Purbeck U3A

New website launched for Purbeck U3A

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The Purbeck U3A Committee hopes its members will be pleased with the look and feel of this new website. We know it’s been a long time coming and we thank our retiring webmaster, Geoff Lonsdale, for his patience in staying with us to this stage and for his years of hard work in keeping our previous website up to date.

This new site is being hosted locally by Swanage based PTN Systems who have given us help with the design and also the technical aspects. The content on the new site is designed to be public facing as well as provide details of upcoming events and information of interest to Members and prospective Members. The site has everything you’re used to seeing but also contains a calendar with Groups’ meeting dates and a link to our facebook pages where those groups who wish to post photos about their recent activities are able to do so. You’ll see that Groups information is now all in one place and more detailed than previously.

Past Newsletters, Bulletins and Walk reports are being kept for posterity away from the site and links to access these are included in the appropriate places.

Our new webmaster is Bob Day (webmaster@purbecku3a.org.uk) who will be handling the technical aspects. It is intended that the content, maintenance and updating of the site will be shared amongst the Committee and Officers and, in the not too distant future, we hope to involve Members of each group.

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Science and Technology

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The Next Meeting will be on 20th September 2017.

A talk entitled the Archaeology of Early Steam Locomotives by Michael Bailey.

Further details here

The next Meeting Points is Thursday 28th September

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A talk by Kay Townsend - My Life on the Fairground
In the meantime you may wish to listen to the talk given by solicitors Natalie Mason and Christine Butterfield of Battens Solicitors.

Powers of Attorney
Inheritance Tax

Click here to listen to the talk which followed the Purbeck U3A 2017 AGM . (Duration 34 Mins)

Bridge for Fun has moved !

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The Bridge for Fun group has moved to Stoborough Village Hall and meets most Friday mornings throughout the year. This new venue means we have more spaces for more players.

Even though you might be rusty at the game why not join us and have fun on a Friday.

For more details contact Carol Worledge, Group leader: bridge@purbecku3a.org.uk

Creative Writing group accused of telling untruths

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A 71 year old American gentlemen had not been refused membership of Purbeck U3A because he was no longer in full time employment as had been alleged. It was also not because of the fact that he lived a little out of the area.

The applicant, a certain D Trump, is best known as the man on the US version of The Apprentice with the strange hairstyle.

He first approached the leader of the Creative Writing Group to join them but was unable to get across his concept of true facts. It seems that the Creative Writing Group have been making up fake news for many years and have been hiding behind the cloak of calling it “fiction” –some story that!

It then transpired that approaches had been made to Purbeck U3A local History group. Mr President, as he said he preferred to be known, explained he had been to Scotland many times and knows all about Corfe Castle – “my ancestors were scotch – and it’s even rumoured that I may be related to Oliver the Conqueror who took over the ruin from the Banks family” – their sons William and Glyn are good friends of mine and there are Standing Orders between us. I’m planning on restoring the ruin and diverting the railway line around the back of Trump Castle,

A spokesman in the area who runs the car park said it’s about time the castle had a good shake up – it’s been the same for hundreds of years and could do with a lift.

If any Member has a news story worthy of publication, fake or otherwise please email Vicki Fawke bulletin@purbecku3a.org.uk

The next Meeting Points is Thursday 28th September

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Watch this space for New Groups starting....

This space could also be yours to publicise your group's forthcoming activity - or to let Members know you have spaces.

For Group changes contact Chris Bonanni, groupscoord@purbecku3a.org.uk

For news items and general interest please email Vicki Fawke, bulletin@purbecku3a.org.uk

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