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  The U3A at the Ri
Once again the U3A and the Royal Institution team up to produce an afternoon of the best speakers from the Ri programme.
This year is no exception, on the 3rd April in London there will be three splendid speakers.
Vivienne Parry on
    ‘The truth about Hormones’
Prof.Salvador Moncana on
Prof. Bill McGuire on
    ‘Ways to protect the Planet’
If they are half as good as last year they will be brilliant.

We already have five interested people from High Lane.
We will be travelling down and back by train on the day of the presentations.
The cost is not yet fully defined but the Lectures are £14.00
Admission is by ticket only and we will be applying for tickets in mid January.
If you are interested please contact Ken Bentley ASAP.
Latest date for booking :-
20th January

  History Group
The next meeting of the History Group will take place at the home of Irene Bentley on 17th January at 7.30pm. We shall be looking more deeply at the interesting items about local
history that we included very briefly in our item at the Christmas meeting. New members are always welcome. 
Wilf. Gannicliffe
   Heritage Group                                            
On 22nd November, 23 members of the Heritage Section went to the Jewish Museum on Cheetham Hill Road. Manchester.
This beautiful Synagogue was built in 1874 by Sephardi Jewish immigrants from Spain and Portugal where they had been persecuted.
.As the Jewish population grewmore prosperous they moved to
better areas of the City, leaving the slums of Red Bank (illustrations of those living conditions are shown in the exhibition gallery) and new Synagogues were built within walking distance of their homes
any public transport on the Sabbath. as a result many Synagogues were left derelict.
In 1984 this Synagogue was lovingly restored and brought back to it’s former glory.
Torah Scrolls were installed in the redecorated Ark and one is on display on the Bimah from where the Cantor reads the service.
. There is much to see in the permanent and temporary exhibitions and it needs a visit to fully appreciate it all.
The guides are first class and give a clear insight into both the
Jewish religion and their way of life.
Many thanks to Mr Singer for his fascinating talk and to Margaret for organising the visit.
Audrey Clark

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