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ISSUE No. 49†††††††† †††††††† www.salisburyu3a.org.uk††††††††††††††††††††††††††† October 2006

Have you booked for the Christmas Party on December11th? Donít miss the entertainment and Festive Fare.

If you would like to come please contact Jackie Munday on 01722 321731 as we need to know the numbers for catering purposes.

Christmas will be with us soon and this is the last newsletter for this year.† The next one will be out for the January 8th 2007 meeting. You will see we now have another list of new members so please make them feel welcome especially if they appear to be alone.† We will be having a new members meeting again early next year.

We had a rather crowded meeting for new members last month but we hope most questions were answered. It is hard to get round and see everyone at monthly coffee morning but if you have questions donít hesitate to ask anyone on the committee.† The Christmas meeting is a good opportunity with plenty of time to chat over the buffet.The Seasons Greetings to Everyone.

Welcome to the new members

Judith Bedford      Audrey Sutton        Elizabeth Villet           Diana Ruddle     Marlene Twyman   Nigel and Jenny Orchard


Jackie had a phone call from Ann Shearer who now lives in Scotland her telephone number is 01721730289.   She would like to be remembered to anyone who knows her.  She belongs to U3A there and runs two groups



Digital Imaging for Beginners

We are starting a new class in 2007 on January 5th at 10am.  The classes run for two hours every four weeks and usually take about six to cover the basics; we are hopefully user friendly so adjust to the needs of each group.  Classes are held in Harnham. Interested?     Find us at a coffee morning or Ring 01722 501218                                                                  Sheila and Peter Read  

Archaeology *

November 28th   Film by Belinda and Jim Wade, ‘Archaeology in North Africa’ with commentary by Nick Griffith.

January 30th Talk by David Ride, ‘Archaeology and Wild Life on Porton Down’. Anne Boutell hopes to have talks by Mark Corney in February and Nick Griffiths in April.  Any suggestions for March please?

Science and Technology *

The meeting on

November 27th at 10am is titled

‘Safe to Drink’ Steve Smith of Wessex Water will be the speaker.

On January 29th

Dr Ken Collins will be talking about Hammerhead Sharks.

*Spire organises these meetings and members from the other Salisbury U3As are invited. There is no need to have your name down to attend.  Just turn up on the day, usually in the Memorial Hall, Harnham unless otherwise stated.


Spire U3A have now purchased a Digital Projector

And Laptop Computer.

This is now available for

Group Leaders to use in their classes.

Ring Peter Read on 01722 501218


Ever thought of being an Exam Invigilator?

Exams are among the most important and stressful events in the life of any learner. That’s why it’s so important that they are conducted in the correct way. Invigilators are crucial to this process.

Wyvern College is looking for more invigilators to help oversee exams. Invigilators need to have a strong sense of “fair play”, be reliable, punctual, flexible and able to relate to students. There is no upper age limit. It’s an occasional part-time job, but one that is crucial to the smooth running of exams.

Wyvern College has exams in November, March, May and June. Hours worked are negotiable and invigilators are paid an hourly rate.

To find out more please contact the Examinations Officer on 01722 500 700 or email: jsparks@wyverncollege.wilts.sch.uk


Beware it’s a SCAM

The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following Scam.

A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a premium rate number).

DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER, as this is a mail scam originating in Belize.  If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message, you will already have been billed £15 for the phone call.  If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 0207 239 6655 or your local Trading Standards Office.

This is a genuine scam and is under investigation.


We need your help to keep SpireU3A fresh and vibrant.

There will be vacancies on the committee at the AGM on April 16th 2007. Meetings, often held after a coffee morning, do not occur too frequently.

The most any one is asked to serve is three years and you have the chance to bring new ideas into what is, after all your own club.  Do join us and talk to a committee member as soon as possible.



Electric Singer Sewing Machine

Elderly but in good working order.     Can deliver--- Offers?     Tel. 01722 329739

Set of Crockery.  Bright colours of pink, blue, yellow and green.

5 Dinner Plates, 8 Bowls, 8 Tea Plates, 5 Cups, 6 Saucers.

Could it be ideal for student Grandchild?    £15ono          Tel. 01722 333492



Wanted: Hair cutter.  Excellent growth prospects.

Illiterate?  Write today for free help.

Car Repair Service:  Try us once and you'll never go anywhere else again.

Dog for sale, eats anything and is fond of children.

Man wanted for dynamite factory. Must be willing to travel.

Stock up and save!!   Limit: one per person.

Three-year-old teacher wanted for pre-school.  Experience preferred.

Mixing bowl set designed to please a cook with round bottom for efficient beating.

We do not tear your clothes' with machinery. We do it carefully by hand.


Articles for issue 50 please, by January 1st 2007

S Sheila Read. 12 Chiselbury Grove, Salisbury, SP2 8EP

OR by Email: s.read.frps@ntlworld.com

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