Newquay

Antiques and Collectables

Group Leader - Christine

but in her absence ring David 07552 618800

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, Antiques and Collectables Group meetings are suspended until further notice

We now have a Virtual Newquay U3A Blog to help keep our Newquay U3A members in touch. We would appreciate some interesting antiques or collectables related articles and photos to add to it, so please send links to on-line articles, photos, or email anything interesting to do with antiques and collectables to Virtual Newquay U3A

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The Group meets once a month, usually on the last Monday unless there is a bank holiday, giving members the opportunity to bring along their items for discussion.

Each session is themed with a specific topic or activity with the aim of encouraging members to learn more about antiques and collecting by developing their ‘detective skills’ through shared knowledge and looking at the many ways in which research can be carried out.

The topics covered by the Group so far have been very varied ranging from silver and metal wares, vintage clothing and jewellery, ceramics, glassware, furniture, pictures and prints, books, postcards, coins, stamps and writing equipment to guest speakers, quizzes and organised visits to National Trust Properties, Antique and Vintage Clothing Shops, Collectors’ Fairs and Auctions.

Many of the popular subjects already covered will be revisited again in the future but in the meantime there are a number of topics yet to be considered, including:

  • · Vintage textiles and home furnishings
  • · Sewing ephemera, buttons and buckles
  • · Vintage toys and games
  • · Kitchenalia
  • · Music Memorabilia (pre and post-1950s)
  • · Arts and Craft movement
  • · Art Nouveau period
  • · Art Deco memorabilia
  • · Retro memorabilia
  • · Vintage and antique time pieces
  • · Antiques of the future.

Meetings are now held at the Quintrell Inn, although venues will vary depending on nature of topic and activity planned. For further details please contact Christine.

PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS 2020

The Group to continue to meet on the last Monday of each month unless it falls on a Bank Holiday then meeting will be held the week before*. There is no formal meeting in August although an ‘outing’ may be arranged***.

THEME FOR YEAR – “WHAT, WHEN WHERE"- LOOKING AT BACKGROUNDS, DATES & ORIGINS OF ITEMS WORKING THROUGH SPECIFIC AREAS LINKED TO THE ALPHABET

27th JanCollectables beginning with letter “A” (particularly Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau & Art Deco Movements)
24th FebLetter “B” (Best of British - Blue and White)
30th MarLetter “C” (Colourful Collectables)
27th AprLetter “D” (Designer Decorated Items)
18th May*Visit to Caerhays Castle & Gardens
29th JunVisit to Antiques Centre or Auction (Redruth, Penzance, Lostwithiel (tba)
20th Jul**Letter “E” (Everyday Collectables)
AugustNo meeting
28th SepLetter “F” (Fun & Favourite Items)
26th OctProposed Visit to Tate Modern, St Ives and Pottery Museum(tba)
30th NovLetter “G” (Guest Speaker – Richard Hamm “Guess the Object”)
21st DecVictorian Christmas Past Themed Social Gathering looking at how the Victorians shaped Christmas
"" (to include: traditions/decorations/vintage toys/games; quizzes, raffle & optional lunch)

NB: **Meeting a week earlier in view of school holidays starting
Please note topics and activities may change pending other speakers and visits arranged during the year.

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Bird Watching Bridge
Cornish Dancing Creative Writing
Exploring Poetry Family History
Fishing Food with Friends
French Conversation Garden Appreciation
Indoor Games Afternoons Murder Mystery Group
Music Appreciation Nature Study Saunter
Photography Play Reading
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Rummikub Saturday Saunter
Scrabble Singing for Fun
Social Group Sunday Lunch
Table Tennis Walking Group
Walking Group (Longer) Whist