u3a is a UK-wide collection of 1,000+ charities that provide the opportunity for those no longer in work to come together and learn for fun. This year u3a UK is celebrating not just its 40th anniversary but also the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee via its local groups, Chelmsford being one.
Nationally, many u3a groups will be celebrating with a ‘bring your own picnic’. The Galleywood Heritage Centre on Galleywood Common provides a lovely setting for the event. u3a members and visitors from the local community will have the opportunity to share personal recollections of the Queen’s Accession in 1952 and her Coronation in 1953. Photographs taken at the time will be on view as well as any other memorabilia that might have been saved and treasured for 70 years.
More details to follow.