Wendover Buckinghamshire


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January 2022
Thu Jan 20thArt AppreciationFASHION IN ART: 1837 - 1901
A talk about the changes in women’s fashion during the reign of Queen Victoria through the art of the period.
Talk by group member - D Ga.
Thu Jan 20thStrollersCollege Lake Walk 2.25 miles Glenys N.and Paddy A.

Meet at the College Lake, car park Tring HP23 5QG
BBOWT ask for a donation for the car park.
Lunch - on arrival and pre-order what is required so that it can be prepared.
Thu Jan 20thGardening 3Venue to be arranged for a post Christmas lunch
Fri Jan 21stBowls Short MatShort Mat , please be ready to start at 10.00 am.

Please take a lateral flow test and only attend if it is negative.

Places will be limited to twelve, please contact convenor to book a place.
Tue Jan 25thArchitectureTalk on Canals by Peter Lockett, local U3A member.
Fri Jan 28thFilmStarting at 7.30pm in St Anne's Hall our next film will Victoria & Abdul

A 2017 British biographical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Lee Hall.

The film is based on the book of the same name by Shrabani Basu, about the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian Muslim servant Abdul Karim.

It stars Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Tim Piggot-Smith and Adeel Akhtar.

Do come and join us.
Mon Jan 31stTheatre LocalBurn the Floor, pure Dance joy starring Kevin Clifton from Strictly Come Dancing. Aylesbury Waterside, 7.30pm Tickets £56
February 2022
Wed Feb 2ndMain MeetingThe Chiltern Landscape – Doug Kennedy

Doug is a photographer, ecologist and environmental campaigner who has written 7 books on English landscapes and natural history, including the Chilterns and Aylesbury Vale. Doug’s talk will be illustrated with photographic images of the Chiltern landscape.
Thu Feb 3rdWalking GroupNO WALK - WINTER BREAK
Fri Feb 4thBowls Short MatShort Mat , please be ready to start at 10.00 am.

Please take a lateral flow test and only attend if it is negative.

Places will be limited to twelve, please contact convenor to book a place.
Tue Feb 8thOlogyComposer-ology
Music by composers beginning with the letter 'B'

Wed Feb 9thLatin -IntermediateContinuing with Latin Book II
Mon Feb 14thChurches & CathedralsShrines and Pilgrimages
Tue Feb 15thWalking GroupNO WALK - WINTER BREAK
Wed Feb 16thHistory19th Century Afghan Wars - MT
Wed Feb 16thDiscussion 110.00am - At Janet Steel's House - Subject: Free for All
Thu Feb 17thArt AppreciationSYMBOLISM IN ART
Talk by group member - M Wo.
Thu Feb 17thStrollersHaddenham Wychert Walk Leader Paddy A. & Peter H.

Meet Bradmoor Farm Car park, Stanbridge Road, Haddenham, HP17 8JX

A level circular walk of about two miles around the prettier parts of this village on mainly hard surfaced paths.
No stiles.

Lunch at Bradmoor Farm shop.
Thu Feb 17thTheatre LocalThe Nutcracker choreographed by Matthew Bourne, Milton Keynes Theatre, Matinee 2.30pm, £32
Thu Feb 17thGardening 3snowdrops at West Wycombe/Waterperry - tbc
Fri Feb 18thBowls Short MatShort Mat , please be ready to start at 10.00 am.

Please take a lateral flow test and only attend if it is negative.

Places will be limited to twelve, please contact convenor to book a place.
Tue Feb 22ndArchitecture"Just a Minute" - Member presentations on functional buildings. Choose from Town Halls, Mills, Stations, Airports, Shopping Centres, Forts, Castles, Courts or Clock towers and many more. Bring a book to illustrate your choice.
Wed Feb 23rdWine AppreciationPLANNING MEETING with FRENCH WINES VERSUS THE REST Presenter John G St Anne's Hall 7.30pm
March 2022
Wed Mar 2ndMain MeetingAn Actor’s Life- Jeff Roselaar

A collection of informative and amusing anecdotes relating to a number of productions, both amateur and now professional. The presentation will include stories from the film sets and concludes with extracts from principal parts played by Jeff.
Thu Mar 3rdWalking GroupAldbury Leader: SMu
Fri Mar 4thBowls Short MatShort Mat , please be ready to start at 10.00 am.

Please take a lateral flow test and only attend if it is negative.

Places will be limited to twelve, please contact convenor to book a place.
Fri Mar 4thBowls Short MatShort Mat , please be ready to start at 10.00 am.

Please take a lateral flow test and only attend if it is negative.

