Zoom Open Meeting 2:15pm 22nd July.

The meeting is accessed by clicking on or pasting the link into their browser.  No registration, passwords or downloads are required.  The meeting will open from 2.15


Ignore the prompts to download,
“If you have Zoom Client installed, launch meeting. Otherwise, download and run Zoom.”
Click on “Launch meeting” and the following message will appear
“If you cannot download or run the application, join from your browser.”
Click on “Join from your browser”

Our speaker will be Terrie Howey of Red Phoenix Storytelling, who recently published a book on Buckinghamshire Folktales

You can read more about Terrie by following the link below:


Although the audience will be muted during the show, you can use the ‘Chat’ box (found at the bottom of the Zoom screen) to ask questions.

I’m sure we’ll all enjoy the show.


RIP Dusty Roades, former Vice Chairman, Publicity Officer and Quizmaster

Received from Pam Tong

Sadly, Dusty Roades passed away in Northampton General Hospital yesterday of the Corona virus. Dusty was a much-loved member of Buckingham U3A. He served as a Committee Member for a number of years and as Vice-Chairman up until last year. Most members knew him as the man who ran the U3A charity stall and created the fiendishly difficult annual Quiz. Few people knew that he paid for and donated many of the Quiz and raffle prizes himself as well as making the delicious jams, marmalades and pickles for the Charity stall.
He was a member of the Camera Group, Creative Writing Group and the Poetry Group and his writing always contained his unique brand of humour. Outside of the U3A he wrote a number of informative booklets, mainly on folklore and customs and in Scouting circles was awarded the Silver Wolf badge, the highest award for exceptional service. He also paid for the education of two under-privileged Ugandan children and supported the work of the Leprosy foundation.
He was a truly exceptional human being and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

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