This page is for members to share any photos and activities that they think the full membership would enjoy reading about, such as a visit to a place of interest or an exhibition. Photographs are especially welcome - pictures say a thousand words !
Please use this link to email your entry : Website updates.
Springtime is the land awakening.
The March winds are the morning yawn.
~Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You
Walking Group Outings 2018
The walking group has had a watery start to the year.
The first walk ventured past Radwell Lake - a beautiful view across to an amazing house. The walk itself encountered blocked footpaths and a stray dog but, after the dog's owner appeared to take the dog home, everyone got back safely in the end.
The second walk took them along a disused railway track and down to a river ford.
It continued along to Brocket Hall with its landscaped gardens with mandatory lake and bridge. Shouts from some golfers meant rapidly replacing a golf ball picked up by accident. Who'd have thought people were out playing in those conditions.
IT WAS 30 YEARS AGO TODAY.......
Misquoting the words from a song by a popular beat combo - and not actually to the day - but Hitchin U3A is officially 30 years affiliated to the National U3A.
Martin, as our representative at the AGM, was welcomed on to the stage with the other U3A's who reached their Pearl anniversary to receive a commemorative certificate. And a splendid cake to mark the occasion.
1987 REMEMBERED Click here for a few fun events from 1987.
But wander back through your own archives to see what you were doing in 1987 - send your reminiscences (and photos) to Marian - a selection will appear in the next Newsletter - or to Website updates to appear on the website.
Herts Network Quiz 2017
What an afternoon. Our intrepid team were convinced they hadn't done too badly only to discover that just a few points make all the difference to the position in the charts. Go to the Herts Network website and look on the Members News page to see more.
Well done to Elizabeth for organising our team this year.
What do street signs say about a place ?
One of Angela’s Amazing Adventures included Stamford.
We had an excellent guide whose outfit made
sure we wouldn’t lose her in a crowd. But during one of her presentations a notice on a road sign vied for attention. It reads ‘This sign is made of a plastic coated steel and has no scrap value’.
I wonder just how many road signs have been ‘recycled’ by locals !!
S&T Group Visit
In September the Science and Technology group had an excellent trip to the sewage treatment works at Leighton Buzzard - we go to all the best places !!
It was made extremely interesting by our guide who talked us through all the stages of the process - even trusting to luck to entertain us.
The skip full of grit and sweetcorn - well, use your imagination.
And there's beauty even here with these amazingly graceful turbines which wouldn't be out of place at the
Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
An excellent morning.