A selection of images from Bob Matthews
Radio 4 – You and Yours on Monday
I am pleased to let you know that Eric Midwinter, one of our founders, has been asked to speak on the Radio 4 programme, “You and Yours” at lunchtime on Monday 12th December in recognition of achieving 1000 U3As. This was the programme where the U3A concept was first aired by Eric all those years ago in 1981.
I thought you may want to know in case you wish to tune in. Should you be unable to listen at that time it will be available in the episodes section of the You and Yours area of the BBC website http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qps9
Cheif Executive Officer,
The Third Age Trust.
Six teams from Pembrokeshire U3A entered the Narberth U3A annual general knowledge quiz on 18th November, & answered questions on ten subjects ranging from “quotations” to “food & drink” to “music” to “inventions”.
We gained revenge for the result at our own quiz in May, when teams from Narberth finished 1st & 2nd, with our team of David & Chris Pinch, Helen Kift & Peter Brown finishing first by a whisker from Anne & Derek Church & Marcia Heaviside.
This is the third year of these successful events, & once again we were made to feel very welcome by our hosts. Chairman Penny Thomas thanked Narberth for their hospitality, & in particular organiser Juliet Burgess for her hard work
The New Year’s Dinner will once again be at Wolfscastle Country Hotel (Alt yr Afon)
on 20th January 2017
at 6.30 for 7pm
Cost £25 per head
Cauliflower & smoked cheddar soup, salsa verdi, garlic croutons
Smoked duck & orange salad, pine nuts, pesto
Penderyn cured salmon, orange, crème fraiche, watercress
Blue cheese & pearl barley risotto, dressed rocket, onion jam
Lemon roast chicken supreme, thyme jus
Confit duck leg, celeriac puree, braised red cabbage
Seared salmon fillet, spinach, chive beurre blanc
Aubergine parmigiana, garlic focaccia (v)
Selection of Seasonal Vegetables/Accompaniments
Baileys cheesecake, orange sorbet
Brioche & chocolate, bread and butter pudding, crème anglaise
Mulled winter berry meringue roulade
coffee/tea & homemade fudge
£25.00 per head
Annette Peters who, since the age of four and a half has been blind, delivered a most interesting and enlightening talk about the changes and advances made during the last 50 years to aid the everyday life of a blind or partially sighted person. In the fifties a blind person would carry a white stick, this moved on to a symbol stick and eventually a long white cane was developed enabling any obstacles to be felt before contact was made.
Annette has a guide dog named Morgan, a crossbred Labrador/retriever who lay contently beneath the table whilst Annette spoke. Morgan, without his harness is at rest and could be anybody’s pet but once his harness is attached he is immediately in work mode ensuring Annette’s safety when out and about. She first had a guide dog in 1978.
Although blind, this did not prevent Annette from obtaining her O and A levels examinations enabling her to attend University where she trained to be a physiotherapist, much of her education was obtained whilst at boarding school although she returned to Pembrokeshire to sit her A levels. Annette described her experiences as “character building”.
To hear Annette explain how she copes with her life as a blind person and the extraordinary technology that is now available was inspirational.
6th October 2016