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Help Wanted

Latest News from Chairman


We urgently need  2 new committee members to take over the following committee responsibilities.

Group Secretary


 Please contact me if you are interested


The AGM will NOT take place in August this year A new date has yet to be agreed but we will give plenty of notice.


The membership fee paid for the current year (2019 – 2020) will cover a two year period, thus membership renewal will not now be due until August 2021. Any new people joining during the coming year will still naturally have to pay.

 Re-starting Meetings.

We look to the Third Age Trust for advice in these matters and we receive regular updates from them. Their advice is guided by government policy. Should any group wish to meet outdoors, up to 6 people only, I have guidelines for that situation and group leaders have been informed of that advice.

Derek Monds

To All members of the Theatre Group

To ensure this group can continue we need two or three volunteers to help Diane form a team to lead this group. 

Diane has also told me that so far out of a group of 46 people who expressed an interest in being part of this group, only groups of between 3 to 8 have gone on any of the theatre trips organised.

So, I’m asking two things:

  1. If you want the group to continue; two or three people need to volunteer and tell me that they are willing to help Diane with this group.
  2. We need the list of people interested to be accurate; if you want your name to continue to be on the list of those interested in going on a theatre visit, you need to advise me and then we can get an accurate updated list.

We need to get this sorted fairly quickly; so please don’t be too long with your response. Once we have your responses, we can make a decision and will let everyone know what is going to happen.

Best Regards

Derek Monds

Ash U3A


Inter U3A Quiz Challenge

We came 6th out of 11 teams, with a score of 145. The team in last place got 123 points. First place went to Milford, 167 points. 2nd place was Guildford with 166 (only one point in it!) Third place was Fleet with 158.



“We recently commemorated the 80th anniversary of the evacuation of Dunkirk. It has often been called a miracle, and it was, indeed, incredibly brilliant – inspired – organisation that brought so many of our troops home. But as Winston Churchill said “wars are not won by evacuations”. He was also reported as saying  – “And we’ll fight them with the butt ends of broken beer bottles because that’s bloody well all we’ve got”

John Childs, Leader of the Science and Technology Group, has written a sobering, thoughtful, and challenging assessment of twenty five days in May-June 1940 [Link] A must read.”

“Next monthly Meeting”

Due to the Coronavirus the monthly meeting has been suspended until further notice






If you are interested in finding out more about us, please contact our Membership Secretary, Gay Buckingham, on 01252 656210,  or use our Contact Form , who will provide you with membership details. Click here to download a copy of the Membership Application Form.