Spire University of the Third Age
ISSUE NUMBER 27
NEWS FROM THE GROUPS
all Group Leaders! Will you please let Peter Edginton know when
you have a vacancy as we have new members looking to join groups.
GARDEN VISITS GROUP
The new leader for this group, Margaret
Hooper, took over the role by inviting every one to an excellent luncheon
at her house. Coffee was served while plans were made for each month. This
took some organising, even involving phone calls to find out dates and times
of opening, but plenty of suggestions were made and Margaret kept us at
it till dates were fixed right up to the end of this year.
Where possible visits will be on Wednesdays but not necessarily in the
same week each month, as this proved impossible to organise for all the different
venues. Members of the group have the list of visits and this will be available
at the coffee mornings, so that any Spire members wishing to join a visit
with the group may do so. It is worth checking arrangements beforehand
in case of unexpected changes in plans.
The first visit was to Kingston Lacy to see the snowdrops. As it is only
open for nine days each year for this purpose, we were lucky to have dry
The April visit is on Wednesday April 30th to
Exbury, nr. Beaulieu, meeting at the ticket office at 11am.
Creative Photography Group
arranged, we will be starting this group on Friday April 18th 2003 but
NOT in the morning to start with, as we have another group still
with us. Therefore we will begin at 2pm and finish at 4pm. If you
are able to let us know you have heard or seen this change of time it would
be a great help.
Do not forget to bring
Sheila and Peter Read
Grant us the strength
to visit the museums, Cathedrals, houses, villages, and if, perchance, we
skip an historic monument to take a nap after lunch, have mercy on us for
our flesh is weak.
has received details of this scheme from the CVS and is passing the information
on to Spire members as follows :-
There will be 10 to 12
members to every Community Car.
Members pay a joining
fee of £25, and an annual membership fee of £100 for use of the
A booking fee of £2
Usage will be £2 per hour plus 20p per mile.
There will be an upper
age restriction at 75.
Salisbury U3A Sundial
The sundial in St Thomas
Square has won a Civic Award. You will remember seeing the certificate at
one of our coffee mornings, and as it is to be shared with the other two
U3As it was decided to find a spot where every one could see it now it has
been framed. Phyll Babb, who was instrumental in arranging this millennium
project from the start, tells me that to begin with it will be in the covered
notice board outside the Guildhall. The Sundial is certainly in a commanding
position, and can be seen from the High Street Gate. ED.