Walking Group Update

Lacock Walk 29th August.

Following a recce, a few points.  If you read this and know of walkers in the group who do not access emails, please pass on this information to them.

There is a climb of some 300 feet onto Bowden Hill.

Near the start of the walk, we have to follow a relatively busy road with no pavement for 700 yards from the River Avon at Lacock out to the Bell Inn by Bewley Common.

There are quite a few stiles on the walk, several of which cannot be avoided by using an adjoining gateway.

The NT car-park costs £4 but is free if you are a member.  If you are not in the NT but have a bus pass, there is a half-hourly bus service from Trowbridge to Melksham and Chippenham that passes through Lacock, stopping at the George Inn.  From there it is a 5 minute walk to the NT car-park where the walks begins.

Do not let this put you off!  It is an excellent walk with great views across much of North and West Wiltshire.

Nigel

Archaeology Group

U3A Archaeology Group.

Joy is retiring as leader of the Archaeology group at the end of this year and so far no-one has come forward to take over from her. The members do not want the group to disband and a meeting is being held on Wednesday August 14 at 2-30pm to which anyone who is interested in keeping the group going is invited. We hope there is someone among our 700 members willing to lead this group aided by a small band of folk who want to see the group continue but do not have Joy’s knowledge or experience.

Anyone interested in coming please contact Groups Co-ordinator.

Summer Updates

Zumba and Singing for Pleasure will close for the summer at the end of July and re-open in September – Zumba September 2nd and Singing for Pleasure on September 11th.

Line Dancing will however carry on throughout August each Friday afternoon 1.30-3.30pm.

Beryl

Possible New Groups

The following ideas have been suggested for setting up new groups:-
LINE DANCING
This will require instructions so if anyone has experience in this form of dancing could they please let me know. Alternatively, initially it could be learnt from videos. This group would need a venue.
GOLF
This would require some experience of playing. I have investigated how this could be set up and organised.
ITALIAN
Some knowledge would be required and would be suitable for a home group. Ideas on how to organise a language group could be obtained from other WWU3A language groups.
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If you are interested in any of these suggestions please contact Groups Co-ordinator or see your latest newsmail.