South of the County U3A – Pembroke Meeting 11th May

Start Up Meeting for U3A Activities South of the Haven.

Thirty U3A members and friends attended the Monday morning meeting on 11th May in Foundry House, Pembroke, and made a very positive contribution to this venture. Several members proposed groups and offered their services to act as leaders to initiate a variety of activities.

The aim is to provide activities based south of the Haven so that they are nearer southerner’s homes. They will still participate in activities north of the Haven as they wish and northerners can cross the bridge to join in the southern activities. It benefits all by providing a wider programme.

The following activity groups are being set up and several members have expressed an interest and signed up to participate in them. They include Computing, Craft, Folk Dancing, Gardening, History, Indoor Games, Poetry, Reading, Table Tennis and Walking ( up to 4 miles). Music and Singing were also offered as possible group activities. Details of the venues, dates and times and leader contacts will be published in the next Newsletter (July & August).

Two groups will start up earlier. John Roberts entitles his Gardening group ‘A little bit of Gardening to enable us, and possibly those we care for, to enjoy gardening into old age. Meeting, monthly or once a season, will enable us to share our gardening experiences, ideas and techniques e.g. pruning, propagation, weeding, coping strategies as we age, exchange plants/seeds, etc.’ First meeting will be on Friday 5th June, 10am –noon and 2-4pm. Contact John – mobile 07970930476, email

Mavis Roberts is offering a taster session for U3A members to the proposed South Pembroke Folk Dancing Group which will aim to provide an understanding of the history of Welsh Folk Dances and hopefully enable members to learn the dances. The first session will be on Tuesday morning 1st July. Contact Mavis for details – mobile 07970930476, email

Graham Goodeve 17th May 2015.