West Bridgford


There are several different types of events covered here.

Every month except for August we hold an OPEN MEETING.

This is held on the 4th Thursday of the month in the West Bridgford Baptist Church. Doors open at 1:45pm when tea or coffee is available and people can find out what is going on from group leaders and a display of forthcoming events.
The formal meeting starts at 2.30pm. Our Speaker Finder (Carol) puts together a varied programme of outside speakers presenting a topic of interest to the U3A members.
Even if the topic does not seem inspiring, the variety and depth of knowledge of the speakers always makes the talks worthwhile.
A recent speaker talked about TOILETS, his name was Bob Reed and he was fascinating and informative.
Did you know that West Bridgford is a toilet twinned town? and a photograph of the said toilet is on display at the WB library.

Select the list of planned speakers for 2019 from the side bar to see who will be speaking.

Social Events

A second type of event covered here is for social events which are open to all U3A members and organised by the social group committee.
Of particular interest this month is the Christmas Bash at Welbeck Hall - Start Christmas with Greythorn and friends.

General Interest

Other events advertised here are GROUP related, for example information about a specific group which is useful to bring to everyone's attention.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Mar 27th


Held at WB Baptist Church between 1:45 & 3:30 on the 4th Thursday of each month

27th February You’re Never Too Old to Rock and Roll- Part 2. Rod Taylor (Vince Eager)

26th March From Chalk to Fork Kay Gugliotti (Education Officer Newark and Notts Agricultural Society)

Open Meetings begin at 1:45 when you can browse the various group/event stalls, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, maybe book your place on an trip, ask any questions that might be concerning you and chat with your friends. The speaker will begin at approx. 2:30 and the afternoon ends at approx. 3:30

Fri Apr 3rd

Social trip to Strelley Hall

Friday 3rd April 1pm tour, lasts 90minutes

£23 includes afternoon tea

Contact Louise via contacts page

Wed Apr 29th

Tour and Explore Trent Bridge Cricket Ground

2pm start for 2 hour tour £5

Contact Louise via contacts page

Wed May 13th

Bletchley Park - coach trip

more details to follow - Date Wednesday 13th May

Contact Eleni via the contacts page if interested

Fri Jul 24th


Thursday 23 July 2020


Total cost £35 which includes coach travel from Bridgford Road, entrance and a tip for the driver.
The Coach will leave opposite the Co-Op on Bridgford Road at 8.00am.

Love is a big theme for the 2020 RHS Flower Show Tatton Park .. love gardens, love plants and the summer of love weave a 1960’s feel to many of the exhibits and displays. Alongside, the social benefits of gardening and its green, sustainable credentials will also be highlighted. Among the exciting things you can see are the iconic Back to Back Gardens, the numerous Show Gardens, the Plant Village with beautiful displays and exciting plants to buy and the Floral Marquee which will be a sight to behold. In addition browse numerous trade stands for lovely gifts, fashion items, jewellery or why not just get something for the garden; it is a garden show after all! There will be food courts and cafés with options for all. As always this promises to be a great day out with plenty to suit everyone, gardeners and non-gardeners alike.

Tickets are on sale now
Contact Heather, details in newsletter or via the garden group web page
Book and pay at the Open Meeting on 23 January

Fri Aug 14th

The Book of Mormon

London production here in Nottingham

Friday 14th August

2:30pm, price £55 or some limited seats at £32.50

Contact Joy via the contacts page

Social Events
Wed Mar 4th

Quiz @ Test Match Pub

March 4th 2 - 4pm £3

Teams of 4 to compete in the Quiz.
Buy your own refreshments.
Contact Louise via Contacts page