Places will be limited to twelve, please contact convenor to book a place.
Thu Mar 10thTravel TeamVisit to Bletchley Park using own transport

Discover how Bletchley Park, a country estate, was secretly chosen to be a wartime base and how GC&CS began urgently preparing to increase its peacetime workforce of around 150 in preparation for what was coming. During World War Two it became the top-secret wartime base of the ‘Government Code & Cypher School’ .

Cost £17.50pp - PAYMENT IN JANUARY
Thu Mar 10thTheatre LocalKipps, the Half a Sixpence Musical. Elgiva Theatre, Chesham, 7.30pm, £18.50
Tue Mar 15thWalking GroupSarrat
Meet at The Boot pub car park on Sarrat Green WD3 6BL.for a 2.5hr 5.5mile walk. Some quiet country lanes. One steady descent to the river Chess and similar ascent back to Sandfield Wood. Rest of walk across fields and woodland eg Chipperfield Common. No stiles! Lunch at The Boot. Leaders: BEd/AEd
Wed Mar 16thHistoryThe History of the City of London - PW
Wed Mar 16thDiscussion 110.00am - At Mary Robertson's House - Subject: Janet Steel TBA
Thu Mar 17thArt AppreciationFABERGÉ
Talk by group member - M Lo.
Thu Mar 17thStrollersFairford Leys Walk- Leaders Kath and David M.

Meet at the Honeybee, Trenchard St, Aylesbury HP19 7AA.

A flat pavement walk with no styles.
Thu Mar 17thGardening 32.30 Seed swapping - ME home
Fri Mar 18thBowls Short MatShort Mat , please be ready to start at 10.00 am.

Please take a lateral flow test and only attend if it is negative.

Places will be limited to twelve, please contact convenor to book a place.
Tue Mar 22ndArchitectureStations. Two members, Keith and Moira, present a fascinating talk on Stations.
April 2022
Wed Apr 6thMain MeetingWheelpower The National Charity for Wheelchair Sport -Chris Rattenbury

Wheelpower provides opportunities for people with physical impairments to take part in sport. Based in Stoke Mandeville, the home of the Paralympic movement, WheelPower is at the heart of wheelchair sport. From first-timers to Paralympic medallists, Wheelpower supports and promotes participation in sports at all levels, whatever the age or ability of the participant.
Thu Apr 7thTheatre LocalFatal Attraction, the gripping movie sensation live on stage at the Waterside, Aylesbury. 2.30pm Matinee, £28.50
Wed Apr 13thWine AppreciationGOOD VALUE WINES FROM SOUTHERN FRANCE Presenter Bill G `St Anne's Hall 7.30pm
Wed Apr 20thDiscussion 110.00am - At Martin Thomas's House - Subject: Free for All
Thu Apr 21stArt AppreciationGLASGOW BOYS
The Glasgow Boys: an introduction to this dynamic group of some 20 Scottish artists whose work was both innovative and influential.
Talk by group member - B Je.
Thu Apr 21stGardening 3Adwell - to view daffodils - tbc
Tue Apr 26thArchitectureTalk by Guest speaker: Adam Smith. We will hear about Wootton Underwood and the Grenville Family. A lesser known area of North West Bucks but a fascinating and influential family.
May 2022
Wed May 4thTheatre LocalWe Will Rock You. The Musical by Queen and Ben Elton, 20th Anniversary production. Waterside, 2.30pm Matinee. £32
Wed May 4thMain MeetingLicensed to Thrill- Keith Muras

Keith has worked in the Diplomatic Service for 23 years, focussing on security and intelligence dimensions for international issues. In his talk Licensed to Thrill, Keith will share his recollections of work and play in Soviet Russia in the early 80s, working with and against the all-powerful Soviet State.
Tue May 17thTravel Team Cheltenham Racecourse Station and Hidcote Manor Gardens NT

£29pp £42.50pp non NT member

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 March 2022
Wed May 18thDiscussion 110.00am - At Belinda Brackley's House - Subject: TBA
Thu May 19thArt AppreciationFRANCES HODGKINS
The life and works of New Zealand's celebrated artist Frances Hodgkins (1869-1947) who went from delicate watercolourist to full-blown modernist over a long career based mainly in England.
Talk by group member - T Co.
Thu May 19thGardening 3Open Gardens Scan Appeal - tbc
Tue May 24thArchitecture10.30 am.. Visit to Orchard House Garden in Coleshill near Amersham. This is a very special garden and illustrates how a home can be enhanced by a stunning garden. This is a private visit and donations of £12 per person are requested for coffee and as a donation to charity. We are due to be at Coleshill at 10.30 am so we must leave Wendover at around 10.00 am.
June 2022
Wed Jun 1stWine AppreciationSt Anne's Hall 7.30pm TBA
Wed Jun 1stMain MeetingFalklands Recollections 40 years on -Jim Ellis

