The Wolds U3A
August Meeting September Meeting October Meeting
 Date: 10th August.
Subject: Wild Filey
Venue: Community Centre.
Speaker: Ian Robinson.
 Date: 14th September.
Subject: Ship Wrecks off our Coast
Venue: Cricket & Community Centre.
Speaker: Tony Mayman (RSBP Bempton).
 Date: 12th October.
Subject: The Story of Sweet Charity
Venue: Community Centre.
Presenters: Hugh Morgan
Wolds U3A, Getting Together and Sharing Mutual Interests.
  • Wolds U3A News:

    Big Meeting


    'Calling All Interested U3A Members in the New Groups' There is a meeting on 24th August at the Market House, Exchange Street between 2.00 and 4.00pm to discuss and find out the amount of interest in the various groups.

    - the following new interest groups have been suggested:-
    i)   Model Making - planes, boats, cars & radio control etc.
    ii)   Art Appreciation - discussion of paintings, sculpture & gallery visits etc.
    iii)  All things French - beginners language, culture, art, film & literature etc.
    iv)   Memories Café - Your Memories.
    v)   Drama - play reading, theatre visits & films

    Please contact Jan Robson Tel: 01377 255493 if you are interested in any (or all) of these so that set-up meetings can be arranged.


    Away Days


    Each Month we are organising an interesting Coach Day trip.
    1)   15th August.   Thirsk: A chance to explore with a visit to the James Herriot Museum.      Price £20.00
    2)   20th September.   Grimsby Fishing Museum: Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Great Grimsby as the 'world's premier fishing port' at our award winning attraction.      Price £22.00
    3)   25th October.   Eden Camp : One of the largest and most comprehensive museums covering British military and social history from 1914 onwards.      Price £21.00
    4)   22nd November.   Filey: Stained Glass Experience. You can learn about the history of Stained Glass, and browse in the showrooms, full of stained glass panels, lampshades, mirrors and gifts. You could even join in one of our Glass Craft classes. .      Price £22.00
    5)   20th December.   Howden: Minster, The elaborately decorated ruins of a 14th-century chancel and chapter house. Airship History. Christmas Lunch at the Spaldington Golf Club afterwards a visit to Langlands Nursery. .  Price £28.00

    These trips are costed as near as £20.00 per person including admission depending on distance, coach price.

    Coach departure: 09.00am prompt Eastgate (Cattle Market) carpark. Arriving back approx. 6.00pm.
    Food available at Venue or you can take a picnic lunch.
    Please book at the end of the month prior to the trip.

    Contacts: Maureen Blackwell Tel: 01377 253183 Email: treasurer@woldsu3adriffield.org.uk
    Jan Robson Tel: 01377 255493 Email: secretarywoldsu3a@gmail.com

    This is a ‘New Idea’ Please support it and make many memorable days out. Don’t forget your Camera!


    Walking Group Holiday (4th Sept to 7th Sept)
    Balance is now Due!. The small meeting room at the Community Centre has been booked for 10th July 11:00 - 12:00pm to collect the holiday balances. Anyone that can't make it to the meeting, can give their cheques to Jim Stockwell or Bill Kavanagh at any time, or send them to Jim at: Rafalet, Nafferton Road, Wansford, YO25 8NT (cheques payable to 'WOLDS U3A').

    There are 7 seats left and the single room supplements is now £36.
    3 nights stay with dinner, bed & breakfast (Includes admission to Heights of Abraham)
    Britannia Hotel - Nottingham
    £179 per person

    Monday 4th September Travel to Heights of Abraham; spend the day, go on to hotel.
    Tuesday 5th September Walkers taken to start of Monsal trail at Bakewell, non-walkers can spend the day in Nottingham or Bakewell, possibly Buxton in the afternoon as well.
    Wednesday 6th September Visit to Chatsworth House. (Admission not included in price)


    Opportunity for a further walk around Chatsworth area.
    Thursday 7th September Spend the day in Newark on the way home. Opportunity for a further walk.
    Arrive back at Driffield between 5:00 and 6:00pm



  • Monthly Meetings.

    10th August Wild Filey Ian Robinson
    Looking at Filey's wildlife through the seasons, sea-watching from Filey Brigg and searching for migrant birds on Carr Naze and the Country Park
    14th Sept. Ship Wrecks off our Coast Tony Mayman (RSPB Bempton)
    This should be an interesting talk about ship wrecks due to the fact there are thousands, well around 1500 recorded wrecks over the last couple of hundred years.


    YAHR News

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

    The Humber Accord. The Humber Accord is an informal association of several U3As in the East Riding of Yorkshire including Beverley, Cottingham, Hessle, South & North Cave, Swanland, Hornsea, Hull, Howden & District, AWAKE (Anlaby, Willerby & Kirk Ella) and the Wolds U3A where members may join an interest group of another U3A in the Accord, provided that the interest group has room for more members. HUMBER ACCORD GUIDELINES.


    The 2017 Summer Break with LearningSummer Learning Event
    Have you booked yet? This is a LOCAL event please support.
    August 7th - 10th, at Hawkhills Conference Centre, Easingwold
    £380 for residents or £190 for day attenders
    Fellowship, they call it, and it’s wonderful
    Just to remind you, the subjects on offer are:
    Botanical Art
    Cosmology
    Influential thinkers in Psychology
    Introduction to Archeology
    Jane Austen, her world and her books
    Philosophy
    Plantagenets
    Post War History of Britain


    This is the time for you to enjoy everything this wonderful house with its beautiful grounds has to offer, as well as studying a new or favourite subject, and enjoying the company of others in the bar or tea room.



    Look on our website, at http://yahru3a.co.uk/ for more information and application form
    or contact Barbara Dransfield on 07841 261026 or Beth Rudkin on 01226 241477, or Denise West on 0114 2746797 (denisewest@btinternet.com) if you would like to talk to someone about it.
    We are really enthusiastic about this event, and would love to meet you all there.


    Third Age Trust / U3A National News

    2) National Summer Schools 2017

    Summer School 2
    go to Summer Schools 2017 Royal Agricultural University,
    Cirencester GL7 6JS 14th - 17th August

    Courses available at School 2

    Creative Writing – Erotic Genre, Music Before the Microchip - Waxing lyrical,


    Summer School 3
    Royal Agricultural University,
    Cirencester GL7 6JS 11th - 14th September

    Courses available at School 3

    History - Law & Order in Anglo-Saxon England, Opera of the ‘Early Romantic’ period, The Russian Revolutions a Hundred Years On.

    For more detailed information click on event image or if you want go direct to Booking Form