An outdoor history lesson

Titchmarsh hosts the U3A

Did you see that large group of people strolling purposefully through the village last Tuesday, and did you wonder who they were? They were members of Wellingborough U3A, the University of the Third Age. They were the latest group to visit the village to discover more about our fascinating history. Using the Heritage Trail leaflet, they focused particularly on the impact of the Lovell and Pickering families on the village. And some of the information that Ian and Terry were able to provide was hot off the press, Clive Carter’s latest forensic analysis of old maps and documents providing some surprising and very exciting revelations. More on this at a later date.

The tour concluded in the church with another of Julia’s famous – and much appreciated – ‘tea and cake’ refreshments. All donations, on this occasion over £75, go to the church.

The more we meet members of the U3A, the more impressed we are by the organisation. If you are of ‘the third age’, generally taken to mean retirees, then this is an organisation well worth looking into. There are branches in Thrapston and Oundle. This will not be news to some of you who are already keen members.

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