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The Marlborough & District Concert club arranges approximately 6 trips a year mostly the The Anvil, Basingstoke. Contact Tom Massey Tel. 01672 516610

The Parade Cinema is interested in starting a monthly morning session showing Golden Oldies. If anyone is interested Katherin (click to send message) has more details. It is on a Thursday morning.


Pickleball thriving

Often mentioned as one of the fastest growing sports, Pickleball is thriving in Hungerford.

On Sat 27 April we played a friendly match - our first ever - against Newbury (combined teams photo). Excellent event and a lot of good games with Hungerford coming out on top.

It's great exercise and not as stenuous as Tennis, Badminton or Squash - why not give it a try? Click here to visit our explanatory page.

Tue 14 May at 10:30am Coffee Morning The Town Hall
Speaker: Robert Oram(Childrens Air Ambulance)

Tue 11 Jun at 10:30am Coffee Morning The Town Hall
Informal get together and opportunity to meet some of the Committee. Free tea, coffee and biscuits

Summer OutingWed 19 Jun at 10:00am Summer Outing Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre and Sezincote House and Gardens, Moreton on the Marsh
    An outing to Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre for coffee/lunch/picnic and a stroll around the garden centre. Also the possibility of a walk in the Arboretum. Followed by a visit to Sezincote House and Gardens. A tour of the house has been booked.
Tea and cakes available in the Orangery. The price per person for the outing covers the cost of the coach and entrance to the House and Gardens. It does not cover entrance into the Arboretum and any food.
This outing now has just 3 spaces available - act now if still interested.
Cost estimate still at £36. If you would like to register for this event please use the contact page (outings) or speak directly to Carol Shanahan

Next scheduled walk

SHORT WALK:   06 Jun 2024   Start: 10:30   Distance: 3 miles

Leader: John & Fran Cunningham   Contact: 07765 692832

The short walk for June 06th will start from the Down gate common car park at 10:30AM length of walk is around 3 miles and time around 1.5hrs The walk will cross the common under the railway bridge follow the canal to Freemans marsh and return to the Down gate for coffee/lunch No stiles, no steep hills it could be muddy in places Please let me know if you are staying for lunch/coffee

Link to walks page
Link to all past walks!



Some members have expressed an interest in starting a singing for pleasure group. If you would be interested to join - and even better if you have any experience of guiding such a group - please contact Katherine Daking (Chair) via the contact page here.

Their Finest HourTheir Finest Hour

We’ve been asked to let you know about a nationwide digital history project called Their Finest Hour which aims to collect and digitally archive the everyday stories and objects of the Second World War that have been passed down from generation to generation.

These will be uploaded online to a national archive which will be free to access from June 2024. For more information about the project please click on this link.


Many members receive the hard copy U3A Magaazine but you may not be aware that there is also an 'online' National Newsletter which can be viewed directly via the website , and can also be received by signing up to receive directly by email. Well worth a look (there is even a mention of another U3A's introduction of Pickleball!).

New members can now include the provision of the "Third Age Matters" magazine as an option when they join or renew for a full year.

There are many FREE U3A national learning events - click to find out more.

Don't forget ...

We are members of the  Thames Valley U3A network  and they organise various events including online 'study days'. You can visit their website at

Some upcoming zoom talks ....

Wednesday 15th May ? Doctors to the Rescue

A talk to be given by a member of Medecins Sans Frontieres at 2.30 on Zoom

Monday 10th June ? The Korean War

A talk from Chris Parry about the Korean War at 10.30 on Zoom


Pickleball groupWe have 20 different groups from Art to Geology, French to Walking and more. Please visit the Groups page to see the latest information.


Check the Groups page for more info.

More Information

Our monthly coffee mornings are a great opportunity for us all connect together and share ideas. You are sure of a friendly welcome. Use the menu item Diary for the latest information.

You can also use the contact form if you'd like to get in touch.

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