Jim reminisces on his two Falklands experiences on this 40th anniversary of the 1982 conflict. His first was as a member of the Harrier team on board a Sealink ferry that was no match for South Atlantic waves, eventually arriving to set up base on a muddy, bomb-damaged Stanley airfield littered with abandoned aircraft, weapons and ammunition. He then contrasts this with a return four years later for the move from Stanley to the brand new RAF Mount Pleasant.
Thu Jun 16thArt AppreciationART QUIZ
A quiz of art trivia and general knowledge triggered by art.
Quiz by group member - D Ga.
Thu Jun 16thGardening 3Lindengate visit - tba
Sun Jun 19th
→Fri Jun 24th
Travel Team

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 due early next year. An initial interest list is being taken now, there are a few single rooms and twin doubles available.

Staying at the Washington Hotel*, Workington with spa and gym facilities.

For more details, please see the Cumbria Holiday June 2022

Wed Jun 22ndTheatre LocalSome Mothers Do’Ave’Em hits the road with Joe Pasquale as the accident prone Frank Spencer. Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters! Waterside Theatre, 2.30pm Matinee, £26
Tue Jun 28thArchitectureVisit to Garden Museum, Lambeth, London. Learn about how gardens evolved and how they enhance the built environment. Details to follow.
July 2022
Wed Jul 6thMain MeetingEast End of London – from the Huguenots to the Bengali’s -Howard Slater

Howard is a retired lecturer who has been giving talks on a wide variety of historical subjects for over 30 years. His talk will take members around the streets of the East End, giving a flavour of the history and culture of the area.
Thu Jul 21stArt AppreciationART 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 Jul 21stGardening 3Oxford gardens visit - tba
Tue Jul 26thArchitectureEvent in the hall. To be confirmed. Possibly a look at the Stirling Prize finalists.
August 2022
Tue Aug 16thWalking GroupTBA
Leader: DBr
Tue Aug 23rdArchitectureNo meeting.
September 2022
Thu Sep 1stWine AppreciationSt Anne's Hall 7.30pm TBA
Wed Sep 7thMain MeetingMercy Ships UK- Ken and June Brazier

Mercy Ships is a charity providing free medical, dental and eye care, operating mainly in West Africa, particularly Sierra Leone, where a 12 year civil war has destroyed infrastructure and 1000s of lives. Medical care is virtually non-existent or totally unaffordable. Ken and June will share their experiences of working for the charity and the life-changing help it provides.
Tue Sep 27thArchitectureMeeting in hall. Subject to be confirmed.
October 2022
Wed Oct 5thMain MeetingEva Braun, Victim or Contriver- Melanie Gibson-Barton

The Life of Eva Braun – Victim or Contriver’ will present the story of the woman who devoted her life to Hitler from first meeting him in a shop through the years leading to his rise to power in Germany. While listening to the talk the audience will be asked to consider whether Eva was a victim or a contriver in her story.
Tue Oct 25thArchitectureVisit to Old Amersham. To be confirmed.
Wed Oct 26thWine AppreciationSt Anne's Hall 7.30pm TBA
November 2022
Wed Nov 2ndMain MeetingAGM & Polio My Journey- Wendy Bridge
Tue Nov 29thArchitectureNOTE CHANGE OF DATE TO 5TH TUESDAY - 29 November 2022 at 2.00 pm in Union chapel Hall, Weston Turville.

Julian Hunt visits to talk on Farm buildings and mills.
December 2022
Wed Dec 7thMain MeetingHearing Dogs for the Deaf- Mandy Phillips

Hearing Dogs for the Deaf is a UK charity providing training for assistance dogs to enhance confidence, companionship and independence for a deaf person. Dogs are trained to alert deaf people to important and life-saving sounds they would otherwise miss – sounds that many people take for granted like the doorbell, alarm clock and even danger signals like the fire alarm. Being aware of these – thanks to a hearing dog – makes a real difference to deaf people’s lives and can even save them.
Wed Dec 14thWine AppreciationSt Anne's Hall 7.30pm Presentation with Quiz John G
Tue Dec 27thArchitectureNO MEETING
July 2023
Wed Jul 12thTheatre LocalStrictly Ballroom - Aylesbury Waterside, 2.30pm Matinee.