Hayling Island U3A - June Update

In this update:

  • The story of Crystal Palace
  • Extraordinary General Meeting
  • Visit to Swanage
  • Anyone for Croquet?

The story of Crystal Palace

Originally designed for the Great Exhibition of 1851, then transported to Sydenham and rebuilt and enlarged, the Crystal Palace was Joseph Paxton's masterpiece, and was the largest iron and glass building ever constructed. It dominated the south London skyline for over 80 years until its tragic destruction by fire in 1936. Ian Gledhill will tell us its story next Thursday 21st June. Click here for more information.

Extraordinary General Meeting

After we have heard about the Crystal Palace, we will hold a brief Extraordinary General Meeting to hear a proposal to change the start of our financial year from September 1st to April 1st. This is to bring us into line with the Third Age Trust. Click here for more information.

Visit to Swanage

A special visit is planned for August. Our destination is Swanage where in addition to sightseeing it will be possible to take a trip to Corfe Castle via the Swanage Railway. The cost for this activity is not included in the £25 cost of the visit, but what is included is dinner in Bournemouth at the Laguna Hotel. This will be a full day’s outing.

Booking for the visit is now open. Click here to find out more about the visit and book your place online. We will also answer questions, take bookings and accept payments at next Thursday's monthly meeting (see above)

Anyone for Croquet?

Phil and Sue Blagden have a Croquet court in their garden and are interested to find members who can play, who know the rules, or who would like to learn. They are looking for up to six members to join them in a new group.

Please contact Phil and Sue if you are interested or would like to learn more.

If you have your own idea for a new group, Ken Osborne would be pleased to hear from you.

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