General Notices


Garden 1

Gardens Group 1 has spaces on the following visit. Please see us at our table at the monthly meeting.

●Thursday 6th September: Wakehurst, Haywards Heath, W.Sussex. Cost £26 (NT members £16). . Wakehurst is a wild botanic garden on the High Weald of West Sussex and has over 500 acres of beautiful ornamental gardens, woodlands and a nature reserve. Wakehurst is also home to the Millennium Seed Bank, the largest wild seed conservation project in the world. Contact:

Beryl [Telephone Number in July Contact]

Gardens Group 2 has a few spaces on the following visits.
● Wednesday 22nd August: a.m. Beeleigh Abbey Gardens (includes: tour, coffee/tea and cake) p.m. RHS Hyde Hall. Cost £29, includes coach, entry fees etc. Contact:

Jean [Telephone Number in July Contact]
● Wednesday 26th September: Bressingham Gardens, Norfolk. Cost £27 including coach, entry and train ride. Contact :

Dawn [Telephone Number in July Contact]
Book at the monthly meeting or by telephone.
Jean McAleer


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The Group visited the Lodge (the RSPB headquarters) in Sandy in May. We spotted some Hobbies and got good views of a Buzzard during a walk across the very varied landscape of the reserve in excellent weather. Some members took advantage of the opportunity to stock up on bird paraphernalia at the RSPB shop.
Our June trip takes us from Waterford to Watton along the River Beane and we have plans to visit Tring Reservoirs and the King’s Meads. The group maintains a record of its sightings on the British Trust for Ornithology website and has a bird guide and binoculars available to members without access to them.

Rob Pinkham


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Once again, from 16th May to 4th October 2020, the villagers of Oberammergau in Bavaria perform their world famous Passion Play, a tradition which first started in 1634. The performance commemorates Christ’s journey into Jerusalem, His death and resurrection. It involves more than 2,000 villagers, a full orchestra and a vast stage.

Our proposed Oberammergau Passion Play tour will be a five-day tour exclusively for our group, combining the remarkable experience of the passion play with a trip to the castles and lakes of Bavaria.

Departure date: 25th June 2020
What’s Included?
1. Passion Play ‘best seat' ticket including 3 course dinner in Oberammergau.
Plus - free admission to the Oberammergau Museum and a playbook with English translation.


Anniversary Booklet Cover

CLICK HERE to view the above booklet which describes the history and development of our U3A and has been prepared for our 25th anniversary.