Hayling Island U3A - October Update

In this update:

  • The Story of the Schneider air races
  • Years of change exhibition and events
  • Years of change exhibition: steward rota update
  • Blues appreciation group
  • Free health eBook

The Story of the Schneider air races

At next Thursday's monthly meeting (17th October) Colin van Geffen covers the history of the Schneider Trophy from its inception in 1912, to the last race in 1931 and beyond. A time when Britain led the world in aviation design and technology, and took pride in its achievements.

Years of change exhibition and events

Mike Burnham writes...

On Saturday 2nd November we shall be launching our book ‘The Years of Change 1919-1946' at the Royal British Legion at 11am.

Rear Admiral Colin Cooke-Priest will launch the book and open the Exhibition. Alan Mak and Diana Patrick, Mayor of Havant will be in attendance along with Mrs. Nockolds, Lord of the Manor of Hayling.

The Exhibition will be open: Monday to Thursday, noon till 3pm and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm. The Exhibition runs until Sunday 17th November.

The book will be on sale at the Exhibition priced £6.50 per copy, after the Exhibition it will be sold for £10 per copy. We shall also be offering our first book with our new book for the special price of £10 for the two.

On Thursday, 7th November at 11am at St. Mary’s Church there will be a special service of dedication of an additional plaque to the 19 servicemen of Hayling Island who are not recorded on the existing plaques. The Service will include contributions by Mill Rythe and Mengham Primary Schools together with students of Hayling College. You are welcome to attend.

We will also place a memorial plaque in the Community Centre on Wednesday, 13th November. Because of limited space, this event will be ticket only.

We do hope that you will visit the exhibition and where possible bring your friends and neighbours.

If you have artefacts you wish to loan us for the exhibition, we need them by Friday 18th October.

If you need more information, please contact Mike.

Years of change exhibition: steward rota update

We've had a good response to last week's request for stewards. Thank you to everyone who has stepped forward.

There are still some slots that need to be filled. You can see the latest list here.

If you can help, please contact Frank Wonnacott.

Blues appreciation group

We've had an offer to run a Blues appreciation group. The potential leader's initial thoughts are:

The group would be a regular gathering of like-minded people with an interest in the Blues. You maybe a lifelong devotee of the genre, or just know it’s out there and want to know more. We would aim to:

  • Review the lives of influential American Blues artists of the 20th century.
  • Listen to examples of their recorded music.
  • Consider and listen to British music influenced by these artists.
  • Occasionally attend appropriate music events.
  • Subject to members music abilities, play/sing some of these songs.

Initially the meetings would be at the leader's house on the 4th Monday of the month from 2-4pm. He can accommodate about 6 people. He has a good collection of blues recorded music and literature and would appreciate having fellow members who could contribute to one or more of the following:

  • Have an interest in Blues and a desire to enjoy the genre, through listening and discussion.
  • Ability and willingness to prepare and give a presentation.
  • Contribute musically or vocally.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Ken Osborne.

Free health eBook

We've been contacted by Dr Roger Smith, an Australian GP, offering us a free download of his book 'Take a Simple Drive to a Healthier Life'. You can download a copy to read on your PC, laptop , phone or tablet - and there's also a free Kindle version on Amazon. Click here to find out more, including how to get hold of your copy.

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