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|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Jan 28th||Architecture||"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 30th||Computers Beginners||Last Thursday Group meeting at 2pm, Convenors home.|
|Thu Jan 30th||Travel Team||Visit to Dennis Severs house and The Charterhouse cost £40.00.|
Option (see below) cost £28.00 only three spaces left
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.
OPTION If you are unable to manage the stairs in the House there is an option to look around Spitalfields and then join the tour of Charterhouse
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.
Contact Travel Team B.H. to book.
|Mon Feb 3rd||Opera||Group meeting at 2PM|
|Mon Feb 3rd||Science & Technology||Meeting at 2.30pm at convenor's home. Members are invited to make a short presentation on the Nobel Prize Winner of their choice.|
|Wed Feb 5th||Soft Tennis||Soft Tennis. Halton Tennis Centre. 2.15- 3.15.|
|Wed Feb 5th||Main Meeting||My life as a voice artist|
You may not immediately recognise Patrick’s name, but it is very likely that you have heard his voice.
It has been heard on both radio and television for many years. He is “the voice” on aeroplanes, ships and ferries, as well as several museums, and even an aquarium!
He was a regular presenter and newsreader on a national radio station for more than 25 years, and has narrated documentaries for several TV channels.
Hear how you get into broadcasting (alright, how he got into it!), encounter some of the characters he has worked with, and find out if there is life after broadcasting…..
|Thu Feb 6th||Walking Group||Fingest|
Details to follow
|Fri Feb 7th||Bowls Short Mat||10.00-12.30 at Wendover Bowls Club|
|Sat Feb 8th||Other||Virtual Cycle Ride from Syria to Wendover|
Wendover U3A was approached by the Wendover Refugee Assistance Project to provide a team to take part in a virtual cycle ride from Syria to Wendover to raise money and awareness of the plight of these refugees. The money raised will go towards supporting the family (English language tuition, resettlement costs etc). Your response was brilliant, we have two teams taking part today.
11.00 a team of eight will cycle for 10 minutes or so each
15.00 a team of eight will cycle for 10 minutes or so each
Please come and along and support them on the Manor Waste
|Sun Feb 9th||Other||Virtual Cycle Ride from Syria to Wendover|
Wendover U3A was approached by the Wendover Refugee Assistance Project to provide a team to take part in a virtual cycle ride from Syria to Wendover to raise money and awareness of the plight of these refugees. The money raised will go towards supporting the family (English language tuition, resettlement costs etc). Your response was brilliant, we have three teams taking part in total.
15.00 a team of six will cycle for 10 minutes or so each
Please come and along and support them on the Manor Waste
|Mon Feb 10th||Churches & Cathedrals||East Anglican Churches/Cathedrals - St Mary's Centre|
|Tue Feb 11th||Archaeology||Belinda - Presentation - Easter Island|
|Wed Feb 12th||Theatre Local||SIX, 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|
|Thu Feb 13th||Salsa||Group Salsa session 2.00pm to 4.00pm|
|Thu Feb 13th||Gardening 3||change to programme |
Talk by Meriet Duncan on honeybees. Venue at convenor's home.
|Tue Feb 18th||Walking Group||Lacey Green. Meet at the Whip Inn (GR818007) HP27 0PG.Parking along Pink Road. Approx. 5 mile circular walk with 2 moderate climbs and 4 stiles. Lovely views but could be muddy in places. If staying for lunch please arrive by 9.45 to pre-order.|
Leaders BE and AE
|Wed Feb 19th||Wine Appreciation||PLANNING MEETING Presenter: Mike. Buffet: Pauline. St Anne's Hall 7.30pm|
|Wed Feb 19th||Soft Tennis||Soft Tennis. Halton Tennis Centre. 2.15 - 3.15.|
|Wed Feb 19th||History||Wednesday 19 February 2020, 2.30 pm at St Anne's Hall.|
Women at War, Amazon to Squadron Leader - DVD.
