U3A celebrates its 20th anniversary
U3A celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday (April 14th) with
a celebratory open day in the town's Community Centre.
Dozens of residents visited the event in Berrow Road, which included
an exhibition of the group's activities and the unveiling of a
special wall hanging.
U3A's embroidery group had produced a colourful patchwork to mark
the occasion, which was unveiled by Burnham U3A President Ken
Hindle (pictured right).
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The U3A is a group that is well-embedded
in the town and has grown to over 600 members during the past
is a well-loved group that plays a big part of many people's lives
in Burnham. A big thank you goes to all our members and supporters
who have helped the organisation to be such a success over the
years and we look forward to many more happy years to come."
Mayor and Mayoress, Michael and Maria Clarke, were among the visitors
at the event, and both praised the thriving group's members.
founding members of Burnham U3A gathered for Saturday's anniversary
Mayor and Mayoress admiring the work of the U3A patchwork group
of Burnham woodturning club joined in the celebrations
Young Embroiders displayed their work at Saturday's event
created by talented local artists in the U3A were on show
the U3A's many groups represented was the Somerset villages group
patchwork and quilting expertise was on show at the event
Hindle pulled a cover from a wall hanging to the sound of applause
Highbridge and Burnham Carnival also had a stand at Saturday's