Forest Town & District

Meetings and Events for 2019 - 2020

The Forest Town and District U3A monthly General Meeting is held on the 1st.Thursday of each month in St.Albans Church Forest Town.

The monthly Meeting starts at 1.45 pm and is open to everyone, if you are a visitor sign in at our visitors table and one of our members will be there to help you. Visitors are allowed two free attendances at our General meetings.

Due to restrictions of the number of photographs that can be displayed on one page several photographs have been removed to show our 2019 AGM meeting displays of crafts and activities by our interest groups, more photographs can be viewed by clicking on the this link: AGM 2019 Photographs, many thanks to Pauline Marples for providing the photographs...Bob

See our interactive Calendar for the dates of General and Group meetings.

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Dates for your Diary
November 2019
Wed Nov 20thRamblingDuke’s Wood, Eakring. Leader - Steve
(to be confirmed)
Wed Nov 27thRamblingPLANNING MEETING
December 2019
Wed Dec 4thRambling

Short walk followed by Christmas lunch. Venue to be determined. Partners welcome.


Thu Dec 5thMeeting

Social Christmas meeting.

The Worksop U3A steel band, Steelpantastic will entertain us with a medley of music.

There will be Tea,Coffee and biscuits as usual and a raffle for a Christmas Hamper.


Tue Dec 17thSocialEvents

Forest Town & District U3A Christmas lunch 2019 - Venue. The Hostess, Sookholme Rd, NG19 8LL
12 Noon at the table, a table plan will be on display - Lunch at 12.30 pm.


Wed Dec 18thRamblingCuckney & Church Warsop. Leaders - Steve & Carol
January 2020
Thu Jan 2ndMeeting


JANUARY 2nd.2020

The committee feel that with this date being close to New Year celebrations, with holidays

and family gatherings, there won't be General Meeting this month.


February 2020
Thu Feb 6thMeeting

Desley, our speaker coordinator has organised a full list of speakers for 2020.

Starting in February with Andrew Tucker, "A brief look at the history of Live Theatre in Mansfield"
Andrew is the Cultural Services Manager of Mansfield Palace Theatre.

“This talk should entertain, amuse and inform those who know Mansfield and especially so if they grew up locally.

There is a lot of fun audience participation where the audience is invited to recall the past and to rekindle memories from their youth and maybe their courting days.

We start way back when, recalling many buildings that have long since been demolished and finish with the here and now of the Mansfield Palace Theatre”.


March 2020
Thu Mar 5thMeeting

March 2020 – Anthony Sharp – Lincoln, from the Romans to Georgians.

The Upper Town at Lincoln was first settled by the Romans, when the famous 9th Legion (The Lost Legion) built its camp/fortress there in ca. AD50. We will look at the Romans and their army and how towns and cities, in particular Lincoln, developed from their encampments through the Dark Ages and beyond the Norman Conquest. Lincoln's magnificent cathedral will be an important feature.


April 2020
Thu Apr 2ndMeeting

April 2nd 2020 Patsy Rayner - Images of Japan: traditional & modern.

This illustrated talk covers many aspects of Japanese life from the traditional – a brief history of religion, temples, castles, traditional houses, festivals.
To the modern - the Bullet train, bustling Tokyo & other modern cities, marriage, sports- plus a brief look at the Japanese garden.
Artefacts will be on display.


May 2020
Thu May 7thMeeting

May 7th 2020. Elizabeth Holloway: “Off The Boats” - living on a longboat

A light-hearted 50 minute talk about her and her husband's 5½ years living on a 60ft narrowboat, travelling the waterways of England.
Elizabeth talks about their adventures and some of the interesting people they met.


June 2020
Thu Jun 4thMeeting

June 4th 2020 - Jonathan Smith The joys of Metal detecting.

Jonathan Smith is a Metal Detectorist and one of the unsung heroes of Time Team.
He will unravel the Hobby of metal Detecting showing the methods, telling some amusing stories of his day's in the fields and most importantly bringing in some amazing finds, ranging from Neolithic right up until the present day which the audience will be able to get up close and personal with at the end of the talk!
The talk lasts for around 45 minutes with 15 minutes for Questions and Answers


July 2020
Thu Jul 2ndMeeting

July 2nd. John Smith – Fascinating Nottinghamshire writers.

From the Godfather of evolution to the book of Common Prayer, through to rebel writers like Lawrence, Byron and Sillitoe.
Nottinghamshire has a reputation for its ground-breaking Male and Female authors.
Discover their impact on the World in this enlightening talk.


August 2020
Thu Aug 6thMeeting

Richard Hancock - AMD - Age related macular degeneration
Loss of sight from getting older, help and advice that is available.


September 2020
Thu Sep 3rdMeeting

Malcolm Darroch - A Forgotten Country - travels in Tibet


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