Hayling Island U3A - August Update

In this update:

  • Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!
  • Visit to the Banqueting House & Churchill war rooms
  • New Petanque group
  • More photos please
  • An apology
  • News from other organisations

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!

... is the title of next Thursday's monthly meeting. We're back in the West Town Community Centre and the start time is, as usual, 2pm.

We're promised a lighthearted look at seaside entertainment in Sussex over the years, from Bathing Machines to End of the Pier Shows and "What the Butler Saw", including a brief history of the seaside itself.

Visit to the Banqueting House & Churchill war rooms

The visit will take place on Wednesday 7th December. Click here to find out more.

Booking opens at next Thursday's monthly meeting. You will be able to book online via the visit page shortly after the meeting finishes.

New Petanque group

We're pleased to announce our newest group: Petanque - defined by Wikipedia as "a form of boules where the goal is to toss or roll hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (literally "piglet") or jack, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground". Click here to learn more.

The group is led by Geoff Hollis and Steve Walker and is - for the time being - fully subscribed. Click here to find out more about the group and to register an interest in future vacancies.

More photos please

Following my appeal last month, we now have two new photos on our home page. There's plenty of room for more and I'd like to feature at least one of the games-playing groups.

The pictures have to be landscape and much wider than taller (so they reproduce well on all types of device) so please allow a lot of spare space at the top and/or bottom of the picture.

Don't worry about picture size, I can crop and resize as necessary. I can also convert to the picture format we use on the web site.

Please send your photos to me. Thank you.

An apology

I am mortified that I managed to spell Sue's name wrong last month. She is, of course, Sue Humphrey. Absolutely no 's'. My apologies to Sue and for the confusion caused.

News from other organisations

The Hayling Ferry has re-launched. I know many U3A members contributed to the Hayling Ferry Trust appeal. We now have to use it.

Our MP - Alan Mak - is organising a "Havant older persons information fair" on Hayling on Friday 14th October. We've been invited to exhibit at the fair.

Last month I reported that you are invited to a Roman roads conference in Portsmouth University taking place at the beginning of September. I've been told that the conference fee (which includes two days of talks and discussion; lunch and refreshments on both days) has been reduced from £65 to £25. Click here to learn more.

We send this email on the week-end before each monthly meeting. If you have something you'd like to include please let me know.

Andy Henderson
Web site editor, Hayling Island U3A