Rayleigh Grange


Our monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month(except August) at the Rayleigh Grange Community Centre.
Doors open at 1.30 and the meeting starts at 2.00 prompt.

Priority for places on day trips and events will be given to Rayleigh Grange U3A members,
and non members will be offered places only when there is space available.
Please pay by cheque whenever possible, made payable to Rayleigh Grange U3A.
We regret that no refunds can be given unless your place can be resold.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Jun 5th 10th Anniversary Celebration. Doors open at 12.45.
Open only to members who have pre-booked. Please do not attend if you have not booked a place. Numbers are limited and no more bookings can be taken. All those who have pre-booked have places.
Wed Jul 3rd AGM. Open to Rayleigh Grange U3A members only.
Wed Aug 7th No Monthly Meeting
Wed Sep 4th Peter Lawrence Tottenham Outrage of 1909
Wed Oct 2nd Chris Truran Dabs and DNA Detects Criminals
Wed Nov 6th Lucy Lewis My Life in the Army
Wed Dec 4th Danielle Barnett Sing a Song of Christmas
Wed Jan 8th 2020 Another fun,friendly quiz with Linda and Cyril.
Date to be confirmed.
Wed Feb 5th 2020 Roger Dorking Tales From The Smithy
Wed Mar 4th 2020 Brian Carline An Amusing Account Of Our Life In Our Schools
Wed Apr 1st 2020 Deborah Brady A Female in Fleet Street my life as a former photojournalist for the national press
Wed May 6th 2020 Tony Harris Churchill
Wed Jun 3rd 2020 Mel Rees My Family and Other set backs a lighthearted look at the travails of family life delivered in a chatty style
Wed Jul 1st 2020 AGM. Open to Rayleigh Grange U3A members only.
Wed Aug 5th 2020 No monthly meeting
Wed Oct 7th 2020 Tony Harris Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant Major - World War 2 D Day
Sat Jun 8th There are still places available for our tour of the National Stud followed by an afternoon of racing at Newmarket. You are welcome to bring along friends or relations who are not U3A members on this trip (sorry no children). Please contact me to book places.
This is an opportunity to experience a Tour of the National Stud, a working thoroughbred stud farm and learn the history and purpose of the farm plus the opportunity to see some foals and yearlings as they are prepared.
See the Foaling Unit and nursery paddocks where you may see new-born foals; the superb Stallion Unit, with the opportunity to see the stallions in their paddocks or going about their daily work, as well as visiting various yards and paddocks where you can watch the mares and foals grazing and enjoying the sunshine.
After your tour, you will head to Newmarket Racecourse for a fantastic afternoon at the Races! The last race is at 5.30pm so we would expect to be leaving by 6.30pm.
We leave Rayleigh Grange at 8.30am. The price is £48 which includes coaching and driver's tip, tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival, tour of the National Stud, grandstand and paddock admission at Newmarket Racecourse, Racecard and £2 bet. There are various food outlets at the racecourse if you want to obtain lunch or you may prefer to take a picnic.
Pam Green
Social Secretary - Rayleigh Grange U3A
Thu Aug 1st Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace
Leaving Rayleigh Grange at 8am
Price £38 (includes coaching and entry to the show)
Contact Pam Green, Social Secretary, for bookings
Other Events
Thu Jun 20th Do you wear NHS hearing aids?
Free hearing aid support sessions for NHS hearing aid users at Wickford Library (it’s just off the High Street) on the third Thursday of each month from April-December 2019.
Click this link for full details Hearing Help Essex
Thu Oct 24th Cybercrime seminar Open to all members from 10am to 12.30 at Rawreth Village Hall
Technology Groups
Fri Jun 7th iPad/tablet Group next meeting 2-4pm.