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Message from the Committee.

"Hello Sutton-in-Ashfield U3A Members, hope you are all keeping well and coping with the lockdown, thankfully the restrictions are now beginning to lift. especially for the very vulnerable.

We the Committee are looking forward to seeing everyone as soon as the Government allow  mass gatherings until then please stay alert and safe. 

Regards the Committee"

Next Monthly Meeting.  - 12th March, 2020



MONTHLY MEETINGS, are cancelled until further notice.  


Aug 13th - David Bell - The Plague Doctor of Eyam
Sept 10th - Thomas Lane - Keeping Safe from Cyber Crime. 
Oct 8th - Coffee morning – No Speaker
Nov 12th - Lee Fletcher - Mary's Foodbank, Sutton in Ashfield   

  Mansfield & District       


Thoresby Holiday Group

Warner's Thoresby Hall


This year there will only be one holiday.

Monday 8th February to Friday 12th February 2021.

I am not having anything to do with the bookings. For details of how to book and prices click on the link on the right.

Please contact by the bird link above right or you may telephone Terry Whitehead 01623 626991 between 8.30 am and 8.30 pm.


Dates for your diary

Beetle Drive & Supper   on Friday 17th April at 7pm at Polly Bowls -  Tickets are £6.00 including supper at this meeting. Please contact Elaine McAspurren on 07785756221. (CANCELLED)

    Dog RacingMonday Night 20th April – 6.00pm to 10.30pm - £20.00 per person.

    Including Entrance, Race Card with Three Course Meal, Tea or Coffee.

    Deposit of £10.00 per person to secure your place with balance paid at the March meeting.

   Contact Mark Hollingworth on 01623 647491(CANCELLED)


Fun Quiz and Supper  Friday 15th May 7.00pm at the Polly Bowls Club, Unwin Road, Sutton in Ashfield.

Tickets are available now at £6.00 POSTPONED

   Veolia Recycling Plant, Tuesday 19th May, 2020. 10.30 (1½ Hrs.)

   Warren Way Ind. Est., Forest Town. Talk – Video – Tour of Plant.

   Must wear flat, full shoes. (for health & safety)

   Cost –Free. Maximum 20.( There are a lot of outside steps to get into the plant)

   Contact Elaine Mc Aspurren. 07785756221 (CANCELLED)






Monday 9th March 2020. 10.45am (Approx. 1 ¼ hrs.)

Palace Theatre, Mansfield. Behind the Scene Tour.

Cost Free.    maximum 30 places.

Contact Elaine Mc Aspurren. 07785756221


Friday 17th April, 2020.  7pm.

Beetle Drive with Supper.

Polly Bowls Club, Unwin Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Tickets - £6.00

Contact Elaine Mc Aspurren. 07785756221


Tuesday 19th May, 2020. 10.30 (1½ Hrs.)

Veolia Recycling Plant, Warren Way Ind. Est., Forest Town.

Talk – Video – Tour of Plant.

Must wear flat, full shoes. (for health & safety)

Cost –Free. Maximum 20.( There are a lot of outside steps to get into the plant)

Contact Elaine Mc Aspurren. 07785756221


Tuesday 30th June 2020.

Trip to Mount St. Bernard Abbey. Lunch at St. Joseph’s Tea Room.

Visit to Armstrong Mills + free time at the Abbey.

Talk to Resident Monk.

Cost £3.00. Maximum number 16. (fully Booked)

Contact Elaine Mc Aspurren. 07785756221


Monday 13th July 2020. 10.15am.

Linney Tour. Bellamy Road, Mansfield.

Tour of works – Digital Company.

Cost Free. (App. 2 – 2 ½ hrs.) Free tea/coffee.

Do printing/designing/producing/filming etc. for well-known companies.

 Contact Elaine Mc Aspurren. 07785756221


21st September 2020. 10.15am.

Mansfield Museum, Leeming Street, Mansfield.

Behind the Scenes Tour. (Stair or lift available)

Free but donations gratefully accepted.

