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Newbury group celebrates 25 years

University of the Third Age holds welcomes special guests to anniversary lunch

Chris Ord

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Chris Ord

Newbury group celebrates 25 years

A NEWBURY group that has helped retired and semi-retired people come together to learn new skills celebrated its 25th anniversary last week.

Newbury University of the Third Age (U3A) has provided a place where members can share their skills and life experiences with each other since 1991.

The group held the quarter-century celebration at Newbury Rugby Club last Wednesday at a special lunch.

The guest of honour was Lady Carnarvon and 120 members were joined by mayor of Newbury Julian Swift-Hook, chairman of West Berkshire Council Quentin Webb, and principal of Newbury College Dr Anne Murdoch OBE.

Speaking after the event, Newbury U3A chairman Derek Child said: “Members and the guests were unanimous in praising the organisation of the event, the venue, the menu and Lady Carnarvon’s presentation on Highclere. It was a fitting tribute to the founders and a great way to start planning for the next 25 years.”

For more information about the Newbury U3A visit www.u3a.org.uk

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