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A tale of tiger tails and curtailment

A tale of tiger tails and curtailment

Last July, when life was in kilter (covid 19 had never been heard of), we decided to visit NW India, an area largely unvisited by us previously. Our aim was to see tigers and to visit the Taj Mahal, this time without keeling over in the unseasonably high temperature...

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SUPERMARKET OPENING HOURS

SUPERMARKET OPENING HOURS

Supermarkets are giving priority to the vulnerable, elderly and NHS workers, with restrictions in-store and online Supermarkets have faced a surge in demand from shoppers, with many stocking up on essentials. This has led to empty shelves and queues at some...

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MOVING DAY

MOVING DAY

FU3A Bridge Group Leaders and Committee members formed an unlikely cavalcade through the streets of Ferndown last week  -  they had gone to the Barrington Centre to remove the bridge tables and other items prior to the Theatre closing for refurbishment. However, the...

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The Tarrants’ Treasure Hunt

The Tarrants’ Treasure Hunt

The intrepid Discovering Wessex group ventured out on Friday 13th March on an exploration of ‘The Tarrants’ (eight beautiful Dorset villages) using a tried and tested idea – the Treasure Trail, which involves solving clues as we go along. The weather was perfect –...

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FERNDOWN U3A VISIT TO BRISTOL  FEBRUARY 22nd 2020

FERNDOWN U3A VISIT TO BRISTOL FEBRUARY 22nd 2020

46 Members  left Ferndown by coach at the crack of dawn ( 7.00 a.m.) to travel to Bristol where they slit into 2 parties – the first taking a guided tour of the BBC West Studios and the second to a guided tour of the SS Great Britain. GROUP 1 Richard Tucker  At the...

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Whitchurch Silk Mill

Whitchurch Silk Mill

On Friday 17 January a group of the U3A members met on a slightly chilly but dry and sunny morning, at the Whitchurch silk mill for a guided tour of the working mill. We started off with a welcome cup of tea or delicious coffee and biscuits, served by very smiley,...

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Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum uncovers moving and important stories of everyday people’s interactions with the justice system since the late 18th century. It shows how the law affects all of us, and how we can also affect the law. The Museum makes this...

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First Friday Talk – Motorways in the sky

First Friday Talk – Motorways in the sky

The 6th of December saw the last First Friday Talk of 2019 when 90 members of the FU3A came to the Barrington Theatre, Ferndown to hear a very interesting talk on Air Traffic Control. The talk was given by the very knowledgeable Dr. John Guy who has spent his whole...

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Tea at the Museum – Kingston Lacy

Tea at the Museum – Kingston Lacy

Thursday 12th December was not a nice day. Those of you who can remember will recall that there was not a deluge of rain, more a precipitation of Biblical proportions, a prelude to all the flooding in the locality. We who had arranged to go to Kingston Lacy to see the...

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Visit to old fossils

Visit to old fossils

Visit to old fossils On Thursday 21st November members of the Tea at the Museum group visited the Etches Collection at Kimmeridge for the afternoon. This is a modern, purpose built museum housing the lifetime collection of Jurassic marine fossils (157 million years...

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