General Notices

11.00am TO 3.30pm
Village Hall Woolmer Green

900 158 Ahnentafel Herzog Ludwig
The Herts Network of U3As has arranged a Study Day focusing on Genealogy and Family history on the 4th July. CLICK HERE for further information and a poster.
Booking forms are available from Liz Chamberlain.

Garden 1

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

●Thursday 5th July: Helmingham Hall Gardens, Stowmarket. Cost £23. Renowned 16th century gardens and deer park. Said to be one of the most beautiful estates in England. Book at the monthly meeting or contact:

Shirley [Telephone Number in May Contact]

●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 May Contact]

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.

Red Kite Gigrin Farm 10359058775

Goldeneye and Pintail starred in the Birdwatchers’ March visit to the Amwell Nature Reserve. Nine members of the new group took advantage of the reserve's large and well-sited hides to observe a wide range of ducks and other water birds. Stars of the show were some Pintails and a Goldeneye. We also had a good view of a pair of Reed Buntings and a number of nesting Cormorants. We also saw a Red Kite, a bird increasingly seen in our skies. This one was one of a pair expected to nest on the reserve this year.

Rob Pinkham

Oberammergau Bhne c1860

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.