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

Unsocial Times.  The first issue of the special Gilwern U3A Newsletter, which goes under the title of "Unsocial Times",  for 1 April (NOT a fool!) is being emailed to all Members.   We are preparing the next issue for mid April and seeking help from everyone.  Can you please send us something short and sharp which might be published, keeping it less than 200 words for the next issue by 10 April.  You might have a little known recipe, a quirky story or a chunk of relevant local news, or you might have a current photograph of general interest, please send it to:

Hello! If you are self-isolating we can offer help
Two members of Gilwern U3A, Helene Brice and Nery Lewis, have generously offered help for those of us who are self isolating by collecting subscriptions, going to post letters, and picking up shopping.  Their telephone numbers are: 07468696322 and 07783083240.  They say "Feel free to ask for help over these matters".  They are having a busy time.

Helping others - telephone befrienders
We all wish to keep contact with others in these difficult times. There are some who, living alone, have few if any contacts, and loneliness sets in. We have been sent the attached list of contacts. Do have a look and see if you can help.

Welsh Government offers care

Welsh Government have started a scheme where anyone staying at home with no friends, carers or families to get food or medication for them can call a duty number for social services to get support. Duty line numbers are: Monmouth 01600773041. Maindiff Court Abergavenny 01873735513. Chepstow 01291635666

Forward U3A Talk Programme (depending on the coronavirus situation).
22 April: AGM followed by Lost for Words by Alan Badmington
20 May: The Land of Song by Dean Powell
3 June: Gardeners' Question Time: Lyn Allbutt, Terry Walton & Gareth Davies
17 June: An uncommon Soldier by Lyons Wakeman
15 July: Are we really ready for electric vehicles? by Professor Averil McDonald
16 September: There is a fascination frantic in a ruin romantic by Professor David Skilton
30 September: Tax, care & toy boys- protecting the family's nest egg by Co-op Bank
21 October: Genetics in Forensics by Rhian Morgan
18 November: Christmas Unwrapped by Malcolm Meadows
20 December: Christmas Quiz and Party

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

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
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.


U3A Diaries 2020
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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:

Gilwern Roots:
Here to help promote the village to help growth in all Community ideas and projects from seed to oaks! a href=