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The Group meets at the Dracaena Centre, Dracaena Avenue, Falmouth.  For those wishing to travel by bus the U1, U2 and other local services stop outside the drive to the Centre.  There is limited car parking at the Centre, however, there are no parking restrictions on Dracaena Avenue.
The Groupmeets fortnightly in ‘term times’ for 2 hour sessions. We meet at 10.30 (this means those coming from Truro by bus can travel free if you have a bus pass) and finish at 12.30.


January 8 and 20
February 5 and 19
March 5 and 19
April 2, 16 and 30
May 14 and 28
June 11 and 25
July 9 and 23

All the above to be held at the Dracaena Centre, Falmouth 1030 - 1230


The Forum has grown out of the first Family History ‘course’ that ended in July and allows members to discuss their finds, new sources of information, sticking points and all sorts of trivia surrounding their family histories.  The Forum is open to all U3A members who are researching their family histories whether they attended the ‘course’ or not in order that they can benefit from the knowledge of the Group.  It is not suitable for persons who would like to embark on family history research and have no knowledge of how to start.

Upperdeck, Falmouth Marina
January 31
February 28
March 28
April 26
May 30
June 27

If you would be interested in becoming a member of the Family History Group please e-mail me at sudburyu3a@yahoo.com

Telephone                    01326 619403

Peter Sudbury




U3A History Group

At our meeting on Tuesday 20th March, Henrietta Boex explored the range of housing from labourer’s cottages to local authority housing schemes, over several centuries. Using the term “cottage” broadly, she demonstrated how local materials played a key role in shaping architectural styles and how many design ideas come around time and time again!
The following meeting on 17th April, will be an illustrated talk by Kingsley Rickard on the production of arsenic in Cornwall.  This is the talk postponed from January.
Ann Clegg will make a welcome return at our meeting on Tuesday 15 May. You may recall her excellent talks on Godolphin House and its family, and Chancellor Sidney Godolphin. Her next subject will be Octavia Hill, best known as one of the founders of the National Trust.
All members are welcome to attend these meetings held at 2pm. New venue to be decided.

An appeal to all U3A members
In recent years a great variety of interesting speakers have visited the History group, many of whom have received a fee, usually in support of the charity or organisation they represent. The recent decision not to allow such payments means that we now need people who are prepared to lead our meetings without any such payment. The normal U3A practice is that group members, or members from the wider U3A membership, themselves take part in leading meetings.  This can be on a shared basis if prefered, or one member leading the session. I am now appealing for any member who thinks they could have something to contribute, to contact me in the next month or so. It may be as simple as sharing childhood memories or an aspect of life in employment, the forces or similar. We can help with preparing the programme if necessary.
Regrettably, if few people respond, there will be little alternative to closing the group, at least for the time being.

John Wallace 01872 864588  bandjwallace@btinternet.com


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Pat Harrod & Wendy MorrisGroups coordinator