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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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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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