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|Dates for your Diary|
|Fri Sep 24th||Computers Beginners||Group 2 Last Friday|
Meeting 2pm Convenor's house
|Thu Sep 30th||Computers Beginners||Group 1 Last Thursday|
Meeting 2pm at Convenor's house
|Thu Sep 30th||Theatre Local||9-5, The Musical, 2.30pm Matinee at the Waterside. Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton this musical comedy direct from London’s West End starring Louise Redknapp.|
|Mon Oct 4th||Science & Technology||Monthly meeting at convenor's home. 2.30 pm. Subject tba|
|Tue Oct 5th||Ology||Meeting at Convenor's house 10-12noon - medical pioneers over the last 200 years|
|Wed Oct 6th||Main Meeting|| Hugh Granger - Barnes Wallis . |
"Barnes Wallis was born in Victorian times, but his mind was often a couple of generations ahead. He started off as an apprentice draughtsman, and his later diversity stemmed entirely from his own fertile imagination. He went from airships, including the magnificent R101, to aircraft, including the Wellington bomber. The logical next step was new types of bomb, from the famous bouncing bomb, to the 5 ton Tallboy, and eventually the massive Grandslam, which wrecked the Nazis' communications, and rendered the V weapons futile. After the war, he moved on to supersonic rocket propelled aircraft, which paved the way for Concord, and the swing wing fighter, a feature which still dominated the World's fighters. Thank goodness he was on our side!
This meeting is to be held in St Mary's booking is not required.
|Thu Oct 7th||Walking Group||Wendover|
Wendover via Bacombe Lane to Dunsmore, through Goodmerhill Wood to join the Ridgeway leading to Coombe Hill and then return to Wendover. 6 Miles in 2 and a half hours with 6 stiles. Gentle climb through fields and then woods to Dunsmore, dropping down to a beech wood before emerging to the Chalk downland above Chequers with views of the Vale of Aylesbury. Lunch option likely to be The Shoulder of Mutton. Meet at Clock Tower High Street Wendover at 10.00am. Leader: ICr
|Fri Oct 8th||Pudding Exchange||Meeting as a whole group from 10.00 - 12noon at Witchell Cricket Club - subject 5 ingredients|
|Mon Oct 11th||Churches & Cathedrals||The subject for our next meeting in The Witchell Cricket Club is 'Building a Virtual Church'|
|Fri Oct 15th||Walking Group||AUTUMN SPECIAL - WALK COMMENCES 10:30am|
Wooburn Green & Burnham Beeches
9 mile Circular walk - BRING PACKED LUNCH & DRINK
Meet in the Wooburn Park car park (Address: Wash Hill, Wooburn Green, High Wycombe HP10 0PN) - turn left off Town Lane (A4094) into road Wooburn Town either side of St Paul's Church
The walk starts for a short way on the Chiltern Way then normal paths passing by Odds Farm, through Boveney Wood and then head for Egypt Woods and Burnham Beeches. There are toilets and an Eco cafe in the woods which sells hot drinks, sandwiches and basic hot food. Seating is outside and there is an area of seating if you bring your own food. After lunch we leave Burnham Beeches and follow Shakespeare's Way for much of the route back to the car park
|Tue Oct 19th||Walking Group||Medmenham|
A moderate 5.5 mile walk in rolling countryside. A few short hills (one steep climb about half a mile into the walk) but no 'climb over' stiles. Start from The Dog & Badger in Medmenham (SL7 2HE), coffee stop in Hambleden. Finish alongside the Thames. Lunch will need to be pre-ordered. Leader: BEm
|Wed Oct 20th||History||The Ferguson Gang and the National Trust - BH.|
|Thu Oct 21st||Art Appreciation||ART DECO|
Art Deco is a style of visual arts, it emerged in France before World War One. Deco influenced the designs of buildings, jewellery, fashion, art and many everyday household objects. The talk will include the major artist Tamara De Lempicka and show the amazing Art Deco architecture from around the world.
Talk by group member - J Ma.
|Thu Oct 21st||Strollers||Meet at Chiltern Gateway car park, LU6 2GY- Leader Paddy A.|
We will meet and park at the Chilterns Gateway Centre car park (remember your National Trust membership card). The walk to the Tree Cathedral is gently undulating about 2.5 miles, no stiles. Lunch can be taken at The Gateway Centre cafe. No need to book. There is seating inside or out.
To book a place either sign in at the Main Meeting or contact the Convenor from the Strollers page.
|Thu Oct 21st||Wine Appreciation||WINES OF THE LOIRE VALLEY. Presenter Bill G in St Annes Hall 7.30pm (Note THURSDAY 21st)|
|Thu Oct 21st||Gardening 3||2.30 - 4.30 Our favourite flower or plant|
|Tue Nov 2nd||Ology||Meeting at Convenor's house 10-12noon - subject to be confirmed|
|Wed Nov 3rd||Main Meeting||The Wendover u3a AGM followed by Bill George - A Varied Life. |
Bill is a Wendover u3a member and has entertained us before at Main Meetings.
