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Whitwick & District U3A

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Monday, 28 September 2020

Monday, 28 Sep 2020

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Whitwick & District U3A - Days Out Group

Objective

This Group enjoys days out in interesting and varied locations where members are free to choose how they spend their time. To ensure a stress-free, relaxing outing, we travel by private coach.

Days Out trips are open to all WAD members. Trips will be advertised and available to members on a first come basis. In the interests of fairness to all members, please reserve your place on a Day Out online or in writing by:

(For more about online booking there is a guide here.)

Please note that following Government advice re Covid 19, physical group meetings are currently suspended.

As noted below most of this year's trips have been cancelled, and refunds will be made to those that have already paid, although there will be some delay before these can be processed.

Venue

Various

Timing

Various

Calendar

2020

March: Wednesday 25th. Newark and Southwell. Cancelled

April: Friday 24th. Chesterfield Market and Bolsover Castle. Cancelled

May: 11th - 14th: 4 Day Excursion based in Worthing, a traditional seaside town and perfect base for visiting places in southern England.

Postponed with a provisional date of May 2021. Refunds may take some time to issue.

June: Wednesday 17th. London. Cancelled

July: Thursday 2nd. Bridgnorth. Cancelled

September: Tuesday 8th. Liverpool City Centre: Many attractions include two cathedrals; fascinating museums; Walker Art Gallery; Beatle themed locations; Liverpool Waterfront easily accessible. Depart 8am; leave Liverpool at 5pm. £19 (Payment due 17th July.) Not Cancelled but to be determined later

Payments at General Meetings

It would be very helpful if you could place any payments in an envelope which clearly shows your name and the particular Day Out for which you are paying. Cheques should be made out to "Whitwick & District U3A Days Out".

Contacts

Sue at daysout at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

Lynda Hall at daysout1 at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

Please note that as an anti-spam measure e-mail addresses on this page are NOT links, but should be manually copied

Pictures

Below are some pictures from a recent visit. Pictures from previous events and also from the former Days of Interest group can be found in the gallery.

The Cotswolds - September 2019

Our final day Out of this year was a visit to Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-on-the-Water. It was a chilly departure from Coalville but the sun was shining and there was the promise of a beautiful day.

After a trouble-free journey, we arrived in Moreton to find the street market already in full swing. There were numerous coach parties and locals all enjoying the warmth of the sun and a stroll the many stalls. There were plenty of cafes offering tempting deals on morning coffee and cake and others offering tempting deals for lunch.

The mellow Cotswold stone glowed in the sunlight.

After lunch, we made the short journey to Bourton-on-the-Water which, if possible, was even busier. We had a short walk onto the main street and some of us were diverted into the Christmas shop to get in some early presents and decorations! There was time for a pleasant stroll along the edge of the River Windrush and its 5 bridges, a spot of afternoon tea before the return journey home. It had been a really glorious, late summer day.

Sue and Lynda would like to thank all the members who have supported our excursions this year. We will soon be planning our programme for 2020 and hope to have your continued support.

Market stalls
Moreton-in-Marsh street market

Steet scens including ancient building and a market stall
Moreton-in-Marsh street market

Bridges over the river glistening in the sunshine
River Windrush, Bourton-on-the-Water

Car-shaped topiary alongside the river
River Windrush, Bourton-on-the-Water

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