Newmarket

About Newmarket U3A

Newmarket U3A was originally formed in the summer of 1987. Over the years it has gradually increased in size and developed a variety of activities run by the members. These range from Antiques to Walking, catering for many interests and types of activity.

Members seemed reluctant to admit to how many years they had belonged to our U3A but we were able to identify several who had been members for at least 20 years.

Our 30th birthday party was held in the Ellesmere Centre, Stetchworth, where some 70 members met for afternoon tea and a reminisce of U3A activities over the years. A very enjoyable tea was provided by staff from the centre. A celebratory cake was formally cut by Graham, the U3A member who admitted to being probably the longest serving.

For the afternoon two sets of photographs, one in traditional form and the other a digital display, illustrated at least some of the activities and a representative selection of the members. The displays amply reflected the fact that today many more photographs are taken than was the case when the branch was formed.

Charity status was granted in April 2019 and our committee members are now trustees of our charity.

We continue to benefit from use of the Gredley Charitable Trust minibus with Groups travelling free of charge to various places of interest.