The accommodation has been changed by BEST WESTERN
DONNINGTON MANOR Sevenoaks
THE ROSE AND CROWN HOTEL High Street Tonbridge
WE UNDERSTAND THAT BY WAY OF COMPENSATION AND PERHAPS
CONSOLATION we will be offered coffee or tea on arrival,, a
glass of wine one evening and a box of fudge..
I wonder if that was because six of the oaks blew down??!!
German group met last Friday, where the topic of discussion was no
doubt their recent visit to Hamburg (31st August to 4th
September.) We last met at the Crown at Hawk Green where we
enjoyed a lovely lunch before taking our summer break.
On 17th July we returned from 10 very enjoyable days in the mediaeval town of Forchheim in Franconia.10 members of High Lane U3A together with 5 members of Cheadle Hume U3Aand 4 others took part.
During our stay we visited many of the beautiful towns in the area including Bamberg, Bayreuth, Munich and Nuremberg, sampled the local specialities including the wine and beer and enjoyed the hospitality of the local people. Because of the enthusiasm for the beautiful city of Nuremberg 10 of us are going back in December to experience the Christmas Market, the oldest in Germany.
You may wonder why we are doing so much travelling now . The simple reason is that there are so many more cheap flights from Manchester which makes it more affordable.
Membership Secretary ` General Committee
Marlene Brookes, Ida Butler, Grace Shaw
Mike Snape, Ken Bentley