|Wed Feb 19th||Discussion 1||At Gwynne Jenkins' - Free for All|
|Fri Feb 21st||Transport||Rebirth of the Festiniog Railway|
|Fri Feb 21st||Bowls Short Mat||10.00-12.30 at Wendover Bowls Club|
|Fri Feb 21st||Theatre Local||The 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|
|Tue Feb 25th||Architecture||The Good, The Bad and The Ugly buildings we see around us. Members are asked to describe why their chosen buildings is great or does not meet with approval. Members are also asked to bring a book on architecture and say why it enhances their knowledge of the built environment.|
|Wed Feb 26th||Theatre Local||Anton and Erin. Aylesbury Waterside, 7.30pm, £30.50|
|Thu Feb 27th||Strollers||Little Missenden|
Meet and park roadside by the Red Lion, Little Missenden, HP7 0QZ (GR:SU922 989). A gentle, undulating circular walk through woods and fields. 2 to 3 miles. One stile. Lunch at the Red Lion. Leaders PA and MC
|Thu Feb 27th||Salsa||Group Salsa session 2.00pm to 4.00pm|
|Fri Feb 28th||Film||film tbc|
|Wed Mar 4th||Soft Tennis||Soft Tennis. Halton Tennis Centre. 2.15 - 3.15.|
|Wed Mar 4th||Theatre Local||Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Aylesbury Waterside. Matinee, 2.30pm. £22.50|
|Wed Mar 4th||Main Meeting||The history of Pinewood Studios|
|Thu Mar 5th||Walking Group||Leader required |
Hambleden/Remenham walk has been posponed until later in year.
|Fri Mar 6th||Bowls Short Mat||10.00-12.30 at Wendover Bowls Club|
|Mon Mar 9th||Churches & Cathedrals||Visit to The Lee Old Church and Chalfont St Giles.|
|Tue Mar 10th||Archaeology||Mike - DVD To be arranged|
|Thu Mar 12th||Travel Team||Crossness Pumping Station and Rainham Hall (NT) £42 or £51 non NT members (coffee and buffet lunch included at Crossness)|
Pick up times: Bedgrove Sainsbury's 7.45 Ashbrook 7.55 The George 8.00
The Crossness Pumping Station is a former sewage pumping station designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette and architect Charles Henry Driver at the eastern end of the Southern Outfall Sewer and the Ridgeway path.
Constructed between 1859 and 1865, as part of Bazalgette's redevelopment of the London sewerage system, it features spectacular ornamental cast ironwork,
It is suggested that you wear appropriate clothing for exploring a pumping station including flat shoes.
Tours last approximately three hours and include a talk in the lecture theatre on the history of the site followed by a guided tour.
It is possible to get to all parts of the site and to access all the buildings without using steps. Inside the main buildings all visitor facilities (exhibition, cafe toilets and shop are on one level). Access to the first floor and basement in the Beam Engine House is by stairs but there are screens to show what these areas are like if you are not able to access.
After a buffet lunch (included in cost) we will visit Rainham Hall (NT)
Built in 1729 by Captain John Arle the Hall stands proudly at the centre of Rainham village.
The Hall is a rare survivor and remarkably fine example of Queen Anne style architecture. It was designed as a home, to be lived in and used. Nearly 50 different families and inhabitants have resided at Rainham Hall, including merchants, artists, vicars and architectural historians.
There is a cobbled courtyard and the house is accessible by 2 flights of stairs only to the ground and 1st floors and a small winding staircase from the 1st to 2nd floors. There is seating available on every floor.
leaving Rainham Hall at 4.15pm
Please contact Travel Team B.H.# to book
|Thu Mar 12th||Theatre Local||Shrek the Musical, Panda Players present this all singing & dancing musical, a mixture of adventure, romance & laughter that will delight ALL ages. Elgiva, Chesham, 7.30pm. £16.50|
|Thu Mar 12th||Salsa||Group Salsa session 2.00pm to 4.00pm|
|Thu Mar 12th||Gardening 3||Magnolia Gardens tbc|
|Tue Mar 17th||Walking Group||TBA|
|Wed Mar 18th||Soft Tennis||Soft Tennis. Halton Tennis Centre. 2.15 - 3.15.|
|Wed Mar 18th||History||Wednesday 18th March 2020, 2.30 pm at St Anne's Hall|
Hadrian's Wall - DVD.
|Wed Mar 18th||Discussion 1||At Mary Robertson's - Subject, Ray Walton - Flooding|
|Fri Mar 20th||Transport||To be advised|
|Fri Mar 20th||Bowls Short Mat||10.00-12.30 at Wendover Bowls Club|
|Mon Mar 23rd||Architecture||NOTE: CHANGE OF DATE TO MONDAY 23RD MARCH|
Visit to Greatmoor EFW plant near Calvert, Buckinghamshire. Full address: Greatmoor EFW, Greatmoor Road, Woodham, Aylesbury, HP18 0QE.
