Gainsborough u3a’s trip to Castle Howard was a resounding success; these annual Christmas events have certainly become a highlight of the group’s year, with Carol doing a splendid job of organising them all.
The theme of this year’s trip was ‘Peter Pan’, and all displays told the story. Both the physical displays and the light shows were exceptional. The trees were stacked with all manner of varied and brilliant decorations.
Tinkerbell appeared in several rooms, each of which was filled with cleverly chosen props showing how much the designers had thoroughly enjoyed creating it all.
It was quite a surprise to find the expensively decorated and colourful collection of hooks which the captain had in his cabin – very elegant. As the story unfolded, members were taken to sea – and what a rough sea it was – with all sorts of sea creatures. Then there was the fight between Captain Hook and Peter Pan and, naturally, the arrival of the alligator to swallow Hook up. Great fun!
Refreshments available in the cafes were exceptional. They did a particularly good line in mince pies and mulled wine! Even the weather was kind to the group as the rain only started as they returned to the coach. A grand day out.
The wreath-weaving activity in December was full, and the Christmas party saw over 60 people attend.
The January meeting is on Thursday 11th with speaker Richard Pullen and his talk ‘Famous Faces in the Trenches’.
Subs of £15.00 are due in January and membership forms will be available on 11th January and from Convenors.