Contact Elaine Mc Aspurren. 07785756221


Sunday 25th October 2020.   (Afternoon)

Palace Theatre, Leeming Street, Mansfield.

Royal British Legion, Service of Rememberance.

(Cost to be set by Palace Theatre)

Contact Elaine Mc Aspurren. 07785756221



Awaiting Confirmation.


Saturday 7th November 2020.

Hostess Restaurant, Sookholme, Nr Mansfield Woodhouse.

Last Night of the Proms.

4 course meal, followed by Shirebrook Miners Brass Band.

Cost App. £27.00

Contact Elaine Mc Aspurren. 07785756221


Please ensure that any articles from the committee

                 or group leaders for the newsletter are sent to

Ian Webster at ian.webster2@ntlworld.com telephone 01623 553192 or for          the website are sent by e-mail to John at johnhastie@talktalk.net   telephone 01623 628745 – for Facebook entries contact Elaine Havercroft, e mail - eldrothhare@gmail.com

All information should be submitted as soon as possible and certainly by the last day of the month before the next meeting.  Any members wishing to submit additional articles for the newsletter, website or Facebook please send them for approval to a Committee Member.  



Sherwood U3a are starting a Gentle Keep Fit group .. Wednesdays 2pm to 3pm at Sherwood Welfare. Cost £5. Sutton members welcome.



Table tennis resumes on Tuesday 5th March? (we only meet 1st,3rd and 5th Tuesdays)



When any photographs are taken at events or groups please be aware that these may be used on our Website, Facebook Page, Newsletter and TAM Magazine. If you have any objection to this then please excuse yourself from the photograph. Prior Warning will be given by the photographer.


For details of regular group meeting dates please see Calendar.




A Facebook group has been set up.

Please have a look at https://www.facebook.com/SuttonInAshfieldU3A.  


Photographs, news of the various Groups are posted regularly, a place to add your comments, likes and dislikes.


To find out more about your group, go to the Groups page and click on Group News.



For details of forthcoming trips please see the events page.



Are you satisfied with the content of the subjects covered?

If the answer is NO then we, the members, are deficient to a degree. If there is no group to cover the particular subjects that interest you then something CAN be done about it.

First and foremost we need a group of like-minded members to come together. These can be identified by someone putting an article in the newsletter or asking for an announcement at one of the monthly meetings. Then, simply arrange a get-together at a convenient location in order to discuss what is required and how you are going to achieve it. In particular, determine who is going to be the group leader.

I’m sure there is a considerable misconception on exactly what the duties of a group leader might be:

  • Do you need to teach the subject? NO
  • Does it need to take place in your home? NO
  • Do you need to have particular skills in your subject? NO

All the group leader has to do is to coordinate the activities of the group, ie. keep everyone informed of what is going on, together with where and when. It will be handy if the group coordinator (probably a better name than ‘leader’) has access to e-mail, as this is the cheap and convenient method of maintaining contact with group members, but of course there is always snail-mail & telephone to fall back on.

The subject of where to meet really depends upon the nature of the group; for instance it is little problem for a Bridge Group to rotate around members’ houses. Where a particular piece (or pieces) of equipment are required you may be limited to one particular home, or if numbers necessitate, you could hire one of the local community centres as a meeting place. Simplest of all is the likes of the Gardens Group who meet outside, at various locations, for their activity.

Whatever you choose, of course, has to be paid for, whether it be a local community hall, or the services of an outside tutor. In this we insist that each group be self-financing.
Our £18 annual membership fee could not possibly cover the necessary costs of every group.

So – if there isn’t already a group to meet your needs, please consider starting a new one. It is not difficult or time-consuming and indeed there is a great deal of satisfaction to be gained. If you would like to talk this through with the Groups Coordinator or one of the committee members, help is always at hand.


Come and Join Us

MONTHLY MEETINGS - (Second Thursday each Month 10.00am start) 

NEXT MEETING:  Monthly Meetings CANCELLED until further notice.

In the present climate look after yourself and stay save 



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