Preston Park

General Meetings, Outings & Other Events

General Meetings are held monthly, normally on the 1st Thursday of the month, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. There is a charge of £1.50 payable on the door. The General Meetings are usually held in Knoyle Hall next to St. John's Church in Knoyle Road, sometimes if the hall is unavailable in the Church itself. But check the list below for any changes. Refreshments are served at the end of the meeting. Besides any U3A business and announcements, there is usually a main speaker on a topic of general interest to members, which is publicised in advance.

Trips and outings are arranged by several Interest Groups, current arrangements are listed below. Members can book at our monthly General Meetings or by downloading a booking form from the individual Interest Group's page, but please read the important note below about booking conditions.

Classical Music Concert Visits are organised by Julia Clark. See the Interest Groups page for contact details and a link below to an on-line booking form. See below for the latest information.

Heritage Visiting Group Contact John Colman for availability. See the Interest Groups page for contact details and a link to an on-line booking form. See below for the latest information.

Social Outings See the Interest Groups page for contact details and a link to an on-line booking form. See below for the latest information.

Theatre Visits Contact Maureen Dickson for availability. See the Interest Groups page for contact details and a link to an on-line booking form. See below for the latest information.

U3A Holidays are occasionally arranged by individual members. See the Interest Groups page for contact details and below for the latest information.

BOOKING CONDITIONS - Please Note:
A non-returnable deposit may be required when you make a booking.
All payments, deposit and full cost, must be by cheque, cash payments cannot be accepted (cheques must be made out to Preston Park U3A no.2 Account).
A Booking Form must be completed for each event.
It is the member's responsibility to ensure payments are made by due date.

It may be helpful to U3A Members wishing to synchronise their diaries to view the lists below in date order. This can be done by tapping the ‘blue’ sentence below. Display events in date order. The page will return to its normal configuration on closure.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Sep 3rd Esther Dawson: Ridgeview Winery
Thu Oct 1st Ian Gledhill “Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside” - a history of seaside entertainment.
Thu Nov 5th Michael Blencowe - Sussex Wildlife Trust.
HERITAGE VISITING GROUP
Fri Sep 25th Buckingham Palace State Rooms. Meet at Brighton Station at 0940 for 1003 service to Victoria (in groups of 3 or more). 20 minute walk to Palace. Self guided tour at 1200 of state rooms ending about 1400. Return rail not valid between 1615 and 1915.
The Royal Palaces have CANCELLED this visit. Those booked to go on this trip will receive a refund of their entry ticket payment via the Treasurer in the next week.
Fri Oct 9th Hever Castle via Speldhurst Church. By coach pick ups at 09.00-09.15. A guided talk of Speldhurst Church with its Burne-Jones windows on the way to Hever Castle & Gardens, the home of the Boleyn family. Back in Brighton about 18.00. Cost £28.
CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS.
Fri Oct 23rd Supreme Court of United Kingdom (4th Visit), Parliament Square, London by rail in groups to London Bridge & tube. Meet at Brighton Station (not Preston Park) at 0845 for 0902 train. 1100-1200 Guided tour of Supreme Court. Return at time of own choosing. Cost £23.
CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS
Fri Nov 13th Glyndebourne Backstage Tour. By car sharing. Arrive for coffee & pastry at 10.00, tour at 10.15 finishing about 10.45-12.00.
CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS
Fri Nov 27th City of London Guildhall including Great Hall (if open), Art Gallery, Library, Roman Amphitheatre, City of London Police Museum & St Lawrence Jewry Wren Church. Meet at Brighton Station 0938 or Preston Park at 0942. Rail to London Bridge. Walk over bridge for 1 mile into city or bus and short walk. Now booking, cheque dated 1/6/2020 please. Cost £13.
CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS
U3A ANNUAL SPRING BREAK
Fri May 7th 2021
→Tue May 11th 2021
PPU3A SPRING BREAK 7 - 11 May 2021

GARDENS OF DEVON

A 5 day tour, tailor made for PPU3A by Brightwater Holidays, staying at the Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torquay

8 fabulous visits: EAST LOMBROOK, home of Margaret Fish of English Cottage Gardening, GREENWAY, home of Agatha Christie, COLETON FISHACRE, home of the D'Oyly Carte family, THE GARDEN HOUSE, WILDSIDE GARDEN, COTEHELE (NT), RHS ROSEMOOR & BUCKFAST ABBEY.

Cost £665.pp (£120 s/s) includes: comfortable coaching throughout, accommodation, dinner, bed & breakfast, and accompanied throughout by David MacLennan our Brightwater Tour Manager.
£100 Deposit to secure booking. (places limited to 30 travellers)

For full brochure and booking form email : ann.kerrison@ntlworld.com