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Discovering Wessex. Sherborne Castle May 2022

Discovering Wessex. Sherborne Castle May 2022

We all set of in high spirits despite the heavy rainfall. On arriving at the Castle, we were driven along the drive to alight at the front door. Once inside, we were treated to a wonderful tour of this beautiful house, by three extremely knowledgeable and engaging...

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Events Committee. Exbury Gardens May 2022

Events Committee. Exbury Gardens May 2022

This was a glorious day out. The sun shone and we were treated to a wonderful, guided tour of the gardens. Exbury gardens are situated on the border of the Beaulieu River. They were created more than 100 years ago by the Rothschild family who still manage them today....

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International Study Visit. Bruges May 2022

International Study Visit. Bruges May 2022

What a wonderful Study Visit. We were so lucky with the hotel which was situated just off the Burg square, the centre point of this beautiful city. Bruges is famous for its stunning architecture, cobbled streets and canals. The architecture in Bruges spans the...

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Bletchley Park 9th April 2022

Bletchley Park 9th April 2022

39 members set off from Ferndown and West Moors for another successful visit organised by the Visits & Events Team. After a comfortable and smooth journey, punctuated by a comfort stop for coffee at Chievely Services, we arrived at Bletchley on time and were met...

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Hillier Garden and Arboretum 8th April 2022

Hillier Garden and Arboretum 8th April 2022

Despite some uncertain forecasting the weather stayed dry for 24 members of the FU3A Discovering Wessex Group who visited the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum in Romsey on Friday 8th April.  They met for coffee first in the main café before venturing out to...

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Another Triumphant Tree Planting Session

Another Triumphant Tree Planting Session

Triumphant Tree Planting Session - West Moors CommunityThe Free Tree initiative in February, only saw 60 saplings rehomed inWest Moors, leaving 130 still to be planted.In addition to these, 200 extra saplings were purchased by the Council inFebruary, to add to the New...

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TALES OF A ROVING REPORTER Friday 4th March

TALES OF A ROVING REPORTER Friday 4th March

“One of the BBC’s ex-roving reporters paid a visit to the Barrington Centre on the 4th of March and entertained 102 members of the FU3A at one of our First Friday Coffee Mornings. Alan Jones has spent many years reporting on news items on the South coast for BBC...

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A FUN TALENT SHOW, Saturday 12th February 2022

A FUN TALENT SHOW, Saturday 12th February 2022

What a wonderful afternoon.  14 talented individuals and groups entertained us with song, recitations and sketches. The judges critiqued the acts but the final results were with the audience vote. Tea and cake rounded off a lovely afternoon. Well done to everyone who...

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Saturday Walks

Saturday Walks

"Another Z5 Short Saturday Walk was held on February 5th at Upton Country Park, Poole. The day was bright with some sunshine and a light chilly breeze when 14 FU3A members (and 2 dogs) met in the car park at Upton. Clare Clayton led the group around some interesting...

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Romsey Abbey and the King John’s House Museum

Romsey Abbey and the King John’s House Museum

On Friday 28th January - 33 intrepid explorers from the Discovering Wessex Group went on guided tours of Romsey Abbey and the King John’s House Museum, Romsey. Despite being the end of January, the weather was bright, dry and mild. This was a car sharing visit and all...

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