January 2023 update.

We are not taking any new members at present to give existing members fair chance to participate in the visits we organise.

Do you often wonder how the things you consume, or use are made? Or do you wonder how some of the organisations in our county operate?

This group is based on a previous group which arranged visits and outings to see how things are made or how local organisations work. Previous trips included a trip to the BMW Mini plant in Cowley, Spirax Sarco in Cheltenham, Gloucester Cathedral Crypt and Tower, Water treatment plant in Hayden Lane and many others.

Since we started at the beginning of 2022 we have visited a watch factory; a coal mine; Gloucestershire’s waste incinerator, heritage railway workshops, a local manufacturing company and  a backstage visit to the Everyman Theatre. This year we plan to visit the Cobalt Unit; the MINI factory, Bugatti museum and Laithwaites Wine. We aim to have a light meal as part of each visit so there is a chance to get to know other u3a members too.

Future visits might also include the Police HQ at Waterwells, Walls Ice Cream at Gloucester, Amazon Warehouse, Lucozade/Ribena factory at Coleford or Gloucestershire Airport. Or more artisan activities like cider or cheese making.

If you like program’s like BBC2’s “Inside the Factory” or are interested to know what makes local organisations tick or how products in your kitchen are made this may be the Group for you.

If you are interested in joining or have any ideas or comments please contact me with the link above.

Even if you are already a member of another group, please come and help this embryonic new group get off the ground.

To participate you must be a fully paid-up member of Cheltenham U3A.

Nigel Knowlman

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