Wendover Buckinghamshire


Newspaper Week beginning Monday 3rd August 2020

Please share your news and Group activities with other members. Please send your articles to chairman@wendoveru3a.org.uk , by the Saturday beforehand.
Thank you to this week’s contributors.

The September Main Meeting will be Tom Way with his presentation on Exciting Wildlife Around the World. This will be held via Zoom time to be confirmed on Wednesday 2nd September.

It seems that Main Meetings will have to be held in this way for the foreseeable future, so please try to get on line with Zoom.

The number of people who are reading this weekly newspaper page has dwindled from over 500 per month to 200 so for this month it will be fortnightly as most of the groups are easing up on their activities as usual for August.

There will be a monthly newsletter for all members which will go out this week via email and delivered/ sent to those who do not have an email buddy. If you are an email buddy for someone, please remember to keep them informed on what is happening with Wendover U3A.

At present the Third Age Trust is still limiting group sizes to no more than six so please bear this in mind when you are planning a meeting.

Please enrol for the August Main Meeting of Call My Bluff via Zoom
The Call MY Bluff, Zoom meeting on Wednesday 5th of August is at 10.00 am. This will be our third meeting to held in this way. Our panel of Nick S. Peter H. and Peter L. will try to bluff everyone into believing that they are giving the true definition of a chosen word.
If you need help with Zoom, please follow the link guidance or ask for help.
To join the meeting please contact the Chairman for the link to the meeting.

The Graham Dawson Memorial Photographic Competition closing date 18th October

The judging for this will take place at the November Main Meeting electronically.

Paul M. has very kindly offered to organise this event for the second time. There will be two different classes this year. Your electronic entries will need to be sent to him at photocomp@wendoveru3a.org.uk . The photographs will need to be sent to Paul M as soon as possible and before 18th October.

Class One - A photograph that has been taken since last August on any subject. This will be for the Graham Dawson Memorial Trophy.
Class Two - the subject is “Lock Down Through a Lens.” The prize for this category is a bottle of Champagne which has been kindly donated by last year’s winner.

If you wish to enter and only have a paper photograph which needs to scanned to be able to send it, please ask for help from another member of Wendover U3A or the chairman.


As the Covid guidelines keep changing, we have given a lot of thought to whether any walking group activities could re- commence. Being realistic it is going to be a long time before we can resume guided walks of 20+ people with a cosy pub lunch afterwards! However we could run walks for up to six people in line with current government guidelines and with appropriate risk assessments carried out by walk leaders in conjunction with group convenors and a personal risk assessment done by each walker'. We do have some reservations - particularly the feasibility of maintaining social distancing once out walking as a group, and the continuing advice to limit your interactions with anyone outside of your household - but thought the starting point for discussion should be our members. Is there any interest in taking part in walks under these conditions and critically is there any interest in leading them?
We would welcome your comments on this and on other ways the group can come together during the months ahead.

We also want to let you know that for different reasons all three convenors will be standing down in the near future. We would have much preferred to tell you this face to face but thought it better to make you aware immediately. Moira has been a convenor for over five years, Marion has also done a good stint for the strollers and Judy will be taking up the post of Joint Chairman of Wendover U3A in November.

The good news is that Brian Emmerson has agreed to become joint convenor of the Walkers - so we are looking for somebody to work with Brian and for a convenor for the Strollers. We are all happy to support our replacements through the transition and give what help we can. Each of us has found the role enjoyable and we are sure you will too if you are brave enough to step forward!

We look forward to hearing from you.
Judy S. Moira T. and Marion C.


The regular pattern of bowling on the first and third Fridays resumes this week. Please be there for 10.30 so we can start promptly.

Peter H.


Art Two

June C. Derek Y. Chris B
June C . Derek Y. Chris B.

The subject was using an unfamiliar medium or anything else that interests’ one.
June C. and Chris B.

Travel Team

Layer Marney Tuesday 8th December cost to be confirmed
In light of the Covid announcements over the weekend this visit may have to be cancelled but please watch the Travel Team page for more information.

The Cumbrian Holiday for June 2012

ButtermereWindermereGondola on Lake ConistonThrekeld Mining Museum
ButtermereWindemere Steamship Gondola on Coniston Threkeld Mining Museum

There are a few limited spaces for this holiday with a variety of room types.

The cost is £495 per person with a £115 single supplement on a half board basis including travel by coach.

The Wendover U3A Cumbrian holiday which was supposed to have taken place this year has been changed to Sunday 20th June 2021 for 5 nights 6 days. Staying at the 4* Washington Central Hotel in Workington, Cumbria.

For further details, please see the Travel Team website or contact %Travel Team B. H.% for more information.
Belinda H.

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