Hastings & Rother


We have a wide range of speakers at our monthly speaker meeting. These are held on the fourth Monday of each month (unless a Bank holiday) at either the Azur, St Leonards-on-Sea or St. Peter's Community Centre, Bexhill. Coffee, tea & biscuits available from 09.45-10.15, announcements at 10.30 and speaker at 10.45. For details of speakers and subjects, please see the list below. No meeting in August.

We also have a coffee morning on the 2nd Monday of the month 10.00-12.00 at the Royal Victoria Hotel in St. Leonards and the restaurant of the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. (i.e. 2 coffee mornings, taking place simultaneously) These are informal social events for members. No coffee mornings in August or December.

For guidance on reaching these venues please see the document, Access to venues

Dates for your Diary
Mon Jun 10th U3A members coffee morning
Royal Victoria Hotel and De la Warr Pavilion
Mon Jun 24th "A View from the Wings"
Brian Freeland
St. Peter's
Mon Jul 8th U3A members coffee morning
Royal Victoria Hotel and De la Warr Pavilion
Mon Jul 22nd AGM and Summer Social
St. Peter's
2 pm start
Mon Sep 9th U3A members coffee morning
Royal Victoria Hotel and De la Warr Pavilion
Mon Sep 23rd "Rudyard Kipling"
Geoff Hutchinson
Sun Sep 29th 30th anniversary celebration
Talk by Dame Stella Rimington

at Bexhill 6th Form College, Penland Road
If you would like to come, please use the form you have received in the post.
Telephone or email applications will not be accepted.
Summer Schools
Mon Jun 24th
→Thu Jun 27th
South-East Forum, Chichester
Mon Aug 12th
→Thu Aug 15th
National, Aston University, Birmingham
(details to follow)
Tue Sep 10th
→Fri Sep 13th
National, Royal Agricutural University, Cirencester
(details to follow)
Art Appreciation
Mon Jun 10th
→Thu Jun 13th
Visit to Berlin
Tue Jul 9th Visit to Brighton Pavilion
Walking: Longer
Tue Jun 4th The 4 June walk will be a circular walk approx. 5.5 miles in the area between Heathfield and Horam. The western leg will use the Cuckoo Trail. In order to facilitate parking and lunch, we will do the walk from the Brewers Arms at Vines Cross. Postcode TN21 9EN. Map ref 595179.
We will head north west from the pub to pick up the Cuckoo Trail south of Heathfield, follow it to Horam, and then return across the fields via Hidden Valley Vineyard.
The Cuckoo Trail is level and surfaced. The field paths involve only gentle ascents, but there are a lot of stiles. At the moment the ground is hard, but the walk is said to be muddy in wet weather.
We will need menu choices for the Brewer's Arms by close of play Friday 31 May. Please let Steve and Jackie know if you are coming. Contact details in the email sent to members.
Tue Jul 2nd Valerie and David have kindly offered again to host our annual bring and share lunch at their house in Fairlight. There will be a longer walk led by Richard and a shorter walk for which we need a volunteer.

Thank you Valerie and David.
Tue Aug 6th Leader Christine. Details to follow.
Tue Sep 3rd Leader Brian G. Details to follow.
Tue Oct 1st Volunteer needed
Tue Nov 5th Volunteer needed
Tue Dec 3rd We have made an advance booking for our Annual Christmas Meal. Put the date in your diary now!
Walking: Shorter
Tue Jun 11th We will use one of our default walks around Winchelsea Beach and the Rye Harbour nature reserve. Please meet by Winchelsea Beach cafe at the WB end of the sea wall from Pett Level at 10.30am. Please do not park in the cafe car park but along the sea wall nearby. Unless you buy a coffee before we set off, please do not ask to use the loos. There are public loos at Winchelsea Beach on the seafront about 5 minutes into the walk.
Lunch details to follow when I have contacted the cafe. Valerie
Tue Jul 2nd Joint event with Longer walking group.
Walk around Fairlight followed by Bring and Share lunch.
Tue Aug 13th Leaders Linda and Moira

A 3 mile walk round Arlington Reservoir meeting at 10.30am in the car park of Berwick Inn, Station Road, Berwick BN26 6SZ. (Opposite Berwick Station). Extremely dog friendly. Please let us know if you are coming.

Moira - 01424 224 797 or e-mail moira.gager@gmail.com
Linda - 01424 219 027 or e-mail lindawilding45@gmail.com
Tue Sep 10th Brightling walk lead by Jeanette Holland, Sue Robins and Joan Dachtler
Tue Oct 8th Volunteers needed to lead
Tue Nov 12th Volunteers needed to lead
Tue Dec 3rd Joint event with longer walkers.
Christmas lunch at the catering college