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 Mar 13th Allotments and the strange people who serve them by Colin Oakes
Colin has kept allotments since 1979. He will talk about the odd things that have happened on the allotment and the growing love of life that is opened when you embrace the home grown world.
Wed Apr 10th Annual General Meeting at 1.45pm in the Wadesmill Suite, Wodson Park. If you would like to propose a special motion to be discussed at the AGM or would like a nomination form to serve on the Committee, please contact the Membership Secretary (contact details in Link). The deadline for the receipt of either of the above is Thursday 21 February 2018.
Cyber Crime by Terry Morris Advice from the Crime Prevention team on how to protect ourselves from Cyber Crime
Coach Outings
Tue Feb 19th
→Sat Feb 23rd
Spring break 2019 to Torquay: Best of British. Devonshire Hotel, Torquay. All rooms fully booked. For details of the holiday read holidays
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.
Computer eBuddy
Wed Feb 20th Buddy session at Ware College from 9.30am-11am. If interested contact Eileen Dean.
Exploring London 2
Tue Mar 12th Charming Old Islington
Exploring London 4
Thu Mar 14th (Note: 2nd Thursday) Alfred Hitchcock's London
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
Garden & Countryside Interest
Thu Mar 7th The group welcomes Doug Horton from French and Jumps, Stanstead Abbotts, who will talk on the history of malting. Visitors are very welcome, £3 which includes a cup of tea, biscuits and Male cake!
Mon Mar 11th Battle Field Trust speaker- The Ist Battle of St Albans 1455 and the start of the Wars of the Roses
Pub Lunches
Wed Feb 27th Beefeater, Ware SG12 9QB
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
Theatre Group
Thu Mar 21st Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie 2.30pm matinee at London County Hall. Full with waiting list. For more information read Theatre Group
Visiting Churches
Tue Feb 26th Waltham Abbey Church. Lunch venue to bar confirmed (Wendy Randle)
Tue Mar 26th St Alban's Cathedral. Own arrangements for lunch. (Val Worboys)