German Beginners

NEW GROUP ADVISORY FROM GROUPS COORDINATOR

I have had a request to set up a German Group for Beginners.

If you are interested in such a group please contact me at the email address below stating if you have any knowledge of the language and to what level.

If there is enough interest I will follow our procedure for forming the group.

Groups Coordinator

groupscoordinator@westwiltsu3a.org.uk

Photoshop Workshop – Spaces

Late breaking news.

Dickon has had a couple of people pull out of his Photoshopping beginners workshop on 4th October.

Hence he has two spare places and asks if there are any late takers.

The original magazine entry follows.

BEGINNERS PHOTOSHOPPING

Learn how to scan and enhance old photos and slides.

If you have NEVER done anything like this before, this is for you.

I bet you have loads of old slides and photos that have faded or are torn etc.

You do not need to be a computer whiz. You only need a lap-top (Windows or Mac) and a mouse to get started with a fun and sociable group.

Please do not join if you have experience. This is for total beginners.

I will be starting 8 weekly Friday sessions from Friday 4th October 2019 1

These fun sessions are essentially for total BEGINNERS.

A laptop is necessary; however I have a couple of spares.

contact details in your Newsletter or via Groups Co-ordinator

Walking Group Update

Lacock Walk 29th August.

Following a recce, a few points.  If you read this and know of walkers in the group who do not access emails, please pass on this information to them.

There is a climb of some 300 feet onto Bowden Hill.

Near the start of the walk, we have to follow a relatively busy road with no pavement for 700 yards from the River Avon at Lacock out to the Bell Inn by Bewley Common.

There are quite a few stiles on the walk, several of which cannot be avoided by using an adjoining gateway.

The NT car-park costs £4 but is free if you are a member.  If you are not in the NT but have a bus pass, there is a half-hourly bus service from Trowbridge to Melksham and Chippenham that passes through Lacock, stopping at the George Inn.  From there it is a 5 minute walk to the NT car-park where the walks begins.

Do not let this put you off!  It is an excellent walk with great views across much of North and West Wiltshire.

Nigel

National Memorial Arboretum

National Memorial Arboretum and Lichfield Cathedral

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Booking form will be sent after registration

Seats still available.

We will leave Trowbridge early, first pick up is 7am. Firstly we will visit Lichfield Cathedral for about 1.5hrs. Leaving time for coffee and a self guided tour of the cathedral or town. Secondly we will then proceed to the National Memorial Arboretum in time for lunch – which can be pre-booked. The Arboretum is a 150 acre site to over 350 thought provoking memorials covering both military and civilian associations. It features around 30,000 trees and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. It has lots to see and  plenty to explore.  The Land Train which has a pre-recorded, running commentary is included in the cost. The tour lasts approx. 50mins.

See: www.thenma.org.uk

See the full page advertisement in Third Age Matters

Spring Issue on page 7

Cost for this trip: Coach & Land train plus Drivers tip £14.00

2 course lunch: £17.50 

It is important that you are at your pick up point on time. Do not change it without prior agreement with the Trip Leader.  I suggest you pack snacks and water as this will be a long day. We will make a comfort stop both ways.

 

For more information, please contact Groups Co-Ordinator

 

Archaeology Group

U3A Archaeology Group.

Joy is retiring as leader of the Archaeology group at the end of this year and so far no-one has come forward to take over from her. The members do not want the group to disband and a meeting is being held on Wednesday August 14 at 2-30pm to which anyone who is interested in keeping the group going is invited. We hope there is someone among our 700 members willing to lead this group aided by a small band of folk who want to see the group continue but do not have Joy’s knowledge or experience.

Anyone interested in coming please contact Groups Co-ordinator.

Summer Updates

Zumba and Singing for Pleasure will close for the summer at the end of July and re-open in September – Zumba September 2nd and Singing for Pleasure on September 11th.

Line Dancing will however carry on throughout August each Friday afternoon 1.30-3.30pm.

Beryl

December Trip

‘Trips Proposals 2019 – Amended’ has been changed to include the trip for December.

This will be on Wednesday 11th to Waddesdon Manor.  Further information will be forthcoming in your Newsletter.