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A group for the discovery of new activities and experiences.
We aim to do things other groups don’t!

To see the diversity of past activities and experiences: scroll down the page and check out the reports on past events.

Do you have any ideas?

Then email them to alex@sherburnu3a.org

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Forthcoming Events -

Thursday, 19 September 2019 - Saffron 7.00pm - Sherburn in Elmet

Saffron Restaurant
Authentic Indian & Bangladeshi Cuisine

Saffron Restaurant Authentic Indian & Bangladeshi Cuisine

Last chance to make a reservation is
12 noon Wednesday 18th September

On Thursday night there is currently a special fixed price three course menu at £11.95 per person.(Subject to change)

You can bring your own alcoholic drinks and Saffron will provide glasses.

If you would like to join us, please email: alex@sherburnu3a.org

Saffron Indian Restaurant
42 Low Street
Sherburn in Elmet
Leeds
North Yorkshire
LS25 6BA
Tel: 01977 683 228

Map

Saffron of Sherburn


September 2019 - Jazz in the Spa 7.00pm - Boston Spa

Anyone for Jazz?

October dates added

Jazz in the Spa at Boston Spa is Yorkshire's Premier Jazz Venue.

Take a look at the programme below and check out the notes for expert opinion on the acts.

If any of the programme items interests you, let me know and we may be able to organise a group visit
please email: alex@sherburnu3a.org

The Jazz in the Spa website has lots of useful information, including event details to the end of the year.

Jazz in the Spa website

Jazz in the Spa programme notes

Jazz in the Spa

Jazz in the Spa
Village Hall
High Street
Boston Spa
West Yorkshire
LS23 6AA

Map


October 2019 - Tour of the British Library - update 1.30pm - Boston Spa

More places available - Please let me know if you'd like a place on the Monday 7th tour at 1.30pm.

Currently there are 6 places available, as we now have two guides.

 

Guided tour of the British Library - Boston Spa

British_Library.jpg

 

Depending on uptake, I will try to book two different dates in October:

Monday 7    or    Tuesday 8    or    Wednesday 9    or    Thursday 10    or    Wednesday 16    or    Friday 18

Please let me know the best dates for you and I will accommodate as many of you as possible on this second round of visits.

Tours are limited to a maximum of 10 people but they do try to find extra tour guides for each date, if required.

 

If you would like to do this tour in October please contact Wendy Harvey:

membership@sherburnu3a.org

 

Tours begin at 10.30am and last approximately 90 minutes. During the tour you will be given some information about the Library in general and greater detail about the following:

                    • Boston Spa Reading Room
                    • Additional Storage Building
                    • Retrieval
                    • Imaging Studio (North)
                    • Digital Preservation

 

The site at Boston Spa is built across 60 acres and there is one area in particular that can only be accessed by ascending four flights of stairs (around 55 steps), so comfortable shoes are advisable.

https://www.bl.uk/visit/reading-rooms/boston-spa

 

For more information please have a look at the report made after our visit in April 2019:

https://www.sherburnu3a.org/event_editor_wysiwyg.html?group=serendipity&event_id=0006537

 

 


Thursday, 17 October 2019 - Saffron 7.00pm - Sherburn in Elmet

Saffron Restaurant
Authentic Indian & Bangladeshi Cuisine

Saffron Restaurant Authentic Indian & Bangladeshi Cuisine

On Thursday night there is currently a special fixed price three course menu at £11.95 per person.(Subject to change)

  • Choose any starter from the menu, (King prawn £1 extra)
  • Choose any main course from the menu, (King prawn, fish dishes and duck £2 extra)
  • Choose any rice or nan bread
  • Dessert of either ice cream or coffee

You can bring your own alcoholic drinks and Saffron will provide glasses.

If you would like to join us, please email: alex@sherburnu3a.org

Saffron Indian Restaurant
42 Low Street
Sherburn in Elmet
Leeds
North Yorkshire
LS25 6BA
Tel: 01977 683 228

Map

Saffron of Sherburn


Friday, 18 October 2019 - Tour of the British Library - update 10.30am - Boston Spa

I am still waiting for a few people to confirm their place for October 18th, and also to let me know if they are willing to offer a lift to anyone.

If anyone else would like to join the Friday 18th tour at 10.30am I will see if they can find a second guide.

 

Guided tour of the British Library - Boston Spa

British_Library.jpg

 

Depending on uptake, I will try to book two different dates in October:

Monday 7    or    Tuesday 8    or    Wednesday 9    or    Thursday 10    or    Wednesday 16    or    Friday 18

Please let me know the best dates for you and I will accommodate as many of you as possible on this second round of visits.

Tours are limited to a maximum of 10 people but they do try to find extra tour guides for each date, if required.

