National Memorial Arboretum and Lichfield Cathedral
Booking form will be sent after registration
Seats still available.
We will leave Trowbridge early, first pick up is 7am. Firstly we will visit Lichfield Cathedral for about 1.5hrs. Leaving time for coffee and a self guided tour of the cathedral or town. Secondly we will then proceed to the National Memorial Arboretum in time for lunch – which can be pre-booked. The Arboretum is a 150 acre site to over 350 thought provoking memorials covering both military and civilian associations. It features around 30,000 trees and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. It has lots to see and plenty to explore. The Land Train which has a pre-recorded, running commentary is included in the cost. The tour lasts approx. 50mins.
See the full page advertisement in Third Age Matters
Spring Issue on page 7
Cost for this trip: Coach & Land train plus Drivers tip £14.00
2 course lunch: £17.50
It is important that you are at your pick up point on time. Do not change it without prior agreement with the Trip Leader. I suggest you pack snacks and water as this will be a long day. We will make a comfort stop both ways.
For more information, please contact Groups Co-Ordinator
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.
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.
‘Trips Proposals 2019 – Amended’ has been changed to include the trip for December.
This will be on Wednesday 11th to Waddesdon Manor. Further information will be forthcoming in your Newsletter.
A holiday has been arranged for 2020 – 18 th to 22 June
Chateaux & Garden of Normandy. This takes in Monet’s Garden plus
many other places.
We will be based in Rouen, where on Sunday 21st June it will be the annual
Festival of Music.
We will visit Monet’s Gardens, Musée des Impressionists, Château de
Beaumesnil – guided tour. Le Jardin Plume, Musée Eugene Boudin,
Honfleur, Rouen and Monreuil sur Mer.
The cost includes Executive coach throughout, Eurotunnel crossing
excursions & guided tours. Tour Manager.
We will be staying at the 3* Mercure Hotel Champs de Mars at Rouen
(www.mercurehotels.com) Located a ten minute walk from the historic
centre of Rouen. A welcome dinner without drinks is served on the first
night, the remaining three nights are on a bed and breakfast basis.
Not included: Insurance £40 per person(optional) Entrance Fees, Local
accommodation tax is extra payable direct. At present it is 1.50 Euros per
person per night.
Cost: £599 per person. Single supplement £149
The list is almost full – however, if you are interested please contact
Jean Stanford jean.trips@btinternet.
Bath Gilbert & Sullivan Company present Iolanthe
At The Mission Theatre Bath
Date: Saturday 7th December 2019 – Production starts at 2 pm.
Cost: £16.50 ticket, coach and driver’s tip.
Pickup points: North Bradley, Bradley Road, Bradford on Avon station car park, Trowbridge Stations and Kenton Drive.
To reserve a place, see Newsemail dated 9th June 2019.
A booking form will be sent to you. There is a non-refundable deposit of £5.00 included in the total cost of £16.50
Closing date for application is 1st August 2019
Currently only open to Members.
The following ideas have been suggested for setting up new groups:-
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.
This would require some experience of playing. I have investigated how this could be set up and organised.
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.
If you are interested in any of these suggestions please contact Groups Co-ordinator or see your latest newsmail.
Message regarding the proposed first CA meeting at my house on Friday.
‘Unfortunately, as a result of illness, the new venue Current Affairs meeting scheduled for this Friday, will have to be cancelled. The first meet will now be on Friday 17th May 2.00pm.
Leaders – Jean Stanford, Pauline Thewell, Diane Ramsay Arthur, Gill Laing.
Many thanks to all those who have supported our previous day trips. We have made some amendments to the booking system which we hope will help you to book and enjoy a trouble free day out.
Tour details will be shown in the Magazine, showing the earliest date you can book/register your interest.
Please adhere to this. In the first instance please contact the relevant Trip leader to register your interest. When places are confirmed, the booking form will be sent out. You should then complete the booking form, and return together with your cheque made payable to the West Wilts U3A, and SAE if you are not on email, to the named tour leader. Each leader is happy to answer any questions relating to their tour, especially access concerns. Please ensure dates, pick up point and times are noted,
Comfort stops are made on journeys of more than one and a half hours and coaches normally have an ‘emergency toilet’.
The cost quoted includes the driver’s tip and all entrance fees. No meals are included unless where stated. If a property is marked ‘NT’ please bring your valid National Trust membership card for free admission.
Pick up points: Each tour is shown with boarding places and times. Not all pick-up points are used for every tour. Please do not change your pick up point without speaking to the tour leader directly. Failure to do so may cause delays.
Please check pick up points and times carefully. To avoid delays we suggest arriving at the stop approximately 10 minutes before the stated pick up time.
Coaches will only stop at agreed pick-up/drop off points which change, depending on the route. Currently main stops may include:
Westbury Haynes Road bus stop or Chandlers depot if using Chandlers.
Trowbridge Bus stop opposite Trinity Church alongside the park and train station.
Melksham Kings Street Car Park
Cancellation: If members have to cancel their booking due to unforeseen circumstances, then a refund will be made on entrance tickets if they are re-allocated or not already purchased. Travel refunds may be given only when coach costs have been met.
No refunds if cancellation is 7 days or less prior to the date of the trip.
On the day you should carry your Membership Card which has space for your Emergency Contact details on the reverse. It is suggested that you also carry any medication details.
Note: Data Protection: Members should not pass on the organisers details. All such details should be deleted after each trip.