University of the Third Age

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14 Dec 18 Theatre Group Magic of Christmas Borough Theatre 7.30pm
18 Dec 18 Family History NO meeting
7 Jan 19 Bridge Group Anyone joining should first contact Hilary on 01873 830244
14 Jan 19 Bridge Group  
15 Jan 19 Painting Group 2-4pm
15 Jan 19 Family History 1015-1215
16 Jan 19 Lecture 2pm William Walton and the Gardens of Ischia by Malcolm Meadows
21 Jan 19 Bridge Group  
28 Jan 18 Bridge Group  
Provisional forward programme

Christmas Quiz & Party

What a party it was, with a tricky quiz won by the group from Abergavenny U3A.
The room was beautifully decorated with delicious sweets on each table,
and the Johnno the Ripper from the Whitechapel Wassailers sang and then organised community singing for a while.

Kay Blackwell masterminding the quiz

A reminder of the summer
If you are looking forward to the summer but need encouragement with the long, dark months ahead, just take a look at this, a visit the Garden Group made in May!

Lecture on Prisons
Those who were unlucky enough to miss the lecture on 21 November by Richard Walker can see a Press Notice about it prepared by Kay Blackwell.

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.
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.

Theatre Goers' report
The visit to Oliver on 31 October was such a hit that the members "left humming the many well known songs and enthusing about the show all the way back to Gilwern".  See full report.

Kay a runner up.
Kay Blackwell, a member, was short listed in the top ten for the Wales U3A Short Story Award.  She has just heard that she remained a runner up.  So, many congratulations to Kay, and here is her very touching story, just around 1,000 words.

Garden Group's to Walled Garden
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 picture of the well sited and interesting walled garden.  In this picture Alison is describing how her very productive greenhouses are so successful.

Walking Group up Little Skirrid
On 19 October the Walking Group had a splendid day up Little Skirrid.  Here is a link to their page with a couple of photos.

Preparing for commemoration of the end of World War 1

The Gilwern U3A Art Group busy preparing for the village's commemoration of the ending of World War 1
Nine members of the Group were hard at work on 16 October

Lecture Programme - Spring 2019
16 Jan. William Walton and the Gardens of Ischia by Malcolm Meadows
13 Feb. The King & his 15 wives - Swaziland, Africa in a Nutshell by Jenny Bowen
20 Mar. The Art of the Magician by Tony Griffin

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:

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