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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.

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Summer

Hair gets lighter, Skin gets darker,
Water gets warmer, Drinks get colder
Music gets louder, Nights get longer
Life gets better

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Angels'a Amazing Adventures - Sandringham

What a beautiful sunny day. But first things thirst – a cup of tea and make a plan – keep it simple, a trip round the house and museum then explore the grounds. By the time we had finished our fellow travellers were nowhere to be seen.
Sandringham 2018-1 But we were bound to bump someone round about, surely.
Off we set round the house, admiring the Queen’s television room, and the museum with its excellent vintage vehicles (was it one of these that was used at The Wedding?).
Not a sole did we meet – even the museum exhibits seemed to have gone walkabouts.
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Sandringham 2018-2 To the famous church Sandringham 2018-3
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then into the gardens, blossoming in the spring sunshine
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Sandringham 2018-4 teeming with energetic wildlife, Sandringham 2018-5
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and yielding tantalising glimpses of the house.
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But still nobody to be seen.
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Sandringham 2018-6 Off again deeper into the gardens. Sandringham 2018-7
Anybody ? Nobody.
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Then all at once we came upon – hoorah – friendly faces
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Then, a perfect vista to round off the day.
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Walking Group Outings 2018

The walking group has had a watery start to the year.
Radwell Lake 2018 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. Romantic Idyll 2018
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The second walk took them along a disused railway track and down to a river ford.
Brocket Hall 2018 It continued along to Brocket Hall with its landscaped gardens with mandatory lake and bridge.Brocket Hall 2018 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.

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IT WAS 30 YEARS AGO TODAY.......

30th Anniversary Award Misquoting the words from a song by a popular beat combo - and not actually to the day - but in 2017 Hitchin U3A was officially 30 years affiliated to the National U3A.
Martin, as our representative at the AGM, was 30th Anniversary cake 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.

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Herts Network Quiz 2017
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.

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S&T Group Visit
In September the Science and Technology group had an excellent trip to the sewage Trusting to Luck treatment works at Leighton Buzzard - we go to all the best places !! Grit and Sweetcorn
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.
There 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.

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