Newsletter Extra – February 2023

By | January 31, 2023

Our lead photo this month by J Wiggins, showing the first session of smart phone training, in January.

Link to February’s full Online Newsletter (mobile phone/tablet readable)

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Smart phone training

Our chairman, Peter Todd has been organising smart phone training sessions, the first of which took place in the Rose Bar on the 17th January, below are a few messages from members who benefited from this first session.

by Jackie Wiggins

Hello Peter,
I just wanted to say thank you for arranging the meeting yesterday I really enjoyed the smart phone training and found it very helpful. The Police Cadet Josh that sat with my Sister and I was very good and he was happy to answer any questions. It was just little things we needed to know. He showed us how to put our photos into different folders so it will make it easier when I need to print any photos out. How to set up a new WhatsApp group and to delete a WhatsApp group completely. Create an app and also as we left the building he showed us how to use the torch on our phones. It was helpful chatting to him about other different things we weren’t sure of.
Thank you – Geraldine

Hi Peter,
Thank you for organising the smart phone session – I thought the cadets we met (Lukas) and Izzie were both really helpful, very pleasant and more importantly perhaps non judgemental.
I went thinking I should know more about mobile phone capabilities and came away appreciating that I am adequate as far as the functionality is concerned. I would imagine that the majority of the attendees went away far more phone savvy. – Ann

Hello Peter,
Thank you very much for organising smart phone training for Windsor U3A members.
I enjoyed the first session last night and did learn several useful tips that I didn’t know.
Will practise.
I thought the cadets were very helpful and respectful and encouraging and so it wasn’t a stressful or intimidating experience. Therefore, I felt comfortable with them.
I expect everyone involved in the training, now has an idea of our varying knowledge of how to use our phones. I wondered how it would work and was amazed how many helpers there were and so we had a lot of individual attention. – Sheelagh

Thank you so much Peter for including me in the above and what a pleasure to meet the excellent Lukas & Izzy, such lovely young enthusiast people; informative, helpful and very courteous- well done them! It has given me more confidence in using my iPhone which hopefully will lead to less frustration.
Kind regards, keep up the good work, – Eileen

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Meetings, Meetings

A couple of photos from the January Monthly Meeting, with Timothy Walker presenting his engaging talk “What have plants ever done for us?”

by Dave Humphries
by Dave Humphries

Local Coffee mornings: 1 & 2 – in the Bridge Cafe, Datchet. Plus one from Old Windsor.


The Tea and Jazz Live Jazz Concert in January, with The Woodhouse Jazz Band.

by Jo Wattis

The u3a Amblers enjoyed a sunny walk around Windsor on Monday the 2nd January.

by Eileen Harris
by Dave Humphries

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Members Gallery

Alan Wheeler shared some photos taken at the interesting Air Raid Shelter Cafe and Tea Room, in High Wycombe. Alan writes…

The Café is a 1940’s themed venue, with a vast range of exhibits and memorabilia, plus 1940’s themed rooms – living room, kitchen, dining room. Plus, a recreation of an Anderson type air raid shelter. You can see and touch the exhibits and items on display, many of which have been donated by visitors to the Café.

It is a fun and friendly place to visit, with a great atmosphere, friendly staff and very good food and drink and a range of cakes.

We walked around Hughenden Valley, walking past Hughenden Manor, the former home of Benjamin Disraeli. You can see the old ice house of the Manor, which is now a bat’s residence.


Dave Humphries grabbed a few frosty shots while out walking the dogs in Windsor Great Park.


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