Thursday meetings of Gainsborough and District u3a are being better attended and the group is also delighted to welcome a good number of newcomers. The summer talks really showed the variety of topics on offer.
Members heard about the work of the Mercy ships bringing help to African nations in the way, firstly, of carrying out relatively simple operations which are life changing to the recipients and, secondly, training local people to do this once the ship has gone.
A fascinating talk on the first half of the 20th century with photographs which sometimes brought back memories and sometimes showed things members could scarcely believe from less than 100 years ago.
Members were also entertained by Mark Walsh with his stories about the Music Hall, his time with both Danny La Rue and Barrie Cryer and his ukulele playing.
In August, Rachel Barrowcliffe talked about summer gardens and offered a Q&A session.
Newcomers are always welcome. The purpose of the u3a is to encourage retired people to continue with their interest and skills or to develop new ones. All activities are led by members.
Perhaps you would like to expand your knowledge of a particular interest and feel nervous about starting on your own. If this is the case, there may be members of a group who are in the same boat and could perhaps learn from you and then with you.
If this has sparked your interest, why not go along and meet everyone at the Thursday meetings (second Thursday of the month at Gainsborough Methodist Church, 10.00am to 11.30am).