Walking Group

July 25th Wellow 4.5 miles.  A walk with views between Wellow and Stony Littleton, with the chance to explore the interior of a chambered long barrow along the way.  There are a couple of moderate climbs on this walk.  Meet outside of Wellow Church where there is roadside parking for a 2pm start.  The relevant map is OS Explorer 142, the grid reference is 742584 and the postcode BA2 8QS.  Please ring Nigel Vile on 01225 710139 in the week leading up to the walk if you plan to come along or require further information.  This is not a closed group restricted to members so feel free to join us as often or as little as you like!

Sevington School Visit

U3A afternoon visit to Sevington Victorian School


Several members have asked about visits to Sevington Victorian School. So, in response to requests we are pleased to offer two sessions … on Friday 26th July and Friday 2nd August.

Sevington is one of Wiltshire’s best kept secrets – a unique gem- a tiny village school as it was in Victorian times. In term time children visit the school to take part in a Victorian school day. However, the charity also finds time to welcome adult groups. The school house parlour and kitchen are also opened along with the garden which, following building work, is in the process of being restored.

U3A members and their guests are invited for half day visits on Friday 26th July and Friday 2nd August 2019. The visits commence at 2.15 and end with afternoon tea.

Groups are greeted in Victorian style. Miss Squire, the school teacher, will give a short history of the school, where you will find out about Sevington’s royal links. There is an opportunity to experience a sample of the Victorian school day. You will also find out how the whole school began, through a visit to nearby Leigh Delamere Church, built by Joseph Neeld. Following your formal visit and refreshments you are welcome to spend time looking at the building’s unique architecture and artefacts as well as exploring the original Victorian wash house, privy and garden.

As this is a make your own way excursion why not car share or offer a lift to a member who does not drive.

Why not extend your visit and enjoy lunch in one the nearby villages such as Castle Coombe, Grittleton, Yatton Keynell or Biddestone.

Max.15 per session. 2.15pm- 4.30pm plus informal time Price £7 to include refreshments.

For further details contact Group Co-ordinator

Sevington School Visit

U3A afternoon visit to Sevington Victorian School

​Sevington is one of Wiltshire’s best kept secrets – a unique gem- a tiny village school as it was in Victorian times. In term time children visit the school to take part in a Victorian school day. However, the charity also finds time to welcome adult groups. The school house parlour and kitchen are also opened along with the garden which, following building work, is in the process of being restored.

U3A members and their guests are invited for a half day visit on Friday 2nd August 2019. The visit commences at 2.15 and ends with afternoon tea.

Groups are greeted in Victorian style. Miss Squire, the school teacher, will give a short history of the school, where you will find out about Sevington’s royal links. There is an opportunity to experience a sample of the Victorian school day. You will also find out how the whole school began, through a visit to nearby Leigh Delamere Church, built by Joseph Neeld. Following your formal visit and refreshments you are welcome to spend time looking at the building’s unique architecture and artefacts as well as exploring the original Victorian wash house, privy and garden.

As this is a make your own way excursion why not car share or offer a lift to a member who does not drive.

Why not extend your visit and enjoy lunch in one the nearby villages such as Castle Coombe, Grittleton, Yatton Keynell or Biddestone.

Max.15 per session. 2.15pm- 4.30pm plus informal time Price £7 to include refreshments.

For further details contact Group Co-ordinator

Sevington School Visit

Due to the popularity of this another visit is available today.  Please see Friday 2nd August for full details.

Petworth House

Proposed visit to Petworth House, West Sussex.  Further details will be available in a future edition of your Newsletter.

National Arboretum

Proposed visit to the National Arboretum/Lichfield.  Further details will be available in a future edition of your Newsletter.

Fishbourne Roman Villa

Archaeology

There are places available on a coach trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace (organised by the Archaeology Group).

The trip is planned for Wednesday 9th October 2019.

The Roman Palace is near Chichester and is known for its excellent Roman mosaics (it is the largest residential Roman building discovered in Britain).

The cost will be £23, covering coach fare, tip for the driver and entry to the Roman Palace. 

For further details see Newsemail dated 4th May 2019.