Wendover Buckinghamshire


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Dates for your Diary
September 2019
Mon Sep 23rdUkuleleUkulele Class 2.00pm - 4.00pm - St. Mary's Centre
Tue Sep 24thArchitecture"To make a museum: the fulfilment of Walter's ambition." Talk by guest speaker.
The story behind the Tring Natural History Museum, Walter Rothschild and the architect William Huckvale.
Tue Sep 24thDramaNext Drama Meeting at Barbara's Home 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Wed Sep 25thWalking GroupSummer Special
Wooburn to Bourne End Meet in the car park at Wooburn Park, Town Lane, Wooburn Green, Bucks, HP10 0JA . SU91037 87858 ready to leave at 10am
A circular walk from Wooburn Green via Flatwell Heath, Little Marlow and Cookham. !0 miles with some hills and stiles.
Please bring a packed lunch and drink to eat by the River Thames.
Leader SE
Thu Sep 26thWalking GroupPLANNING MEETING – 3 pm Wendover Library Room
Please come and help put together our programme of walks and events for Autumn/Winter 2019. If you cannot attend please pass any ideas to Moira or Judy by email or ‘phone beforehand.
Thu Sep 26thStrollersMarsworth
Meet and park at The Anglers Retreat, Startops End, Marsworth, Tring, HP23 4LJ for a 2½ to 2¾ mile flat walk. From the reservoirs down part of the Wendover Arm to the Grand Union canal and back to The Anglers Retreat for Lunch. Leaders: PA & AP
Thu Sep 26thComputers BeginnersLast Thursday of the Month iPad Group
Meeting at 2pm in the Convenors home

Sing is a 2016 American computer-animated juke-box musical comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. Directed and written by Garth Jennings it stars the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, and Tori Kelly.

The film is about a group of anthropomorphic animals that enter a singing competition, hosted by a koala who is trying to save his theatre.
Fri Sep 27thComputers BeginnersLast Friday of the Month iPad Group
Meeting at 2pm in the Convenors home
Sat Sep 28thRail RoversVisit to Dover, Rye or Hastings.

Depart from Wendover Railway station at 8.30 am, travelling via Amersham, St Pancras to (High Speed Train) Ashford then on to Dover or Hastings

Return 7-30 pm.

Cost between £32 and £35.
October 2019
Wed Oct 2ndMain MeetingThe London Underground
Tony Earle
Thu Oct 3rdWalking GroupTBA
Leader PL
Tue Oct 8thArchaeologyCoins and Artefacts - Talk by John Hill
Thu Oct 10thGardening 32 - 4pm
please note change of subject and venue
Winter Hanging Baskets - at Jenny F's home
Mon Oct 14thDiscovering WildflowersTBA
Mon Oct 14thChurches & CathedralsNO MEETING ON THIS DATE
Mon Oct 14thUkuleleUkulele Class 2.00pm - 4.00pm - St. Mary's Centre
Tue Oct 15thWalking GroupLittle Missenden. Meet at The Red Lion, Little Missenden, (HP7 0RB,) for a 4 mile walk, past church, cross A413, cross over the railway line in the direction of Great Missenden, through woods and open country side up to Hyde Heath. Descend to A413 at Amersham end of village.
Leader PH
Wed Oct 16thChurches & CathedralsNOTE: CHANGE OF DAY AND DATE

Visit to St Albans Cathedral - details to follow
Wed Oct 16thDiscussion 1At Rita Fermor's - Free for All
Mon Oct 21stGardening 1TBA Leader BG
Tue Oct 22ndArchitectureWalking tour of St Pancras and Kings Cross.
Free tour. Walking 1.5 hours

Depart Wendover Station at 9.10am. Tour at 11 am. Guided walk by local expert around the development at Coal Drops Yard, viewing new plus industrial buildings and learning about the history of the site.
See the Heatherwick Studios design and marvel at the "Kissing" roofs!

After lunch we will go on another guided tour this time featuring St Pancras station.(£13) Cheques payable to Wendover U3A

TOUR FULL Please contact convenor in order to add your name to the reserve list.

Details from Judy and Jenny S
Thu Oct 24thStrollersWendover Woods
Details to follow. Lunch in the Cafe. Leaders: LL & PW
Mon Oct 28thUkuleleUkulele Class 2.00pm - 4.00pm - St. Mary's Centre
Tue Oct 29thTravel TeamThe Mansion House visit has been cancelled and a proposed visit to Crossness Pumping Station has been postponed due to difficulty with timings.

