Meetings: In the Waterloo Room at The Elms, 2 Lower Road, Bedhampton unless stated otherwise,
Contact: John West by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 023 9247 9384
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.
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.
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
Where possible car sharing is encouraged with a donation for petrol. Occasionally an invitation is extended to the other members of Havant U3A
Normal meetings are in the Waterloo Room at The Elms, Old Bedhampton on the 3rd Friday each month and start at 10:00am
A charge is made at the beginning of the term to cover the cost of hall hire and speakers.
|17th Sept||Charles II and Nell Gwynn||Harvey Griffiths*||Zoom Meeting|
|15th Oct||Trip to Fort Cumberland, details to follow||Outing|
|19th Nov||5 minutes against the clock with Gillian's timer||In the Hall|
|10th Dec||Christmas Party||In the Hall|
|21st Jan||Carrots (Uppark)||Bob France||In the Hall|
|18th Feb||Bedhampton History Room and Local Maps||In the Hall|
|18th Mar||Training Dissenters||Neil Spurgeon||In the Hall|
|22nd Apr||Gosport Trip (note change of date)||Outing|
|20th May||Sailing the Solent (Part 1)||Dave Allport||In the Hall|
|17th Jun||Trip to Bignor Roman Villa||Outing|
|15th Jul||Still to be arranged||Or in-house planning?|
* Invited speaker
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