Welcome to Brentwood U3A
Brentwood U3A Home Page Minutes of the latest Annual General Meeting List of current Groups and their Convenors Functions arranged by Social Secretaries Reports and Pictures of Social Activities and Outings goto Gallery Extras Complete list of London Walks, reports and pictures covering over 23 years
Books recommended by members Poems written by members Special Visitors including Carol Thatcher Useful External Internet Links a calendar showing details and frequency of the Activity Groups Local and popular restuarants visited by members Calendar showing Brentwood U3A meetings, newsletter deadlines, bank and public holidays
    Reviews of plays that members have enjoyed Photographs and reports of holidays from members Desert Island Discs Your Rights as in accordance with the new Data Protection Act  

NEW in 2020: the Current Affairs Discussion Group on Zoom (see Groups, Lockdown Activities); January's AGM Report (see AGM Report): and other ADDITIONS: Barbican 2019 (see London Walks, 2019);  Convenors Tea (see Gallery Extras, 2019)

 

CALENDAR: Check out the 2020 calendar highlighting Monthly Meetings, Newsletter deadlines and Bank/Public holidays and weekends

 

DESERT ISLAND DISCS - Check out February's castaway, Maddie's choices (see Desert Island Discs, 2020)

PRIVACY STATEMENT

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TAKE A LOOK

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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 four breaks including videos of the Torquay and Eastbourne breaks

TAKE A LOOK

 goto Gallery Extras Lake District    goto Gallery Extras Torquay   goto Gallery Extras Wales   goto Gallery Extras Eastbourne

 

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THE UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE

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 250 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.

Currently Brentwood U3A is welcoming enquiries from people wishing to join and should contact a Membership Secretary, either Joy Chambers on 01277 216 727 or Irene Welch on 01277 650 424 and give their full address and telephone number.

 

BRENTWOOD U3A

 

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FOR ALL SEASONS

HOME (this page)

A brief history of Brentwood plus a list of Committee Members.

SPECIAL VISITORS

Report and pictures of a one-off talk to members by Carol Thatcher.

AGM

Minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting.

ON-LINE

Some hints and aids to increase the use and enjoyment of the Internet.

GROUPS

A list of current Groups and their Convenors.

CALENDAR

A 2020 calendar of U3A meetings, Newsletter deadlines & bank/public holidays.

FUNCTIONS

 List of functions arranged by Social Secretaries.

ACTIVITIES PLANNER

A calendar showing the details and frequency of the Activity Groups.

GALLERIES

Links to reports and pictures of Social Activities and Outings.

RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Reviews by members of restaurants that they have visited and that are within a reasonable driving distance of Brentwood.

GALLERY EXTRAS

Links to reports and pictures of Activities and Outings that have been arranged by other than the Social Secretary.

CURTAIN UP

Reviews of plays that members have enjoyed.

LONDON WALKS

The list of walks, most carrying reports & pictures over more than 23 years.

POSTCARDS

A series of web pages that includes photographs and reports of holidays that members have enjoyed and found interesting.

BOUND TO INTEREST

Reviews of books that have been recommended by members.

 

EXTRAS

A selection of pages that cannot be placed under the headings above.

BUDDING BARDS

A collection of poems written by members.

 

BRENTWOOD, ESSEX

 

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 75,600, 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.

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COMMITTEE MEMBERS, ADDITIONAL INFORMATION and CONTACT DETAILS
 
Acting Chairperson :
GILL REEVES
Acting Treasurer :
BRIAN HYAM
Secretary :
KATH JARVIS
Business Secretary :
PAULINE ANTHONY
Membership Secretaries :
JOY CHAMBERS
Please call 01277 216 727 if you are interested in joining Brentwood U3A and give your full address and telephone number.
and...
IRENE WELCH
Or call 01277 650 424 if you are interested in joining Brentwood U3A and give your full address and telephone number.
Speakers Secretary :
GILL REEVES
Contact details : speakers@brentwoodu3a.org.uk
Social Secretary :
MARIA BUCKLEY
Groups Co-ordinator :
PETER ELY
Meet and Greeter :
MARIA BUCKLEY
Newsletter Editor :
T.B.A.
Website Manager :
BILL REEVES
Please send details (and photos) of your activities or outings, plus any website updates to me at : webmaster@brentwoodu3a.org.uk

Further information regarding the University of the Third Age may be obtained from the National U3A web site at :

https://www.u3a.org.uk/ 

Click on this link if you would like to locate other U3A groups in your vicinity : http://www.u3a.org.uk/find-a-u3a.html

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