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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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Our First Cinema Visit

Our First Cinema Visit

As a departure from our usual outings, we thought we would see if there was any interest in a visit to the local Tivoli cinema in Wimborne. Yes, it was of interest and 32 Ferndown U3A members made the visit on September 30th to see the film of the 2009 National...

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1st Friday Coffee Morning 4.10.19

1st Friday Coffee Morning 4.10.19

“60 members attended the opening meeting of the year, of the 1st Friday Coffee Mornings.  This was a very interesting presentation was given by Roy Norton on his 50 year career in television for the BBC and ITV. Roy started off as a camera man and finished up as a...

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Last Night of the Proms!

Last Night of the Proms!

Music Appreciation Group   The Music Appreciation Group met on Thursday 19th September for their first session.  ‘Last Night at the Proms’ was the theme for the afternoon.  The music choice loosely followed the world-famous ‘Henry Wood Proms’ at the Albert Hall -...

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Air Ambulance – Airbase Day

Air Ambulance – Airbase Day

What a fantastic day!  On 14th September 2019 members of Ferndown U3A presented the Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance with a cheque for £3888. The monies raised by members over the year for our chosen charity. Thank you everyone who supported the fund raising events....

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Five Mile Walking Group

Five Mile Walking Group

On 20th September 27 members of the Five Mile Walking Group visited the Stour Valley Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Bournemouth. On a warm and sunny morning new member Peter Ashley took these photos. The group meets on the third Friday of every month, starting at...

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K19 – GOLF

K19 – GOLF

Our inaugural meeting at Somerley on Friday 20th September 2019 was a complete success and we had a great afternoon. Not only were we able to share some beautiful weather but we were also able to make friends and have a good laugh.   And at the end of the day, did the...

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What a great way to start our new year!…….

What a great way to start our new year!…….

On Friday nearly 50 of our new members met with your Committee to see how FU3A works, and heard about the Website (Anne Hutton), Using Beacon (Malcolm Gill), Group J1 Discovering Dorset (Keith Banks), and Future Events (Derek Holden). All agreed these were helpful and...

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Discovering Wessex 2019-2020

Discovering Wessex 2019-2020

We are very pleased to tell you that Discovering Wessex is once again the largest single group in the Ferndown & District U3A with some 85 odd members. We're also glad to welcome a large number of new members this year – some new to Ferndown U3A & some...

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Countryfile Live

Countryfile Live

Perfect weather. Interesting people to meet. Various animals to watch. Lots of goods to peruse & purchase. Beautiful area. Information about farming & the environment. Delicious foods to try. Plenty of straw bales to sit on to watch the entertainment...

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