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RSPB RESERVE ARNE

RSPB RESERVE ARNE

On Saturday the 4th of December, 18 FU3A members drove over to the Arne peninsula for a short walk on a glorious winter morning around the RSPB Reserve. The sky was blue, the sun shone brilliantly and the views over Poole Harbour were absolutely stunning!!  The walk,...

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DISCOVERING WESSEX  –  WEALD & DOWNLAND LIVING MUSEUM

DISCOVERING WESSEX – WEALD & DOWNLAND LIVING MUSEUM

Friday the 19th of November saw 45 intrepid explorers, who were members of the J1 Discovering Wessex Group, get up at the “crack of sparrows” to board a coach bound for the Weald and Downland Living Museum, nr Chichester.  This trip was the second topic this year for...

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CLASSICAL SPECTACULAR – ALBERT HALL

CLASSICAL SPECTACULAR – ALBERT HALL

On Sunday 7th November Ferndown U3A members travelled to the Albert Hall in London for the Classical Spectacular. The concert lived up to its name and was truly spectacular combining of favourite classical pieces and state of the art technology, ranging from a flood...

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FU3A Z5 Saturday Nov 6th Spetisbury Walk

FU3A Z5 Saturday Nov 6th Spetisbury Walk

25 FU3A intrepid members and 3 dogs undertook a pleasant 4 mile walk onSaturday morning of the 6th of November. Led by Clare Clayton and Bob Reevethe walk had to be hastily re-routed due to some submerged footpathsfollowing heavy rains earlier in the week.  However...

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FU3A GOES TO JAIL

FU3A GOES TO JAIL

Wednesday 27th October saw members of group H5 Wessex Railways in the Verne Prison on Portland. But not because we had transgressed in any way.  We were there at the end of a morning spent at the north of the island, an area where railways played an important role in...

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BARN DANCE OCTOBER 2021

BARN DANCE OCTOBER 2021

This was another successful event for the u3a. With a live band, a good selection of food to share and a jolly atmosphere, we danced the nightaway. Everybody took to the dance floor and although we only had29members in attendance )the floor was comfortably busy when...

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Wareham Boat Trip

Wareham Boat Trip

Well I think this trip got our 2021/22 events diary off to a flying start. We all met on the Quay at 11am in  Poole on a perfect day. We managed to fill the whole top deck of the boat.   We motored up Poole harbour and on to the River Frome entrance to Wareham.  The...

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Tea at the Museum visits Athelhampton House

Tea at the Museum visits Athelhampton House

[sings] ‘Didn’t we have a lovely time the day we went to….’ Athelhampton Okay, not quite the place you were expecting me to say, but it’s true, we did have a lovely afternoon at Athelhampton House and Gardens. After the high winds and driving rain of the night before,...

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SCULPTURE BY THE LAKES

SCULPTURE BY THE LAKES

On a surprisingly sunny day 24 members of the Discovering Wessex group visited Sculptures by the Lakes, on Friday October 15th.  This 26 acre sculpture park is set in tranquil Dorset countryside just south of Dorchester, surrounded by beautiful lakes, rivers and...

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Saturday Walk

Saturday Walk

“23 members (and 2 dogs) walked and climb up on Ramsdown Hill on Saturday the 9th October on a Z5 Short Saturday Walk. The weather was kind and the sun shone all the time, breaking through the early morning mist. The walk was a shorter one than usual but with the...

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GOLFING AGAIN

GOLFING AGAIN

K19 Golf Group   Thursday 30th September 2021 On a fairly unsettled day, four intrepid golfers from the Golf group ventured out on to the fairly open golf course at Parley Golf Centre. Despite the high, blustery wind and some intermittent drizzle, our golfers readied...

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Opening Morning 17th September 2021

Opening Morning 17th September 2021

Over 80 members attended the first FU3A Open Meeting at the Barrington Centre last Friday.  This was a Coffee Morning opportunity to meet up with old friends and new members, at the first face to face gathering we have been able to hold. Chairman Bob Reeve welcomed...

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