people going through tough times.