Update 18 May 2022

General Knowledge Quiz

We have a new quiz for May from Julie Clarke (number 62) which has been loaded to the website as well as the answers to the April quiz. Our quiz page lists all the quizzes that have been set previously.


Thank you to the members who took part in our recent EGM. There were significantly more votes cast than at the AGM but it would be lovely to see more than 20% of the membership taking part. The result showed a significant majority in favour of increasing our annual membership to £12.00 from June 2022:

For                     210
Against              10
Abstentions      9

Keith Saywell – Coopted Trustee/Committee Member

I have lived in Sandbach since 1987 having moved from Lincolnshire with Susan and our two boys. I trained as an accountant and have been a Chartered Accountant since 1985 working mainly within the Food Manufacturing sector. Susan and I have had the opportunity of being involved in the local community . We moved initially to Sandbach Heath and Susan became involved with the St John’s play group.

As our two boys grew up in Sandbach I had an enjoyable and educational time as Scout Leader of the group based in Chapel Street. I also became involved with the Sandbach Youth football team as assistant manger until work commitments took priority. I retired in December 2021 and Susan suggested I joined the U3a . Having joined several groups : walking; poetry; guitar and yoga I realised the commitment of those involved in all aspects of Sandbach U3a and hope I can assist the committee in supporting Sandbach U3a for you the members.

Ludlow Food Festival

We have another trip arranged to Ludlow –on Friday 9th September. The cost is £26.00 which covers the coach and your food festival ticket. Tickets are available:

Christmas Party

In case you missed it in the last update – Alice would like to hear from you, without commitment, if you are interested in our u3a Christmas party. This year’s event will be a dinner and disco in the evening of December 16th at Crewe Golf Club. If you are interested please ring Alice on 01270765856 or email at fholmes467@btinternet.com

Together Again!

What better way to round off the Platinum Jubilee Saturday, 4th June, than to come along to the Town Hall for an evening of light music presented by the U3A Choir as guests of Crewe Male Voice Choir. The concert is a celebration of singing together again after lockdown and, as befits the Jubilee Weekend, includes popular songs from the last 70 years to take us back to our younger days. Sing along if you want to!

As Stuart Naylor, our U3A Chair, points out, there are very few U3A groups that give any kind of public performance, so why not come along and give the Choir some support.

Refreshments are provided by U3A members; the bar will be open before the concert and during the interval. Proceeds from the raffle will help to provide music for the U3A Choir.

Tickets cost £8.50 (£4.00 for children), available from:

    • Choir members;
    • the U3A Information Desk in the Library on Wednesday morning 25 May;
    • Black Cat Coffee Shop, Welles Street;
    • cmvchoir@btinternet.com;
    • on the door.

See you there!

And finally …

    1. Russian dolls are so full of themselves
    2. Light travels faster than sound, which is the reason that some people appear bright before you hear them speak.
    3. People who use selfie sticks really need to have a good, long look at themselves.
    4. Two fish are in a tank. One says, ‘How do you drive this thing?’
    5. I always take life with a grain of salt. And a slice of lemon. And a shot of tequila.
    6. Just burned 2,000 calories. That’s the last time I leave a cake in the oven while I nap.
    7. Always borrow money from a pessimist. They’ll never expect it back.
    8. I don’t suffer from insanity—I enjoy every minute of it.
    9. Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation toward the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water.
    10. I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. It’s impossible to put down.
    11. ‘Doctor, there’s a patient on line one that says he’s invisible.’
      ‘Well, tell him I can’t see him right now.’
    12. The future, the present, and the past walk into a bar. Things got a little tense.
    13. Last night my girlfriend was complaining that I never listen to her… or something like that.
    14. Maybe if we start telling people their brain is an app, they’ll want to use it.
    15. I got a new pair of gloves today, but they’re both ‘lefts,’ which on the one hand is great, but on the other, it’s just not right.
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