English Country dancing at Horbury

These social classes began last Wednesday with a lively group of equal numbers of experienced dancers and absolute beginners. Everyone had a good time learning some new and some old dances providing mild exercise to the mind and body. The next meeting at 2.30 to 4.30 pm is on Wednesday 3rd Oct in the Primrose Hall, Horbury. The hall has a good floor and there is plenty of room for more people and partners are not required. Please contact Ann on 01924 263320 or ann@libourne.co.uk to express an initial interest.


Our AGM will be held on Thursday 15 November at the West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club at 1.30 for 2.00.
 Following the short business meeting, Mrs. Pat Langham, former head of Wakefield Girls High School, will give a talk entitled: “Secrets of a Headmistress”,
which we are sure will be most illuminating!
The committee hope that as many as possible of our members will be able to attend. We are still looking for more committee members. Being on the committee is not a very onerous duty and initially would mainly involve attending and contributing to our meetings which take place on the second Friday in the month. If you feel you can help, please speak to one of the committee.

Garden Group

The last meeting before Christmas will be at 2 pm on Monday 12 November at Sandal library. I hope to arrange a visit in February to York Gate garden near Leeds to look at the snowdrops, which are always very good. The dates the garden is open will be notified a few weeks in advance.
Hilary Fowler (01924 258234).

First Aid Training

Unfortunately the first aid session arranged for 10 October did not take place. I shall in due course be arranging another session so if you wish to be put down on the list, please get in touch. I think it will probably be in the new year. As noted previously, this will probably be the last session. Once it has been arranged, I will arrange for a notification in the newsletter and also a notice at coffee mornings.
Hilary Fowler (01924 258234).

Group Coordinator

I will be coming off the Committee at the next AGM in November, having served my term according to our Constitution, which leaves an opportunity for someone else to take on the role of Group Coordinator.
Interesting job – contact with all Group Leaders and visit their groups when possible; attendance at Committee Meetings, 2 hours once a month (not Aug or Dec); assist with annual production of prospectus; confirm accommodation bookings; and a few other admin jobs. Keep the wheels turning between Groups and Committee. Some computer skills necessary. Come and visit a Committee meeting – next one at Agbrigg Community Centre, just let me know. If you would like to discuss what is involved please phone me on 01924 277924 or e.machell@talktalk.net
Elaine Machell

Diary 2019

This year the U3A diary has a dark brown/black cover. It is the same format as last year.
The price this year is £2.50 including p & p. Please contact Pauline Turney 01924 255746 if you need to order. Money with order please


To amend the address or the number of printed newsletters you require for your group, send an email to u3a.wakefield@yahoo.co.uk