13 January, 2019

Totton U3A

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Thank you for your interest in the Totton University of the Third Age group. We meet on the second Wednesday afternoon of the month from 1.45-4pm at the Eling Masonic Hall, Lexby Road, Totton, SO40 9HD.

Generally at each monthly meeting we have a speaker and members are brought up to date with group activities and can opt in to activities/new groups. We currently have groups for Walking, Theatre, Bird Watching, Lunch Club, Genealogy,  Book Appreciation, History, Craft,  Art, Philosophy, Church Visits and Wine Tasting. Annual Membership/joining fee is £10. Extra costs would be for refreshments and any costs incurred from the activity egi theatre tickets. Members are encouraged to think about hosting an interest group in their home and sharing any skill or hobby they have with other members.It is a very friendly group and membership is growing all the time. Visitors can come along for two monthly meetings paying £2 per entrance fee before deciding if they wish to join.If you would like any more information, contact the Secretary, Charmian 
 07914861787 or charmian.cork@virginmedia.com

We look forward to meeting you. 
Annual subscription just £10.


Carol Watson my view of Winchester

At our January 2019 meeting we welcomed Carol Watson who talked about “My view of Winchester”.

She started off with the usual views of Winchester with all the glorious  panorama of daffodils   all over the City which is always a lovely
splendid site.  Carol then went on very cleverly to  develop  this theme with views  all over the city of nature at its best throughout the year.

It was certainly an eye opener to me of  all the different plants ,bushes and trees that thrive in Winchester, some of which I would not have
believed possible-given the sometimes harsh weather conditions we get , especially in Spring when plants are just starting to develop and grow
for our benefit.

I think now that when next I visit Winchester I will explore away from the city centre to find these treasurers of nature.
Carol gave a very good talk and our grateful thanks  go to her from all of us.

Michael Page.

Liz Barron 
talking about following her Grand fathers footsteps on a tour of China. 

Paul Stickler
The girl on a Green Bicycle 
Historical Murder Mystery
Good turnout of members came to hear about the Green Bicycle murder most foul as they described the dark deeds in those days. The suspect got found not guilty but we were privy to information that they were not. He was known as a child molester and the owner of a small calibre as well as a .45 pistol. I would have agreed with the verdict but not when I heard all the evidence.  He lived the rest of his life crime free I assume and married, no mention of children, dying in the seventies.

Hazel Wilson
Undercover Agent

Robert Smith   
Blood Bikes

Colin Lewis      
Calshot Tower and the National 
Coastwatch Institution


Alison Bailey    
Canine Partners Amazing 
Dogs Transforming Lives

Philippa Drew   
Weather Presenter

John Combes    
Wildlife Photographer on Holiday

Barry Peck       
The Light beneath the Waves


 Janet Davis       
Move over J K Rowling, 
It's Totton's J K Davis

Jane Glennie      
Festive Fables