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A Visit to Donnison School

On Friday evening, which was dark and damp, 23 of us spent an evening in flickering candlelight, in the historical Donnison School, an appropriate setting for the enactment of the story of Mary Ann Cotton, mass- murderer of this area. The actors played their parts enthusiastically, with great humour, [...]

2023-11-09T20:13:44+01:00October 21st, 2023|Art Appreciation|

Art Visit to Beningbrough Hall, Yorkshire.

Beningbrough is a National Trust property near York. It is a delightful house with wonderful gardens. Seventeen of our members visited the art exhibition, “Inspired by Italy,” which displays the work of Kate Somerville, a Yorkshire based black and white photographer and Giovanni Batista, an 18th Century Italian artist. [...]

2023-10-21T09:34:21+01:00October 21st, 2023|Art Appreciation|

September Walk

18 hardy walkers set off on our September walk, a Penshaw Monument Circular led by Joan Fowler. Setting off from Herrington Country Park and climbing the hill to the Monument, a stop here to adjust to the altitude, then downhill towards Offerton, then left onto the Long Lonnen down [...]

2023-10-31T13:45:30+01:00September 3rd, 2023|All members|

Brit Movie Tours ‘Vera’

On Saturday 5th August, 40 of us went with Brit Movie Tours to visit locations from the TV series ‘Vera’ We met at 12.30, eager to be on our way. We were lucky to have a super guide, who kept us amused with background information and gossip from the [...]

2023-08-06T15:55:26+01:00August 6th, 2023|All members|

Scotland 9th to 11th June 2023 

  On Friday, 9th June, 37 u3a members, 28 from Seaham Harbour u3a, 8 from Seaham and District u3a and 1 from Houghton u3a, set out for Scotland on a dull day.   Our first stop was at Paxton House in the Scottish Borders near Berwick upon Tweed. It is [...]

2023-07-30T15:06:02+01:00July 30th, 2023|Social Group|