Monet’s Garden Trip

I have been asked if I could do a trip to Monet’s Garden.

I attach details of a proposed trip in June next year. The dates: Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd.

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.

The cost  includes executive coach, ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Caen, 4 nights B&B plus dinner on the first night, at a hotel in the centre of Rouen.

All entrance fees and guided visits.  local accommodation tax is extra payable direct. A present it is 1.50 Euros per person per night.

Cost: £669.00 per person.  Single supplement £179.00.

If you are interested, please contact me ASAP.  I need a minimum of 30 people to run this trip.

All this has been put together for us by Tailored Travel.   I am still waiting for a quotation from another agent – Greatdays for a similar tour for the same dates.


Further details and contact details in Newsemail dated 26th May 2019.


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.

Possible New Groups

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.

Trips Proposals 2019

TRIPs Proposals 2019

Please do not contact the leader until details are published in in the Magazine

April Wed 24th Abbotsbury & Swannery Dorset Pauline  
May Tues 14th. Tate Britain, Van Gogh exhibition London Gill  
June Wed 12th Berkeley Castle/Butterfly House Glos Pauline  
July Tues 16th St.Fagans Cardiff Gill  
August Tues 13th Petworth House NT West Sussex Jean  
September Tues 10th National Arboretum/Lichfield Lichfield Jean  
October TBC Cheese Company& Cheddar Caves Cheddar Diane  
November TBC Bletchley Park Bletchley Gill  
December TBC Option:  NT Property with Christmas theme(Basildon Park for example)   Diane/Gill or Jean  


West Wilts U3A General Day Tours & Theatre Trips 2019

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.