Retford u3a

by | 15 September 2022 | Education and Learning, Hobbies, Retford, Social Group, U3A

Last month, members of Retford u3a heard from Hucknall u3a’s David Rose about walking across Spain on the famous Camino pilgrimage trail. The September general meeting comes closer to home to discuss the new residents of Idle Valley – the reintroduced European beaver family, who arrived here last November. Courtesy of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, they are the first to live in Nottinghamshire in more than 400 years.

These industrious fellows are busy feeding and dam-building in their reserve north of the Chain Bridge, making the area more important to the environmental health of Great Britain and Europe. The Wildlife Trust’s Janice Bradley will give members the low-down on how the beavers are doing on 22nd September, 2.00pm at the Well.

Looking a little further ahead, join the group for a social event at Retford Golf Club in Ordsall. On 7th October, they are holding their first night out since Covid! A two-course meal and quiz (with a cash prize). The bar will be open from 7.00pm with the meal being served from 7.30pm. The venue can only serve 64, so be sure to book your place early (you can bring a non-member guest too).

The meal will include a substantial main course and a delicious dessert for only £18.50 per person. There will also be a table team quiz with a substantial prize for every member of the winning table. To book a place please contact Sue Paul on 01777 705008 or