Extraordinary General Meeting

The Committee’s proposal: That the membership fee and the monthly meeting fee be amalgamated to form a single membership fee of £20 per full member effective from the 1st April 2019

This proposal was thoroughly discussed and the vote was in favour by a majority decision.  Therefore the membership fee for Spilsby U3A will be £20 per full member as from the 1st April 2019.


Churches, Heritage and Architecture Group

The next visit will be to South Elkington Church on Monday 29th April 2019 at 2pm

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

March 12th - willow basket weaving. We will provide some willow to make small items but please bring secateurs, newspaper and gloves or wet wipes and wear old clothes.

April 9th - Cards. All items will be provided for this class but we will need to make a contribution for these.

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 10:00am on Thursday 4th April 2019 at Sue Oliver’s house, Little Steeping

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 12th April 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 – 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


February 27th at the Blacksmith’s Arms, Skendleby organised by Marion & Colin Gray

March 27th Sessions at Lincoln FE College organised by Gary & Helen Cole

April 24th The Hundleby Inn. Linda Grant and Sue Thompson

Future venues to be advised at monthly meeting


The Theatre Group will be organising the following theatre outings


Friday 15th March 2019 at 7.30pm “The diaries of Anne Frank”, Louth Riverhead Theatre

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 Mary’s House, 35 Ashby Road, Spilsby on the 10th February 2019 at 2pm



U3A Gardening Group


Firsby Manor 28th March 2.30p.m.

Firsby, PE23 5QJ

Please park in the field beyond the house, and walk back through the garden.

Entrance £3 to St Barnabas Hospice. Tea and cakes extra also for the Hospice.


Marigold Cottage, Hotchin Road, Sutton on Sea, LN12 2NP

2.30 p.m. Thursday 25th April. £4 per person including tea and cake.


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

Cost £18 for day plus coach fare which is dependent on numbers.

Arrive Grimsthorpe at 11am

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


Meet your Android Group -

The next meeting of this Group will be held on Monday 15th April 2019 at 1000am at 39 Station Road, Halton Holegate 

IPAD User Group -

The next meeting of the IPAD User Group at Tuesday 16th April 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.