photoS in gallerY EXTRAS
I am grateful to
Bill Reeves for creating software that has enabled us to see more of
the photos that he took of the U3A-arranged holidays. The
buttons below will take you direct to the reports and pictures of
these two breaks.
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD
This is Brentwood U3A
Click on the links
above to access the pages listed below
The branch, formed in
1992, is a member of the Third Age Trust and currently has 293
members. Meetings are held at 2.15 pm on the third Monday of each
month (except August and December), at Shenfield Parish Hall,
Shenfield CM15 8LB.
There are frequent
requests from people wishing to join Brentwood U3A, but as the
capacity of the hall governs the number that may attend, from time
to time it
becomes necessary restrict the number of members that may join.
U3A is welcoming enquiries from people wishing to join and should contact
Membership Secretary, Christine Tozer
on 01277 220410
FOR ALL SEASONS
HOME (this page)
A brief history of
Brentwood plus a list of Committee Members.
Minutes of the 2015
Annual General Meeting.
A list of current Groups
and their Convenors.
List of functions
arranged by Social Secretaries
Links to reports and
pictures of Social Activities and Outings.
Links to reports and pictures of Activities and
Outings that have been arranged by other than the Social Secretary
A complete list of walks
- most carrying reports and pictures over more than 23 years
BOUND TO INTEREST
of books that have been recommended by members.
A collection of poems
written by members,
Report and pictures of a one-off talk to
members by Carol Thatcher.
Some hints and aids to increase
the use and enjoyment of the Internet.
A 2017 calendar showing U3A meetings, Newsletter deadlines and
and public holidays
A calendar showing the details and frequency of the Activity Groups
Reviews by members of
restaurants that they have visited and that are within a reasonable
driving distance of Brentwood.
Reviews of plays that
members have enjoyed.
A series of web pages
that includes photographs and reports of holidays that members have
enjoyed and found interesting.
A selection of pages
that cannot be placed under the headings above.
Three years after his murder
in 1170, Thomas Beckett was canonised, A church dedicated to him was
built in Brentwood around 1221 to serve the pilgrims making their way
from East Anglia to the shrine of Thomas Beckett at Canterbury. This
early stop-off point, about a day's journey from the Thames, led to the
establishment of the town, and in 1180 the name of Brentwood first
appeared on maps although at that time it was called Burnt Wood - a name
derived from its simple beginnings as a clearing made in the woods by
burning the trees.
Brentwood today has a
population of around 71,500, and it has been an important crossroads for
travellers since Roman times. Reference to the area that the town now
occupies can be found in the Doomsday Book. But it is only since the
middle of the 19th Century that people started to settle in any numbers
in this pleasant town, 12 miles from Chelmsford, 14 from Tilbury and
roughly midway between London and Southend at 20 miles from each.
St Thomas's Church (right),
was the third church to be built on this site, and was consecrated in
1883. The church, in the early Gothic style, is situated in the centre
of the town and the spire is a distinct landmark.
Treasurer: RAY TOZER
Secretary: KATH JARVIS -
Committee Member: MARIA
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