March

Grumpy Old Men

We are not really grumpy! We just allow men only to join our group.

We are a thriving group that has detailed aims and format. We meet monthly in a local hostelry and do whatever takes our fancy over a pint or two. Discussion and learning is our prime aim. We also encourage each member, in turn, to organise a visit to a local place of interest.

Jan 2018 No visit

Feb 2018 We joined together with the Sweeties to go Ten Pin Bowling at Guyhirn.

March 2018 We went Greyhound Racing at Peterborough thanks to Dave Walton who organised it, always a good evening, nice food, good company.

April 2018 We visited The English Spirit Distillery at Gt Yeldham, Essex sampled many liqueurs had a great afternoon and managed to find our way back on the bus.

May 2018 We visited RAF Duxford saw many British & American aircraft familiar to most of us including fighters, bombers, airliners and more, a very enjoyable day was had by all.

June 2018 We hired 2 Canal boats, Barry Pope was the organiser of this trip and we motored up to Outwell stopping for a fish & chip meal at Upwell, music was played, cans of beer were drunk, no one was lost overboard and everyone returned happy.

July 2018 Ron Hall organised the trip to the Birds of Prey Centre at Bedford where we were entertained during the flying and feeding of some of the owls, falcons, a Red Kite, a Stork and a Spoonbill, a good day including a meal at a local pub.

August 2018 Reg Lowther arranged the visit to the Gordon Easton Museum at Coates near Peterborough. Gordon delighted in explaining how he came to obtain some of the items he has acquired over the years, all in the name of charity.

September 2018 Edward Carey arranged the visit to the RAF Radar Museum at Neatishead near Norwich. There were 4 talks given by the Museum including early days of Radar, running of the WW2 Room, how critical it proved to be and also a talk next to a Blood Hound Surface to Air Missile, All found this a very informative visit.

October 2018 This visit organised by myself (JS) was to the Peterborough Greyhound Track where we spent an enjoyable evening being waited on by ghouls, vampires and ghosts, eating, socialising and placing the odd bet. No one become rich.

November 2018 No visit.

December 2018 Christmas Buffet at the Ship. This was organised by myself and well attended (18) people with good food and good company, enjoyed by all.

January 2019 No visit.

February 2019 This visit to the Ten Pin Bowling Centre at Guyhirn, organised by myself was for mixed 10 Pin Bowling with the ladies (Sweet Young Things, or so they say). An enjoyable day with prizes for the highest scoring men and ladies, afterwards many of us adjourned to Wetherspoons for lunch.

March 2019 This visit organised by myself and Allan Whyte was to the Museum for Armed Policing at Chatteris. This was an excellent visit, well attended (20 members)where the 2 policeman running the museum went into great detail regarding various well known major incidents.

April 2019 Colin Head organised this visit to RAF Wyton where we heard volunteers (ex RAF personnel) giving talks on the WWII Pathfinder Force, the history of planes and people involved in aerial photography and the importance of information gained, also a talk given by a chap from army intelligence. An interesting and entertaining visit.

June 2019 Barry Pope organised this Canal Boat trip (two 35 foot narrow boats)along the River Nene from Foxes boatyard in March stopping off at Outwell for a Fish & Chip lunch and back again. Another good day out enjoyed by all.

June 2019 Ron Hall organised this vist to the Newmarket Stud (this was the July visit brought forward to end of June). The very knowledgeable guide gave us a bit of the history of the Newmarket Stud, showed us some stud horses and foals, gave us a few stories gained over the years and generally entertained us. After this we had lunch at the Wavertree Cafe onsite, some of us went on to the Jockey Museum in Newmarket town while others made their way home.

August 2019 The visit to Peterborough company 'Masterroast', the 7th largest supplier of roasted coffee in the UK, was organised by John Smith. They supply many of the main National Outlets, including many well known retail organisations and coffee outlets such as Nero, Costa, etc.

September 2019 No visit this month.

October 2019 Thanks to Dave Walton for organising a trip to Peterborough Greyhounds for 15 of our members on 18th. We have been there a few times but the food remains excellent and it’s just a fun evening especially if you manage to make a profit!

November 2019 Nothing planned this month.

December 2019 Over 20 members met at the Ship on the 19th and enjoyed a very tasty Christmas buffet supplied by lovely Gemma. A good time was had by all.

We have several suggestions for visits in 2020 which will be circulated soon.

If you wish to find out more about this group you can email the Group Leader (see right-hand panel above).

If you are interested in becoming a member of March U3A you can email from the main Contact page.

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All That Jazz Armchair Travel
Astronomy Birdwatchers
Board Games Bridge
Buying and Selling Card Making
Card Playing Classic Film
Classical Music Appreciation 1 Classical Music Appreciation 2
Classical Music Appreciation 3 Computer Clinic
Country Dancing Craft
Creative Writing Crib (Cribbage)
Current Affairs Digital Photography
Dressmaking Family History
Filmgoers Flower Arranging
Gardening 1 Gardening 2
Geography Grumpy Old Men
Health Walks History 1
History 2 Learn a Language
Lunch Group Mah Jong
Model Making Model Making 2
Music from the Musicals Petanque
Poetry Appreciation Practical Art
Psychology of Religion Science and Technology
Scrabble and Snack Short Mat Bowls
Special Quilting Strollers
Sweet Young Things Table Tennis
Tai Chi Tigers & Dragons Theatre Goers
Tin Whistle Learning Understanding Art (afternoon)
Understanding Art (evening) Walkers
Who Do You Think You Are? Writing Support