Speakers for Bourne End and District U3a Monthly Meetings 2019
Our monthly meeting is where members can keep up to date with current news and have time to meet other members. If you are not a member and are interested in joining you are welcome to come along – no charge.
They are held in the Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End and start at 2.00 pm.
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Chenies Manor is one of the finest Tudor mansions in the UK. Owned by the Cheyne family from 1180 – 1526 when the house passed by marriage to the Russell family. Sir John Russell became the 1st Earl of Bedford and the Manor was owned by the Bedford family until 1956 when it was purchased by colonel and Mrs McCleod Matthews.
Valerie will be telling us more about the history of the mansion as well as the award winning gardens
Jillian Miller is the founder of the Gorilla Organization’s award-winning community-led conservation programmme. The charity’s work has, via ranger patrols, protected the lives of threatened gorilla families in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of the gorillas’ human neighbours, in the DRC, Rwanda and Uganda through a massive tree-planting campaign, education, organic farming training, solar energy training and healthcare, creating allies in conservation, and preventing the need to poach.
Ruth is off to Senegal in November as an Orthapedic Technician, and will also talk about her other trip to Cameroon