Learn about how this plant converts waste to electricty for 44,000 homes using 345,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste.
1.00 pm visit. Details will be given to members regarding where to meet and what to wear. If you have a pacemaker, this visit is not for you.
See www.greatmoor.co.uk for more information.
|Wed Mar 25th||Genealogy||Spring Speakers Meeting|
|Thu Mar 26th||Walking Group||PLANNING MEETING – 3 pm Wendover Library Room|
Please come and help put together our programme of walks and events for Spring/Summer 2020. If you cannot attend please pass any ideas to Moira or Judy by email or ‘phone beforehand.
|Thu Mar 26th||Strollers||Details to follow. Leader BH|
|Thu Mar 26th||Salsa||Group Salsa session 2.00pm to 4.00pm|
|Fri Mar 27th||Film||The Odd Couple -1968|
The Odd Couple is a ilm, written by Neil Simon, based on his play of the same name.
Starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. It is the story of two divorced men - neurotic neat-freak Felix Ungar and fun-loving slob Oscar Madison - who decide to live together, even though their personalities clash.
|Wed Apr 1st||Soft Tennis||Soft Tennis. Halton Tennis Centre. 2.15 - 3.15.|
|Wed Apr 1st||Main Meeting||Your holiday flight|
|Thu Apr 2nd||Walking Group||Parslow’s Hillock (Nr. Lacey Green)|
Meet at the Pink & Lily PH, Pink Road, Lacey Green, Bucks HP27 0RJ
(GR 827 018) for a 5.4 mile undulating walk across fields, woodland, and some quiet country lanes & tracks. One short downhill section, on lane.
Circling: Lily Bottom, Speen, Great Hampden, and Redland End, (and passing Hampden House and Church) One stile only.
Leaders DB and SB
|Fri Apr 3rd||Bowls Short Mat||10.00-12.30 at Wendover Bowls Club|
|Wed Apr 8th||Study Day||CYBER-CRIME STUDY DAY Protect your world from 10:30 – 16:00 King’s Church Amersham, Raans Road, Amersham HP6 6LX cost £16.00 including sandwich lunch.|
The day is intended to help you to protect your internet-connected devices and your on-line identity and footprint, led by Mr Mark Godsland CISMP, MSyl, the Cyber Protect Officer for Thames Valley Police.
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME 10:30 Registration and tea / coffee 11:00 Protecting your internet connected devices. 45 minutes plus questions 12:00 Protecting your online identity / digital footprint (bring along your working and data connected smartphones or tablets, for audience participation). 45 minutes plus questions. 13:00 Lunch 14:00 Interactive case study of identity theft and a fraudulent account. 45 minutes plus discussion. 15:00 Open question and answer session. 45 – 60 minutes. You are invited to submit questions in advance to email@example.com.
Tea / coffee on arrival and a sandwich lunch are included in the cost of the study day (£16). Please note that the registration fee covers venue hire and refreshments only; Mr Godsland is not charging for his time or travel expenses.
The day is open to all members of U3As affiliated to the Thames Valley Network.
|Thu Apr 9th||Salsa||Group Salsa session 2.00pm to 4.00pm|
|Mon Apr 13th||Churches & Cathedrals||NO MEETING - EASTER MONDAY|
|Tue Apr 14th||Walking Group||Note date change|
|Tue Apr 14th||Archaeology||Outing to the Ashmoleon Museum|
|Wed Apr 15th||Wine Appreciation||MEETING St Anne's Hall 7.30pm|
|Wed Apr 15th||Soft Tennis||Soft Tennis. Halton Tennis Centre. 2.15 - 3.15.|
|Wed Apr 15th||Discussion 1||At Ray Walton's - Free for All|
|Thu Apr 16th||Gardening 3||Plant swapping at member's home tbc|
|Mon Apr 20th|
→Fri Apr 24th
|Walking Group||WALKING GROUP HOLIDAY 2020|
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.
