The Wolds U3A
September Meeting October Meeting November Meeting
 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
 Date: 08th November.
Subject: The Fate of the Eight.
Venue: Community Centre.
Speaker: Clive & Kath Richardson.
Wolds U3A, Getting Together and Sharing Mutual Interests.
  • Wolds U3A News:

    Monthly Meetings

    Oct 12th The story of Sweet Charity, a Whitby cobble, which was converted into a pirate ship, transported across Europe to Venice, and then competed in the big race across the lagoon. The talk is by Hugh Morgan.

    Nov 9th A return visit by Clive and Kath Richards who last year presented to us The Woman who didn't Exist. This time it will be their follow-up to the story titled The Fate of the Eight and should be another equally fascinating talk.    Toby Carrick. (Speaker Finder)

    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:

    Group Leader Meeting

    There is a meeting on 02nd October at the Community Centre at 2.00pm to discuss various subjects.


    Monday 27th November 2017.
    Time: 10.30am at Market House, Exchange Street, Driffield. Please Try to Attend.

    To discuss this year's walks and suggestions for our walks in 2018 along with volunteers to lead the walks for both the Full Day Group and the 425 Milers.

    Steve Whitaker 07952981786

    Phil Dunn 07876492269

    New interest groups have now started:-

    i)   All Things French - Leader: Janet Dunn. Contact leader for more information.

    ii)   Art Appreciation - Leader: Jan Robson, Contact Leader for more information.

    iii)  Gardening Group - Leader: Maureen Blackwell.
    09th October 2.30 - 4.30pm at 23 Sycamore Close, Hutton Cranswick.
    11th November 2.30 - 4.30pm at 61 Victoria Road, Driffield.
    11th December to be decided.
    Contact leader for more information.

    iv)   Mah Jong - Leader: Susan Adamson. Contact leader for more information.

    v)   Drama - Leader: Janet Dunn. Contact leader for more information.

    Please check online Newsletter Diary if you are interested for more details.

    Away Days

    Each Month we are organising an interesting Coach Day trip.
    1)   25th October.   Eden Camp : One of the largest and most comprehensive museums covering British military and social history from 1914 onwards.      Price £21.00
    2)   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
    3)   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.

    Maureen Blackwell. Tel: 01377 253183

    Jan Robson. Tel: 01377 255493

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

    Driffield Show, 2017.

    We decided to have a stand at this year's Driffield Show, Wednesday 19th July. This was to be the main event of our membership recruitment drive.

    While manning the U3A stand Susan and Michael are trying to keep out reach of the long arm of the law helped enthusiastically by Margaret and Ted.

    The aim was to showcase the U3A and what it has to offer both locally and nationally. The show, the largest Agricultural and Country one day show, attracts 20,000 or so visitors who provide a cross section of both local and regional populations, including a goodly number of older people, who we could target as potential new members.

    This proved to be a success as we recruited on the spot several new members and it was rewarding to see their enthusiasm both for the movement and for starting up new interest groups if their particular interests were not already provided for.

    Finally, we are pleased to report the level of interest that was shown in the U3A by young people who visited out stand and were enthused by what was available.   Phil Dunn (Publicity)

    French Conversation Group.
    The meetings now take place at a reserved table in the bar area of the Bell Hotel between 9.30am and 11.30am.
    As usual, the dates will continue to be the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. At the first meeting, we will be able to discuss any possible restructuring of the sessions.
    New and previous members will be made very welcome, but please be aware that this is not a group for beginners.
    Please return any French books which you may currently have out on loan.

    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.

    Third Age Trust / U3A National News

    1) Monday 16th October. 1:00 – 5:00pm, £21.50.
    U3A Explores Science at the Ri.    DETAILS HERE!
    The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London. W1S 4BS

    2) Monday 23rd October.10:30 – 4:00pm, £24.00.
    1,000 Years of Illumination at the British Library.    DETAILS HERE!
    The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London. NW1 2DB

    3) 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