Therefore there will be no day visits in October.
Wed Oct 30thWine Appreciation7.30pm St Anne' Hall BACK TO BASICS. Presenter: Derek. Buffet:Thalia & Beryl
November 2019


A romantic adventure fantasy film. Based on Neil Gaiman’s 1999 novel of the same name, the film features an ensemble cast led by Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Jason Flemyng, Mark Strong, Rupert Everett, Ricky Gervais, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Peter O’Toole, with narration by Ian McKellen.
Fri Nov 1stTheatre LocalCarole, featuring songs from the Carole King songbook. Aylesbury Waterside, £22.25
Wed Nov 6thMain MeetingTapestry- A programme of music songs and poems

An entertaining musical Tapestry of vocal and instrumental enjoyment, songs, monologues, poems and comedy.
Thu Nov 7thWalking GroupTBA
Leader JE
Thu Nov 7thTheatre LocalNativity the Musical. Feel good, funny and full of joy a group of children in a challenging primary school attempt to put on the best Nativity play they can, a musical version. Aylesbury Waterside. Matinee at 1.30pm, £19.
Mon Nov 11thChurches & CathedralsVisit to All Saints,Marlow & St Peter's Bisham - to be confirmed
Mon Nov 11thUkuleleUkulele Class 2.00pm - 4.00pm - St. Mary's Centre -no Steve as away need someone to open and close
Tue Nov 12thArchaeologyAncient Gardens - Talk by John Yabsley
Thu Nov 14thGardening 3Using our produce - venue tbc.
Mon Nov 18thGardening 1Annual Meeting commencing at 2pm in the Cricket Club Witchell followed by a power point presentation by John Yabsley on Hotel Cordial Botanic Garden - Moyen Playa Gran Canaria. Leader MLC
Tue Nov 19thArchitectureFunctional architecture Tour of ARLA.
Aston Clinton. 10 am tour in connection with our theme on Functional architecture. Numbers limited.
Contact Helen - convenor
Wed Nov 20thDiscussion 1At Gwynne Jenkins' - TBA - John Currell


Dunkirk is a 2017 war film written, directed, and produced by Christopher Nolan that depicts the Dunkirk evacuation of World War II. Its ensemble cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy
Mon Nov 25thArchitectureU3A study day - The architecture of London. RIBA course exploring the changing face of London's built envirohment - from the perfect symmetry and proportions of the Georgian era to today's glass towers.
Key themes for study include Georgian architecture, the "Long 18th century", Victorian London, 20th century modernism and architectural photography.

See Third Age Trust magazine or u3a.org.uk/events
Mon Nov 25thUkuleleUkulele Class 2.00pm - 4.00pm - St. Mary's Centre
Tue Nov 26thArchitectureTowering buildings.
Just a Minute presentations by the group.
From Scottish brochs, Eiffel and the leaning Tower of Pisa to the Shard! Learn about the scientific advances contributing to the construction of the world's tallest buildings.
Fri Nov 29thTheatre LocalMy Mountain Life by Simon Yates. Best known for his role in Joe Simpson’s Touching the Void, one of the most accomplished exploratory mountaineers gives an illustrated lecture of the most remote and rarely explored mountain ranges of the world. Aylesbury Waterside, £17.25
December 2019
Mon Dec 2ndTravel TeamWinchester Cathedral and Christmas Fair cost £23

pick up:Bedgrove Layby 8.30
Ashbrook 8.40 The George 8.45

Guided tour of Cathedral then free time to visit the Christmas Fair.

Fifteen centuries of English history lie behind the massive Cathedral you see today. It stands at the heart of historic Winchester, once the seat of Anglo-Saxon and Norman royal power, on the site of an early Christian church and has been a place of worship ever since.

The Christmas Market is inspired by traditional German Christmas markets. The pretty wooden chalets are situated in the Cathedral’s historic Close surrounding an open-air real ice rink.

Leaving Winchester at 3.30pm

Full - waiting list

Contact Travel Team M.R to book
Tue Dec 3rdOtherThames Valley Network Christmas Concert by the Brandenburg Singers at 2.00 pm St James Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, London W2 3UD

Your Christmas celebrations start here. Our concert, including popular carols, Christmas music, audience participation and seasonal readings will send you home singing. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served in the interval and there will be an address on an item of interest.

Bob Porter, Musical Director of the Brandenburg Singers, studied at the Guildhall School of Music and he has worked with every major professional orchestra in London. He is a Freeman of the City of London and is passionate about Choral Music, cricket, red wine and jazz.

The Brandenburg Choir is a rich and experienced group of musicians, drawn from choral societies, gospel choirs, cappella ensembles and chamber singers.

St James Church is the second building on the present site. The foundation stone of the present building was laid in 1882 by Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. Two years later, Oscar Wilde married Constance Lloyd in the completed church. During the second world war St James suffered considerable damage and it was reopened in 1958 by the Duchess of Kent. The present organ is one of the finest in any parish church.

