PRESS RELEASE SPIRE U3A
Spire U3A coffee morning was on February 13th and started with various announcements. Two meetings that are shared by all three Salisbury U3As take place at the end of the month in Harnham, Memorial Hall. One is on February 27th for the Science and Technology Group on 'Air Traffic Control' and the following day the Archaeology Group will have a talk given by John Parrott on Bulgaria.
The Book Swap table is proving successful and through members bringing their unwanted books the stock was replenished, having ended with very few after the January meeting.
The talk was entitled 'Caring for Retired Churches' Neil Skelton told us about the Church Conservation Trust. Set up originally by an Act of Parliament the Trust now has 345 churches to look after in England. These churches are no longer required for regular worship for many reasons of which he explained and they therefore promote a conservation practice and when possible find another roll for the building. He provided leaflets for the areas he looks after, Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. The Trust encourages access to their churches, keeping them open for visitors most of the time. His slides of churches in this area added to a most interesting talk.
The next meeting is on 13th March when Dr Gosling will talk about 'Salisbury in the First Millennium'
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