Hundreds attend U3A showcase event

Bourne Town Mayor Helen Powell at the U3A open day at Bourne Corn Exchange, with, from left, Groups co-ordinator Peter Birch, mayor's consort John Venn and chairman Chris Searl

Bourne Town Mayor Helen Powell at the U3A open day at Bourne Corn Exchange, with, from left, Groups co-ordinator Peter Birch, mayor's consort John Venn and chairman Chris Searl

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The Bourne branch of the U3A held an open day event on Monday at the re-opened Corn Exchange.

About 200 people enjoyed a lively afternoon of displays and performances showcasing the U3A’s activities.

Bourne mayor Helen Powell attended and took great interest in all the different activities on show that take place including: gardening, languages, wine appreciation, classical music, men’s cookery and creative writing.

Vice-chairman Christine Smeeth said: “We had a really good day, there were many more people than we thought and a lot of people showed interested in joining us.”

Pictured above at the open day are group co-ordinator Peter Birch, mayor’s consort John Venn, mayor Helen Powell and chairman Chris Searl.

For more information about joining call 01778-394998.

Photo: MSMP180313-076js