Heritage section organizes visits approximately once a month to venues
historical interest. These can be by coach, if out of the area, to
stately homes or other places of interest. Examples: Rhode
Leighton Hall and Stoneyhurst College. Local venues are very
These have included tours of the Bridgewater Hall,
Staircase House and Chathams School of Music.
Although the section is under the title Heritage other trips are also
organized such as a canal outing from Whalley Bridge and a tour of St
Once a year a short holiday is arranged, so far these have been to
Cambridge, Edinburgh, Bath and Wells, London, and Kent, North East England, & Eire.
Cruising on the JudithMary
plans the events, however, the committee is always pleased to look into
and arrange any suggestions put forward by U3A members
The success of the Heritage section is only possible with the support
of the membership.
followed by a visit to the Hat Museum to look at related materials.
COST: £3.00 (includes tea/coffee and cake)
Please meet at the Art Gallery at 12.50 pm
Anne Frank exhibition:-
We began our visit to the Gallery by watching a video outlining
the parallel events of the Frank family, the onset of the persecution
of the Jews, and the outbreak of the Second World War. The family
left Germany to live in Holland in the hope of a more secure life, but
the occupation of that country led to the need to hide for their own
safety. We saw views of the house in Amsterdam and the Upper
Annexe where they hid until their arrest and deportation. This
house is now the Anne Frank Museum.
We then viewed the photographic exhibition. Otto Frank was a keen
amateur photographer and always had his precious Leica close at
hand. He took over 400 photographs of his daughters, Anne and
Margot, his single theme to document their lives. Like every
father he chose moments and events that he found amusing, moving or
significant enough to record for their future. Otto was the only
survivor from the group of eight people who hid for two years in the
Secret Annexe. The life and times of his daughters captured
by their father provides a most poignant record of a happy normal
family life before the shadow of Nazism fell upon them all.
Heritage Group Committee
Group Leaders: Margaret Snape & June Gibbs