This meeting is planned to take place in St Mary's Church but will need to be confirmed so please watch this space.
|Thu Nov 4th||Walking Group||Ashley Green|
Meet at The Golden Eagle (HP5 3PW)
Just under 5 mile walk through woods and over farm land towards the Rossway Estate. The woods have lovely names like Pancake Wood. We’ll pass the ruin of Marlin Chapel. Leader: LSh
|Fri Nov 5th||Pudding Exchange||Meeting as a whole group 10-12noon at Witchell Cricket Club|
|Mon Nov 8th||Creative Writing||Monday 8th November 2021|
We will present a piece of writing we have read to the Group before lockdown or have written during that time.
|Wed Nov 10th||Country Dancing||meeting 2.15-4.15 in St Anne's Hall|
|Tue Nov 16th||Walking Group||Quainton|
|Wed Nov 17th||History||The Battle of Waterloo - DVD.|
|Thu Nov 18th||Art Appreciation||DESERT ISLAND PAINTINGS|
Which eight paintings would I choose to be stranded with, and why? And what did I reject in making my choices?
Talk by group member - G Je.
|Thu Nov 18th||Strollers||Waddesdon Winter Lights|
Provisional date for this walk Cost £7.00 if National Trust Member this includes the bus ticket-Non National Trust £17.00- Leader Belinda H.#
Meet at 3.45 pm, meet at the Visitor Centre for 4.00 pm bus.
A walk around the lights on the plateau near the Mansion, a comfort stop and refreshments (you might like to bring your own to avoid the queues) and then down Alice's Drive to the Stables and return by bus to the car park.
Places on sale at the October Main Meeting or Contact the Convenor to book a place from the Stroller's page.
|Thu Nov 18th||Gardening 3||2.30 - 4.30 subject tbc|
|Fri Nov 26th||Film||Meeting in St Anne's Hall 7.30-10pm - Film to be announced|
|Thu Dec 2nd||Walking Group||TBA|
|Fri Dec 10th||Pudding Exchange||Meeting as a whole group 10-12noon at Witchell Cricket Club|
|Wed Dec 15th||Wine Appreciation||EUREKA I'VE FOUND WINE. Presenter John G in St Annes Hall 7.30pm|
|Thu Dec 16th||Art Appreciation||ART QUIZ|
Quiz by group member - J Ma.
|Thu Dec 16th||Gardening 3||2.30 Christmas Ball workshop - JB home|
|Tue Dec 21st||Walking Group||CHRISTMAS WALK|
Details to follow
|Thu Jan 6th||Walking Group||Prestwood|
|Tue Jan 18th||Walking Group||Waddesdon|
|Thu Jan 20th||Gardening 3||post Christmas lunch - tbc|
|Mon Jan 31st||Theatre Local||Burn the Floor, starring Kevin Clifton. Aylesbury Waterside, 7.30pm Tickets £31|
|Thu Feb 3rd||Walking Group||TBA|
|Tue Feb 15th||Walking Group||TBA|
|Thu Feb 17th||Gardening 3||snowdrops at West Wycomber/Waterperry - tbc|
|Thu Mar 3rd||Walking Group||TBA|
|Tue Mar 15th||Walking Group||TBA|
|Thu Mar 17th||Gardening 3||2.30 Seed swapping - ME home|
|Thu Apr 21st||Gardening 3||Adwell - to view daffodils - tbc|
|Tue May 17th||Travel Team|| Cheltenham Racecouse Station and Hidcote Manor Gardens|
PICK UP TIMES: opposite. The George 8.00am opposite Ashbrook 8.05 Bedgrove 8.15
Travel the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway - a heritage railway between Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds. The line commands wonderful views of the nearby sleepy hamlets and villages, with outstanding outlooks across to the Malvern Hills and beyond.
Hidcote is an Arts and Crafts garden in the north Cotswolds. Created by the talented American horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston its colourful and intricately designed outdoor ‘rooms’ are always full of surprises.
Booking from February 2022
|Thu May 19th||Gardening 3||Open Gardens Scan Appeal - tbc|
|Thu Jun 16th||Gardening 3||Lindengate visit - tba|
|Sun Jun 19th|
→Fri Jun 24th
Cumbria Holiday June 2022
The price will be £475.00 per person with the £115 single room supplement.
A £50 deposit per person made out to McCallum Holidays Ltd will be
Staying at the Washington Hotel*, Workington with spa and gym facilities.
For more details, please see the Cumbria Holiday June 2022
|Thu Jul 21st||Gardening 3||Oxford gardens visit - tba|
|Wed Jul 12th||Theatre Local||Strictly Ballroom - Aylesbury Waterside, 2.30pm Matinee.|