Wellingborough & District




January meeting

This month 146 members came to the meeting to see a short play produced by the U3A Amateur Dramatics Group, and then take part in a quiz hosted by our Chairman Bob and Membership Secretary Jayne.

How to Marry The Minister

The play was 'How to Marry The Minister' by May Kramer, and succeeded in raising laughs from the audience, though maybe not all were intentional. Three scheming women tried their best to circumvent the secretary of the recently divorced vicar to entice him into a new marriage. A special thanks went to Joyce Follows, who stepped into the part of Brenda at very short notice, following the withdrawal of a cast member due to ill-health.

Bob & Jayne

The quiz was a very entertaining selection of questions of different levels of difficulty. The biggest controversy was over the name of Barney Rubble's wife (Betty, NOT Wilma).


The raffle took £175 and the star prize was the popular £50.00 M&S voucher again


Dear U3A members,

You will have seen in the latest In Touch newsletter that a big Network event is taking place next year (the “Network” is all of the U3As in Northamptonshire).

Wellingborough U3A is hosting this event at the United Reformed Church on Thursday 23rd April, and it is going to be a talk by popular author and public speaker Gervase Phinn. It promises to be a really great afternoon, and tickets will be required; more information will follow, regarding the cost and how to obtain tickets. (There is even talk of cake for this auspicious event, so mark the date on your calendar; if you attended our November meeting you will know that the cakes we supplied were sublime. We promise you will not be disappointed, so do come along – Thursday 23rd April – make a note now!!!)

We hope to see lots of you there, and you will have the opportunity to meet many other members from the 13 (soon to be 14) U3As across our county.


Non Fiction Book Group

The Non Fiction Book Group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month 2.15 - 4.00pm
January is our planning meeting. New ideas for reading welcome.
Are you a non-Fiction reader? Are you interested in Travel, History, Biographies etc. The group will meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at the Group Leaders home. Members would need to commit to buying the books we will be reading on Kindle or online.
Details can be found on the groups list or contact the Groups Co-ordinator.

The Crochet Group

The Crochet group is looking for new members. It takes place every Tuesday from 10.00 - 12.00. The group is suitable for beginners or the more experienced. Details can be found on the groups list or contact the Groups Co-ordinator.

Walking Football

Is there anybody interested in joining a walking football group, if you are please contact Julie, Groups Coordinator


Don't Forget

Please remember to bring your plastic membership cards with you and have them ready for scanning so we can get you in more promptly. When you renew your membership this year you will not get a new card so please look after your existing card.


Digital Projector

The digital projector is currently kept by the Web Co-ordinator, Sue Burrell. If any group leaders would like to borrow the projector please contact Sue.

Remember to check the Groups pages and the Events page for the latest information.