FERNDOWN U3A 2020 – 2021

Something Every Day

During Lockdown Ferndown U3A members developed a Something Every Day  programme of Zoom activities. Click below to view a typical week’s programme

FERNDOWN FETE

FERNDOWN FETE

FERNDOWN FETE JUNE 2021,  saw Ferndown U3A members enthusiastically  engaging with the public to share what we are about. We all enjoyed chatting with potential new members as well as catching up with those we have not seen for a while Mike Andrews our Town Crier ...

CRAFTING TOGETHER  27th May 2021

CRAFTING TOGETHER 27th May 2021

After a year of crafting by zoom, we finally met each other,  many of us meeting in person for the first time.   The sun shone, conversation flowed and plans were made for the upcoming year. The main comment we how wonderful to do something “nearly normal!”  ...

OPEN DAY MAY 2021

OPEN DAY MAY 2021

OPEN DAY 2021 was, like most of the year, not as planned due to COVID 19 restrictions. Instead of meeting inside, with a range of stalls and presentations from group leaders, we met outside distributing flyers and brochures. It was a really successful morning as we...

PUN TIME

PUN TIME

When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate. A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months. When the smog lifts in Los Angeles U.C.L.A. The batteries were given out free of charge. A dentist and a manicurist married.  They fought tooth and nail. A will is a...

CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION COMPILATION

CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION COMPILATION

Like many of you the FU3A Drama Group have been working hard during Lockdown to produce a series of sketches. You can now view all these by clicking on the link below, and also by going on to the FU3A website. Well done to all of the participants - on both sides of...

NATIVITY

NATIVITY

This is a real treat. John Drew's niece is Head of a Special Needs Infant School in Plymouth. She has allowed us to share  this charming Nativity Production by some of her pupils. John is sure you will love it and enjoy the seeing the "Little Darlings" To View Click...

VIRTUAL TEA PARTY

VIRTUAL TEA PARTY

A big thank you to everyone who participated yesterday and to all who have made a donation. Thanks to your generosity a total of £550 has been raised, which with gift aid amounts to £617.50. The Just Giving page remains open if anyone else wishes to make a donation....

MAKES FOR XMAS

MAKES FOR XMAS

We just managed to squeeze in our socially distance "live" session before Lockdown. It was a fun couple of days and  a lovely change from meeting on zoom. Everyone was determined to make as many items as they could. Below is a selection of the results    

GOLF 1940

GOLF 1940

Golf was still being played at the Richmond, England, golf course while the Luftwaffe dropped bombs on it. In 1940 the Luftwaffe air force dropped bombs on the golf course in Richmond. Now, you’d think that would stop golfers from playing there, but that wasn’t the...

GARDEN CARPENTRY

GARDEN CARPENTRY

On Friday 23rd October a group of hardy gardeners met in  Kevin Steele's garden to create bird boxes and garden planters. Armed with saws, drills and hammers, the team spent the morning developing their skills with great results. The bird boxes were hinged to enabling...

HANGING BASKETS – Colour for Winter

HANGING BASKETS – Colour for Winter

Kevin Steele gave us a chance to brighten up those winter days with floral hanging baskets. During the session he explained the process of layering the bulbs and plants to provide colour throughout the Winter. As a novice in this area, I found the session to be...

GOLF IS BACK

GOLF IS BACK

FU3A K19 Golf Nine intrepid golfers gathered at Parley Golf Centre for our second meeting of this Covid-hit 2020/21 year. Armed with our masks and sanitisers and playing socially-distanced golf, we played our way around what was for everyone a new venue. Luckily,...