Information on Next Meetimg

Please note Local History meetings for June & July are cancelled.

Next meeting hopefully will be on the 10th September 2019.Subject to Carol making a good recovery.

Stay alert for further information.

BC

Seaham Harbour U3A Trip to Sweden

On Monday 29th April 2019, 14 members of Seaham Harbour U3A embarked on board the M.S. Balmoral of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines for a ten-day cruise to Sweden.  Sailing from Newcastle was a huge bonus and it was lovely that Kathleen and Bob were on the quayside to wave us off.  The sea was calm and life on board ship was truly wonderful.  The food was superb, as was the service and the entertainment and the all- inclusive element of our trip meant that a gin and tonic was always close at hand. A splendid example of quality of service came when Joan, very politely, mentioned at dinner that the dumplings were not quite up to scratch.  Her comments were noted by the senior waiter, and, on her return to her cabin she found that she was the recipient of a dozen fresh strawberries encased in chocolate as a good will gesture.  Jennifer meanwhile, found herself on stage in the Neptune Theatre assisting the magician very successfully in confounding the audience in finding a way to place fifty pence into the body of a coca cola bottle through its much narrower neck.  The actual bottle and fifty pence piece will be on display at the next full meeting. We visited Malmo, Visby, Stockholm and Gothenburg though several party members indulged in tours which took them further afield.  On the return leg of our journey we sailed through a network of picturesque Swedish fjords, which presented a tapestry of charming villages and sprawling hills for us to savour. The weather was chilly throughout, particularly in Stockholm where the mid- morning snowflakes encouraged us to curtail our city walk in favour of an early return to a splendid lunch on board ship.  George and Carole were at the helm for our trip as organisers and facilitators and they did a superb job.  Their excellent combination of caring and organisation ensured that we all benefitted hugely from having other U3A members close at hand but everyone was fully able to go off independently and take what they most wanted from the cruise. Overall, the trip was a huge success and I would recommend Fred Olsen cruises to all members.  To George and Carole, wonderfully well done, more of the same please!!

Alan S.   

10 Pin Bowling Sunderland

The Bowling Group is now back in action as the venue at Sunderland has reopened. Our next bowl is on Wednesday 22nd.May meeting at 10.30. Come along and try we are non competitive (well maybe a bit) all welcome.

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Easington Circular Walk

WE started our walk from Easington Colliery car park and onto the coastal path, coming back onto and crossing the main road and up through the fields to arrive at the Welfare Grounds. Our path (which virtually run parallel to Seaside Lane) continued along the side of these grounds and into a fenced field with horses grazing. Apples were offered but they showed little interest but a couple sauntered over to accept the gifts. Onwards into a housing estate which much to our groups delight led us to a zip wire. As can be seen from the photographs a ride was essential a good laugh was had by all. We then continued on our way arriving at Easington Village Green then onto Pettwell Lane a quiet country lane leading us past the Canada housing estate. A fine view of the coast from this vantage point, the walk then joins the new pathways laid around the Pit Cage area and onto our walks finishing point.

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Below are few images taken on the walk in April.

New Group

Travel Group.

 This is a new group endeavouring to bring variety to holidays. At the May meeting please listen out for information regarding a 2020 holiday.

See details below for one of the holidays under consideration.

The Romantic Danube

Sailing on board the Viking Gullveig

Departing 11th April 2020

Seaham Harbour U3A group are organising a 7-night river cruise on board one of the new Vikings Longships, the Viking Gullveig to sail from Budapest to Nuremberg on the 11th April 2020.

This Exclusive Offer includes all of the following: –

  • Return flights from either Newcastle or Teesside
  • Full board throughout Plus wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch & dinner
  • An included daily excursion by an expert guide
  • River-View Staterooms
  • On board gratuities
  • £50 per person on board credit
  • £1000 per person Early Booking Discount
  • An Extra 5% U3A discount (included in the costings below)

*Offers applicable when calling 01670 829922 and quoting Seaham Harbour U3A

F grade Standard stateroom £1515 pp

D grade French balcony stateroom £2133 pp

B grade Veranda stateroom £2418 pp

The above prices are based on twin share. The E grade stateroom for sole use is £2486

  • Prices may reduce further depending on numbers.

BC