Events and Outings

Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month (except August) in the Wadesmill Suite at Wodson Park Sports and Leisure Centre, Wadesmill Road, Ware, SG12 0UQ.

The doors open at 1.15pm with the talk starting at 1.45pm. After the talk, refreshments are served and there is an opportunity to book an outing, speak to some of the group leaders, browse the book stall, etc.

If you are not yet a member of Ware U3A, you are more than welcome to join us at one of the monthly meetings; we make a small charge of £2 which is deducted from the membership fee if you decide to join.

Wodson Park is located on the northern edge of Ware. To get there:

• Car - Sat Nav SG12 0UQ will lead you directly to their car park

• Public transport - Bus route 331 has stops outside Wodson Park; bus routes 383, 384, M1 and M2 all stop in nearby Quincey Road. However, if you have difficulty using public transport, we may be able to organise a lift. Please send us a message to see if we can arrange something for you.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Apr 10th Annual General Meeting at 1.45pm in the Wadesmill Suite, Wodson Park. Cyber Crime by Terry Morris Advice from the Crime Prevention team on how to protect ourselves from Cyber Crime
Coach Outings
Thu Apr 4th Copped Hall: Guided tour of the house and grounds finishing off with tea / coffee and cake. Price £25 inclusive. For more information visit day trips
Wed Apr 24th Historic Essex: We will visit Cressing Temple Barns, Maldon Hythe Quay and have an exclusive guided tour within Layer Marney Tower. Full with a waiting list to be started. For more information visit day trips.
Fri Jun 7th National Trust Osterley Park and House: Price £20 for National Trust members, £31.20 for non members. For more information visit day trips
Mon Jun 24th
→Fri Jun 28th

Summer break 2019 to the Lake District: Damson Dene 3*** Hotel, half board. All rooms fully booked. For details of the holiday read holidays

Sun Nov 24th
→Thu Nov 28th
Autumn break 2019 to Eastbourne: Turkey and Tinsel. For details of the holiday read holidays
Thu Dec 12th Brick Lane Music Hall: Three course Christmas lunch followed by a Christmas show. For more information visit day trips
Wed Feb 19th 2020
→Sun Feb 23rd 2020
Spring break for 2020 is to Llandudno: staying at Daish's Somerset Hotel, half board. For details of the holiday read holidays
Local U3As
Fri Mar 22nd
→Sun Mar 24th
Hertford and District U3A World War 1 Study Tour of the WW1 battlefields Cost (including Euroturnnel crossing) £364 plus single supplement if required. They have some spaces available on this nostalgic and fascinating tour which they are happy to offer to all local U3A groups. For more information contact Wynne Tranter via email or visit Hertford and District U3A website.
Exploring London 4
Thu Apr 4th Wapping Tales
Thu Jun 6th Monuments to Murder
Thu Jul 4th Royal Medicine
Thu Aug 1st Eccentric London
Thu Sep 5th The Crown
Thu Oct 3rd Railways Literary and Learning
Tue Apr 9th A talk by John Wing on the subject of Ware Priory Building - with a particular emphasis on the restoration of 1993/4 and what that taught us about its history.
Tue May 14th A talk by Martin Mulcahy on "Two Hundred Years of Social Housing 1786 - 1986"
This will be an illustrated talk covering Model Villages, Housing Associations, Municipal Action and Slum Clearance, The Garden City Movement,Council Housing, The Second World War, New Towns, 1980's Legislation.
Pub Lunches
Wed Mar 27th The Goat, Hertford Heath SG13 7RT
Wed Apr 24th Plume and Feathers, Tewin AL6 0LX
Wed May 29th The Candlesticks, Essendon, Hatfield AL9 6BA
Wed Jun 26th Galley Hall, Hailey SG13 7NY
Wed Jul 31st Kings Mead, Ware SG12 9LE
Wed Aug 28th The White Horse, Hertford SG14 1HH
Wed Sep 25th Robin Hood, Tonwell SG12 0HN
Visiting Churches
Tue Mar 26th St Alban's Cathedral. Own arrangements for lunch. (Val Worboys)