Members Day – 30th Anniversary Celebration
Members Day and West Wilts U3A 30th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday 28th November. Bradford-on-Avon. 4 or 5miles.
This could be a muddy time of year so I have gone for a potentially dry walk out to Avoncliff and back that will use the K&A towpath as well as a tarmac path through Barton Farm Park. There will be the option to continue along the towpath to Elbow Bridge before climbing uphill to the fringes of Turleigh for some fine views. Meet at the far end of Bradford’s Station car-park. Please ring me in the week leading up to the walk if you plan to come along or require further information, leaving an answer phone message if I am not around. This is not a closed group with membership restrictions; please feel free to join us as often or as little as you like.
Nigel Vile 01225 710139
Postcode BA15 1DB. Grid ref 826606. Explorer map 156.
Wednesday 11th December 2019
Waddesdon Manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1885 to display his collection of arts and to entertain the fashionable world. Opened to the public in 1959, Waddesdon Manor is managed by the Rothschild Foundation, a family charitable trust, on behalf of the National Trust, who took over ownership in 1957. It’s home to the Rothschild Collections of paintings, sculpture and decorative art.
We have timed tickets to visit the house. The cost for this is £5.00 for National Trust members and £18.00 for Non Members
The Christmas fair will be set against the backdrop of the floodlit North Front of the Manor with its 20ft Christmas trees.
You will be able to soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas with hand-selected exhibitors all housed in charming wooden chalets.
See www.waddesdon.org.uk for more information.
Cost for this trip: Coach & drivers tip £11.00 plus entry fee of £5.00 for National Trust members or £18.00 for Non Members.
For further information on this and how to book please see your Autumn Newsletter or contact Groups Co-ordinator.
Speaker Alan Browne – Bobby Van, Trust. Staying Safe on Line
Speaker- Anthony Battersby – River Power
Using the power of local rivers to produce green energy.
TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Celebrates the Centenary of Howard Carter’s Discovery
Tuesday 28 January 2020
Commemorating the centenary of the discovery that captivated the world, the largest collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures ever to travel out of Egypt at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
Produced by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and IMG, and presented in London by Viking Cruises, the TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh world tour features more than 150 original artefacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb, with 60 on their first journey outside Egypt. Visitors can discover the legend of the golden king before the historic treasures return to Cairo to be permanently housed with Tutankhamun’s full collection at the new Grand Egyptian Museum.
Please note there are limited places on this trip as this was previously advertised by email at the end of May.
Cost for this trip: Coach & drivers tip, entrance to exhibition including handling charges £ 34.50
For more information on this trip and how to book please see your Autumn Newsletter or contact Groups Co-ordinator.
Speaker – Mick Leighfield – Bobby van Trust