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RECENT ADDITIONS: August - Southwold outing (see Galleries, Gallery 2018, Southwold); London Mews (see London Walks, 2018); July -  (Astronoomy Group visit to Teledyne e2V site (see Gallery Extras, 2018); July - Summer Dinner at Ashwells (see Galleries, Gallery 2018); July - Costume Talk (see Gallery Extras, 2018)

 

CALENDAR: Check out the new 2018 calendar highlighting Monthly Meetings, Newsletter deadlines and Bank/Public holidays and weekends

 

DESERT ISLAND DISCS August's castaway was Janice Frost (see Desert Island Discs, 2018)

 

PRIVACY STATEMENT

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TAKE A LOOK

additional photoS in gallerY EXTRAS

I am grateful to Bill Reeves for creating software that has enabled us to see more of the photos that he took of the U3A-arranged holidays. The buttons below will take you direct to the reports and pictures of these four breaks including videos of the Torquay and Eastbourne breaks

TAKE A LOOK

 Lake District    Torquay   Wales   Eastbourne

 

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE

This is Brentwood U3A

 

Click on the links above to access the pages listed below

 

The branch, formed in 1992, is a member of the Third Age Trust and currently has 293 members. Meetings are held at 2.15 pm on the third Monday of each month (except August and December), at Shenfield Parish Hall, Shenfield CM15 8LB.

 

There are frequent requests from people wishing to join Brentwood U3A, but as the capacity of the hall governs the number that may attend, from time to time it becomes necessary restrict the number of members that may join.

Currently Brentwood U3A is welcoming enquiries from people wishing to join and should contact

Membership Secretary, Christine Tozer on 01277 220410

 

 

 

BRENTWOOD U3A

 

 

FOR ALL SEASONS

HOME (this page)

A brief history of Brentwood plus a list of Committee Members.

  

AGM

Minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting.

 

GROUPS

A list of current Groups and their Convenors.

  

FUNCTIONS

 List of functions arranged by Social Secretaries

  

GALLERIES

Links to reports and pictures of Social Activities and Outings.

   

GALLERY EXTRAS

Links to reports and pictures of Activities and Outings that have been arranged by other than the Social Secretary

 

LONDON WALKS

A complete list of walks - most carrying reports and pictures over more than 23 years

 

BOUND TO INTEREST

Reviews of books that have been recommended by members.

 

BUDDING BARDS

A collection of poems written by members,

 CAROL THATCHER

Report and pictures of a one-off talk to members by Carol Thatcher.

 

ON-LINE

Some hints and aids to increase the use and enjoyment of the Internet.

 

CALENDAR

A 2017 calendar showing U3A meetings, Newsletter deadlines and bank and public holidays

 

ACTIVITIES PLANNER

A calendar showing the details and frequency of the Activity Groups

 

RESTAURANTS

Reviews by members of restaurants that they have visited and that are within a reasonable driving distance of Brentwood.

 

CURTAIN UP

Reviews of plays that members have enjoyed.

 

POSTCARDS

A series of web pages that includes photographs and reports of holidays that members have enjoyed and found interesting.

 

EXTRAS

A selection of pages that cannot be placed under the headings above.

 

 

BRENTWOOD, ESSEX

 

Three years after his murder in 1170, Thomas Beckett was canonised, A church dedicated to him was built in Brentwood around 1221 to serve the pilgrims making their way from East Anglia to the shrine of Thomas Beckett at Canterbury. This early stop-off point, about a day's journey from the Thames, led to the establishment of the town, and in 1180 the name of Brentwood first appeared on maps although at that time it was called Burnt Wood - a name derived from its simple beginnings as a clearing made in the woods by burning the trees.

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Brentwood today has a population of around 71,500, and it has been an important crossroads for travellers since Roman times. Reference to the area that the town now occupies can be found in the Doomsday Book. But it is only since the middle of the 19th Century that people started to settle in any numbers in this pleasant town, 12 miles from Chelmsford, 14 from Tilbury and roughly midway between London and Southend at 20 miles from each.

 

St Thomas's Church (right), was the third church to be built on this site, and was consecrated in 1883. The church, in the early Gothic style, is situated in the centre of the town and the spire is a distinct landmark.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

Chairman/Newsletter Editor: BRIAN LEITH

Treasurer: RAY TOZER

Secretary: KATH JARVIS - Business Secretary: PAULINE ANTHONY

Membership Secretary: CHRISTINE TOZER

Speakers Secretary: DIANE BONNY

Groups Co-ordinator: PETER ELY

Committee Member: MARIA BUCKLEY

Committee Member: GILLIAN REEVES

Further information regarding the University of the Third Age may be obtained from the National U3A web site at:

 

https://www.u3a.org.uk/ 

 

 

Click on the link below if you would like to locate other U3A groups in your vicinity:

 

http://www.u3a.org.uk/find-a-u3a.html

 

Anyone interested in joining Brentwood U3A should contact the membership secretary, Christine Tozer at tozer01@btinternet.com with their full address and telephone number.

 

 

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Brentwood U3A web site was created and is managed by Brian Leith

Sunday, 19 August 2018