Visit to Weald & Downland Museum

Trip to WEALD and DOWNLAND OPEN AIR MUSEUM

THURSDAY 15TH, SEPTEMBER 2022

 A trip is planned to visit the Weald & Downland Open air Museum. It is set in a 50-acre site near Chichester in West Sussex. So, expect to do some walking.

It has over 50 historic houses, including a working watermill, Victorian School room, Tudor kitchen, Bayleaf Farmstead, the Market Place and many more.

There is a café which serves hot and cold food,cakes,drinks and ice cream. Where possible they use the stone ground flour from the Watermill. There is a gift shop

See www.wealddown.co.uk for more details.  The popular program the Repair Shop is also based there.

Cost:   Coach & drivers tip and entry: £24.00

To register for a place on this trip please phone or email

Jean Stanford on Monday 15th.August at 9.00am

AND NOT BEFORE

Booking forms will only be sent out after registration is confirmed

Notice of 2022 AGM

NOTICE OF

WEST WILTS u3a ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

ON WEDNESDAY 16th MARCH 2022 AT 2PM

AT ST JAMES’ HALL, TROWBRIDGE

 Please note that this meeting will be a hybrid meeting held physically at ST JAMES’ HALL, TROWBRIDGE, and simultaneously on Zoom. Members may choose whether to attend in person or on line. Joining instructions will be sent out closer to the date.

 A G E N D A

  1. Introduction and welcome by Chairman
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of AGM Wednesday 15 September 2021
  4. Approval of Minutes of AGM 15 September 2021
  5. Chairman’s Annual Report
  6. Treasurer’s Annual Report
  7. Appointment of External Examiner for West Wilts u3a Accounts
  8. Election of Chairman and Deputy Chairman
  9. Election of Treasurer
  10. Election of Committee Members
  11. Any other business (to be raised only by prior notification to the Chairman)

Date of next AGM: Wednesday 15th March 2023

 

 

Booking Instructions 2022

WEST WILTS U3A   GENERAL DAY TOURS & THEATRE TRIPS 2022

Leaders – Jean Stanford, Gill Laing.  Angela Greatwood

After nearly 2 years, we can now start to think about day trips. Many thanks to all those who have supported our previous day trips.

For your help, the process of booking is detailed below.

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 on the stated date. When places are confirmed, the booking form will be sent out. You should then complete the booking form and return it to the named tour leader together with either your cheque made payable to the West Wilts U3A or confirmation that you have paid by BANK Transfer. An SAE should be enclosed if you are not on email. 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.

For 2022, payments may to be made by Bank Transfer. Details are on the booking form Should anyone have a problem with this, the leader should be contacted to discuss.

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 pickup 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:

Trowbridge        Bus stop opposite Trinity Church alongside the park and train station.

Trowbridge.       St Thomas’s Road by shops.

North Bradley.  Bus stop by Rising Sun towards Trowbridge

Cancellation:   If members must 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 organiser’s details. All such details should be deleted after each trip.

Quiz Group

The next meeting will be Tuesday 15 March and monthly thereafter on the 3rd.Tuesday of the month.

Change of Venue: GUIDE HUT in Trowbridge Park. Meet 1.30 to 3.30pm. There will be a charge per person of £1.50 to cover the cost of the venue.

The Quiz is set by the members – so a different one each month.

Please let Jean Stanford (details are in your newsletter) know if you can make it or just turn up.

Parking: Either the Cinema or M&S – 3hours free or Multi storey in Castle Place. 2hrs.free unless you park on the top floors.

French 2

FRENCH 2

Over the past year our numbers have dropped from 8 to 4. Normally we are a house group meeting weekly on Wednesday mornings.

We would like 2,even 3 more members. We try to speak French most of the time. We each usually give a short presentation of what we’ve done, seen or read in the preceding week, usually followed by questions and answers. Plus we discuss topical issues. We use French magazine – Bien Dire and Bien Dire Initial. It has many interesting articles, some of which we can listen to by CD. We also use an outdated French Experience 2 for grammar etc. We learn from each other – not a teacher, therefore the group is always open to suggestions for things to do.

So if you have some French and would like to join us, please contact Jean Stanford via the Group Coordinator.