The Driffield & Wolds U3A.
October Meeting November Meeting December Meeting
 Date: 12th October.
Subject: The Story of Sweet Charity
Venue: Community Centre.
Presenters: Hugh Morgan
 Date: 09th November.
Subject: The Fate of the Eight.
Venue: Community Centre.
Speaker: Clive & Kath Richardson.
 Date: 14th December.
Subject: Christmas Party.
Venue:  Community Centre.
Speaker: Driffield & Wolds U3A Members.
Driffield & Wolds U3A. Getting Together and Sharing Mutual Interests.
  • Driffield & Wolds U3A News:

    Our New U3A Name

    As from Friday 01st December 2017.
    The committee proposed a name change for our U3A. The present name of Wolds Branch U3A was incorrect as we are not a branch but an Autonomous U3A.
    The committee came forward with 2 proposals ((a) Driffield & Wolds and (b) Wolds & Driffield) the result after the votes were returned was Driffield & Wolds U3A. This was the first step in updating and revising our constitution which continues by the Group going to register as a charity and the new name will also identify our location and area.

    Monthly Meetings

    Dec 14th THE CHRISTMAS PARTY A different format this year and we would like AS MANY OF YOU AS POSSIBLE to talk about your favourite Christmas memories or perhaps any family traditions you have kept going. PLEASE be prepared to make some contribution if you can, and then it will be followed by some communal carol singing and finishing with a drink and mince-pies.

    The Musical Delights of Vienna

    Saturday 6th January 2018 at 7.30pm in the Royal Hall, Harrogate
    Ticket prices from £25.00 - £34.00 per person including complimentary Bucks Fizz at 6.30pm>
    Concessions for over 60 years at £2.00 off each ticket.

    The Great British Song Book Concert

    Sunday 7th January 2018 at 2.30pm in the Crown Hotel, Harrogate.
    Ticket price (free seating) at £15.00 per person.
    Concessions for over 60 years at £1.00 off per ticket.
    For more information please download flyer HERE!

    Bookings for both Concerts Open Now:
    Box Office: Tel: 01422-323252. Or online:

    Mah Jong - New Group

    We have started a new Group for Mah Jong. This is a table game played with 144 tiles and the aim of the game is to collect sets of these tiles and declare 'Mah Jong'. This is an easily learned game, very sociable, very enjoyable. If you are interested please telephone Susan Adamson, 01377 270429 Group Leader

    Wolds Wheelers (Cycling)

    Now a core group has been established we are looking for more members to join us in 2018.
      Photo:  Colin (leader) and Paul.    
    The Group meets once or twice per month. exploring the countryside around Driffield. The only require-ments are that you have use of a Bicycle., are reason-ably fit and able to ride 10 to 25 miles on a Regular basis. The next meeting is 21st March 18.


    At the first meeting of the group, those members present decided that a more appropriate name for the group would be Driffield & Wolds U3A ‘Theatre’ Interest Group, as this would encompass other genres, e.g. drama, musical theatre, opera, dance and film.
    We determined that a monthly meeting was convenient, this to be on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2.00pm - 3.00pm in Market House, Exchange Street, with refreshments at the onset.
    It was agreed that the group would not be a performing arts group but would participate in play readings, read appropriate literature and form discussion group relating to any aspect of theatre. We discussed the possibility of attending local events, e.g. artERY per-formances in local village halls, Hull, Scarborough and York theatres and playhouses, Pocklington Arts Centre for live ‘streaming’ and, where appropriate, the films shown at Driffield Community Cinema.
    We also thought we would explore the possibility of visits backstage and Q & A performances and rehearsals. Three members will be attending the one-woman play ‘The Age of Influence - the secret life of Pamela More’ on 12th October in Lund Village Hall and will report back to the group.
    Members critiqued plays and performances they had recently seen and the loan of scripts occurred. Our next meeting will take place on 8th November. For further details contact the group Convenor, Janet Dunn,

    Away Days

    Each Month we are organising an interesting Coach Day trip.
    1)   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
    2)   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
    Days Away/Pub Lunches 20th December. The payments are now due please pay as soon as possible.
    If you have booked a place but not ordered your food yet please contact the Chairman. This trip is currently oversubscribed and a waiting list is available.

  • 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.
    Maureen Blackwell. Tel: 01377 253183

    Jan Robson. Tel: 01377 255493


    Between the 4th - 7th Sept the group ventured on their 3rd annual trip combining visits to Heights of Abraham, Nottingham, Matlock Bath, Bakewell and Newark and walks on the Monsal Trail in the Peak District, around Chatsworth House and Newark.
    One member has kindly written her thoughts on this holiday. I had the pleasure of being on the walking holiday in September. I have to say how impressed I was with the great organization.

    While visiting the Heights of Abraham Sandra and Jean posed for a photograph.

    The Heights of Abraham were well worth seeing after the cable car ride which I thought was scary as I have a fear of heights, but so glad I did it. The choice of walks were brilliant and lots of information about the areas available. The hotel room I had was very good and the food and service faultless. The weather could have been a bit kinder to us, but even that didn’t spoil the fun. The holiday was really good value for money, Thankyou to you all (organisers and fellow walkers) who made this a very memorable holiday. Jean Clark.

    All things French

    In our first two sessions the group discovered the numbers and alphabet of the French language and with the aid of puzzles learnt how to use the bi-lingual dictionary. Information about the origins of the French nation was commenced and members discussed their visits to France, illustrat-ing their experiences with photographs and mementos.
    The origins and development of Eurotunnel and its subsequent use by Eurostar was com-prehensively researched and presented by one member.
    Our most recent meeting centred on the food of France and eating out; regional specialities, customs associated with dining, ordering food and exploring the menus of Maxim’s famous restaurant! One member provided us with an account on the life and work of the pianist and composer, Erik Satie and we listened to an example of his music. We have estab-lished a regular routine of keeping abreast of French current affairs by reviewing media coverage.
    Our next meeting will begin to explore shopping practices, review our knowledge of basic French and learning new words phrases etc.. One member will present her review of the film ‘J'aime Paris ’.
    We meet on Tuesday afternoon 3pm to 5pm in Market House, Exchange Street (next meeting on 14th November and thereafter fortnightly). Janet Dunn, Group Convenor,

    Pub Lunch

    The Bay Horse in Kilham was the site of our pub lunch the month of October. 30 people attended. New people are always welcome to join us.
    The venues for pub lunches are always a short drive from Driffield, and in the winter months closer to home.
    The next lunch in November is at the White Horse, Hutton Cranswick.
    The Christmas lunch is on December 20th, and for a change it is an away day too. The coach trip will be going to Howden, and onwards to Spaldington Golf Club for lunch.
    Afterwards we will be visiting a garden centre. There are still some spaces on the coach for this trip. For more information and also to pre order the menu please contact Jan Robson 255493, or Maureen Blackwell 253183, or speak with them at the next monthly meeting.

    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 Driffield & 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.

    Third Age Trust / U3A National News

    1) Tuesday 14th November. 11:00 – 4:00pm, £21.50
    Setting the Scene: Landscape Painting at the National Gallery.    DETAILS HERE!
    The Sainsbury Wing Theatre, National Gallery Trafalgar Square, London. WC2N 5DN