On Wednesday 27 June, the Thurrock branch of U3A celebrated the Diamond Jubilee at the Civic Hall Grays. Any members dressing in red, white and blue colours. The event was sponsored by Thurrock Council.
Chairperson Maggie Whitbread welcomed the mayor, councillor Yash Gupta, who praised the work of U3A as an organisation that ensured that retired people ware enabled to continue in interesting and active hobbies and interests. He went on to present Bob Hutson and Ron Nichols with certificates commemorating their contribution as representatives of Thurrock in the ‘Walkathon’, both men are leaders of the Ramblers Group.
A quiz, with a jubilee theme, run by Ron Goldsmith followed.
After a finger buffet Ron Goldsmith again took to the stage as the leader of the ukulele group, supported by guest artistes from The George Formby Society, leading the audience in a ‘singalong’.