From the Chair

I would like to wish all our SLU3A members a peaceful Christmas season.  Learn, Live and Laugh is the U3A motto and I hope many of you will having fun, and maybe getting to know each better, when you meet for the seasonal activities that many groups organise. Looking forward to Christmas 2019, a volunteer […]

Membership Secretary

I cannot believe that it is already December, 2018 seems to have flown by, it must be a sign of age. Unfortunately Phyllis Lord and Christopher Mosley,  two of our very long standing Group Leaders, have recently had to resign from the SLU3A. Phyllis had become increasing ill over the last few months and has […]

New Bus for Age UK

New minibus supports older people’s independence in Market Harborough thanks to local funders. A new, wheelchair accessible minibus has been delivered to Age UK in Market Harborough to enable them to transport older people to day care and lunch clubs from the town and surrounding villages. The charity is delighted with the generous financial support […]

Anglesey Abbey


A trip for members of the Gardens etc group.  See below on how to join the group. ANGLESEY ABBEY – NATIONAL TRUST SNOWDROPS on Friday 1st February 2019. The Winter Garden has been specially designed with plants that are at their best  during Winter, when colour is in short supply, plus scent. It is stunning!!! […]

Walking (Wednesday Half Day) – December

This month’s walk is on the 12th and will be lead by Frank and Linda. Meet at the Crown, Tur Langton for a 10.00 a.m. start. Park at the top end of their car park. Everyone has pre ordered and paid £5 deposit, so please bring some CASH to pay your balance as we have […]

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles – December

Meeting:  fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church We rounded off the year with a ‘Members Selection’, with each group member choosing a song or two for us all to play. In December we are performing three concerts, and following up with another in January. We re-convene our standard sessions on 29th January.  New Year Resolutions? Maybe […]

Railway Exploration – December

Tony Cook is working on his 5th volume of “Fascinating Stations” and we look forward to more old photos and quirky details of station place names during 2019.   A recent visit to York by your writer unearthed an unusual bed with railway connections and also, a piece of stonemasonry commemorating one of the most influential […]

Wine Tasting – December

Our tasting this month concluded our year of the wines of Western Europe with a look at the Northern Rhone. The dominant grape of the Northern Rhone area is the Syrah – the same variety that turns up in Australia as Shiraz.  Our wines started off piste in Romania with Nonius: Feteasca Neagra / Shiraz […]

Local History – December

George Fisher – a name on a gravestone in Little Bowden Churchyard.  A plaque in the church revealed a little more – The Reverend George Fisher RN, MA, FRS, FRAS.  Michael Milsom decided to find out more about this person and what a fascinating and full life story it turned out to be.  Thank you, […]

Singles Sunday Lunches 3 – December

Ten members of Group 3, in the Singles Sunday Lunches,  joined together for lunch, and also to celebrate the birthday of one of our members, Roy Burdett, at The Royalist Pub in Market Harborough.   It was a really fun lunch with excellent food, much teasing,  laughter and with the realisation that this was our last […]