Haxby & Wigginton



Haxby & Wigginton U3A (located north of York) are planning an OPEN DAY on Friday 21 June 2019 from 2-4pm in Wigginton Recreation Hall, Wigginton, York YO32 2LL.
This event will showcase many of our groups and activities to new and existing members (now over 550) and will be an opportunity to meet Group Leaders and Committee members.
There will be lots of buzz and activity on the day, including refreshments at no charge.
No.1 bus from York Station runs frequently and stops near the hall, there is limited parking.
Do come along and bring your friends.

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 Jun 14th Monthly Coffee Afternoon Meetings
2.00 - 3.30pm, St Nicholas Room
Wigginton Recreation Hall

These meetings take place on the second Friday of each month. The first half hour is for people to collect drinks and have time to chat. This will then be followed by a showing of a video of the last monthly meeting..
Fri Jun 21st OPEN DAY
(See above)
Fri Jul 19th Monthly Meeting
Wigginton Recreation Hall, 2.00pm. Doors open 1.30pm.
Queen Alexandra Nursing
A Talk by Jean Alexander
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.
Fri May 24th Visit to VEOLIA
Leeds Recycling & Energy Recovery Facility,
Newmarket Approach, Leeds, LS9 0RJ
This is a study visit organised by the Yorkshire and Humber Region.
Details as per 2019 Veolia Flyer
If you are successful please let Geoff Ball know so that transport can be shared.
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
Leaving Haxby at 9.00am and returning at 4.00pm.
Entry price for a group is £10 to include a tour.
To register your interest please contact Tricia Castle
The Shakespeare Rose Theatre
2nd July at 2.30pm
Tickets obtained at 15% discount have been sold to members and this offer is now closed.
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.
Science & Engineering for All
Fri Jun 7th The Development of Radio
A talk by Graham Carver and Chris Rouse
Fri Jun 14th Visit to Yorkshire Water’s Headingley clean water treatment works.
Fri Jul 5th Electronic Display Technology
A talk by Gordon Moore and Terry Witts.
Wed Jul 10th Visit to Hitachi Rail’s train building facility
Newton Aycliffe north of Darlington
Max 20 visitors (There is no charge for the visit.)
Amongst other trains, they are building the Azumas soon to be introduced by LNER on the east coast mainline from Kings Cross. We shall go by shared car. With an hour and a half drive back, we’ll stop off for a social bite to eat at some point en route.
Contact Mike Gray
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 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 May 26th Strensall Golf Club
12.30 for 1.00
Carvery and Dessert £15.00
Desserts chosen on the Day
Sun Jun 23rd Blacksmiths Arms, Huntington
12.30 for 1.00
Roasts, Beef, Pork, Turkey and Nut Roast £11.50 & £7.25
Lamb £15.50 & £10.50
Prices may fluctuate. Desserts are also available
Walking Group - 1 - Thursdays
Thu Aug 1st By Coach to Ilkley
A 29 seater coach has been booked.
Details to follow . . .
Contact: Barbara Cromack
Walking Group - 2 - Fridays
Fri May 24th Stillington area - A walk to visit the green countryside in late Spring. Starting opposite Stillington Church we walk the length of the village, then follow tracks with fine views, wild flowers, ancient hedges and old trees, returning along the side of the River Foss to the village with its two pubs and a community shop. Approx 3 miles.
Meet 9.45am or 10.00am at Mill Lane End bus stop for No 40 bus at 10.16am.
Walk Leader: Mark Tyszka