Albert – Short story

UNCLE ALBERT 29th January 1945, Nottinghamshire In the dark night sky above the village of Hoveringham a Lancaster bomber circled, its engine spluttering. It was a training flight, and on board was a crew of 7 British and Canadian airmen, including the Flight Engineer, Albert Mercer, aged 23. As horrified villagers watched, the aircraft burst into flames and… Read More »

Speaker Meetings

Speaker Meetings are back! The following dates have been confirmed – these meetings will all take place via Zoom, for Aughton & Ormskirk u3a members, at 11 am on the date shown. Put the dates in your diary and email to register your interest, including a phone number please. I will send you the meeting codes in due… Read More »

Online Talks and Tours

A message from Pamela Ball, the Speaker Meeting Organiser, about Free Online Talks: UK Tours Online are offering a number of online talks via Zoom which may be of interest to members. Most have to be paid for, but there will be a free one on Monday 7 September entitled Saints, murderers, heroes, crooks: the worst and best… Read More »

Speaker Meeting News

Piano Recital by Andrew Wilde We have heard via the North West Region of U3As that international pianist Andrew Wilde will be giving a recital on Tuesday 21st July at 2 pm, via Zoom. The concert is free of charge and is open to U3A Members only. Andrew will play a selection of much-loved ‘evergreen’ pieces by some… Read More »

Pam’s Past Speaker Meetings

Many thanks to Andrew Thwaite, who kick-started the 2019 programme in February with an entertaining and informative talk on the history and manufacture of chocolate. A great many people braved the elements that wet and windy morning and were rewarded with a most enjoyable talk and freshly made chocolate! Our next Speaker Meeting was in April, when Carolyn Kirby… Read More »