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Co-ordinator Peter Calver

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I am pleased to inform you that the Out and About Group has been reinstated and although still being co-ordinated by Peter Calver, he now has the support and assistance of a small committee — Juliet Hancox, Judy Hornigold and Angela Reid.

The purpose of the Group is to visit local places of interest (by public transport or self drive) as well as coach excursions. This group is open to all members of the Balsall Common u3a and all activities will be advertised to the whole membership.

If you have any suggestions for visits, either local or afar, please email the Co-ordinator, or telephone 01676 535318.

Bookings from members are now being accepted for the following forthcoming visits:

November 24th   Guided tour of Acme Whistle Factory — OckleyHHockley, Birmingham. Longer-serving u3a members may remember a Core meeting talk by the Managing Director of this company a few years ago. The tour will provisionally start at 10:30 am, cost £14.50 and last about 2 hours including tea/coffee and biscuits at the end. Please note the factory was originally built in 1870 and has a number of floors, but no lift.

December 13th   Evening visit to Luminate Coombe, Coombe Abbey, Coventry. A spectacular, illuminated trail, full of wonder and intrigue, to delight and enthral your senses. The illuminated trail is approximately one mile long and (depending on how quickly you walk through) will take circa 60–90 minutes to complete.

Please Note: They will not have 'traditional festive' decorations at Luminate and Father Christmas will not be there — he'll be far too busy getting everything ready at the North Pole! (According to their website.) This visit will be in the dark and outside sturdy footwear is recommended. There is a café on site.

Cost will be £17.20 each and we hope the visit will start at 6:30pm.

This event is extremely popular to the wider public and is soon booked up. If you wish to participate please let me know by 30th September.

On all the above visits you are expected to make your own way to the venue, full directions will be given. Please let me know as soon as possible if you want to participate on any of these visits, or you need more information. The visits are subject to maximum numbers of participants, so it is first come first served. Payment details will be advised. We can accept cheques payable to Balsall Common u3a or bank transfer.

Please contact petercalver@outlook.com.


To see Photographs taken at visits in 2020/21 Click Here
To see Photographs of events in 2019 Click Here
To see Photographs of events in 2018 Click Here
To see Photographs of events from 2011 to 2017 Click Here.