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Mainly for Men Talk – Monday 3rd Feb – Open to all

To start the year off we have Malcolm White, ex- town clerk, talking about “Saffron Walden – then and now”, with slides. As he is very knowledgeable about the area, it should be interesting for both long-term residents and more recent arrivals to the town.

As usual we meet at the Bowls club in Abbey Lane at 2.15 for 2.30pm start.

All U3A members are welcome and the fee of £3 should cover our costs.

Put Monday 3rd February in your new diary now in case you forget!

I look forward to seeing you all there,



Some spaces still available:

  • Derbyshire 14th – 18th September £470 approx
  • Sandown, IOW, Festive, Turkey and Tinsel break. 20th – 23rd November £199 approx.

Interested? Contact Jean, 01799 513411 for further details.

Sad News – Janet Pearson

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that our Chairman Janet Pearson passed away in Addenbrookes Hosptial on Wednesday 18th December after a short illness. She will be greatly missed by her fellow U3A committee members and her many friends and family.  We will remember Janet for the lovely person she was and for the professional yet caring way she conducted herself in her role as Chairman. We will miss her. Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time. Janet’s funeral is on Thursday 2nd January at 11.00 am at Debden Church.

Spaces available in Pilates

There are a number of spaces to be filled in the various Pilates groups.  For further information please contact our Activities Co-ordinator Mary Curtis – 01799 524 784 –

JUSTGYM Active Ageing Hour

Please note that this is not a U3A activity but we thought that it might be of interest to our members

“As we get older our bodies start to slow down and muscles start to lose their strength and stability. At JustGym we are here to help you keep fit and healthy.
A dedicated member of staff will be on hand to help with any questions you may have, demonstrate equipment, offer tips on exercises and show you ways to get started on your fitness journey.”

Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3pm at JustGym, Shire hill, Saffron Walden, CB11 3AQ   01799 510 766 or
£6 per visit or £25 unlimited monthly membership.

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Shingles Vaccinations

“We are currently encouraging people of age 70, 71,72, 73, 74, 78 and 79 years to get their free shingles vaccination from their GP surgery. Shingles can be a painful illness, especially in those who are older or have a weakened immune system.”

Screening and Immunisation Coordinator, Public Health England/NHS England, Midlands and East (East)