Dates for your Diary
July 2019
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 25thAmblesCircular walk from Richmond, through the park, past Ham House and along the river.

Distance – Approximately 6 miles with the chance to opt out by taking the bus back to Richmond from Petersham Road.

Leaders – Ann and Jane – Open to all members

Meet outside Richmond Rail Station at 11am. (District Line, South West Rail, Overground or 337 bus). There are toilets on the lower station concourse and loo stops on the way at Pembroke Lodge, Ham Gate and Ham Common.

You will need to bring your own refreshments/lunch as we will not be near a café at lunchtime.
August 2019

Visit to Kingston University archives to look at the Cary Ellison files.
Cary Ellison was the chief talent scout for the Spotlight Agency for actors. He toured theatres round the whole country looking at plays and actors. Amongst others he discovered Judi Dench, Leonard Rossiter and Derek Jacobi and he kept al the programmes which contain his personal notes. This is a fascinating collection.
There are still few places left.

If you want to go please email Sue Leigh at smleigh@hotmail.co.uk
Mon Aug 12thGuided Walks & VisitsWest Norwood cemetery walk
Meet at West Norwood Railway Station at 11am to walk around West Norwood Cemetery. One of the Magnificent 7 cemeteries which includes Highgate and Kensal Green.
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
Wed Sep 4thStudy DayStudy Day at Wetlands Barnes

This study day has been arranged for U3As in SWLondon. Cost £12. Includes 2 talks on the role of the WWT internationally on conservation and the work of the Wetlands at Barnes. It is followed by a guided tour of the Wetlands.

See advertisement on newsletter for details or email Sue Leigh at smleigh@hotmail.co.uk
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'
Wed Sep 18thGallery & Museum visitsFulham Palace and Gardens
The Palace Museum has been renovated; historic rooms will be open and there will be a temporary exhibition.

Meet at 11am on Putney Bridge (Fulham Palace and Bishop's Park side) at the bus stop signed Putney Bridge Gonville Street.
Leader; Joan I. Free entry
November 2019
Tue Nov 5thStudy DayThe second annual Study Day in conjunction with Roehampton University. Details of speakers, cost etc will be advised as soon as possible.
Thu Nov 7thMeetingStudy Day at Roehampton University

The theme for this year's study day is looking to aspects of society in the future from town planning to human-animal hybrids to marine wild life conservation. Details to be announced. Make a note in your diary of the date.
Sat Nov 9thStudy DayGreater London region will be holding a Music Day at Kings Place (near Kings Cross) Subject Czech music. Look out the more details in due course.

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