Help! A pile of year 2019 U3A Slimline diaries is clogging up the treasurer’s In Tray! With a price tag of just £2.50 I urge you to make a purchase NOW!!! Reservations be phone – 01858 463545 – are eagerly awaited. Diaries will be on sale at the November and December General Meetings and we […]

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Walking Half Day Third Thursday – November

Our next walk is on 15 November. It will be from West Haddon starting at 10 am, and will cover about 4.8 miles. The proposed circular route is via the pretty village of Winwick. and has much pleasant autumn scenery. The meeting point is near the Crown Inn, High Street, West Haddon. From MH follow […]

Book Club 1 – November

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman An intriguing subject, was Eleanor autistic or suffering from extreme childhood neglect and loneliness?  Reading these words sounds a depressing read to look forward to, on the contrary, in places it was extremely funny, in others very moving, certainly worth reading. Lyn Caldwell


Art History – November

Our next meeting is on Monday 3rd December and we will begin our study of the Impressionist painters starting with Edouard Manet.  Our DVD is ‘Manet – The Man Who Invented Modern Art’.  Manet’s work was remarkable for its modernity, both in technique and subject matter – qualities which attracted the admiration of a group […]

Cycling – November

Fourteen members took part in our October cycle ride organised single-handedly and ably by Brian.  Our thanks to him for that.  One of our group found a puncture whilst at home but resolutely and determinedly joined us at a later time after having the puncture repaired.  What a stalwart group we are! Our next ride […]

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Walking (All Day) – November

The next walk, which will be led by Linda and Frank Carruthers, will be on 29th November starting from The Hare, Main Street, Loddington, NN14 1LA. This is the first of our shorter winter walks and will be 5 or 6 miles depending on weather and ground condition, followed by lunch at The Hare. Directions are: […]

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New Experiences – November

In October, 12 members of the group enjoyed scaling the indoor climbing walls at the Pinnacle centre in Northampton. We all ‘rose’ to the challenge and everyone managed to summit the 12.5m wall.  Our next New Experience will be a visit to Beckworth Emporium for a choice of Ice skating and/or curling. The skating is […]

Railway Exploration – November

In November we plan to look at Camping Coaches, some more railway remains of the local region, pigeon traffic on the railway and/or any other topics that occur to your presenters in the coming weeks.  Our last meeting viewed John Betjeman’s take on the Somerset & Dorset railway (recently featured in the current “Railway Walks […]

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Modern Play Reading – November

In Ayckbourn’s ‘Improbable Fiction’ the stage is now set, after a typically awkward and inconclusive meeting of the Pendon Writers’ Circle. Flitting between Victorian melodrama inspired by the literary aspirations of farmer Jess, a 30s crime scene featuring journalist Vivvi’s poetry-loving DCI Jim Rash, and the futuristic world of alien-detection unmistakably the creation of local […]

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Report on September walk

The September walk was from The Royal Oak pub in Cossington village. This was mainly a river walk. We went into the Cossington Meadows nature reserve which lies next to the River Soar and walked to Sileby mill where we enjoyed a short break. Then we walked back through the  reserve stopping to look at […]