Plymstock & District

Plymstock & District U3A AWAY DAYS

Our next Away Day is on:

Sunday 29th September - Proms at The Minack Theatre

Presented by Mount Charles Band and Friends

Bring your flags, horns and whistles to help create the traditional Proms atmosphere at this very popular event in a stunning open air location looking out to sea.

TIMINGS:

  • 09.00 Leave The Staddy
  • 12.00 arrive at Porthcurno
  • 14.00 Proms at The Minack - show starts
  • 17.30 leave Porthcurno
  • 20.30 arrive at The Staddy

COST is £26.00 per person TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE AT THE NEXT GENERAL MEETING ON AUGUST 16th.

PLEASE NOTE: The coach drops us off about half a mile from The Minack Theatre and it is a steep walk to get there.

For any queries please contact:
Ruth Hammond on Plymouth 290515 or email: colinandruth@blueyonder.co.uk
Cash or cheques make payable to Plymstock & District U3A Social Account

Clicking this Link Minack Theatre will give full information.

PUT THIS DATE IN YOUR DIARY NOW - DETAILS OF THIS TRIP WILL BE ISSUED NEARER THE TIME

Wednesday 4th December - Longleat Festival of Light

The trip will include:

  • A coach tour around the safari park
  • Entry into part of the house
  • A stunning new Festival of Light display after dark

Clicking this Link Longleat Festival of Light will give full information.

40 people will be needed to make the trips viable, and it is always our intention to fill the Away Day coaches with our own members, but we will inform you if friends can be invited to fill available spaces. Other U3A groups would be considered to join us if more people are needed.

The away day trip on Monday 20th MAY to see the SS Gt BRITAIN was well attended and a great success. It was a warm and sunny day and ideal for exploring both the historic SS Great Britain and the attached "Being Brunel" museum.

The ship is kept in a dry dock so that not only can you explore the inside of it, but you can go below the water line to see the magnificent propeller in place which provided the power for what was the 1st propeller driven ship in the world.

The "Being Brunel" museum housed a lot of artefacts and plans illustrating the amazing work Brunel produced in his lifetime, which included designing and building The Royal Albert Railway Bridge across the Tamar.

A lot of people also took advantage of the sunshine and took a guided boat trip around the vast and interesting dockyard basin.

Our latest trip was on July 3rd to BICTON GARDENS.

It was a great success with 49 people coming and we had the bonus of a guided tour, in lovely summer weather, of part of the grounds by the Head Gardener/Curator. We were also told of all the conservation work they do and all the rare and endangered trees they look after.

So all in all a very interesting and educational day.

For any queries please contact:
Ruth Hammond on Plymouth 290515 or email: colinandruth@blueyonder.co.uk
Cash or cheques make payable to Plymstock & District U3A Social Account

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