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

Forward programme of talks.

February Newsletter Listing all the groups and their days for meetings and activities, and the next U3A talk.

Snowdrops at the Scurrs.  Olive has invited the Garden Group for 2pm on Monday 24 February to view her impressive display of snowdrops.  Meet car park 1.50pm.

A date for all.  Gilwern U3A Open Day, when we are invited to bring a friend, is on Wednesday 3 June.  There will be various displays, including an exhibition of art, and a lecture of general interest.  Further details shortly.

Gardeners' Question Time - Gilwern.  Great news, Lyn Allbut of Gardener's Question Time is coming to answer our questions on Wednesday 3 June at our Gilwern U3A Open Day.

Table Tennis Group.  This new group has formed, meeting for informal doubles every Wednesday. For details.

WW1 Llanelly Parish Remembers.  There are a few copies left for sale to members.

Next U3A talk 18 March 2020 at 2pm in the Community Centre on the subject of The Womens' Archive of Wales.  The talk will be given by Rosemary Scadden.

Card from WI.   The WI sent a charming card of thanks to Gilwern U3A for the copy of the World War 1 Commemoration Book. Click on the picture for a larger copy of the card depicting a rural scene brilliantly created in wax paint.

Possible new groups.  The Committee is hoping to establish new groups to meet the interests of members.

U3A Wales photographic competition. 
Closing date 30 April 2020.  See detail.

Annual U3A Day. 
U3A National have advised that the U3A National Day should be Wednesday 3 June.

Christmas Quiz
, Music, mince pies and tea on 11 December in the well decorated Gilwern Community Centre, Gilwern U3A welcomed members to the Christmas Quiz, with visiting teams from Crickhowell and Ebbw Vale.  The afternoon, under Hilary's direction, started with songs and carols led by Phil and Lynda Dew.  Then came the hard work of the testing quiz, won by the Crickhowell team, followed by the raffle and tea with mince pies.  All were in high spirits, creating a thoroughly happy afternoon to set Christmas off with gusto.
 
As usual, Kay ran the U3A Quiz with aplomb, and with total impartiality.  Questions were wide ranging, but not all were too difficult - though some were extremely challenging!

Book Launch - World War 1.  There was a large turnout on 27 November at Gilwern Village Hall for the launch of WW1 Llanelly Parish Remembers. Those present included children from the Gilwern School as well as representatives of those organisations who were to receive copies of the volume for the organisations they represented.  There were also many members of Gilwern U3A.


     
                          last picture, the clear one, many thanks to Kay.


Publication of Gilwern World War 1 book
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This book contains the biographies of those servicemen who died or served in World War I and who, at the time, came from Llanelly Parish.  The research has been carried out by members of Gilwern U3A Family History Group to commemorate the debt we owe these servicemen.  This follows two exhibitions of the biographies that were held in the Village Hall in 2014 and 2018.
Only a small number of copies have currently been produced to be placed in local libraries, churches, chapels and other locations where they may be inspected.  If there is sufficient interest, further copies can be produced for sale locally. The Book Launch was held on 27 November in Gilwern Village Hall.
 
The book cover illustration was produced by Lynda O'Keefe of the Gilwern U3A Art Group.


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U3A Diaries 2020
These can be seen and purchased on: https://www.u3a.org.uk/resources/shop/Merchandise-c14005595

To sign up for the U3A Headquarters Newsletter: https://www.u3a.org.uk/newsletter

Names of canal bridges
: How many do you know? https://canalplan.org.uk/waterway/pp9g

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:
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 website: https://u3asites.org.uk/abergavenny/welcome
Crickhowell website:
https://u3asites.org.uk/crickhowell
Brecon U3A: 
https://u3asites.org.uk/brecon/welcome

Gilwern Roots:
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