Rickmansworth & District


The Events page is to help with your future planning. Further details may be found in the bulletin (via the link on this page) and by contacting the Group Leader if it is a Group event. Otherwise your current newsletter will have a lot of the necessary information.

Reminder: Payment for an outing is to be made by cheque at the time of booking.

Please visit the Swimming group page to see details of the sessions being offered in conjunction with the Watford Area U3A

Dates for your Diary
July 2019
Mon Jul 22ndArt Appreciation#Meeting Venue = T.B.A.
Tue Jul 23rdMeetingTuesday Members' Monthly Meeting - "All about Diabetes". What is Diabetes? A worldwide epidemic. Colin Richards will help us understand the risk factors, the seriousness, the management and the prevention. Venue = ST. JOHN’S CHURCH HALL; BERRY LANE, RICKMANSWORTH WD3 7HG
Tue Jul 23rdTable TennisMeeting Venue = Sea Scouts Hut situated behind Our Lady’s Church Hall at 10:00 am
Wed Jul 24thPhilosophyMeeting at 2pm in St John’s Catholic Church Hall, Berry Lane, WD3 7HQ.
Wed Jul 24thOpera AppreciationNo meeting.
Fri Jul 26thLondon Walks"The Other Royals" - Exploring George and Albert - Please see the "Next London Walk" page For joining instructions.
August 2019
Thu Aug 1stGardeningGroup outing to RHS Hyde Hall
Mon Aug 5thCyclingBrian S will be leading our August short ride. Details to follow.
Thu Aug 8thMeetingThursday Members Monthly Meeting - "The Bloodrunners" - John McCombe will describe the work of SERV Herts & Beds (“The Bloodrunners”) who deliver blood, human donor milk and hospice requirements, using volunteers on motorcycles and in cars, and who pay their own costs. - Venue = T.B.A
Thu Aug 15thArchitectureNO MEETING
Tue Aug 20thCyclingOur August long ride will take us to Hughenden Manor. Starting at Great Missenden station our 22 mile ride will take us through picturesque Chilterns scenery and lovely villages to Hughenden Manor where we can enjoy refreshments in the National Trust café. Our return to Great Missenden skirts High Wycombe before following country lanes back to the start.
Tue Aug 27thMeetingTuesday Members' Monthly Meeting - "The History of High Wycombe Chair Making". Robert and Christine Bishop have opened a Chair Making Museum and Art Gallery at Kraft Village in Grafton Street. Chair making was at its height in 1875 – come and hear about the work of the Bodgers, Benchmen and Framers.. Venue = ST. JOHN’S CHURCH HALL; BERRY LANE, RICKMANSWORTH WD3 7HG
Fri Aug 30thLondon WalksRegents Street - Monarchs, Menagerie and Mobs - THIS IS THE 100TH WALK with Colin! - Please see the "London Walks" page For joining instructions - Great Portland Street - Metropolitan Line
September 2019
Mon Sep 2ndCyclingOur September short ride is a 13 mile delightful ride through quiet lanes, woods, towpaths & cycle paths. The ride starts at Sarratt, heads through Chipperfield and Chandlers Cross before entering Whippendell Wood and descending to the canal towpath. We follow the towpath to Croxley Green and then head towards Loudwater and back to the Cricketers at Sarratt.
Thu Sep 12thMeetingThursday Members Monthly Meeting - "The Ridgeway" - Today we are going to learn of the history and wildlife of one of Britain’s most ancient paths as John Tyler makes a return visit to our Thursday meeting.- Venue = T.B.A
Tue Sep 17thCyclingOur September long ride is a 23 mile ride to Wendover Woods. The ride starts at Chesham station. We head north and leave Chesham on Vale Road on quiet lanes in lovely countryside along lanes lined with hedges and others with views over open country. We head towards Wendover where we will stop at the Café in the Woods for refreshments. We return via South Heath to our starting point.
Thu Sep 19thArchitectureA trip to London, details to be advised.
Tue Sep 24thMeetingTuesday Members' Monthly Meeting - "Hertfordshire, through the eyes of a Chairman of our C C". Frances Button, a member of Rickmansworth U3A, will give us a short introduction to how the County works and the Chairman’s role, followed by lots of photos and anecdotes. Venue = T.B.A.
Fri Sep 27thLondon WalksGolders Green - Woolfe and Wigs - Please see the "London Walks" page For joining instructions - Golders Green Station - Northern Line.
Mon Sep 30th
→Sun Oct 6th
HolidayTrip to Lisbon & The Silver Coast. - Flyers giving more information will be available at the Monthly Meetings.
October 2019
Mon Oct 7thCyclingOctober Short Ride
Thu Oct 10thMeetingThursday Members Monthly Meeting - "The Last Bolshevik" - Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, a far more likeable and compassionate figure than most of his comrades, fell in Stalin’s purge of 1938. Andy Gibbs, from the British Schools Museum in Hitchin, will tell us more.
Tue Oct 15thCyclingOctober Long Ride
Mon Oct 28thLondon WalksWestminster’s Other Side - Please see the "London Walks" page For joining instructions - St James Park Station - Circle and District Line.
November 2019
Mon Nov 4thCyclingNovember Short Ride
Sun Nov 10th
→Tue Nov 12th
HolidayN.B. SOLD OUT - Thursford Christmas Spectacular- holiday in Norfolk, travelling via the famous Suffolk Constable country villages.
Tue Nov 19thCyclingNovember Long Ride.
December 2019
Mon Dec 2ndLondon WalksStoke Newington - Shy and Sly - Please see the "London Walks" page For joining instructions - Manor House Tube Station - Piccadilly Line.
Tue Dec 10thSocialRU3A 2019 Christmas Lunch at West Herts Golf Club 12 noon for 12:30 pm
Thu Dec 12thOutingChristmas Lights London - Coach trip and limited walking.