Answers to the January newsletter crossword

7. pinetum 8. thought 9.bay 10. skip 13. pressed 14. ravage 15.melee   16. anno 19. nomadic 21. pumps 22. teacake 24. enjoy 26. copper beech   27. ash
1. cicada 2. yew 3. amok 4. stipple 5. box 6. ageism 10. seem 11. editors   12. manuka 14. rowan 16. aspen 17. hickory 18. apogee 20. ocelot 23. cape 24. echo 25. oast

Crossword solutions from September newsletter

Across: 8. treasure 9. at once 10. New Zealand 11. Ivan 12. edit 14. coati 16. lobe 17. special 19. aspires 21. bien 22. therm 23. east 25. et al 26. Paddington 28, enigma 29. nickname
Down: 1. friend 2. jazz 3. sugarcraft 4. get away 5. bard 6. social wine 7. Scrabble 13. technology 15. insomniacs 18. painting 24. stormy 26 and 20.
play reading 27. gene

Science Seminar

This is a special event being arranged by Tunbridge Wells U3A who will welcome applications from interested Pembury U3A members.

The seminar, on the topical subject of space exploration, is being presented by Professor David Southwood, an eminent planetary scientist. Professor Southwood is current chairman of the steering board of the UK Space Agency.

Full details and an application form for places are shown on the flyer attached here 

Cyber Crime

In these days of rapidly increasing Cyber Crime the presentation made  by Aimee Payne to a group of our members recently proved a valuable aid to helping us protect ourselves when we go online.

Aimee has provided a very useful document which lays out in very clear language what to look out for and how to avoid problems. A copy of this can now be viewed or downloaded using this link Little Book of Scams

Painting Exhibition Video

Click on the triangle in the image below to view the video of the Pembury U3A painters annual exhibition held this weekend. Our thanks to David Doré for making the video and for giving us permission to stream it here.

Answers for the March 2019 crossword

1 cat 3 meditations 9 error free 10 Alice 11 slight 12 adherent 14 signature 15 mouse 17 apple 18 thundered 20 Cheshire 23 fables 24 alarm 25 impatient 27 caterpillar 28 tip
1 cheeses 2 turning up 3 March hare 4 dor 5 Tweedledum 6 trace 7 olive 8 spectre 13 bus termini 15 mad hatter 16 unruliest 17 archaic 19 desktop 21 exact 22 homer 26 pal
The prize will be awarded at the April monthly meeting.

U3A Painting for Fun Group News

We are putting on our second painting exhibitio
On Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th MAY
At Pembury Baptist Church in Romford Road
From 10am to 5pm each day.
Free tea/coffee and cakes will be served.
Cards will be on sale too.

All the painting groups continue to meet twice a month. We have extended our painting from just watercolour to include pastels, pen and ink, acrylic as well as mixing them up to experiment.

The groups also paint outside in the summer.

Janet Richardson

U3A SE Summer School 2019

Documents giving full details of the 2019 Summer School at Chichester University have now been published by the U3A SE Network and can be viewed and downloaded using the links below.

If you require any further details please contact Roger Gardner
Email or Tel. 01892 823811

Holiday Italian

The Italian group are offering to share their expertise by planning five sessions from January to March 2019 on the topic of ‘Holiday Italian’. These are aimed at those who may be planning a holiday next year and would like some encouragement about how to ask for a beer or a coffee or where the loo is? Or maybe some who would like to give learning Italian a try in a supportive and friendly environment. Participants would join the twice monthly sessions on Thursdays, each of which would be focused on a topic useful for travelers at a basic level.

Answers for the March crossword


  1. blossom   5. catkins   9. sold out   10. Chicago   11. lighter   13. trident   14. buds  15. antithesis  18. three clubs   20 lamb   22. high tea  23. recalls   26. avarice       27. primula  28. designs   29. takes in


  1. basil  2. obliged  3. scout  4. mat  5. cocktail bar   6. twilight  7. in a mess  8. shoot  12. ringleaders  14. bat  16. sob  17. nestling  19. ragbags  21. alliums  22. heard  24. chick  25. spawn  27. pat