 

If you would like to do this tour in October please contact Wendy Harvey:

membership@sherburnu3a.org

 

Tours begin at 10.30am and last approximately 90 minutes. During the tour you will be given some information about the Library in general and greater detail about the following:

                    • Boston Spa Reading Room
                    • Additional Storage Building
                    • Retrieval
                    • Imaging Studio (North)
                    • Digital Preservation

 

The site at Boston Spa is built across 60 acres and there is one area in particular that can only be accessed by ascending four flights of stairs (around 55 steps), so comfortable shoes are advisable.

https://www.bl.uk/visit/reading-rooms/boston-spa

 

For more information please have a look at the report made after our visit in April 2019:

https://www.sherburnu3a.org/event_editor_wysiwyg.html?group=serendipity&event_id=0006537

 


Friday, 18 October 2019 - Quarterly Meeting 1.00pm - The Old Girl's School, Sherburn in Elmet

Meeting

We will be holding our combined
SciTech and Serendipity Quarterly meeting on
Friday 18th October 2019 at 1.00 pm, in
The Terry Hall, in The Old Girls School, Sherburn in Elmet.

The Old Girl’s School management will provide us with free use of a meeting room if we all buy a tea or coffee, with biscuits, for £2.50 each.

Please email me at: alex@sherburnu3a.org to confirm your attendance.

Please confirm your attendance, as soon as possible, so that we can ensure that we have sufficient chairs for you and that we are accommodated in the best size room for our numbers.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.


Friday, 18 October 2019 - West Yorkshire Astronomical Society Rosse Observatory 7.15pm - Carleton

West Yorkshire Astronomical Society Rosse Observatory

 

 

 

Our visit to the
Rosse Observatory,
in Carleton, will give us an opportunity to learn more about the skies and planets surrounding us.

 

We will have a talk by one of the members, followed by a chance to view the night skies through the telescope.

 

 

 

We will, optionally meet beforehand to eat at a local pub. (Details nearer the time).

We need a minimum of 15 and there is a maximum of 35 places available.

There will be a small charge, of about £5. (Amount to be confirmed).

30 places already reserved

If you would like to join us, please email: alex@sherburnu3a.org

West Yorkshire Astronomical Society
The Rosse Observatory
Carleton Road
Carleton
Pontefract
West Yorkshire
WF8 3RJ

Map


Saturday, 19 October 2019 - Jazz in the Spa Temperance Seven 7.00pm - Boston Spa

Yes it's the real thing.
The Temperance Seven

The Temerance Seven

Jazz at Boston Spa is always a great evening with outstanding performances

Tonight's act is the Temerance Seven

Here is a quote from the organisers -


"A welcome return by another special group founded in the 1950s"


The band specialises in the music of the 20s, 30s and 40s though with a tongue in cheek slant throughout! You'll recall the famous numbers -
"You're driving me crazy" and "Pasadena".

 

Bring your own bottle and nibbles, glasses are provided.

If you would like to join us, please email: alex@sherburnu3a.org

Jazz in the Spa
Village Hall
High Street
Boston Spa
West Yorkshire
LS23 6AA

Map


Friday, 8 November 2019 - Details coming soon 9.00am -

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Thursday, 21 November 2019 - Saffron - new details coming soon 7.00pm - Sherburn in Elmet

Saffron Restaurant
Authentic Indian & Bangladeshi Cuisine

Saffron Restaurant Authentic Indian & Bangladeshi Cuisine

 

Change to usual monthly buffet meal.

More details coming very soon.

 

If you would like to join us, please email: membership@sherburnu3a.org

Saffron Indian Restaurant
42 Low Street
Sherburn in Elmet
Leeds
North Yorkshire
LS25 6BA
Tel: 01977 683 228

Map

Saffron of Sherburn


Friday, 22 November 2019 - Selby Abbey to be Dramatically Lit Up for three days - Selby

Don’t miss this opportunity during the 950 years celebrations to see and photograph Selby Abbey

Selby Abbey

More information at this link

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Thursday, 19 December 2019 - Saffron 7.00pm - Sherburn in Elmet

Saffron Restaurant
Authentic Indian & Bangladeshi Cuisine

Saffron Restaurant Authentic Indian & Bangladeshi Cuisine

On Thursday night there is currently a special fixed price three course menu at £11.95 per person.(Subject to change)

  • Choose any starter from the menu, (King prawn £1 extra)
  • Choose any main course from the menu, (King prawn, fish dishes and duck £2 extra)
  • Choose any rice or nan bread
  • Dessert of either ice cream or coffee

You can bring your own alcoholic drinks and Saffron will provide glasses.

If you would like to join us, please email: alex@sherburnu3a.org

Saffron Indian Restaurant
42 Low Street
Sherburn in Elmet
Leeds
North Yorkshire
LS25 6BA
Tel: 01977 683 228

Map

Saffron of Sherburn


Thursday, 16 January 2020 - Saffron 7.00pm - Sherburn in Elmet

Saffron Restaurant
Authentic Indian & Bangladeshi Cuisine

Saffron Restaurant Authentic Indian & Bangladeshi Cuisine

On Thursday night there is currently a special fixed price three course menu at £11.95 per person.(Subject to change)

  • Choose any starter from the menu, (King prawn £1 extra)
  • Choose any main course from the menu, (King prawn, fish dishes and duck £2 extra)
  • Choose any rice or nan bread
  • Dessert of either ice cream or coffee

You can bring your own alcoholic drinks and Saffron will provide glasses.

