Wellingborough & District



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.


December meeting

This month 220 members attended our meeting to enjoy mulled wine and mince pies, and a concert from the Welly Ukes.

Welly Ukes

We heard a wonderful selection of (mostly) nostalgic tunes in the first part, and many of us were able to join in the singing. As the Welly Ukes took a break some of the committee members entertained us with talks, games and jokes, before the Welly Ukes returned with more sing-along music, finishing with some Christmas songs and carols.


The raffle took £224 and the star prize was the popular £50.00 M&S voucher again


2020 Calendar

The Art Group has produced a very attractive calendar again this year. There are still a few left, at just £5 - if you would like to buy one, please contact Pete Burnett.


Bridge For Beginners

This group is intended for those interested in learning how to play Bridge. The group will meet on the second and fourth Thursdays from 2.00 - 4.00 at the group leader's home. For further details, please contact the Wellingborough U3A Groups Co-ordinator via the contact page on the Wellingborough U3A website.

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.