Sue was an enthusiastic leader of the Exercise to Music group which she took over from Gloria Droy and also a Stretch for Health group. She had a great sense of fun. She retired from both groups to enable her to have freedom to travel. Sadly her illness struck before this could happen.
It is with sadness that we report that one of our members Joan Noyce passed away on Thursday, 7th February 2019. Joan was elected to the committee, but attended few meetings due to illness. She was a member of the Play Reading group, and also she attended the Cryptic Crossword group and the Ex Libris group, both curtailed through illness.
The funeral will be held at 11am on Monday, 25 February at St Mary’s Church, Haverfordwest .
The group is visiting Picton Castle on Thursday 13th September. Entrance cost will be £7.00 which includes a tour of the Castle. If you wish to join us please contact me on 01437 766775 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Some of the group may wish to have lunch at Maria’s Café and I shall have a menu available to enable meals to be pre-booked and for this reason we will meet in the car park at 12 noon.
Our July meeting took us to the garden of Stan and Pam Steer. In the knowledge that Pam has won the cup for the most points gained at the U3A Horticultural Show for the past three years, we knew we were in for something special. When our hosts purchased the plot they were advised to forget the garden because nothing would grow in the heavy clay soil. How amazed the neighbour must be to see this verdant corner of the cul-de-sac. Much hard work, compost and chicken manure has produced a beautiful garden.
The clematis was in full flower and the flower bed, full of alstroemeria, was charming, with the delicate colouration of the flowers, such a pity it is to go to be replaced by a Dahlia bed! I cannot describe this garden without making reference to Stan’s Dahlias. Exquisite, the care and devotion taken has certainly been worthwhile. One has a Japanese name which one of our group was able to translate to Messenger from the Moon – it certainly was out of this world.
The fish in the pond have certainly grown since the group’s last visit and certainly drew everyone’s attention. Along the wall of the bungalow stood pots of Chrysanthemums too early as yet for blooms but the autumn I am sure will see some stunning flowers. The weather this year has been challenging for gardeners but that was not apparent from this garden except perhaps for the lawn! A lovely afternoon spent in a beautiful garden.
12th July 2018
This group now meets EVERY Tuesday, 10.30 to 11.30 at Neyland Athletic Club.