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The Wolds U3A
December Meeting January Meeting February Meeting
 Date: 08th December.
Subject: Christmas Party
Venue: Community Centre.
Wolds U3A: Members.
 Date: 12th January.
Subject: '2 man play about Conscientious
Venue: Community Centre.
Speaker: -----
 Date: 09th February.
Subject: Photographers in East Yorkshire
Venue:  Community Centre.
Speaker: Ernest Howard.
  • Wolds U3A News:

    Christmas Celebrations.

    HELP! Christmas Party we are appealing for any member to lend us a portable keyboard for the afternoon which can picked up if offered. Please contact Toby.

    Could members/groups please come forward and volunteer to provide some entertainment at the Christmas Party, eg, dance routine, play etc.. Please contact Toby 538613

    Walking Group. Steve Whitaker has agreed to take over from Phil Dunn as U3A Walking Group Leader, effective 1st January 2017.
    There is an interest in intermediate walking group. This group would meet between March and October on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 1:00pm. The walks will be 4 to 5 miles and nearby. A meeting will be held early March 2017 to organise walks for the year. If you are interested and have a walk in mind please try to attend the meeting or speak to Phil Dunn.

    Wolds Wheelers. - Colin Bickerdyke is now the new leader this group. The U3A wolds wheelers needs new cyclists to form a core group and will meet once or twice per month to explore the countryside around Driffield.
    The only requirements are that you have use of a Bicycle and are reasonably fit and able to ride 10 to 25 miles on a regular basis. For further details send an e-mail to Or Telephone 01377 538437.

    The 'Great Gordino' ( Gordon Stowe) is moving to West Yorkshire to be nearer his family - we wish him well but will welcome him back on any occasion.

    September Open Day:

    Eighteen of the twenty-six interest groups were represented at the above event, some group representatives missing as they were with the Walking Group walk based on the site of the medieval village of Fordon. The event attracted numerous members of both the general public and existing Wolds U3A members in addition to the local press, photographs appearing in the following week's publication of the Wolds Weekly. Hopefully, the event will not only raise awareness generally of the U3A, but also the scope of interest groups within the local organisation, so resulting in an increased membership. In addition to thanking the interest section leaders who attended thanks are extended to the stalwart team of ladies who organised the refreshments and also to the Community Centre caretaker, Rob, who was instrumental in setting up the room and clearing away - my sincere thanks. Janet Dunn


    Thanks to all the Interest Group leaders/nominees who attended.
    I do hope you consider the afternoon was useful - please give me your feedback on the positive/negative aspects of the afternoon so that it can be improved upon in future years.
    The following new interest groups were requested:-
    1) European languages - starters French/Spanish/Italian
    2) Computers- basic and updating
    3) Gardening Forum
    4) 4-5 milers Walking section
    Are there any volunteer leaders for these prospective groups? Do please contact me if interested either in leading or being a member of the proposed groups.  Janet Dunn

    Third Age Trust / U3A National News
    At a Glance

    This is a synopsis of Events and News and more detail can be found on our Notice Board at Monthly meetings or on the U3A & YAHR websites.

  • 1) Possible Study Day at Saltaire, Wednesday, March 15th at 10.15am
    Saltaire is a World Heritage Site, where in 1853 Titus Salt, a philanthropist, built a cotton mill and model village with the welfare of his workers very much in mind.

    The day would start at 10.15, at Salts Mill.

    In the afternoon, we would gather at the United Reformed Church opposite, at Titus Salt gave this church to the occupants of the village.

    The cost would be £10.00 per head.

    We are very much aware that some groups have already been to Saltaire, so before we make a Firm booking, it would be useful to know if there is sufficient interest. More Information about the Trip.
    Will you therefore, telephone me, Beth Rudkin, on 01226 241477, or email me on

    2) U3A Christmas Concerts
    U3A Christmas Concert 2016 with the Brandenburg Singers and Organ.
    Due to popular demand from U3A members, there are three Christmas concerts this year, it is the same program at all three.
    7th December 2016 - 2.00pm and 5.30pm and 12th December 2016 - 2.00pm
    Designed to whet your appetite for the coming season, the concert will include traditional carols and be enhanced by the gentle glow of mulled wine and mince pies.
    The concert will be introduced and conducted by Bob Porter, the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London's Artistic Director. The Chapel belongs to her Majesty the Queen in her Right as Duke of Lancaster. It is a 'free' chapel or 'peculiar', not falling within any bishop's jurisdiction, but remaining within the Church of England. It is the last surviving building of a hospital founded by Henry VII for homeless people in 1512. It is a beautiful, intimate space for concerts with a fine acoustic and splendid Walker organ. The Brandenburg Singers is a small hand-picked group drawn from the finest of the members of the 150 choirs that perform in the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London. They will perform a balanced programme of familiar Festive repertoire alongside traditional carols with the audience, interspaced with topical readings and a couple of surprises.
    Tickets: £19.00 per person including programme, mulled wine and mince pie. Seating is unreserved. Click Image for Booking Information.

    3) Mughal India: Art and Culture.
    27 March 2017 at 10:45 – 16:00.   Venue:The British Library, 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB United Kingdom. Tickets available £25.00 pp until 20th March 2017. Obtain your tickets Here!

    4) National Summer Schools 2017
    Following an increase in the number of volunteer tutors and reports of some potential applicants facing disappointment in previous years, the Trust has tentative bookings in 2017 for THREE summer schools.
    17th – 20th July TELFORD
    14th – 17th August CIRENCESTER
    11th – 14th September CIRENCESTER
    We are assessing the viability of the third summer school in SEPTEMBER.
    Please complete the short questionnaire byclicking here…!

    5) Summer Learning Break
    7th - 10th August 2017 The Hawkhills, Easingwold. Costs for our 3 night top class residential Summer Learning break.
    Full Board Delegate £380:   Day Delegate £190:
    For more infomation Click here! or Contact Gill Carrick (538613) who has booking sheets & extra information.