Dates for your Diary
February 2024
Thu Feb 22ndAmblers ThursdayA circular walk from Boxford centre to Stone Street and return.
Meeting at 10.15am for 10.30 start at the former White Hart Public House, Broad St Boxford, CO10 5DX. Parking may be possible at the pub, alternatively street parking in the village.
A walk of just over 3 miles with undulating countryside and views towards orchards and Stoke by Nayland.
Areas can be muddy so boots are advisable. There are four stiles some steep, also short distances of road walking.
Walk leaders Ian & Janet Cruttenden 07905 051903
Fri Feb 23rdFilmFilm Group – meets on the last Friday of the month at 2pm at The Christopher Centre, 10 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury CO10 2EU.
We will be looking to show : ‘Le Havre’ starring Andre Wilms, Kati Outinen and Jean-Pierre Darroussin.
This is a French Film with English subtitles.
Marcel Marx, formerly both a bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the post city of Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife, Arletty, his favorite bar and his low income profession as a shoe shiner. As Arletty suddenly becomes seriously ill, Marcel’s path crosses with that of an underage illegal immigrant from Africa. Marcel and friendly neighbours and other townspeople help to hide him from the police. The police inspector may,or may not, be hot on their heels.
Tue Feb 27thMeetingAnnual General Meeting Tuesday 27th February, 10 am at the Sudbury Rugby Club Whittome field,
Great Cornard, Sudbury CO10 0GB
Travel instructions by car on the Noticeboard.
Followed by The name on the bag 2nd Lieutenant Clyde R Simmons: The speaker is Anne Grimshaw
Coffee & Tea afterwards.
March 2024
Tue Mar 5thAmblers TuesdayStoke by Nayland
Meet at the Recreation Ground Car Park, School Lane, Stoke by Nayland CO6 4QY, from 10.15 for 10.30am start.
A figure of eight walk of 3.7 miles within sight of Stoke by Nayland Church.
This is an undulating walk with a couple of steepish slopes rewarded by some fine views.
There are some steps, 2 stiles and some road walking along School Lane and quiet by-roads.
Walk leaders: Janet and Ian Cruttenden: 07905 051903
Mon Mar 11thWalkingGreat & Little Cornard
Circular walk through undulating countryside with many great views of the surrounding area.
Approx 5 miles.
Meet at the Country Park and Cornard FC car park in Blackhouse Lane, GreatCornard, CO10 0NL 09.45 for a 10.00 start.
Walk leader Brian Orton 07508 093631
Full details nearer the time
Wed Mar 20thMeetingCoffee mornings are held on the third Wednesday of each month.
They give an opportunity to meet committee and Sudbury u3a members in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Everyone is welcome - whether you are a long established member or one who has just joined us.
Non-members are always welcome as it gives a chance to find out exactly what the u3a has to offer - no pressure just coffee and a chat.
Venue: The Friends Meeting House, 22 Friars Street, Sudbury. CO10 2AA. Start time:
10:00am, finish around 11:30am.
If you would like any further information please contact myself or any committee member.
I look forward to welcoming you.
Ian Mathews
07471 211347
Location picture of Friends meeting house in Friars Street, on the noticeboard.
Thu Mar 21stMeetingNew Members' Meeting - 2 to 4pm at Sudbury Town Hall.

This meeting is designed to help you get the most from your membership so come and meet the Committee and some group leaders in the Assembly Room, Sudbury Town Hall (the room is upstairs - there is a lift) where we will be on hand with cake, tea or coffee.

Official invites will be sent out toward the end of February.

For more information contact vice-chair, Ian Mathews. 07471211347
Fri Mar 22ndFilmFilm Group – meets on the last Friday of the month at 2pm at The Christopher Centre, 10 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury CO10 2EU.
We will be looking to show : a week earlier than the last Friday in the month due to Easter:‘The Shawshank Redemption’ starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. It is 1947 and the film tells the story of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), a successful banker in Maine who is convicted for the murders of his wife and her lover, a golf pro. Since the state of Maine has no death penalty, he is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences and sent to the notoriously harsh Shawshank Prison.
This film, however, runs for 2 hours and 22 minutes.
Tue Mar 26thMeetingTuesday 26th March 2024, 10 am at the Sudbury Rugby Club Whittome field, Great Cornard, Sudbury CO10 0GB
Travel instructions by car on the Noticeboard.
The speaker is Alison Dickens : Strange tales from the Dust
Discoveries beneath the choir stalls in Kings College Chapel.
Coffee & Tea afterwards.
Thu Mar 28thAmblers ThursdayA circular walk around Pebmarsh.
Meeting at 10.15am for 10.30am start at Pebmarsh Village Hall, The Street, Pebmarsh CO9 2NH. Parking £1 per car.
The walk is just 3.2 miles with no stiles, mainly field edge walking which takes in the old lake and across a 100 acre field which will be muddy if the sheep are still in it. Undulating countryside with three short stretches of road walking.
Boots are advised.
Walk leader Paul Tetley 01787 269466
April 2024
Tue Apr 23rdMeetingTuesday 23rd April 2024, 10 am at the Sudbury Rugby Club Whittome field, Great Cornard, Sudbury CO10 0GB
Travel instructions by car on the Noticeboard.

The speaker is Fran Sandham : Stanley & Doctor Livingstone.

Coffee & Tea afterwards.
September 2024
Sun Sep 8thHolidays

Here is some information about our 2024 trip to Berlin.
To ensure that you receive Holiday messages you need to be a member of the Holiday Group.
Please contact Jane Crumpton-Taylor 01787 460277 or to join us.

Single and twin and double rooms are available for this unique trip

Here are more details.

Travel by coach from Sudbury to Berlin via Cologne and returning via Aachen

Main Hotel: 4 Star Park Inn Hotel Alexander Platz, Berlin (6 nights)

Overnight Hotels: 4 Star The H+ Hotel Koln Hurth, Hurth, Cologne outbound and 3 Star Art Hotel Aachen inbound

Departure Date: Sunday 8th September 2024 from Sudbury (probably with the usual pick up locations around town) Times tba

Duration total: 9 Days / 8 nights (2 at overnight hotels)

Cost: £1,941 Per person. No single supplements. This is an inclusive cost and includes entrances, tours, guides and a 3 day Berlin travel pass, breakfast and evening meals.

Insurance: Optional extra - £23 per person

Deposits: £60 Per person

Proposed allocation: 19 Singles, 15 Doubles/Twins

Passports: Full Passport is required with at least 6 months validity prior to travel date.

Included: Buffet breakfast and evening dinner with tea/coffee to follow. Return ferry crossings. 49 Seater coach (from Sudbury direct to resort – no changing coaches, no interchange area). Excursions as per itinerary. Entrances/visits to… guided city tour of Cologne, guided orientation tour of Berlin, guided visit of Hohenschonhausen Memorial Museum, guided visit of the modernist housing estates, 3 Day Berliner Welcome Card, coach visit with guide to Bauhaus at Dessau, guided visit of the Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, guided visit and entrance to the Jewish Museum, restaurant dinner in Aachen, guided tour of Aachen, services of a ‘just for groups’ courier throughout the holiday, and porterage**.

**At this time porterage is being provided by all hotels. Some hotels are still changing their minds about porterage due to Covid and staffing concerns. We will obviously do our utmost to encourage hotels to provide porterage.

Not included- drivers and other tips

Contact Jane for a full itinerary

Jane Crumpton-Taylor