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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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Christmas Lunch 2021

Christmas Lunch 2021

80 members  attend the lunch at the Remedy Oak Golf Club. After a pre-lunch Bucks Fizz we were treated to a excellent lunch which catered for all appetites. The conversation flowed and laughter could be  heard all round the room. Thanks goes to the events and Social...

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SMALL INVESTORS GROUP D1

SMALL INVESTORS GROUP D1

At our meeting on Dec 1st we discussed a number of investment possibilities, looking at the share price graphs and the fundamental accounts figures. We looked at investments giving a good income return, but found like Royal Dutch Shell, there was no long term growth....

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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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