Monet’s Garden Trip – Updated

A holiday has been arranged for 2020 – 18 th to 22 June
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.
We will visit Monet’s Gardens, Musée des Impressionists, Château de
Beaumesnil – guided tour. Le Jardin Plume, Musée Eugene Boudin,
Honfleur, Rouen and Monreuil sur Mer.
The cost  includes Executive coach throughout, Eurotunnel crossing
excursions & guided tours. Tour Manager.
We will be staying at the 3* Mercure Hotel Champs de Mars at Rouen
(www.mercurehotels.com) Located a ten minute walk from the historic
centre of Rouen. A welcome dinner without drinks is served on the first
night, the remaining three nights are on a bed and breakfast basis.
Not included: Insurance £40 per person(optional) Entrance Fees, Local
accommodation tax is extra payable direct. At present it is 1.50 Euros per
person per night.
Cost: £599 per person.  Single supplement £149
Deposit: £100
The list is almost full – however, if you are interested please contact

Jean Stanford jean.trips@btinternet.

Iolanthe

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.

Tutankhamun Exhibition

I have had a few requests to organise a trip to the Tutankhamun Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery.

This is an advance notice to inform everyone that I have reserved tickets for Tuesday 28 January 2020. The cost of the entrance will be £21.45 plus coach costs.

 If you would like to register your interest, please email Jean contact details in Newsemail dated 1st June 2019.

Full details together with costs will be in the Autumn Magazine.

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Possible New Groups

The following ideas have been suggested for setting up new groups:-
LINE DANCING
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.
GOLF
This would require some experience of playing. I have investigated how this could be set up and organised.
ITALIAN
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.
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If you are interested in any of these suggestions please contact Groups Co-ordinator or see your latest newsmail.

Trips Proposals 2019 – Amended

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 Wed 15th 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 Thurs 14th Bletchley Park Bletchley Gill
December TBC Option:  NT Property with Christmas theme(Basildon Park for example) Diane/Gill or Jean

 

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  

 

Age UK Wiltshire – Can you help?

Help promote the Big Knit

We need help to promote the Big Knit across Wiltshire to get people knitting and crocheting the little hats so we can reach our target of 50,000 little hats by the end of July. We’ve already sent 25,000 off and have another 3, 000 in Devizes waiting to go but we still need more.

We’re looking for about 20 people in different areas of Wiltshire who could put up posters, engage with knitting/craft groups, visit WIs, share on social media or do anything else to make this happen. We can provide all the publicity materials and patterns required and what we’d ask is if each person could aim to get 1,000 little hats for us.

For every hat we provide, we get 25p so if we reach our target that will be £12,500 which will go directly to supporting older people in Wiltshire & Swindon.

For more info, https://www.ageuk.org.uk/wiltshire/get-involved/the-big-knit2/

If you’re up for the challenge, please do let me know! Thank you!

Kind regards

Jo Banks
Business Support
Office: 01380 735513
E-Mail: johanna.banks@ageukwiltshire.org.uk
Normal hours of work: Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm

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.