The church is within walking distance of Paddington Main Line and Tube stations The concert will begin at 2:00 pm and will finish at approximately 4:15 pm. Tickets are £19.50 to include the concert, mulled wine and mince pies.

For further information call 01491 825864
Wed Dec 4thMain MeetingThe Transformation of St Pancras
Nigel Lowey

Our speaker had an amateur interest in St. Pancras over ten years, which led to him to getting further involved and being described as an historian of the building.

St. Pancras was a 14-year-old Christian boy who was martyredin Rome in AD304 by the Emperor Diocletian.  In Britain he is better known as a railway station. This talk is for anyone with an interest in history, world-class architecture, elegant engineering, or a great story; it describes how the fantastic mid-Victorian Gothic railway cathedral came to be built, and how the long-neglected building underwent a breath taking transformation.
Mon Dec 9thGardening 1Bring and Share Christmas Lunch starting at 1pm in St Anne's Hall Wendover.
Mon Dec 9thChurches & Cathedralssocial meeting - venue to be confirmed
Mon Dec 9thUkuleleUkulele Class 2.00pm - 4.00pm - St. Mary's Centre
Tue Dec 10thArchaeologyChristmas Party
Thu Dec 12thGardening 3Christmas decorations at Jacky B.s home
Wed Dec 18thWine Appreciation7.30pm St Anne's Hall WINE SECRETS Presenter: John. Buffet: Gill
Wed Dec 18thDiscussion 1At Marion Woodman's - Christmas Free for All
Mon Dec 23rdUkuleleUkulele Class 2.00pm - 4.00pm - St. Mary's Centre
January 2020
Fri Jan 17thSocialWendover U3A Dinner

More details to follow.
Tue Jan 28thArchitecture"WORKHOUSES & GEORGE GILBERT SCOTT" A talk by guest speaker Julian Hunt FSA

George Gilbert Scott(1811-1878) was born in Buckinghamshire and started his career as a leading designer of workhouses. Over 800 buildings were designed or altered by this architect of the Gothic Revival.

The talk will illustrate how the Tindal (Hospital) Aylesbury may be connected to St Pancras Station, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King's College London Chapel....and many more buildings!
Thu Jan 30thTravel TeamVisit to Dennis Severs house and The Charterhouse cost £40.00.
Bedgrove 8.20 Ashbrook 8.30 and George 8.35

Dennis Severs House near Spitalfields is more than just a time capsule. It is a portrait of the lives of a family of Huguenot silk-weavers from 1724 to the beginning of the 20th Century. There will be a short introduction and then free flow through the building.

There are 70 stairs to be climbed in this visit but there are seats in all the rooms if anyone needs a rest.

In order to preserve the quality of our carpets and floors, please refrain from wearing stiletto heels and shoes with deeply ridged soles. Many thanks in advance!

Lunch may be found at any of the numerous venues around Spitalfields.

Rejoin the coach for the short journey to Charterhouse for a guided tour of this building which has had a varied past since 1348: a monastery, private mansion, boys school and an almshouse, which it remains to this day.

Depart London 3.45 approximately.

Places available at the October Main Meeting.

Contact Travel Team B.H. after the October Main meeting to book.
February 2020
Wed Feb 12thTheatre LocalSIX, Musical based on the Six wives of Henry VIII each takes to the mic to tell their tales. Divorced. Beheaded. Live! Aylesbury Waterside. 6pm. £28
Fri Feb 21stTheatre LocalThe Kite Runner. Based on the best selling novel by Khaled Hosseini this spellbinding and haunting tale begins in Afghanistan, on the verge of war, where 2 childhood friends are about to be torn apart. Aylesbury Waterside. 7.30pm. £21.50
Wed Feb 26thTheatre LocalAnton and Erin. Aylesbury Waterside, 7.30pm, £30.50
March 2020
Wed Mar 4thTheatre LocalMary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Aylesbury Waterside. Matinee, 2.30pm.
April 2020
Mon Apr 20th
→Fri Apr 24th
Holnicote House, Exmoor. Cost £365 per person. Deposit of £75 required by end September 2019 to secure place.
Please contact SR (holiday organiser) or convenors for details.
June 2020
Sun Jun 21st
→Fri Jun 26th
Travel TeamA Holiday to Cumbria

Wendover U3A Cumbria Holiday 21st June 2020 5 nights 6 days

Cost £495 per person £125 single supplement
Staying at the Derwentwater Hotel, Portinscale, near Keswick.

A £50.00 deposit per person is required.

For more details please see linked page.

The Costs for Visits are not included £68.00 approximately (based on 2019) prices non National Trust and English Heritage members.

please contact Travel Team B.H. to book