Minehead & District

Events – Regular and Occasional

These are held (for the first 5 months of 2018 at least) on the third Thursday and are listed below as 'Meetings'. Tea/coffee and biscuits are served from 10.15 to 10.45; the speaker or speakers start at 11 and we usually finish around 12 noon. Members do not have to pay to attend, but visitors are asked for a small donation.

From January 2018 the venue will be the Baptist Church hall, Minehead. Please see the link (top right) for details about the new venue for the Coffee Mornings. Help for U3A members with mobility problems Anyone unable to walk from the Co-op car park to the Baptist Church and wanting a lift there and back, should contact Jan Lowy by Monday 12 February on 01643 709127.

There are no coffee mornings in August and December.

Our Annual General Meeting is in May, meaning an earlier start to proceedings, so that we can fit in either a speaker or other form of entertainment too.

In some years we hold a Special Interest Day, a whole day meeting or outing. The most recent such Day, in March 2017, had a focus on Maritime Minehead and featured the results of the Shared Learning Project members had engaged in, in partnership with Minehead Museum. The next Special Interest Day is likely to be held in March 2018.

Newsroom BBC Bristol We arrange occasional coach outings. We aim for variety and, where possible, a combination of venues, within a reasonable radius so that we don't spend all day on the coach. Some outings for 2017 have included a visit to Highgrove House (24 August) and to the BBC in Bristol (11 October). Watch this space for more information and use the Contact page to register your interest or suggest your own ideas for possible outings.

Dates for your Diary
Thu Feb 15th Coffee Morning: Worcester Porcelain: a collector's tale, by Colin Millett

Colin Millett's lifelong love of, and interest in, collecting Worcester Porcelain has provided him with a wealth of collecting experiences and stories.

Following a successful career in education, during which time he became a headteacher and later a senior lecturer with involvement in initial teacher education, Colin is now semi-retired. He remains as enthusiastic as ever about Worcester porcelain and is an ardent supporter of the Museum of Royal Worcester. During his talk he not only shares with his audience the history of Worcester porcelain but facts about some of the men and women who made the Worcester factory world famous, and also some of his more amusing collecting experiences!

At the end of the official talk, Colin is happy to answer any questions about Worcester porcelain and invites U3A members attending to bring in any piece of Royal Worcester they own for a free personal valuation and perhaps to learn a little more about the piece itself.

His booklet Worcester Porcelain: A collector's tale, priced at £5, will be on sale at the end of the talk.
Thu Mar 15th Special Interest Day Minehead on the Move More details to follow
Thu Apr 19th April Coffee Morning - Sue Baker will talk about Exmoor Ponies.
Wed Feb 21st Trip to the Hinkley Point Reactor ‘C' construction site 21 February. THIS TRIP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Numbers are limited and only a passport or driving licence as photo ID will do to gain entry; also no cameras or mobile phones are allowed on site. Cost £12.