Walk through two different aspects of Rotherham’s history with Rotherham u3a Strollers.

On Saturday 8th June, the group will take a circular walk around Waverley, built on land formerly occupied by Orgreave colliery.

From 1995, this 740-acre site has been gradually transformed into a sustainable community with homes, shops, restaurants, a primary school, and leisure and community facilities, including 310-acres of green open space, given over to grassland, wildflowers and lakes, and home to numerous birds and water birds.

Two weeks later, on 22nd June, the Strollers’ circular takes in Keppel’s Column and picturesque Scholes village.

The Column, situated in Scholes Coppice, is an area of ancient woodland, containing interesting archaeological features including Caesar’s Camp, and one of the best examples of an Iron Age fort in South Yorkshire. It was built between 1773-1781, to commemorate Admiral Keppel’s acquittal at a court martial arising from an incident during the American Revolution.

For more information, contact Margaret Tupling on 01709 371949.
Tickets are now on sale for the Ru3a Choir’s Summer Concert at 7.00pm on 5th July at Herringthorpe United Reformed Church, priced £6.00. Contact Graham Cowley on 07947 847672.

The Gardening and Out and About Group visits RHS Bridgewater on 11th July. Coach cost (to be paid by 11th June) is £19.00 for non-members, £17.00 for members. As Ru3a is an RHS partner, entry to the gardens is free. Contact Val Coldwell on 07742 169964.

Anyone interested in the Ru3a is invited to try out up to two meetings free of charge before deciding whether to join. For more information, visit www.u3asites.org.uk/rotherham or contact Sue Cable on 01709 379379.