U3A group celebrates 10th year

The cake cutting ceremony.
The cake cutting ceremony.

SKEGNESS U3A has celebrated its 10th birthday with three cakes which spelled out ‘U3A’.

The cakes were cut by four founder members - Joyce Wright, Bill Kerr, Carol Morris and Barbara Pinchbeck - at the group’s recent meeting.

Afterwards members enjoyed a film of the 1951 Festival of Britain, given by Chairman Norman Barker, which showed the parallels between the festival and this year’s Olympic games.

“It would seem that nothing changes, because one of the questions asked at the time was could the country afford it during a period of austerity?” said a spokesperson.

“And when the festival came to fruition there was much jubilation as people from all over the country and overseas came together to celebrate the wonderful achievements of all those involved.”

David Riggs gave the vote of thanks.

At the next meeting on Wednesday, September 19, the speaker will be a representative of St Barnabas Hospice.

As well as the monthly meeting at the Crown Hotel, there are other events during the month. The Solitaires recently visited the Romany museum at Spalding and had a meal at Boston.

The Theatre Group will be attending the Janice Sutton show at the Embassy, the lunch group, walking group and language groups are also popular and there are numerous other groups within the U3A. For more information about the U3A visit www.skegnessu3a.info