Newsletter Extra – August 2022

By | July 31, 2022

Our lead photo this month shows members boarding for a Thames cruise. Taken by Dave Humphries.

Link to August’s Online Newsletter

Celebrating 40 years of u3a in England

Jackie Wiggins organised another successful boat trip from Runnymede, this time heading west/upstream. From Jackie’s text in the main Newsletter…

On Tuesday, 12th July, 64 of us boarded a boat at Runnymede to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the formation of the u3a movement in England. We enjoyed a traditional afternoon tea of finger sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, followed by fancy cakes and shortbread biscuits. Pimms was available, too. As we cruised along the Thames towards Windsor, we listened to a commentary about geographical and historical features of our locality.

For our entertainment, Windsor and District u3a’s Quiz Master, John Wiggins had prepared a ‘Remember Them?’ quiz of 40 faces of celebrities famous 40 years ago, in 1982.

A well supported community sing – along was led by Adele McNally and some of her ‘Sing with the Ukes’ group and added to the air of festivities.

As we deboarded and returned to our cars, I couldn’t resist taking a picture of one of the steam powered river boats (Nuneham), alongside and being ‘coaled’. Dave Humphries

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Visit to SuperBloom in the moat at the Tower of London

Photos from Jackie and John’s recent visit to Superbloom to enjoy the stunning array of wildflowers.

Summer shots

Jane Brett, Jo Wattis (Swan Upping) and Alan Wheeler have been out taking photos and sharing with u3a friends.

My thanks to all contributors,
Dave Humphries (Web Editor)