|Thu Apr 23rd||Strollers||Details to follow. Leader DG|
|Thu Apr 23rd||Salsa||Group Salsa session 2.00pm to 4.00pm|
|Fri Apr 24th||Film||film - tbc|
|Tue Apr 28th||Architecture||An Architectural talk by Adam Smith. He is an excellent speaker and we look forward to what will be an informative afternoon.|
|Wed Apr 29th||Theatre Local||Some Mothers do Ave Them, Comedy starring Joe Pasquale at Aylesbury Waterside, 2.30 pm, £26|
|Tue May 5th||Churches & Cathedrals||PLEASE NOTE THIS VISIT IS ON A TUESDAY|
St. Clement Danes church, London
|Wed May 6th||Soft Tennis||Soft Tennis. Halton Tennis Centre. 2.15 - 3.15.|
|Wed May 6th||Main Meeting||A Playbill of his Most Famous Show|
|Thu May 7th||Walking Group||TBA|
|Thu May 14th||Theatre Local||Kevin and Jo Clifton, stars of Strictly present Burn the Floor. Aylesbury Waterside, 7.30pm, £31|
|Thu May 14th||Gardening 3||Visit to Chenies|
|Tue May 19th||Travel Team|| Gloucestershire And Warwickshire Steam Railway and Hidcote Manor Gardens Cost £27.00 non NT £40.00|
Pick up times: opp. the George 8am opp. Ashbrook 8.05 Bedgrove 8.15
Arrive Cheltenham Racecourse station (opened in 1912 situated in racecourse grounds) and take the steam train via Gotherington, Winchcombe, Hayles Abbey halt, Toddington and ending at Broadway (re-opened in 2018, 58 years after it was closed to passengers and demolished.
Then by coach to Hidcote - Winthrop’s Café serving hot food or Grab and Go Barn Café serving lighter snacks (or bring a picnic).
The garden is divided into a series of ‘outdoor rooms’, each with its own character.
The formality of the ‘rooms’ melts away as you move through the garden away from the house.
Leaving Hidcote at 3.45pm
Booking from February Main Meeting afterwards contact Travel Team M.E.
|Wed May 20th||Discussion 1||At John Currell's house - Subject John Currell - TBA|
|Thu May 21st||Theatre Local||Million Dollar Quartet - Inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Aylesbury Waterside 2.30pm Matinee. £26.50|
|Fri May 22nd||Film||The wrong Arm of the Law - 1963|
Starring Peter Sellers, Lionel Jeffries, Bernard Cribbins, Davy Kaye.
In London, when Australian gangsters disguised as "Bobbies" rob British criminals, the panicked British mobsters seek an alliance with Scotland Yard in order to eliminate the foreign competition and return things to "normal".
|Tue May 26th||Architecture||Visit to the Garden Museum in Lambeth, London. We will look at how gardens evolved to compliment the built environment. We will take the train from Wendover and then use the underground in London. Some walking will be required.|
|Wed Jun 3rd||Main Meeting||Jason and the Argonauts|
|Thu Jun 4th||Theatre Local||9 to 5 Musical at the Waterside. 2.30pm Matinee £32|
|Mon Jun 8th||Churches & Cathedrals||Visit to Hillesden, Keaches Chapel and Winslow|
|Thu Jun 11th||Gardening 3||Preston Bisset Gardens or taking cuttings|
|Tue Jun 16th||Wine Appreciation||TUESDAY MEETING Library Room 7.30pm|
|Sun Jun 21st|
→Fri Jun 26th
|Travel Team||A 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
|Tue Jun 23rd||Architecture||Visit to a Orchard House Garden at Coleshill, near Amersham. Members will be asked to make a £12 donation to charity if attending this event. Coffee and light refreshments are included.|
We will visit a superb example of a garden that has been designed in recent years for the owners of Orchard House. It compliments the setting of the house and reflects the owner's great interest in gardens. It has also featured in magazines and we will be able to enjoy the many special features this garden offers with our private visit.
|Fri Jun 26th||Film||Genevieve - 1953|
It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other.
|Wed Jul 1st||Main Meeting||Grandma Flew Spitfires|
|Thu Jul 9th||Gardening 3||Waterperry Gardens or garden borders|
|Mon Jul 13th||Travel Team||Queen Elizabeth Park (Olympic Park) and Boat Trip Cost £36.00|
A Blue Badge guided walking tour through the North Park-wetlands, and viewing the various stadia. the duration is two hours.
