When Covid 19 reared its very ugly head all the activities in West Cheshire Rural u3a stopped, but not for long. With the help of Zoom, some of our Interest Groups were up and running relatively quickly and have continued to meet online. These include the Poetry Group, the Ukulele Group and the Reading Group.
Monthly meetings, held on Zoom, have covered a wide range of topics including the "History of Tea in England", "Scams and how to spot them", "Curious and amazing tales of Liverpool", a talk by the RSPB on British Birds and a presentation by the charity Blood Bikes.
For the moment meetings will continue on Zoom, moving to meeting in person when the restrictions allow.
We have a varied program of talks already scheduled to take place online:
Our April talk is "Brilliant British Humour in the Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard: 1840-1950".
"Tiptoe Through the Tombstones", the talk in May explores the churchyards of Cheshire in search of unusual and unforgettable inscriptions and epitaphs carved on gravestones.
In June our planned speaker will be from the Dogs Trust Charity. the largest dog welfare charity in the UK.
We are planning some new interest groups including a second Reading Group, and have already set up a new group "How to Solve Cryptic Crosswords".
You can find information at our website or our Facebook page .
If you would like to join West Cheshire Rural u3a (our membership fee is £15 pa) please contact Hilary Scarratt (our Membership Secretary) via our Website Contact page.