Dates for your Diary
May 2019
Thu May 23rdAmbles Barnes Bridge to Putney Bridge, via Chiswick House

Meet at 10.30 at Barnes Bridge Station (trains from Clapham Junction and Putney).

Walk led by Joan I.
We’ll walk across the bridge and on mainly pedestrian-only paths to Chiswick House, and follow a route around some of the 65 acres of restored gardens. We’ll have a coffee and loo break at Chiswick House, and then follow the Thames Path downstream towards Putney. For those wanting to walk a total of four miles, Hammersmith Bridge would be a good drop out point – ten minutes walk to Hammersmith Underground and buses. Carrying on along the river to Putney Bridge will make the amble a little under six miles in total. (Plenty of places to stop for a packed lunch, and loos, in Bishop’s Park, just before Putney Bridge)
Thu May 30thMeetingThe History of Knitting A talk by U3A member Penny Ryan

To be held at the Penfold centre at the rear of the Southside shopping centre, opposite King George's Park. Time to be confirmed.
June 2019
Mon Jun 3rdGuided Walks & VisitsCity Gardens in early summer. This is a continuation of our very popular City Gardens tour from last summer. We will be taking a different route this time. The walk is led again by City and gardens guide Alice Merino. Meet at the City information Centre opposite St. Paul's Cathedral at 11am cost is £8.

Please contact Helen if you wish to attend any of these walks by clicking on the pigeon icon.
Mon Jun 10thGuided Walks & VisitsHighgate walk. Meet outside Highgate tube station at 11am.
Mon Jun 17thMeetingThe speaker is Colin Lomas and he will be speaking about the architect Rennie McIntosh

At the Penfold Centre at 2pm.
Penfold is at the back of the Wandsworth Town shopping centre and opposite King George's park.
Wed Jun 19thGallery & Museum visits​Museum of Army Music at Kneller Hall

​A chance to visit the museum before the building is sold at the end of the year. Displays include instruments, manuscripts, uniforms, medals, photographs and paintings.
Meet at Twickenham Station at 1.45pm
​Leader: Andy C
​Entry: £6
Thu Jun 27thAmbles Box Hill and Westhumble to Dorking

Walk Leader: Gill F.

Details tbc (This Amble was originally planned for July 2018, but had to be cancelled because of the very hot weather)
July 2019
Mon Jul 8thGuided Walks & VisitsWest Norwood Cemetery walk. Meet outside West Norwood railway station at 11am.
Mon Jul 15thMeetingThe speaker will be David Allen, talk will be "Black Teeth and Dirty Fingernails",life for the very poor in Victorian Britain

At the Penfold Centre at 2pm.
Penfold is at the back of the Wandsworth Town shopping centre and opposite King George's park.
Wed Jul 17thGallery & Museum visitsWellcome Collection: as well as the permanent collection there is a temporary exhibition. "Smoke & Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic".
​Meet at the exit barrier, Warren Street Underground Station at 11am.
Leader: Joan. Free entry.
Thu Jul 25thAmblesRichmond – Park, Ham House and River Circular Walk

Walk Leaders: Ann and Jane

Details tbc
August 2019
Thu Aug 15thOutingShri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden A Visit to the First Hindu Temple in Europe, which is a masterpiece of traditional Indian workmanship opened in 1995.

Meet in the Temple entrance 11.30 for tour 1145. Please note the temple has airline type security and large bags have to be left in special area in the car park. Once inside the Temple footwear must be removed, there are indoor slippers available. The Temple also has dress code as one would expect of a religious establishment.

Nearest stations Wembley Park then 206 bus or Harlesden then 206/224 both buses stop outside the Temple. No charge but there is a small exhibition with nominal charge of £1.50 (Seniors) There is restaurant and cafe attached to the Temple
Mon Aug 19thOutingA day to trip to the lovely city of St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Founded by the Romans, after they left it became a significant Anglo Saxon town. The abbey was built in the 8th century during the medieval period.

Modern day St. Albans still has a cathedral (the abbey), a Roman museum (The Verulanium), a 15th century clock tower, the only medieval clock tower surviving in England and a Scheduled Ancient Monument, £1 entry fee.

Pick up at 9.30am outside the Penfold Centre at the back of Southside shopping centre.
The bus will return at 5.30pm. Note, there are no toilets on the bus but the toilets in the Penfold centre will be available for use before the trip starts. The journey will take about 90 minutes.
September 2019
Mon Sep 16thMeetingMonthly Meeting 2pm - 4pm

Carol Rahn will give a talk on Battersea Children in Wartime.

As usual we'll meet at The Penfold Centre, 1 Neville Gill Close - SW18 4TJ (Behind Southside Shopping Centre, facing King George'

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