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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...

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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,...

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Quiz Night – A DRAMA

Quiz Night – A DRAMA

Our Drama Group have been busy providing  entertainment to lighten your spirits! Please open the link below to enjoy their latest video production Quiz Night. Enjoy! Your Committee   https://youtu.be/UFCoQ09T3wY

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A History of Britain in 21 Women

A History of Britain in 21 Women

During the Autumn and Spring terms 2019-2020, we met to discuss the merits of women highlighted in Jenni Murray’s “A History of Britain in 21 Women.” However, we all had additional women to consider as highlighted below.  Group members voted on the women below and...

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OODLES OF DOODLES

OODLES OF DOODLES

Since the closing of U3A groups due to the Coronavirus, I have been running something called SMoodles online to keep the Oodles of Doodles class members connected and also to continue the doodling! It has become quite popular with over 45 members (Oodlers and their...

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REMEMBERING  VE DAY

REMEMBERING VE DAY

After celebrating VE Day 75 years on some of our members have shared their memories of that very special time. To read their wonderful accounts just CLICK HERE

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FLASH FICTION FUN

FLASH FICTION FUN

During Lock-down Jude Hodges set up a Flash Fiction group.   We were invited to write a complete piece of fiction – prose or poetry – in no more than 200 words. The creative juices flowed and there were a few regular contributors. To read there stories just Click...

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Lets Make Masks

Lets Make Masks

DIY Fabric Mask Materials cotton fabric, tightly woven 1/8" elastic, or fabric ties Tools sewing machine and thread / but can hand sew scissors ruler sewing pins or clips Instructions Cut the fabric.For an adult size mask, cut 1 fabric rectangle 16″ long and 8.5″...

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Lost & Found

Lost & Found

Once again our very own band of talented "Luvvies" have been hard at work throughout Lockdown and have written, acted, produced (all via Zoom ) and uploaded to Youtube a brand new production , called Lost and Found. Follow the link below to be one of the first to view...

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PLANT SALE – GREEN FINGERS GROUP D3

PLANT SALE – GREEN FINGERS GROUP D3

Many congratulations - and a huge thank-you - to Kevin Steele and the members of our Green Fingers Group D3 for raising over £900 via the Plant Fayre they held recently - all achieved with social distancing intact! We will add this sum to the money raised earlier this...

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‘We are not alone”

‘We are not alone”

'We are not alone - U3A's on the other side of the world share our situation; have a look at this Newsletter from Hamilton U3A in New Zealand' Richard Tucker Click on the image     

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