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26 Mar 19 Family History 1015-1215
26 Mar 19 Bridge Group  
27 Mar 19 Garden Group Visit Scurrs' garden.  Car park 1345
2 Apr 19 Art Group 1400-1600
9 Apr 19 Family History 1015-1215
10 Apr 19 U3A Talk & AGM John Webb will give a talk after the AGM
16 Apr 19 Art Group 1400-1600
23 Apr 19 Family History 1015-1215

A Talk Meeting. The new audio-visual equipment was generously granted by National Grid.

Provisional forward programme.  The full programme of talks and discussions as far as to April 2020 is also listed.


Gilwern U3A display 20 March 2019

Preparations in hand.  It's an important day for Gilwern U3A, and the displays were set efficiently and fast.




Further pictures on the Arts Page

Art Group demonstration: WAX
Art in Wax will be the topic for the demonstration and talk by Christine Williams to the Art Group at 2pm on Tuesday 2 April 2019.  Her work can be seen on  There will be the usual charge of 2.50 per person.

Gilwern U3A AGM
This will be held in the Community Centre on the afternoon of 10 April when we meet for a talk at 2pm being given by John Webb.  Members of U3A are encouraged to attend: notification.  John Webb will then give a talk on "Life in a Family Business."

U3A All Wales Annual Conference and Celebration
"Endings and Beginnings" will be held on Wednesday 8 May 2019 at the Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells 1030-1530.  The price, including coffee and lunch, is 13 per person.  See:

Dementia Workshop
Natasha Harris, Policy and Projects Officer, ran a brief, but much valued workshop in the Community Centre on 27 February 2019 to about 25 parishoners mainly from Gilwern, though with a few from Abergavenny. She concentrated on bringing an important understanding of dementia.  PC Amanda was present and gave some added thoughts at the end of the session.

Phil prepares the speaker's aid for Jenny Bowen at her talk to Gilwern U3A on 13 February.
Hilary, the Chair prepares to call the
meeting to order on 13 February.

Young Men at Arms
The list of those from Llanelly who served and died in World War 1 is found here or from the link on the World War 1 page of the web site.

Attending other U3A meetings
As a result of connections made with other local U3As it is now possible to attend each others' monthly meetings free of charge.  To find out what is on look at their web sites:
Abergavenny U3A -
Crickhowell U3A -
Ebbw Vale U3A -
Monmouth U3A
Usk U3A -

Third Age Trust U3A
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World War 1 Commemoration - Llanelly Parish
To get a feel for it, click on the left hand picture for more images of the exhibition, all shown on the World War 1 page.   This list of biographies shows who died serving in World War 1 from the parish of Llanelly.
Now the wonderful display has been stripped down, but many of the important records will no doubt remain, and there are thoughts for retaining a historical record.
Starting to strip
the exhibition.  See
further new pictures
on the WW1 page.

Garden Group's to Walled Garden last autumn
The Group of 11 members visited the Walled Garden at Treberfydd on 24 October in bright, but late year, warm sunshine.  A brief report with some photographs gives a pn this picture Alison is describing how her very productive greenhouses are so successful.icture of the well sited and interesting walled garden.  I

Names of canal bridges: How many do you know?

Art Group on display
Three or four paintings from members of the Art Group are on display in the library and will be replaced by others on a regular basis.  Some are sometimes for sale!

The Llanelly Community Council's web site
Other local U3A websites:
Abergavenny website:
Crickhowell website:
Brecon U3A:

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