Local history 2

Availability: Open to new members

Group leader: Brenda Cotten - Contact Brenda


The group was formed in 2006 when Hayling Island U3A was launched and we still have several of our original members attending meetings.

Originally there were ten members, but currently we have vacancies, which are open to U3A members.

With such a long history we would need to backtrack on earlier subjects, researching for new information or developments, and I am sure that the current members would be pleased to introduce a new person and help them to find information and maybe update our earlier research.

Most of our subjects are relevant to the local area, but on occasion we extend the area and recently we visited Salisbury Cathedral to view their original copy of Magna Carta.

During the summer months we arrange days out to view the places & buildings which we have talked about during the winter.

We meet every month on the third Monday from 2-4pm, but try to arrange a Christmas meal for December and when we have outings to historic houses etc., include a lunch, so that we have become a social group. We occasionally need to change our day, as many places open to the public are closed on a Monday.

A file is kept of our subjects and visits and once a year we have a forward planning meeting for new subjects to research.