Lunch at the various cafes or a picnic followed by a forty five minute boat trip through the park.
Booking from April Main Meeting afterwards contact Travel Team L.S.
|Mon Jul 13th||Churches & Cathedrals||Visit to Dorchester Abbey|
|Wed Jul 22nd||Wine Appreciation||SUMMER PICNIC TBA|
|Fri Jul 24th||Film||Life of Brian 1979|
Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah
|Wed Aug 5th||Main Meeting||Coffee Morning at St Mary's|
|Mon Aug 10th||Churches & Cathedrals||Monuments - meeting in St Mary's Centre|
|Wed Sep 2nd||Main Meeting||Exciting wildlife around the world|
|Thu Sep 10th||Gardening 3||Preston Bisset gardens tba|
|Mon Sep 14th||Churches & Cathedrals||Visit to Sarratt and Chenies - tbc|
|Tue Sep 15th||Travel Team|
Whitchurch Silk Mill and the Vyne £26.50 or £37.50 (non NT member)
Pick up times Bedgrove 8am Ashbrook 8.10 The George 8.15
Whitchurch Silk Mill is a Grade !!* listed building and the oldest silk mill in the UK still working in its original building. Guided tour of Victorian winding and warping machinery, water wheel, looms and gardens.
Please be aware this is a working mill and there will be stairs to climb - there is a lift to all floors
Lunch on a free flow basis at The Vyne - the site was visited by Tudor monarchs and has a chapel whose stained glass windows are of national importance.
Booking from May Main meeting afterwards contact Travel Team V.L.
|Tue Sep 15th||Wine Appreciation||TUESDAY MEETING Library Room 7.30pm|
|Fri Sep 25th||Film||Two Ronnies - The Picnic & By the Sea 1976|
The Picnic, starring The Two Ronnies, and written by Ronnie Barker under the pseudonyms "Dave Huggett and Larry Keith". The film followed the extended family of "The General", played by Barker, as they went on an eventful picnic in the Devon countryside.
By the Sea Created by Ronnie Barker and Starring Ronnie Barker Ronnie Corbett Barbara New
|Wed Oct 7th||Main Meeting||The musical theatre of Gilbert & Sullivan|
|Mon Oct 12th||Churches & Cathedrals||Visit to Marlow|
|Fri Oct 23rd||Film||Malcolm 1986|
Stars Colin Friels, John Hargreaves, Lindy Davies, Chris Haywood.
Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills. Malcolm, with Frank's help, turns to a life of crime.
|Wed Oct 28th||Wine Appreciation||MEETING St Anne's Hall 7.30pm|
|Wed Oct 28th||Genealogy||Autumn Speakers Meeting|
|Wed Nov 4th||Main Meeting||AGM followed by: |
Passports, Assassins, Traitors and Spies
|Mon Nov 9th||Churches & Cathedrals||DVD - Churches and how to read them - meeting in St Mary's Centre|
|Fri Nov 27th||Film||Blithe Spirit 1945|
Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward
Starring Rex Harrison Constance Cummings Kay Hammond Margaret Rutherford
Charles and his second wife, Ruth, are haunted by the spirit of his first wife, Elvira.
Medium Madame Arcati tries to help things out by contacting the ghost.
|Wed Dec 2nd||Main Meeting||Plants, murder and medical mysteries|
|Mon Dec 14th||Churches & Cathedrals||Christmas meeting - tbc|
|Wed Dec 16th||Wine Appreciation||CHRISTMAS EVENT St Anne's Hall 7.30pm|
|Wed Feb 3rd||Theatre Local||Strictly Ballroom - Aylesbury Waterside, 2.30pm Matinee. £26|
|Mon May 10th|
→Fri May 14th
|Walking Group||Walking Group Holiday 2021|
Abingworth Hall, South Downs.
Further details in due course.