Meetings: Suspended until Covid 19 restrictions are lifted
Contact: Gillian Peskett, telephone 023 92475945 or click on the 'Bluebird' (top right hand corner) to send her an email message.
Due to the Covid19 virus all meetings have ceased until further notice. Online contact is being maintained with monthly articles submitted by members, Zoom coming later.
This aims to be a friendly, fun, informative group exploring local history using members within U3A groups with local knowledge, and inviting experienced speakers along during the year. Talks tend to be about the local area, but not exclusively so. We aim to include at least two outside visits to places within easy reach and hope that by next summer this will be possible but within our more local area.
How is it organised? A small team organise an annual programme which is planned in advance after everyone pitches in with suggestions and requests during the year. A charge is made to cover the cost of the meeting room and refreshments. An extra charge is made when outside speakers are invited along.
Currently we are not expecting to be able to meet indoors during the coming year, so have now planned for that being the case. We are aware that not all members use all the modern technology, so will be sending out an email paper of some sort on a regular basis, with ZOOM being tested out later in the year.
We do not run a waiting list but with new social distancing rules likely to continue this may become a necessity. Another option would be to ask members to book for an indoor session, but that clearly involves extra admin.
Whether born and bred in the local area or more recently settled here, we all have an interest in what makes the place where we live – its buildings and its landscape, its people and their industry, culture, successes and tragedies. We have a varied programme in the Local History group with sessions suggested and led by group members. We have heard talks about Havant Workhouse,Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Portsmouth Pals and the Development of Paulsgrove and Wymering; visited Uppark, Portchester Castle, the St Cross Almshouses in Winchester, the Map Room at Southwick House and Winchester College and taken part in History Quiz Walks in Havant and Old Portsmouth.
Program - all meetings on are Fridays
Costs will be £2 per meeting to cover the hall and refreshments. The cost of speakers will be charged as an extra at around £2 per those sessions. There are occasional trips which may take place on a different day. Where possible car sharing is encouraged with a donation for petrol. Occasionally an invite is extended to the other members of Havant U3A
|18th Sept||More on Southwick||Harvey Griffiths*||Zoom Meeting|
|6th Oct||A document on Gosport followed by a tour in June||David Carter||Newsletter|
|20th Nov||Interesting names - New Lane Historic Cemeteries||Christopher Evans||Zoom or Newsletter|
|11th Dec||Quiz on-line. Bring your own coffee and mince pie||Alan Palmer||Zoom|
|15th Jan||The First Fleet||Gillian Peskett||Zoom|
|19th Feb||Castle in the Park||Terry Carlyle*||Zoom|
|19th Mar||Chichester, city of contrasts, revealed by 1911 census||Philip Robinson*||Zoom|
|16th Apr||A document on the Chapel in The Fields||Ken Arkell||Newsletter|
|21st May||Tour of Fort Cumberland at Eastney, Portsmouth||To be confirmed||On Hold|
|18th Jun||Tour of Gosport||David Carter||To be confirmed|
|16th July||Last meeting||Possible local trips with final gathering at Bidbury,|
* Invited speaker
21st May - To be confirmed and will depend on the situation
18th June - Gosport trip David Carter is happy to go ahead outdoors
16th July - To be confirmed
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