Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Devizes History Web Site

Photo by Alan Carter [copyright]

If you have any interest in Devizes then the Devizes Heritage web site is the very best place to start.

It has been written by a Devizes U3A member Alan Carter who kindly gave us a super talk about the Chemicals Around Us for the Sci-Tech Group.

Of particular interest is the page about the Castle that is sadly very private. But the whole of Devizes town is shaped by the castle as it was.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Short Video on Cholesterol

Following on from the Sci-Tech talk on Chemicals Around Us here is a clip from the http://healthjournalclub.blogspot.com/search/label/Cholesterol
There are 6 articles on Statins that are worth pursuing.  These are accessed by clicking on the Cholesterol link on the left side column.

Click on this link 
Short Video on Cholesterol

Friday, 24 September 2010

Sci-Tech Meetings

The first meeting is next Monday the 27th September.
The topic is
"The Chemicals Around Us"
Alan Carter

So come along at 10am to the Harnham Memorial Hall.
You do not have to book in. Just turn.
There is a small fee of £1 to cover running costs.
Peter Read

Monday, 20 September 2010

Crafty Lunch

Great fun and feasting was to be last week in Alderbury Village Hall when members from all three Salisbury U3A's partook of a Crafty Lunch.  Gordon Pardy took the trouble to photograph the event and the results of his labours can be seen HERE

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Spire Newsletter Sept 2010

This is now on line. Click the Link

Eling Mill

You may like to re-visit the gallery and report on the Village Visits Group visit to Eling Mill.  I have added an experimental video of short duration. It is fun if nothing else.
I hope John Hawkins will see this.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Wings over Stonehenge - 1910

Wings over Stonehenge - 1910 "Autumn Manoeuvres" Centenary Walks
Walk in the slipstream of pioneer aviators Captain Bertram Dickson, the actor Robbie Loraine and Lieutenant Lancelot Gibbs.  See where their Bristol Boxkites and Bleriot were based when they flew the first "aerial scouting" sorties for the Army's Autumn Manoeuvres on Salisbury Plain in 1910.  The results from these sorties galvanised the Army into ordering its first aeroplanes and led to the foundation of the Royal Flying Corps and hence the Royal Air Force.  These walks will cover how aviation developed on Larkhill from 1908 to 1914 and how military aviation "took-off" around Stonehenge from 1914 to 1918.  These walks are brought to life with contemporary photographs and maps, and include viewing the early hangars and crash sites.
Meet: by Woodhenge at 11:00 on Saturday 25 September and Sunday 26 September 2010.
Duration: About 3 hours.
Cost: £3 for NT members and £5 for non-members.
Bring: Refreshments/picnic; Walking Shoes or Boots, and Rainware if the forecast is inclement."
Places on these walks must be pre-booked either with me at my e-mail address (or 01722 782380) or at stonehenge@nationaltrust.org.uk 
Regards, Ted Mustard
Ted will be one of our speakers for the Sci-Tech Group on 25th October 2010.  His talk concerns Aviation History.