Halesworth & District


When government guidelines permit our monthly meetings are held at The Cut, Halesworth, and start at 2:30 unless indicated. Please join us for a warm welcome and interesting speakers. Refreshments can be purchased from The Cut cafe before the meeting. Guests are welcome for a small fee.

New members coffee hour on the last Friday of the month, 11am - 12noon at The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth. An opportunity to meet some committee members and learn more about our U3A, do come.

PLEASE REMEMBER there is no coffee morning in August or December.

U3A NATIONAL EVENTS For more information about The National Conference, Study Days or Summer Schools please click on Events on the U3A tab at the top of the page.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Feb 15th A talk at the Cut, 2.30 Tuesday 15th February.

All welcome: tickets £4 on the door. Free to u3a members.

THE WEAKER VESSEL: A WOMAN'S LOT IN THE 17th CENTURY - a talk by Eleanor Gardner.

Were women merely their husband's housekeeper and heir maker, or did they have their own positions and power? Eleanor Gardner is a public speaker and tour guide working and residing in Ely, Cambridgeshire. She is a certified Blue Badge East Anglian Tour Guide and holds a particular interest in the local area and 17th century English history.
Tue Mar 15th A talk at the Cut, 2.30 Tuesday 15th March.

All welcome: tickets £4 on the door. Free to u3a members.

SUFFOLK WINDMILLS - a talk by Bill Griffiths and Mark Barnard of the Suffolk Mills Group. In the early 19th century almost 500 windmills were at work in Suffolk, mostly used for corn grinding, but from then on their numbers declined, slowly at first but rapidly after 1900, in the face of competition from large steam powered flour mills and smaller farm mills driven by steam or internal combustion engines. Today just 37 are left (including Holton) and, of these, only half retain their machinery. The Suffolk Mills Group care for our windmills and will tell us about their recent restoration work.