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  • ELLE group meet at Liverpool Street and visit the Sky Garden

    28th November 2023

    On a chilly, but beautiful day, we assemble by Lola’s cupcakes and make our way down Bishopsgate to the Sky Garden in Fenchurch.  On the way we were hoping to visit St Helen’s Church but it was locked up tight. We passed by 22 Bishopsgate - Horizon 22 - the building with the highest...

  • Latest Newsletter available

    1st November 2023

    The next u3a Bromley Newsletter will be available from 1st November and can be accessed by clicking here.  The last six copies can also be viewed. ...

  • Everything in the garden is coming up roses for prizewinning u3a member

    28th October 2023

    u3a Bromley member, Freda Davis, has just won second prize in the Large Back Garden’s category of the All London Championship run by the London Gardens Society. Freda’s garden is opened each year for Charity and has raised thousands of pounds for good causes. Freda has been awarded the...

  • Hayes & Harlington to West Drayton – October 2023

    26th October 2023

    Neither of these looked particularly interesting so we decided to walk between the two, covering two stations with one visit. Following the first part of section 11 of the London Loop the walk proved a little longer than we had anticipated taking in a stretch of the Grand Union Canal towpath,...

  • Second ELLE visit to Windsor

    28th September 2023

    It may not be on the Elizabeth line, but a short train ride on the Windsor shuttle from Slough, takes you to Windsor. The first group visited on a hot day in early September and followed much of the Queen’s Walkway. Group 2 chose to make use of the hop-on hop-off bus tour to go slightly further...

  • Lively Discovery Day for u3a Bromley at the Bromley Little Theatre

    23rd September 2023

    After a year of planning, the Discovery Day finally dawned. Our u3a volunteers arrived for their various shifts and threw themselves into, not only engaging with the visitors, but chatting to each other if they had not met before. We were placed in the BLT bar, a cosy spot with a bar at one...

  • Fun and Games Day

    20th September 2023

    On Wednesday 20th u3a Bromley marked National u3a Day by holding a joint event with Orpington and Beckenham u3as. Hosted by Beckenham u3a this year, fifty members gathered to play a variety of games including Skipbo, Scrabble, Qwirkle, Parchesi, Shove Ha’penny, Backgammon and Canasta. When...

  • u3a Bromley Guitar Group Entertains at a local care home

    18th September 2023

    In September the u3a Bromley Guitar group took part in a ‘Live on the Lawn’ afternoon of entertainment at KYN care home in Bickley. They were among an illustrious list of artists such as the London International Gospel Choir, the London Festival Opera and Andy Mace, a seasoned West End...

  • All Hands Garden Group visit to Beth Chatto Garden

    18th September 2023

    On Sept 15th, we visited the famous Beth Chatto Garden in Essex by coach. Her famous Gravel Garden (see photo below), once a car park, was originally planted by Beth and her team as an experiment to test a range of drought-tolerant plants.  The garden is famous for the fact that it is...

  • ELLE Group visits to Southall

    22nd August 2023

    We were lucky enough to be accompanied on this trip by member Ray Currier, who was brought up in Southall and offered many insights into its recent history. He had also researched the area and was able to regale us with many interesting facts about its past and present. Click here for his brief...

  • Wider Horizons Group visit to Southwark Cathedral, Borough Market and The George

    21st August 2023

    On Saturday 19th August the Wider Horizons Group visited Southwark Cathedral, Borough Market and The George. Owing to engineering works at some London stations we travelled via Blackfriars - worth going there even if just for the magnificent view from the platform. ...

  • 2024 Diaries

    2nd August 2023

    The 2024 u3a Diary is now available on the Third Age Trust website in their Brand Centre ready for ordering. This year's diary has an orange cover.  The Unit price is £3.75 and if we order the diaries in multiples of 20 it works out at about £4.00 each inclusive of postage and packaging.. ...

  • Chess - new interest group

    28th July 2023

    This group is hosted by Beckenham u3a under our Bromley, Orpington & Beckenham (BOB) arrangement whereby Bromley members can join this without having to also join Beckenham as a member. The group is for suitable for all levels including beginners. The cost is £3.00 which includes room hire...

  • Changes to the Members Portal

    18th April 2023

    If you are a user of the Members Portal you need to read this. Go to the members section if you do not know how to log in to the Portal. From 18th April at about 10.30 am the process to login will be simplified. Members will have received an email explaining how to register for the new process...

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