Haxby & Wigginton


Monthly meetings with a guest speaker are held in the Wigginton Recreation Hall at 2.00pm on the third Friday of each month except August. Admission is £1.00 for members and includes tea and biscuits. Visitors welcome - admission £3.00. Meeting details may occasionally change at short notice.

Please note that the maximum capacity of the main hall is 150. With our recent increase in membership this has become an issue that we must take seriously.

Please bring your membership cards to assist with entry.

Haxby and Wigginton U3A aim to ensure that all members can participate fully in open meetings and activity groups. The PA system with Loop facility is always used at open meetings for those with hearing needs. We also have three members who have volunteered to be *Helping Hands* at monthly meetings.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Jul 19th Monthly Meeting
Wigginton Recreation Hall, 2.00pm. Doors open 1.30pm.
The Army Nurse of the Past
A talk by Jean Alexander, who served as a nurse with the Queen Alexandra Royal Nursing Corps.
Fri Aug 16th Monthly Meeting
Wigginton Recreation Hall, 2.00pm. Doors open 1.30pm.
Fraud Awareness
How we can keep ourselves safe from the latest frauds and scams.
A presentation from North Yorkshire Police.
Sat Aug 31st A Two-day break to see KYNREN SPECTACULAR
Tour Prices per person
Twin/Double: £139.00 per person
Single: £20.00 supplement
Contact: June Holder
Kynren details
Links: www.kynren.com , Washington Hotel
Social Events
Sun Aug 18th BBC Countryfile event at Castle Howard
Tricia Castle
A trip is being arranged to visit Castle Howard on Sunday 18th August to enjoy the Countryfile Live event.
You will have the opportunity to see some of the presenters and hear them talking on various matters. There are plenty of displays, exhibitions and stalls selling a variety of goods and food items. There is also a food hall where you can sample lots of delicious items.
The entry fee is £14.95 plus coach fare. The coach will leave the Recreation Hall at 9.30am picking up again at 4.00pm.
You can either sample what is on offer or take your own picnic.
To secure a place please email Tricia Castle or phone 01904641657.
Historical Walking Tours
Wed Sep 4th

Historical Walking Tours
There are six guided walks planned for this month, led by Neil Moran.
Check group page for details.
To book your place please contact Neil Moran.

Music Group
Fri Sep 13th St Nicholas Church Hall
"The lives and music of Gilbert and Sullivan"
Presentation by John Clitheroe.
Contact: Roger King
Science & Engineering for All
Fri Oct 4th Telemetry
A talk by Geoff Ball
2.00pm, Haxby & Wigginton Methodist Church Hall.

The talk will be an explanation of what telemetry is, with examples of coding and error detection/correction. The application of telemetry in a control system for a biomedical company will be used as an illustration of its capabilities.
Fri Nov 1st Prof Grahame Mackenzie, Hull University
Details to follow
Fri Dec 6th "Obesity: can we blame the brain?"
December 6th at 2pm, venue to be confirmed.
Gareth Evans returns to give a talk about signalling with respect to how the brain regulates our metabolism and appetite.
Sunday Lunches
Sun Jul 28th Forest Park Golf Club
Stockton Lane
12.30 for 1.00
2 Courses for £12.50
Sun Aug 25th The Plough, Fulford
12 Noon
Extensive menu with varying prices Orders taken at the table or at the Bar.
Deserts are also available.
Walking Group - 1 - Thursdays
Thu Aug 1st

By Coach to Ilkley
*** This is now full***

Contact Libby Hasnip if you wish to be placed on the reserve list.

Walking Group - 2 - Fridays
Fri Jul 26th Strensall Common A walk on paths and tracks exploring Strensall Common. This walk can be extended into Strensall Village if we wish. Approx. 3.5 Miles
Meet 10.05am to catch No 20 bus at 10.15 to Huntington School.
Or 10.30 opposite Huntington School, then no 5 bus to Six Bells pub opposite Strensall Army Camp.
Leaders: Wendy Fogerty & Ingrid Giardelli
Fri Aug 23rd Stamford Bridge – from the village centre, we will walk along the River Derwent to Lower Catton and on to Smackdam Bridge, returning along tracks and lanes. Mainly flat, easy going but some sections can be a bit boggy in wet weather.
3 miles. Meet 9.35am. No.1 bus into York, then No. 10 to Stamford Bridge, from bus stop CG in Rougier St.

Leader: Libby Hasnip