Members subscription rates effective from 1st April 2019

The subscription rate for a Full member of Spilsby U3A is £20

The subscription rate for an Affiliate member is £16.50

U3A Craft Group

We will meet in the George, Spilsby every second Tuesday of the month at 10-12 for which there is a small charge. We have agreed the following classes for the next few months

May 14th - A covered/decorated box. ¬ We will need a small box - a cigar box, small cardboard box or similar, crafting/wrapping paper, glue, lace, jewels to cover and decorate.

June 11th - Calligraphy. Please bring lined paper and calligraphy pens.


Scrabble Group

The next Meeting of the U3A Scrabble Group will be 2pm on Wednesday 26th June 2019 at Davidís house, 4 Bowmans Ridge, Hundleby

U3A Visit to the Boston Barrier

August 14th 2019 at 12 noon. Followed by afternoon tea at Fydell House, Boston

If interested please see Alison Healey or Mary Flynn.

Numbers limited to 25 persons

German Conversation Group

 The German Conversation Group is currently looking for new members. As the title suggests members should be able to converse in German so this is not suitable for beginners.

Contact Kate Mitchell on mitchell.kate@btinternet.com

Family History Group 


 NEXT MEETING Friday 14th June 2019 2.30 pm.

 From immediate effect the Family History Group will now meet on the 2nd Friday of each month

 3 Grace Swan Close, Hundleby, PE23 5LT 

01790 753895  Janet Gordon Ė Co-ordinator.

Please let Janet know if you wish to attend or again if you will be absent.

This is an informal group lead by David Stonehouse and  gives time for research, problem solving, etc.,  whether you are a beginner or more experienced.


 Use of Ancestry.com,  Family Search and other websites is available.


Guest Speakers may be invited from time to time.


The group may also choose to work on special projects and visit places of interest in the future.


Luncheon Group

Luncheon Group organiser and venue for 2019


May 22nd The Royal Oak, Candlesby Richard Swithenbank & Dorothy Cammack

June 26th Blacksmiths Arms, Skendleby. Sue & Roger Field

July 25th The Splash, Little Cawthorpe. Paul Jackson

August 28th The Lancaster Inn, Woodhall Spa Colin & Marion Gray

Future venues to be advised at monthly meeting


The Theatre Group will be organising the following theatre outings


August 2019 (dates to be confirmed) to see the fabulous production of Oliver at Lincoln Cathedral. More details soon

see Keith Larcombe at the U3A monthly meeting or telephone him on 07904 261134

The next Theatre Group meeting will be held at Maryís House, 35 Ashby Road, Spilsby on the 10th February 2019 at 2pm



U3A Gardening Group


Pine Trees, Main Road, East Keal. PE23 4BB

2.30pm. Friday 24th May. £3 including refreshments 


The Old Rectory, Bennworth. LN8 6JW £5 per person including refreshments . Park at the church

which is next door 2.30pm Thursday 27th June 2019


23 Handley Street, Heckington, nr Sleaford. NG34 9RZ

Tuesday 30th July at 11am

£3 admission.  Tea/coffee with a refill is £1; cake also £1.

"A quirky compact garden"!

August - Grimsthorpe Castle

Thursday 22nd August

The total cost for the trip will be £29 to be paid at the June or July meeting.

Members will have the choice as well as the park tour in the morning of either a 1 1/2 tour with the head gardener around the gardens or a guided tour round the castle at 2pm if they wish. They must say which when they pay. If there is any free time they can look around the castle at their leisure.

We will leave Boston Road car park at 9.30am.Arrive Grimsthorpe at 11am

There are 3 seats remaining as at May 24th . These can be booked at U3A meeting or by telephoning Gill Clark 01790 754797. or 07487 781248.

Introduction with Tea/Coffee and biscuits

1 hour tour of estate in our coach with full commentary - history, flora and fauna etc

Break for lunch  Picnic area or purchase in restaurant

1 1/2 guided walking tour of extensive garden with head gardener

Book at U3A meetings  Fully payment by July meeting


Harrington Vineyard "The Ovens", LN11 8RD.

2p.m. Thursday 5th September. Numbers limited, please contact Janet Harwood if interested.

Pensthorpe Coach Trip Tuesday 17th September 2019 organised by Frances Steltner Cost approx £25


Gardens film show: Thursday 12th December at 2pm at Halton Holegate Methodist Church


Churches and Heritage Group

Next visit - Thursday 20th June 2pm at St Nicholas Partney, then St Peter & St Paul, Scremby followed by refreshments at Scremby Manor ( by kind invitation of Mrs E. Drake ) £3.50 for church funds.

Meet your Android Group -

The next meeting of this Group will be held on Monday 17th June 2019 at 1000am at 39 Station Road, Halton Holegate   

IPAD User Group -

The next meeting of the IPAD User Group at Monday, 17th June 2019  at  4  Bowmans Ridge, Hundleby at 2pm


Message from Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Engagement Team

Scam Phone Calls

Many U3A members are reporting a bombardment of scam telephone calls where the caller threatens to cut off your BT account and advises you to press 1 on your keypad. DO NOT DO THIS _ JUST PUT THE PHONE DOWN.

 Please report any misleading website, email or phone number to Action Fraud www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or contact Lincolnshire Police on Tel 101


Please note this is just one example of a scam there are many others so please be vigilant and careful about to whom you are giving personal details

Mileage rates. Please be aware that the Committee have agreed that the rates for the use of private motor vehicles has increased from the 1st October 2010 from 20p to 30 pence per mile. In calculating this rate please multiply the mileage for your return journey by 30 pence and divide by the number of  occupants in the vehicle, including the driver.

For example: A return journey of 20 miles in a car with 4 occupants =           20 multiplied by 30 is £6 divided by 4 is £1.50 per person for the journey.