Kingsbridge Estuary


The 2018 AGM was held at the May 25th monthly meeting starting at 10.30am in Malborough Village Hall.
Minutes of the meeting with chairman's and treasurer's reports are here: see Link (right).

Members of Kingsbridge Estuary U3A meet on the morning of the 4th Friday of each month (apart from August and December). Entrance for members and guests is just £1 and includes refreshments.

We used to meet at the Methodist Church Hall on Fore Street, Kingsbridge, from 10am to 12 noon. Now, following the 2018 AGM at which it was the vote of the majority of members attending that we should hold our meetings in Malborough Village Hall, for the next 12 months at least, our Meetings will be held there (see more at Venue Change). Times will now be 10.30am to 12.30pm to fit in with the 606 Bus service from Kingsbridge Quay leaving at 10.05am and arriving at Malborough Garage at 10.16am. The return journey is at 12.45pm arriving back in Kingsbridge at 12.55pm.

In the first 30 minutes we have brief announcements from members of your Committee and our Group Leaders, followed by a Q&A session during which you are encouraged to make suggestions as to how you want the KEU3A to work for you.
Then we break for tea/coffee and biscuits - served by our volunteer tea teams - giving you time to chat, ask more questions of individual Committee members and Group Leaders, and to read the notice boards. After 1hr we welcome our guest speaker and the meeting closes after 2hrs. See list below.

At our January 2017 meeting genealogist Tessa Spencer explained how to research your family tree. She is happy to help our members with their efforts in this. Please contact her at the link (above right).

If you think the U3A might be for you, please come along as a guest to one of our meetings before committing to joining KEU3A. You will be sure of a very warm welcome.

Tony arranges group visits for us to places of interest around the South West with travel sometimes by coach but otherwise by private car. Unless another contact is given in an event under Outings below, please contact Tony on 531562 or click Outings Manager to email.

This year we have 2 possible visits to Europe (France and Spain). See details below.

To see what we have already done click the link to Past Outings (top right).
Outings including those in 2018 are listed there.

If you have any other ideas please let me know.


Dates for your Diary
Fri Mar 22nd 10.30am at Thurlestone Village Hall
Brian Freeland – Richelieu: the Cardinal and his City
A KATS theatrical performance means we will move to Thurlestone for this entertaining and professional Guest Speaker. He has visited us before with great success.
Fri Apr 26th 10.30am at the Village Hall, Malborough
Laura Cowie – Cyber Attack : and how it affects us all
This Cyber Protect Officer will be talking to us about the scams, the threats to our computers, all the things that worry us so much in the criminal world dedicated to financially depleting us, or worse!
Fri May 24th 10.30am at the Village Hall, Malborough
Hilary McIntosh – Tally Ho Coaches – Holidays
Tally Ho has an interesting 90 year plus history starting back in 1919 when a small holder and rabbit farmer called James Henry Clark (Jimmy) who lived at the Mounts bought a lorry to transport his rabbits to market. In 1923 he bought a new bed for the lorry which converted the back into a coach for use at weekends. We have moved on a bit from then.
We also include some anecdotes from some of our more recent holidays. On a recent trip we were asked to wear slippers to protect the village hall floor when we stopped for lunch.
Tue Apr 9th
→Sun Apr 14th
KEU3A Visit to the Loire Valley
We will travel in our own TallyHo! coach leaving the Kingsbridge area to catch the 10.00pm ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff (with berths).
During our time in France we will be based in Clisson, a small picturesque town about 20 miles south of Nantes. We will visit various chateaux and indulge in degustation, visit a market and enjoy the delights of the city of Nantes.
We will return on Sunday 14th, arriving back in Plymouth at 8.10pm.
The Cost of the trip is £665.00 per person based on 2 sharing rooms.
To book or get more detail please contact Tony (details above).
Mon Oct 7th
→Fri Oct 11th

History of Art trip to Barcelona
Julie Hadley of Dart Valley U3A offers us the chance of joining a possible trip to Barcelona by coach and air. She says "I have just been sent details of a possible trip by greatdays. If there is enough interest I am prepared to go along with it although I don’t want to pay £150 booking fee which is non-refundable if we don’t get 20 people! Last time I asked you all to send me deposits together with names as on passport, e-mail addresses and rooming requirements and I propose to do this again. Once booked you then pay your balances direct to them. So if interested send cheques for £300pp made payable to 'greatdays' to me at Stonesettle, Frogmore, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2NR together with your details and requests. I will not send off monies until 20 of us have agreed to go.
Have a look at Barcelona Trip and all the inclusions.....pick up along A379.....transfers in Spain, art card, 4* central Hotel, guides and trips....... all good and of course I will be there to help you. Once booked Peter and I will do a trip to Barcelona to make sure we have the best itinerary.
Looking forward to hearing from you."
Phone Julie on 531240 or click on Julie Hadley to send an email to her.