Harwich Peninsula


Harwich Penisula U3A hold their monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at 2.00pm. These meetings are held at the Waterfront, Dovercourt. The meeting programme of talks is below.

We also have several groups who organise their own events. The programmes for these events are below under the group title.

Dates for your Diary
February 2020
Tue Feb 4thNature and WildlifeCatch the 103 Colchester bus which leaves Harwich at 9.35 am to Manningtree or meet at the market at 10.20 am for a birdwatching stroll along the sea wall. Lunch at The Crown.
Tue Feb 11thMeeting2pm. Graham Bendall. "The Life of a Gamekeeper"
3pm. Refreshments - these must be ordered before meeting starts,
£1.60 for tea or coffee and biscuits
3.30pm Recorder Group will be playing some of their new pieces.
March 2020
Tue Mar 3rdNature and WildlifeMeet at 10.30 am at Fingringhe Wick Nature Reserve for some birdwatching. Drinks and snacks are availabke at the Visitor Centre. This is an Essex Wildlife Trust reserve which is free to EWT members otherwise a donation of around £2 is expected.
Tue Mar 10thMeeting2pm. Martin Lloyd "Passports, Assassins, Traitors and Spies"
3pm. Refreshments - must be ordered before the meeting starts, tea or coffee and biscuits.
£1.60 per person
3.30pm Postcards of old Harwich - Pauline will once again give a presentation from her
extensive collection of cards which proved very popular before.
April 2020
Tue Apr 14thMeeting2pm. Peter Hesketh - Circumnavigaton of the World on Container Ships
3pm. Refreshment break.
3.30pm. History 3 Group - Lynne Shelly.
May 2020
Tue May 12thMeeting2pm. Jane Bastow - "Chelsea Gold"
3pm Refreshments break
3.30pm AGM. Members only.
June 2020
Tue Jun 9thMeeting2pm. Emma Harpur "Thomas Gainsborough, a Man of Letters"
3pm. Refreshment break
3.30pm. Community Agent Nicola Percival will outline the free services available in this area
for those age 50+. Help and Advice with all age related matters.
July 2020
Tue Jul 14thMeeting2pm. Andy Bennett "90 years of Social History through the Eyes of an Austin 7"
3pm. Refreshment break
3.30pm. Speaker T.B.A.
September 2020
Tue Sep 8thMeeting2pm. Lucy Allen "From Titanic to Rocketman - The Highs and Lows of a Stunt Woman's Life"
3pm. Refreshment break
3.30pm Neil McCrone from Harwich & Dovercourt Rotary Club will give a presentation on the
work Rotary does in the local area.
October 2020
Tue Oct 13thMeeting2pm. Adrian Wright "Brunel and the G.W.R."
3pm. Refreshment break
3.30pm. Speaker T.B.A.
November 2020
Tue Nov 10thMeeting2pm. Tony Diamond - "Rudyard Kipling - Poet, Patriot, Spin Doctor"
3pm. Refreshment break
3.30pm. Speaker T.B.A.
December 2020
Tue Dec 8thMeeting2pm. David Webb (details to follow but it will be seasonal)
3pm. Free refreshments and mince pies. Raffle. Christmas Quiz.