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

Forward programme of talks.

December Newsletter

Dates for meetings of groups.  See lower down the page.

Christmas Quiz, Music, mince pies and tea on Wednesday 11 December at 2pm in the Community Centre.  For details and flier.

Order Form for book WW1 Llanelly Parish Remembers.
An Order Form can be completed and left in the Community Centre office for attention of Grahame, or bring it along with you to the Christmas party there on Wednesday next.

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.

Gilwern school leads.  Pupils from Gilwern School taught some older residents on 26 November how to make the best use of iPads and mobile telephones, helping them to have better contact with other friends, and especially with members of their families.  The elderly residents were greeted with tea and cake, and then allocated to pupils from the school to show them the ropes.

Recent Gilwern U3A talk by Richard Jordan on 20 November in the Village Hall was on the subject the life of Glenn Miller. The whole thing was to music, kindly created by our member, Phil Dew.  There was a large and appreciative audience, including five new members.

The audience in the Village Hall


Richard Jordon (left) and Phil Dew who provided music

Publication of Gilwern World War 1 book
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.

Possible new groups.  The Committee is hoping to establish new groups to meet the interests of members.  Possible new ones being discussed are Bowls, and Table Tennis.  Another idea that came forward: a Bus-pass Explorers' Group.

Dates for Family History Group: First and third Tuesday of the month, starting 7 January.

Dates for Art Group: 7 & 21 January, 4 & 18 February, 3 & 17 March, 7 & 21 April.

Dates for Walking Group: 14 & 28 January short walks.  Longer walk 16 January.

Art Group Workshop
The Gilwern Art Group had a workshop on 1 October on the subject of Using Mixed Media.  Click on the image for further details.

Garden Group went exploring
The Garden Group had prior warning of rough and steep land with water obstacles and steep slopes.  While climbing equipment was not advised, tough boots were.  Click on the photo for other pictures of the intrepid bunch!  

Walking Group.  Please see their latest news and programme.  

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 3 June, which, in 2020 is on a Wednesday.

U3A Diaries 2020
These can be seen and purchased on:

To sign up for the U3A Headquarters Newsletter:

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:
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:
Crickhowell website:
Brecon U3A:

Gilwern Roots:
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