Great Yarmouth

Gt Yarmouth University of the Third Age

2021 - MEETING NEWS - Most Groups are now meeting again

Please note that parking is no longer allowed on the forecourt of Christchurch although you may drop off and pick up members with limited mobility

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Our Annual New Year Lunch will take place on Fridy 28th January 2022

The Imperial Hotel, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth - 12:30 for 1pm - £28pp

Download full details Meal Letter - Menu & Booking Form 2022

Payment by cheque (Made payable to u3a Great Yarmouth Social Account) or cash at General Meetings or via post (see Meal Letter)

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Great Yarmouth u3a 2022 3 night holiday

Monday May 16th to Thursday May 19th 2022 - 3 Nights

Staying at Crown Hotel in Harrogate.
Bed and breakfast and evening meal,(3 choices per course plus vegetarian option)
All rooms en suite.

Cost. 30-39 persons £310 (40 + persons £290)
There will be a single supplement of £87 pp


Day 1. Coach to Harrogate (with 3 pick up points to be decided)
Day 2. Day trip to York
Day 3. Day trip to Castle Howard
Day 4. Return home via Lincoln.

The above cost of holiday does not include entrance to Castle Howard as they have yet to fix their prices for 2022.

Belle Coaches will let us know as soon as Castle Howard sort out their entrance fee.

Email Linda Fellas or Carol Newman to register your interest or for more information.

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u3a Advent Calendar produced by National u3a - light hearted fun.

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Kindertransport and Third Age Matters

Kindertransport: Conversations with Dame Esther Rantzen

On National Kindertransport Day (2 December), u3a will be hosting an event with Dame Esther Rantzen which feature u3a members with ties to the Kindertransport. Kindertransport ticket

u3a guest speakers will include Kindertransport evacuees themselves, children of ‘the kinder’ and those who have grown up calling these rescued children their siblings.

We have been asked to let our members know about this event - which you can book onto on the u3a national website where you can also read the Third Age Matters article on the Kindertransport.

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Document Downloads :-

Constitution amendments 2021 : U3A Gt Yarmouth Constitution amended : AGM Minutes 2021

SUBSCRIPTIONS – The costs for u3a national subscriptions plus paying for room hire and speakers etc. means we do still have to pay our £15.00 Annual Subscriptions as usual. Those that paid in full last year will be asked for only half of this amount for this year, which is £7.50. For those who have not already done so, you can pay this via Cheque or cash at the AGM.

If you wish to pay via Bank Transfer please email Maggie Salmon the Membership secretary, using this link, for the bank details and/or the address to send the cheque. Also use this link if you have changed your email address or mobile phone number to ensure our records are updated.

New Members - To enable you to be added to our membership database, please complete the New Member Application Form and hand it to a committee member with your payment at the AGM or next meeting. - The groups listed on the Appication form are subject to change once the impact on groups post lockdown becomes clearer.

Membership and Programme cards will be handed out at the AGM unless you send a stamped addressed envelope to Maggie.

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This page takes its lead from members who wish to share information about events and opportunities that they feel will be of interest to fellow members.

Note: Events or opportunities listed below are sometimes not organised by U3A and therefore are not risk assessed.

Should you wish to add an event or information, this is done via the Members Page email with details including YOUR NAME, date(s), time(s) and cost where applicable

Equally, if you have any suggestions for additions or changes to our website, please email Wendy Styles via Technical Web Support

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Download link for the Great Yarmouth u3a Accounts 2020-2021 for members perusal prior to the AGM 2021.

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Interest Group Quarterly Financial Return Forms

Form templates/ Exel file (and a completed example) downloads for use by Group Leaders.

GY u3a group 1-4 return example pdf
GY u3a group 1-4 return printable pdf
GY u3a group 1-4 return spreadsheet
Group Register

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Whilst many enjoy the U3A National Magazine there are a number of you who do not. In the interest of cutting waste - if you no longer wish to receive it please send your name using this link :- U3A Magazine not required.

If you are not receiving the Great Yarmouth Monthly Email Newletters then we will have the wrong email address listed for you. Please send your NAME and CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS using this link. Email Address Confirmation

The Membership Renewal Form and New Members Application downloads are available on the righthand side of this page. If you have any questions or need more information email Membership secretary using this link. Please note, due to the impact of the pandemic the Groups listed on the Application Form are subject to change.

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Mike Powley has put together a Sing-a-Long playlist links to You tube. Link to the Singing for Fun Group Page and enjoy!

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Bridge Meeting have restarted every Friday - 10:30 Christchurch

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Meeting at Christchurch - 2pm to 4pm [Last Wednesday in the month]


This group started in February 2020, not long before lockdown, with 17 participants and therefore we are hoping to grow further as we restart, to make it viable

This is intended to be a fun, friendly group. Mix and match teams - no need to make up a table, these will be organised on arrival.

