May 18th Yorkshire Wild Life Trust. Maurice
Gordon June15th Games and chat July 20th The Golden Age of Music Hall and
Variety. John Wallis September 21st Prison
to Palace. Veronica Bird O.B.E. Veronica has been a prison
officer, Prison Governor and worked with Royalty
There have now been two very successful first aid sessions,
with extremely positive feedback. The sessions, run by the Red
Cross, last two hours and cover dealing with scenarios that
we are likely to come across, for instance when someone has
fallen. We were briefed on, for instance, when an ambulance
needs to be called and simple measures we could take till it
came. I have now arranged another session on Wednesday 10 October
from 10.00-12.00. The session will take place at the Agbrigg
and Belle Vue community center, Montague Street, Wakefield WF1
5BB. If you would like to attend this session, please contact
me on 01924 245234. Numbers are limited to fifteen. Hilary
Hospital Patient Support
Following the interesting visit by Vikki Padgett from Mid
Yorkshire Hospitals Trust in February, there will be a box at
coffee mornings to receive toiletries, for “comfort packs” which
can be given out to patients who perhaps have been admitted
at short notice or have no-one to bring in basic items for them.
Items requested are: facecloths, soap, mini toothbrush, mini
toothpaste, mini shampoo and conditioner, gents razor. If anyone
would like more information about volunteering, the hospital
website has full details: www.midyorks.nhs.uk/volunteer alternatively
email email@example.com or you can telephone Vikki’s
office on 01924 543451 and speak to a member of the team.
Regional Study Day – Bradford
A study day has been arranged for Monday 14 May entitled
Iron, Coal and Bricks to explore the industrial archaeology
of Bradford. This is suitable for anyone who would like to know
more about Bradford’s industrial heyday. Useful tools for industrial
archaeology projects in attendees’ own area will be discussed.
The cost is £26 which includes lunch and refreshments. To register
or for further enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org.
History Group Trip To Eyam – 5 July
Eyam is the famous “plague village” in Derbyshire, whose
inhabitants cut themselves off from their neighbours when a
case of the plague was found in one of the inhabitants. As a
result, though Eyam’s mortality was dreadful, surrounding areas
were mostly spared. One of the members from Barnsley came to
speak to the history group a couple of months ago about this
well-known seventeenth century altruism example of altruism.
We have now arranged a coach trip to Eyam for 5 July and Andrew,
the member from Barnsley, will take us round this attractive
village. We will be joined by some members from Barnsley on
the trip, the cost of which will be £9.50. Please contact me
if you would like to come with us. Hilary Fowler
The Music Group
The Music Group continues to meet on a Friday morning in
Manygates which has a very hospitable atmosphere along with
a cafeteria which sells an array of drinks and nibbles to go
with them. I mention this because our coffee break is important
to us as we enjoy each others’ company and the chat we have
then. The music we play is mainly well known classical, sometimes
people make comments when the piece has finished and this can
lead to a discussion or personal recollections of hearing or
being part of a performance of the work. Some members have more
knowledge of music than others and some just enjoy listening.
I sincerely believe new members find us a very welcoming group
so if you feel like giving us a try please feel free to come
along. Marion Lewis
UPDATE TO U3A WIND BAND / RECORDER’S SUMMER CONCERT.
THE WHERE: Cluntergate Centre, Cluntergate, Horbury WF4 5DA.
THE WHEN: Saturday 21st of July 7.00pm ENTERANCE FEE: £5.00
children under 15 free. We are planning an informal setting
so those we hope will support us can bring their own choice
of refreshments and glasses to drink out of, there will of course
be nibbles provided. Tea and coffee will be served at the interval
which is included in the entrance fee. There were two reasons
we thought that that it would be a good idea to do this, the
first to show U3A members what their contributions helped along
the way, and of course raise money for music. The second was
to attract those musicians amongst you who would like to but
are a little scared, to dust off their wind instruments that
have laid in the loft unloved for ..... years and come and join
us. Thanks to the support we were given in the early days by
the U3A we are now totally self- funding and the surplice subscriptions
our group produces goes towards help fund other up and coming
groups. So please support us and come and enjoy a good and night
of varied music.
The next meeting of the garden group will be at Sandal library
on 11 June from 2.00-4.00pm. A private visit has been arranged
to The Jungle Garden in Leeds on Tuesday 26 June. This small
garden is described as a multi-level garden with jungle style
planting and accents of hot tropical colour. There is an elevated
“jungle lodge” and aerial walkway with views over the garden.
A donation of £5 to the National Gardens Scheme is requested.
The plan is to visit the jungle garden in the morning and then
go on to Roundhay Park, about a mile away, for lunch and to
see the Chelsea gardens that have been installed in the park.
Please contact me if you would like to go on this visit. Ideally
we need at least ten people to go. We plan to car-share and
I would hope to arrange a lift for people who do not wish to
take their own car. Hilary Fowler (01924 258234)
English Country Dancing
Would you like to exercise both mind and body in one easy
activity? Join the English Country Dancing group and think on
your feet, enjoy the movement and have a really good time. You’ll
learn stars, turns, circles and slip steps. All you need is
a comfortable pair of shoes. For all levels of expertise. TRY
IT ! First and Third Wednesdays in the month from 2.30 to 4.30pm
at Primrose Hall, Horbury. The first two meetings will be on
5 and 19 September. Please contact Ann on 01924 263320 or
email@example.com to express an initial interest.
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for your group, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org