Variety Show

The December monthly meeting was a variety show put on by the members for the members.  For those that were there relive the best moments with the following pictures.  For those that missed it have a look at what you missed!

Two talented tramps!

Two talented tramps!

Health & Safety takes over the carols!

Health & Safety takes over the carols!

Benjie and Angels

Benjie and Angels

The two Techies doing what Techies do!

The two Techies doing what Techies do!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Even Chairmen can sing!

Even Chairmen can sing!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Theatre Trips 2017

These are the proposed theatre trips for 2017.  Please register your interest in them with the Theatre trips organiser (details in your December 2016 Quarterly Newsletter).

Member’s only events


at Bristol Hippodrome.  Date: Thursday 5th January 2017 matinee.  Cost:  £25.00

Seats available



at St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 19th February 2017 matinee.  Cost: £44.00

Monies to be paid by 12 December 2016



at The Globe, London.  Date: July 2017.  Cost: to be confirmed



at Bristol Hippodrome.  Date: Thursday 19th October 2017.  Performance start: 2.30 pm

Cost: £57.00



Christmas Carols event December 2017



Mystery Trip Date Change

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Mystery Trip has been moved one day earlier to Tuesday 21st February 2017.  There are still a few tickets available so contact Denise if you can’t make the new date or would now like a ticket.

River Cruise – Westminster to Greenwich

Thursday 17 June, a grey and damp morning – 83 WWU3A members left Trowbridge early for the journey to London – the start of a long day.


We arrived at Westminster Pier later than hoped due to heavy traffic. We boarded the large riverboat at 12.30pm for our 2 hour cruise along the river Thames to Greenwich. We had an onboard commentary by a man who was passionate about the river. He chatted cheerfully for almost 2 hours, pointing out all the important sights, together with a brief history.

We went through the Thames Barrier before landing at Greenwich where the sun was shining.


Unfortunately due to the delay, we only had 1.5 hoursin Greenwich before the long trek home.

Time to have a quick lunch, brief look over the Cutty Sark, visit the Naval Museum or wander through the market.


All in All a very good day – all thanks to Tony Bowes for arranging it. Unfortunately due to ill health he could not join us.

Gardening Group

In February the Gardening Group had a talk on taking fuchsia cuttings by Peter Holloway. So that those at the back of the hall could see what was going on, Ray Fox videoed him and the picture was projected on a screen a few rows back.

trow gardening

Visit to Poppy Factory. Richmond


40 members left a sunny Trowbridge at the respectable time of 9.30am to make the journey to Richmond. We had a coffee and comfort stop at Fleet services on the M3 on the way.

We arrived in good time and were warmly greeted by our guide for the afternoon. Before the tour we had a light lunch of homemade vegetable soup followed by apple crumble and custard.poppy1

Waiting for lunch – The poppy wreathes of the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry on wall in background

The tour commenced with an illustrated talk about the history of the Poppy Factory and its founder

Major George Howson MC. We were able to wander around the factory floor, watching the workers making wreathes and poppies. We even made our own poppy. We were shown the machinery used to cut out the various component parts – some of us even bought home some of the waste – it looked like a big roll of red bunting!


Look what we’ve made

After a visit to the small shop and a slight wait for the coach, we were on our way back by 4.30pm.