Dear Chichester u3a member,
- Volunteers Needed!!!
- Our Roving Photographer NEW!!
- Groups News NEW INFO
- Your Favourite Walks
- Photograph of the Week NEW INFO
- National U3A and Sussex U3A Network NEW INFO
It takes an Army of Volunteers…
.. so if you can spare a little time to help out please let us know.
As life, and people, start to return to the “old” normal, we are beginning to look at opening up some of our activities over the next few months.
To make these a success – Monthly Meetings, Coffee Mornings, pub quizzes, social events, outings etc – we are going to need help from within our membership, we can’t do it alone.
IF YOU CAN SPARE SOME OF YOUR TIME, NO MATTER HOW LONG OR SHORT, HOW REGULARLY OR JUST AS A ONE-OFF, please will you contact us here and one of our Committee members will phone or email you to discuss the best way of using your time, talents and enthusiasm.
We are so pleased that our members have stuck with us throughout the last year and now we are asking for your support to get Chichester u3a up and running again. PLEASE DON’T BE SHY: whatever you can offer will be most gratefully received.
We look forward to hearing from you because many hands make light work
Our Roving Photographer
The Serendipity Discussion Group brave the elements to meet outside at the Crate and Apple.
This was the first discussion group, and was
set up by Mike Harvey in 2018. The group is still going strong, even on zoom during lockdown. We have discussed almost every topic, with the exception of the vexed question of the A27 (and feelings do run high on this one) or anything that would be sensitive and upset members.
At first it didn’t have a name, but someone was overheard at the Coffee Morning, saying it wasn’t serious enough, it was “serendipitous”. How did she know? So in the face of such undeserved criticism, it was decided to call the group “SERENDIPITY”
As you know the Government has extended restrictions for the number of people that can meet indoors so we will have to cancel the meeting at 10.30am on Wednesday 23rd June at the Fishbourne Centre.
It looks like the Government is going to review the situation on the 19th July . As this may or may not take place we are changing the date for our first live meeting to Wednesday 15th September at 10.30am in the Fishbourne centre 46 Blackboy Lane Fishbourne PO18 8BE.
The agenda for the meeting will be:
- Getting control of your iPad or iPhone using the Control Centre.
- Writing letters and documents with Apple’s word processor Pages.
- This month’s tips
- Coffee and tea break
- Round table sharing with separate tables for Mac computers and iPads and iPhones.
If you would like to join us at our first live Apple Group meeting please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org just in case we have to change the date again.
Your Favourite Walks
Thank you very much to those of you who have already contributed to this section. You can see the collection of our walks here. If you have a walk that you could send to us please use this form
New Lipchis Way
This week’s walk is one that is designed to be a longer term project and enables you to explore some of our lovely countryside a little further away from home. The New Lipchis Way is a long distance footpath of 39 miles which runs from Liphook to East Head in Chichester Harbour. Going broadly north to south it offers a wonderful variety with sand heathland, chalk downland, old railway track, canal basin and harbourside environments in succession.
It can be completed as follows in 6 sections as shown but you can of course split it down further for a more leisurely approach (or combine sections if super fit!).
- Liphook to Woolbeding Common (5 miles)
- Woolbeding Common to Midhurst (8 miles)
- Midhurst to Singleton (8 miles)
- Singleton to Chichester (8 miles)
- Chichester to West Itchenor (6 miles)
- West Itchenor to East Head (4 miles)
The easiest transport option is to use two cars and share lifts between start and finish of each leg. It is also possible to use public transport from Midhurst onwards.
The route is clearly marked as a ‘recreational path’ on Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps OL33 and OL8. It is also pretty well waymarked with its own logo, and detailed written instructions are available at New-Lipchis-Way-Route-Guide.pdf
A couple of other shortish trails that pass through or close to Chichester are:
- The Solent Way – 60 miles – runs from Emsworth to Milford-on-Sea, mostly following the Hampshire coastline and passing through the New Forest.
- The West Sussex Literary Trail – 54 miles – from Horsham to Chichester along a route rich in literary associations
Photograph of the Week
This week’s photograph of the week is from Tony Lord.
Tony says :
“Taken on the Bank Holiday off Felpham Sailing Club, this shot neatly combines my love of sailing as a sport and photography as a hobby.”
Thank you Tony for submitting your action photo. Well captured because it’s not an easy shot to take
Enter your photos HERE
National U3A and Sussex U3A Network
The Third Age Trust are publicising a number of online talks :
Cookery (June 21st), Southwark Cathedral (June 28th), Discovering Japan (July 6th), NEW !!! World Cricket Rankings (Rob Eastaway, July 1st), Crochet (July 12th), Philosophers on the Good Life (4-week course from July 9th) and NEW!!! Cryptic Crosswords (6-week course from July 22nd). Some of these may be repeats.
Follow this link to their Online Events page.
You must be quick to register for any session in which you are interested, because places are booked up in no time. While you are on the Third Age Trust website, find out about some of its other activities – for example the
Latest News, the National Programmes (Bird Track, Maths Challenge, Paint or Draw, …), and its own online national branch (if you see what I mean), Trust U3A, which runs groups on Zoom just like those of the local U3As.
You might also take a look at the SUN website (Sussex U3A Network): normally they arrange study days at venues around the county: currently they arrange events online from time-to-time.
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