If you would like to join us, please email: alex@sherburnu3a.org

Saffron Indian Restaurant
42 Low Street
Sherburn in Elmet
Leeds
North Yorkshire
LS25 6BA
Tel: 01977 683 228

Map

Saffron of Sherburn


June 2020 - ROYAL AIR FORCE FYLINGDALES 7.00pm -

We are preparing for a visit to RAF Fylingdales in June 2020.

They conduct visits for groups up to a maximum of 15 people and a minimum of 12.

These visits are available on Tuesday evenings only.

The visit starts at 7 pm and lasts for approximately two and a half hours.

There is a small charge for the visit; this money goes into a public account that funds welfare opportunities across the Station.

They currently have a huge demand for visitors and their programme is fully booked well in to 2020.

We have asked to be added to their waiting list.

Please consider the following restrictions placed on visitors:

  1. The SSPAR may cause issues for visitors who use hearing aids; any such person should be advised to seek advice from the manufacturer or supplier.
  2. Proximity to the SSPAR will cause issues for anyone fitted with a pacemaker and as such unfortunately we cannot accept anyone who uses one for health and safety reasons.
  3. The SSPAR is a multi-storey building with approximately double the amount of stairs between floors that you would find in the average domestic dwelling. In the event of emergency evacuation these are the only routes out. Therefore visitors with mobility problems will not be able to join the visit for health and safety reasons.
  4. We need to submit our group details approximately 8 weeks before any visit and cannot be changed at a later date.
  5. For security purposes they do not permit mobile phones, cameras, laptop computers, recording devices or any other form of electrical equipment to be brought into the SSPAR.
  6. Please be aware that visits can be cancelled at short notice due to operational commitments.

See more about RAF Fylingdales at this link



Group Leader(s)

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  • Alex Svenson
  • Mail Address
  • 01977 683514
  • 07712 649886
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  • Wendy Harvey
  • Mail Address
  • 01977 689338

Reports on past meetings -

Saffron - August 2019 (report by Alex Svenson)

Sunderland International Air Show - July 2019 (report by Alex Svenson)

The Wheatsheaf Steak Night - July 2019 (report by Alex Svenson)

St Martins-on-the-Hill - May 2019 (report by Lorna Pope)

Hazlewood Tour & Afternoon Tea - May 2019 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Hazlewood Tour & Afternoon Tea - May 2019 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Tour of the British Library - April 2019 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Saffron - April 2019 (report by Alex Svenson)

Visit to a local Gin Distillery - March 2019 (report by Alex Svenson)

Saffron - August 2018 (report by Alex Svenson)

Saffron - May 2018 (report by Alex Svenson)

University Challenge recordings - April 2018 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Jazz in the Spa - April 2018 (report by Alex Svenson)

Temperance Seven at Jazz in the Spa - October 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

So you want to be in films? - October 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

60's big Night Out - April 2017

Saffron - April 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

Beverley & Hearing Dogs Centre or Burnby Hall - March 2017 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Houses of Parliament tour - February 2017 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Guided Tour of Selby Abbey - February 2017 (report by Alex Svenson)

Jazz in the Spa - November 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Whitby Goth Weekend November 2016 - November 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Saffron Restaurant - October 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

International Fire Training Centre and Transporter Bridge - October 2016 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Sherburn Aero Club Talk and Lunch - September 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

The Thai Sunshine Restaurant - August 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Ten Pin Bowling and China City Chinese Buffet Restaurant - July 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Jazz in the Spa - July 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Saffron Restaurant - June 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Walking Tour of York - May 2016 (report by Wendy Harvey)

West Yorkshire Astronomical Society Rosse Observatory at Carleton. - March 2016 (report by Lorna Pope)

MANCHESTER - November 2015 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Jazz at the Spa - November 2015 (report by Alex Svenson)

Jazz at the Burnside - November 2015

Bond Night at The Bon - October 2015 (report by Alex Svenson)

War Weekend - October 2015 (report by Alex Svenson)

Jazz in the Spa - August 2015 (report by Alex Svenson)

Jazz in the Spa - July 2015 (report by Alex Svenson)

Jazz in the Spa - May 2015 (report by Alex Svenson)

Caving - July 2014 (report by Silvia Mileham)

Castle Howard - December 2013

Ossett Brewery - October 2013

Hull Ale Trail - June 2013

Quiz Night 2013 - May 2013

Grand Kashmiri Buffet at Jinnah - April 2013

Jazz In The Spa - March 2013

Wetherby Treasure Hunt - September 2012

Jazz In The Spa - June 2012

Segway - June 2012 (report by Auto)

Ten Pin Bowling And Flaming Dragon - May 2012

Dawn Chorus - May 2012 (report by Di Sewell)

Itv Studios Salford Countdown March 2012 - March 2012 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Itv Studios Salford - February 2012 (report by Wendy Harvey)

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