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.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Apr 12th Monthly Meeting
Wigginton Recreation Hall, 2.00pm. Doors open 1.30pm.
A talk by Angela Mason
Thu Mar 28th A visit to TENNANTS AUCTION ROOMS
On Thursday 28 March 2019Ω

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A popular and recommended visit to discover what goes on at an auction house the day prior to an important sale.

We will enjoy a ride to Leyburn in the Dales and be welcomed with refreshments before our private tour. Rodney Tennant himself will talk to us about the company and host our tour. Then try out your knowledge with a short quiz. A delicious hot 2 course lunch is provided plus free time to view the antiques including jewellery, silver, etc.

The price of £40 per person covers the coach, full day tour, lunch, all refreshments and gratuities.

Organiser Frances Owen will be taking names and cheques at the U3A meetings or contact Frances Owen. Don't delay as numbers are limited.
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.
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.
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
Sat May 18th Me & My Girl
York Opera House
Ten seats have been reserved for the 2.30 performance on Saturday the 18th May. Tickets are £25.50. Must sell by 8th April.
Cheques payable to Haxby & Wigginton U3A, to be given or sent to Vicki Smith, Tel: 763732.
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.
Garden Group

A talk by Meg Morton
Wigginton Recreation Hall
2:00 pm

York Gate Garden was listed in The Times 2017mas ‘The Best Garden to Visit in the UK’and was featured on Gardeners’ World on Friday 15th March(watch it on ‘catch-up’).

After the talk there will be an opportunity to swap any plants/seeds and/or garden books/magazines you may have over a cup of tea - so do bring along anything you may have relating to gardens.

There will be a charge of £3:00 on the door to cover Meg’s expenses, hire of the hall and tea

To put your name on the list for the talk, contact Lizzie Pearce or Carolyn Clarke
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 Apr 5th An Introduction to Metallurgy
A talk by Tony Pennick
This talk will cover what metals are, where they come from, how they are obtained and formed into basic products such as plates, rods and bars as well as their structure, their properties, and how they can be converted into useful objects. Included will be the inspection and testing of metals and the mechanisms by which they can occasionally fail.
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
Sunday Lunches
Sun Apr 28th Highwayman, Sheriff Hutton
12.30 for 1.00
Walking Group - 1 - Thursdays
Thu Apr 4th A walk through the woods around Castle Howard, visiting Bulmer and Welburn. Around 6.5 miles. Meet 09.15 at WRH for No.1 bus at 09.25, or 10.15 at York station for Coastliner 840 dep. 10.23. Leader: Frances Owen
Thu May 2nd Harewood. 6.5 miles
Walk along the Yorkshire Water road to Eccup Reservoir and take the path round the south side of the reservoir. This is a pleasant wooded area. We follow the Dales Way and then another bridleway through the hamlet of Eccup. From there we enter the Harewood House Estate and use the mainly tarred bridleways to walk north and then east towards the village of Harewood. We will end up in the Muddy Boots Café, where there are often red kites to be seen, soaring around the woodland. From Harewood we reverse our bus journey of three buses back to Haxby.
No.1 Bus(9.10) to station, or 10.00 opposite York station. ZAP to Leeds (10.08) then 36 Harrogate/Ripon bus to stop on A61 for Eccup Reservoir - a journey of about 20 minutes.
Thu Aug 1st By Coach to Ilkley
A 29 seater coach has been booked.
Details to follow . . .
Contact: Frances Owen
Walking Group - 2 - Fridays
Fri Apr 26th Around New Earswick – a walk on paths through fields and woodland around the outskirts of New Earswick.
Approx 3 miles. Meet 10.30am, No1 bus to New Earswick shops.
Walk Leader: Christine Shephard