South Solihull u3a Members' News
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On-Line Computer Courses with Widney u3a
Some ssu3a members have previously been involved in the computer courses run by Widney u3a, either at Tudor Grange Academy or online via Zoom. ssu3a members are now invited to join a new group. There will be a series of ten Online Computer Sessions, beginning in July (Tuesday 4th (in 1st week) and Thursday 6th).
ssu3a Members are welcome to join, either for the whole course or for individual topics of interest. The link below gives access to the programme of topics.
Please contact Bob Ireland (0121 745 6471 , rjireland.ri@gmail .com) if interested.
Trustee Election Results
Following the recent Trustee Elections, we have a new Trustee for West Midlands; Jean Jackson from Lichfield u3a.
Congratulations to Jean. There will be an opportunity to get to know each Trustee a bit more in the future.
Trip opportunity with Solihull Widney u3a
Sue Maher and Chris Bodfish, members of Solihull Widney u3a, are organising a day trip and would like to offer places to other local u3a members so that they can fill a coach to keep the cost down for everyone.
The trip will be on 6th July to Speke Hall near Liverpool and to see the Anthony Gormley figures on the beach at Crosby.
Speke Hall is a rare Tudor Manor which is a National Trust property and home to fascinating architectural features. There is a range of treasures from Richard Watts collection of over 200 pieces of ancient carved oak furniture and also early examples of William Morris wallpaper. There is also a priest hole. The courtyard has a stately pair of yew trees established to be 500 years old nicknamed Adam and Eve, one male and one female. These evergreens provide dramatic contrast to the Tudor wattle and daube walls surrounding them. There is also a restaurant and gardens.
At Crosby, there are 100 life size cast iron figures sculpted by Anthony Gormley spread across 3 kilometres of the foreshore and stretched almost 1 kilometre out to sea.
The coach will cost £22.00 per person if 45 people book, plus the cost of entry to Speke Hall for people who are not members of the NT. The coach company are booking up quickly and so I need to know as soon as possible if enough people are interested in coming, so that we can decide whether to go ahead with the coach booking. Please let us know by 4th April if you and any friends would like to come on the trip. If there is not much interest in the visit we can then cancel everything with the coach company. Also, we would be grateful if “buddies” of members not on the internet could let them have details of the trip.
If you and any of your friends wish to come on the trip on 6th July, please email Sue Maher by 4th April, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her on her mobile : 07842 877342.
ssu3a In Knowle Society Newsletter
Malcolm Clark, our Chair, was interviewed in December 2022 about ssu3a. Read the article here:
Our condolences go to the family and friends of Anise O'Donovan who died on 15th December. Anise was in the Singing group, Book club 2 and the Gardening group. Her funeral was held on 17th January.
Warwickshire Gardens Trust On-line Talks
Warwickshire Gardens Trust are hosting a programme of on-line talks which may be of interest to ssu3a members:
- March 15th - Sculpting the Land with Kim Wilkie.
- March 29th - Garden Archaeology discoveries at Baddesley Clinton with Dr. Stephen Wass.
Older items of Members' news have been archived in PDF documents here.