Kingsbridge Estuary


Members of Kingsbridge Estuary U3A usually meet on the morning of the 4th Friday of each month (apart from August and December). However, due to availability problems with the various venues, please check the date and location for each meeting below.

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.

Tony says "after advertising a proposed residential 5 day trip to Newquay at the March 2019 monthly meeting, the only positive response came from singles who did not wish to share.
I conclude that in order to attract people who wish to share a bedroom we need to give more notice.
I think the idea of a trip to the West of Cornwall in the spring to be a good one covering different activities from several groups so I propose that we try again in the Autumn and fit the visit around those groups.
I was being led in the direction of using a coach but previous residentials have been using cars to give us flexibility and, as it is less than 2 hours travel, we ought to stay with the same format".

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 Jan 31st 10.30am at the Village Hall, Malborough
We are fortunate to have David Follett who in April 2007 was hit by a car which resulted in a spinal cord injury meaning he is an incomplete tetraplegic. His list of achievements as a class 1 Para-badminton athlete is mind-blowing but not only that he seems to be continually travelling the world to compete. His website, I don’t know how up to date it is, shows him to be 22nd in the world and no 2 in England. He has been an Olympic torchbearer which he rated as a fantastic experience. His main focus is to attend the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo and he is training hard to reach the top 10 players in the world. By the time we hear his talk “Tragedy to Triumph” we shall hopefully know whether he has made the team.
Fri Feb 21st 10.30am at the Village Hall, Malborough
Fri Mar 27th 10:30am at the Methodist Church Hall
Mon May 11th
→Wed May 13th
Cornwall residential visit, staying at BEDRUTHAN STEPS HOTEL, visiting gardens, Crantock Church, etc.
There is a waiting list for this trip, please contact TONY 531 562 or Judy 842217
Mon Sep 14th
→Thu Sep 17th
ISLE OF WIGHT (details are not finalised) but the trip will be done in conjunction with -
'Great Days Holidays'. We will be travelling by COACH. CONTACT TONY 531562 or JUDY 842217