Ware

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
Meetings
Wed Nov 13th The insights into a Provincial Auctioneer by Steve Lester
Steve prides himself in selling everything from cream eggs to Faberge and from Corgi cars to classic cars and most things in between!
Social Events
Fri Feb 28th 2020 Ware U3A Barn Dance
Other Events
Mon Nov 18th East Herts Slipper Swap Ware Library 10am-1pm. The event aims to help seniors prevent falls, stay safe and well for winter, and make social connections to reduce loneliness - and they get a new free pair of slippers. They are fun and social, and attendees have the opportunity to have a cup of tea, a chat and get information from local organisations. Neighbourhood Watch will also be attending to provide advice on scams etc. No booking needed just come along!

For more information visit East Herts Slipper Swap web page.
Coach Outings
Mon Nov 4th Racing at Kempton Park With a two course lunch include. Cost £50. Bookings can be taken and when final numbers are known Wendy will give you the coach price. For more details read day trips.
Sun Nov 24th
→Thu Nov 28th
Autumn break 2019 to Eastbourne: Turkey and Tinsel. Final balance due by 1 October 2019. A few twin and doubles left. Basic price £214. For details of the holiday read holidays
Thu Dec 12th Brick Lane Music Hall: (All places now sold with a waiting list)
Three course Christmas lunch followed by a Christmas show. For more information visit day trips
Tue Dec 17th Loseley Park Christmas Lunch Price £36.50 inclusive, but coach will be extra when numbers are known, with a minimum number required of 20 to run. For more information visit day trips
Wed Jan 29th 2020 Thames Cruise with afternoon tea Price £29.50; coach will be extra when exact numbers are known. 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
Mon Jun 15th 2020
→Fri Jun 19th 2020
Summer break 2020 entitled Waterways of Scotland: staying at the Radstone Hotel, Larkhall. For details of the holiday read holidays
Fri Oct 16th 2020
→Mon Oct 19th 2020
Autumn break 2020 to Wales: staying in Llandrindod Wells at the Glen Usk Hotel. For details of the holiday read holidays
Exploring London 2
Tue Nov 12th Georgian and Regency London
Tue Dec 3rd Smithfield, St. Bart's and the Museum of London
Exploring London 4
Thu Nov 7th Royal Hospital, Chelsea; walk starts at 1.30pm
Fri Dec 6th The Supreme Court. Please note this is a Friday.
Thu Jan 9th 2020 Our usual stroll to the Salisbury Arms. Please note this is the second Thursday of the month.
Garden & Countryside Interest
Thu Nov 7th We welcome Andrew Wang. His talk is entitled "Follies, both Local and National".
Thu Dec 5th We welcome Nick Dodson whose talk is on International Flowers.
History
Tue Nov 12th Harvey Watson of the Battlefield Trust speaking on the second Battle of St Albans which is a sequal to his earlier excellent talk on the first battle of St Albans.
Tue Dec 10th No meeting
Tue Jan 14th 2020 Alan Thomson- This year is the 80th anniversary of the start of the 2nd World War. The Air Raid Precautions at Ware were nearly complete by September 1939, but there were still things to do. This talk shows how this came about and how Ware coped in the first 15th months of the War.”
Pub Lunches
Wed Oct 30th Cowper Arms Hertford, SG14 2NL
Wed Dec 11th Robin Hood Tonwell SG12 0HN
Theatre Group
Wed Nov 13th 9 to 5 – The Musical, Savoy Theatre 2.30pm matinee (Sold Out)
Please contact Sue or Mabel if you want to go on the waiting list

For more information visit the Theatre Group page.
Visiting Churches
Thu Oct 24th St Mary The Virgin, Stansted Mountfitchet. Lunch venue tbc.
Tue Nov 26th St Peter, Tewin. Lunch venue tbc.
Tue Dec 10th Christmas Lunch at The Chequers, Bragbury End.
Group Leader Guidance
Tue Nov 5th Group Leaders lunch