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Ferndown U3A Open Day

Ferndown U3A Open Day

Dear FU3A Members This is to send warmest congratulations and thanks to everyone who attended or contributed in any way to our Open Day yesterday.The event was an outstanding success.  We attracted a lot of interest from visitors who were so numerous that when I was...

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Castleman Trailway Sponsored Walk

Castleman Trailway Sponsored Walk

  The first ever sponsored walk by Ferndown U3A was completed yesterday by almost 50 people - and some family members. Everyone who took part,either as a walker or one of the essential helpers, had a brilliant time - especially those who reached the Star Inn in...

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Malta Study Group

Malta Study Group

    During the spring term, the group were treated to a range of interesting and informative talks in preparation for our trip to Malta. We discovered how Malta has been occupied by the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Arabs, the Normans, the Spanish, the...

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Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs

The visit to the Old Operating Theatre turned out to be more interesting than envisaged; challenges included ascending and descending a very narrow, stone, spiral staircase of 51 steps, a  broken lift and a venue with no public toilets!, (can you believe it)?...

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Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island

March 29th 2019 27 members went “overseas” to Brownsea Island yesterday with the U3A J1 Discovering Wessex Group. It was a great day with brilliant weather. The trip was arranged by Derek Holden who acted as our guide for the day making the walk even more interesting...

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Group Leaders’ Lunch

Group Leaders’ Lunch

Thank you to all those dedicated people who ran groups this year. It  was a lovely gathering, conversation flowed and the food tasted wonderful. 

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Discovering Wessex Group visits Bucklers Hard

Discovering Wessex Group visits Bucklers Hard

Keith Banks writes: I was very pleased to take over the leadership of this group at the suggestion of my friend & colleague Judith Hodges, as this will give her more time to run her other groups Under Jude’s leadership Discovering Dorset had run for a number of...

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