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Nature Walk 1st February 2020

Nature Walk 1st February 2020

On Saturday 1st February a group of enthusiastic U3A members along with two very well behaved, beautiful dogs, went on a nature walk from Potterne Park into Moors Valley.  The morning dawned without any of the  previous days rain and by the time we arrived at the Park...

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Whitchurch Silk Mill

Whitchurch Silk Mill

On Friday 17 January a group of the U3A members met on a slightly chilly but dry and sunny morning, at the Whitchurch silk mill for a guided tour of the working mill. We started off with a welcome cup of tea or delicious coffee and biscuits, served by very smiley,...

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Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum uncovers moving and important stories of everyday people’s interactions with the justice system since the late 18th century. It shows how the law affects all of us, and how we can also affect the law. The Museum makes this...

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First Friday Talk – Motorways in the sky

First Friday Talk – Motorways in the sky

The 6th of December saw the last First Friday Talk of 2019 when 90 members of the FU3A came to the Barrington Theatre, Ferndown to hear a very interesting talk on Air Traffic Control. The talk was given by the very knowledgeable Dr. John Guy who has spent his whole...

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Tea at the Museum – Kingston Lacy

Tea at the Museum – Kingston Lacy

Thursday 12th December was not a nice day. Those of you who can remember will recall that there was not a deluge of rain, more a precipitation of Biblical proportions, a prelude to all the flooding in the locality. We who had arranged to go to Kingston Lacy to see the...

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Visit to old fossils

Visit to old fossils

Visit to old fossils On Thursday 21st November members of the Tea at the Museum group visited the Etches Collection at Kimmeridge for the afternoon. This is a modern, purpose built museum housing the lifetime collection of Jurassic marine fossils (157 million years...

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Palmerston’s Folly – Fort Nelson

Palmerston’s Folly – Fort Nelson

33 members of the Discovering Wessex J1 Group went to Portsmouth on Friday 15th November,  to visit Fort Nelson which is now the home of the ROYAL ARTILLERY Museum. We were shown around the whole installation by 2 very knowledgeable official guides looking at the...

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Swanage and the Jurassic Coastline

Swanage and the Jurassic Coastline

Following a talk on Durlston Castle and Swanage, the “Discovering Wessex” Group went on 18th October to visit the area. The visit started at Durlston Castle where, after refreshments in the tearoom, we toured the castle and visited the exhibition area which included a...

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Bon Viveurs – Keyneston Mill perfumery

Bon Viveurs – Keyneston Mill perfumery

In September, the Bon Viveurs Group visited the “Home of Parterre Fragrances” at Keyneston Mill.  The visit started with a guided tour of the themed botanic gardens from which the ingredients for the perfume are grown and harvested. The tour of the gardens was...

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Global Warming / Climate Change – Part Two

Global Warming / Climate Change – Part Two

Over 70 members came to the Main Hall at the Barrington Centre on Friday 1st November to hear Douglas Lock’s second talk on Global Warming “Is it too late?”His definite answer was “no it’s not too late if we all help to save energy and natural resources in our own...

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Bournemouth Half Marathon

Bournemouth Half Marathon

Congratulations to Peter Ashley who ran the Bournemouth Half Marathon on Sunday 6th October in a time of 2 hours 15 mins.  Peter  raised an amazing £240 for Parkinsons UK.  Peter explained  "I supported that Charity because my Mum suffered from Parkinsons and it made...

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Wareham Forest October 2019

Wareham Forest October 2019

This interesting walk through Wareham Forest on the Sika Deer Trail was well attended by 27 intrepid explorers making their way around the 4.5 / 5 mile circuit, through some very varied countryside, from Pine woods to open country with views across real peat bogs. A...

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