Entry per player £2.50 (including tea, coffee or squash & biscuits)

Come along and give it a go!

Group Leader: Alan Spencer

-Any questions or to show your interest contact Alan Spencer or our Group Coordinator Carol Newman

If you would like to enjoy a Quiz Challenge at home Alan Spencer produced several over the course of the lockdown - these are available on the Quiz Page.

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Volunteering Opportunities

Many of our members benefit from Volunteering in our local area. Please visit the Volunteer Opportunities to see some ideas.

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Living Memories Book

The book of Living memories that Richard Carver has been working so hard on, is ready for collection/sale at our meeting.

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U3A Learning and Challenges Page

There are a range of interesting Learning Activities on the U3A Main Site - including Maths Challenges (new quiz every Thursday), Crafts etc. There really is something for everyone. Use the Link to have a look.

U3A Learning Activities

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We also thought many of you would be interested in these live Virtual Tours offered commercially - details below

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Futurelearn Free Online Courses

Keeping our brains active has never been more important therefore we felt some of you might be interested in Free online courses - the link is

There are many different subjects, all free, each course lasts for a set number of weeks (i.e. 4 or 6 weeks). The course work is set out each week and can be done in your own time and pace. They suggest about 3 hours each week but you can just do an hour and the{We are back! - every Friday 10.30am at Christchurch}
{The first session will be next Friday the 17th of September}n go back another day. The courses are enjoyable with information sent out clearly.

If you want a certificate at the end of the course there is a cost and you can also upgrade but there is no pressure to do this.

Jackie Roberts let us know about these free online courses. If you have any links or ideas for adding to the site, please let us know and where possible we’ll put the information on this member’s page for other members to share. Email Chairman

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Wellbeing Service Webinars 2020

The Wellbeing Service have asked us to pass on information about their newly created live FREE online webinars which focus on ways to look after your mental health and wellbeing during this Coronavirus Pandemic. Below is a link to their website where you can see what is still available, including some new ones that you may not have heard about. Also attached is a poster you may wish to download Wellbeing Service - webinars Sept 20

Courses, Workshops & Online Webinars - Wellbeing Webinar Courses

You also have access to our new self-guided Mindful Living Course which you can access Wellbeing Self-Guide Mindful Living

These are live online presentations where you log in on your computer, phone or tablet. A clinician will present the workshop via webcam. You will not be seen by other attendees and you can ask questions to the facilitator in real time via a chat function that is private and not visible to the rest of the group.

If you have any queries please contact us at Wellbeing Email Link

Kind Regards, The Wellbeing Service

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Free Spanish Zoom Chat Sessions

Ana Lloyd-Williams, Norfolk County Council, has set up a new Spanish chat group. Just drop in to practice your Spanish speaking skills (any level) and socialise with new friends.

Download Spanish Chat Zoom Sessions. This opportunity is open to all. Contact Ana Lloyd- Williams, Zoom Sessions for more details.

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Greysnet, the online magazine for older people

Greysnet is seeking to expand its pool of writers. They are looking for regular contributors who are interested in submitting articles on a variety of subjects including:-

  • Gardening
  • Travel
  • Book Reviews
  • Television Reviews
  • Film Reviews
  • Hobbies - of every variety!
  • Health matters
  • Food and Drink - both reviews and recipes
  • How To Guides
  • General Interest

The list above is not exhaustive and they are always keen to receive articles on any subject. If it’s a subject you are interested in then it’s likely that others will be interested in it too!

Most Greysnet articles are between 500 and 1500 words in length. It’s a good idea to read some of the other articles to get a flavour for the sort of martial they publish before submitting.

Greysnet is a non-profit organisation and as such they cannot afford to pay for articles but you will have the satisfaction of seeing your words in print, not to mention entertaining and informing thousands of readers all over the country.

If you are interested in becoming a Greysnet contributor send them an email to telling them a little bit about yourself and including a sample article. They’ll get back to everyone who submits as quickly as possible.

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What3Word Location identifier App

used by the Emergency Services, family or friends to locate you in times of need!

Emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time day or night and often in unfamiliar places. This can make describing your location very difficult if you need to call 999. Having a precise location can help emergency services find you much faster, and the what3words app is a way for you to describe your location, accurate to 3x3m square, using just 3 words. These 3 words can then be shared with and used by emergency services, to find you, or someone else, easily. You can quickly find the words using the what3words free app

Download the what3words app explanation document for more details.

Example: Christchurch front location = bubble.gallons.fled

Ukulele Group at Imperial Hotel