Horsham

Exploring Towns and Villages

HORSHAM U3A – EXPLORING TOWNS AND VILLAGES

Exploring Towns and Villages is a very popular form of activity with quite a few of our members. At the time of writing this document (February 2018), there are eight groups with between 25 and 30 members in each group. Due to popular demand, these groups have been formed during the last ten years or so.

Although each group is autonomous, they are run basically in the following manner:

On inception and thereafter towards the end of each year, a meeting is held by the members of each group, to decide the programme of visits for the following year. As with many U3A groups, members are encouraged to organise a group visit every now and again.

Each group holds a visit on a regular day each month. As can be seen from the Horsham U3A programme, the groups meet on different days of the month. The visits are to a reasonably local Town or Village but occasionally to a place of interest usually indoors, when it is anticipated that the weather may be inclement, particularly in the winter months.

The members meet, usually at about 10.30 am for coffee, at a place advised by the Organiser. At about 11.00 am (if not before) we are joined by our guide who can be a ‘Blue Badge Guide’, or a local resident, probably connected with the local Museum or Historical Society.

The tour takes approximately an hour and a half and usually ends up at a local hostelry for lunch. The latter is not obligatory but can be very enjoyable and a chance to meet and discuss the morning’s visit. The tours are very enjoyable and informative, giving a historical picture of the local area.

A group programme for 2017 is attached, to give an example of the sort of places visited

If anybody is interested in joining one of the Groups, please contact the appropriate Leader or the Horsham U3A Group Co-ordinator.

John Crockford, Leader, Exploring Towns & Villages Group 5

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Bookworm Bridge (Intermediate)
Canasta Twice Monthly Card Design
Characters in Depth Coast & Country
Computers 1 and 2 Curiosity Discussion
Cycle Group Dinner Groups
Enjoying Poetry Exploring Ideas
Exploring Towns and Villages Family History
Garden Know-How Gardens
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Herbs and Gardens History of Technology
Italian for Improvers Jazz & Big Band
Lunch Groups Mixed Media Painting
Money Matters Music Appreciation
Music in Depth Musicals on DVD
Parchment Craft Photography
Play Reading Rummikub
Short Mat Bowls Short Read
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Stroll in the Reserve Table Tennis
Theatre Ukulele 1
Walking Weekenders
Whodunnit Wool & Threads
Writing for Pleasure Writing for Pleasure 2