Herald - Issue 458

Page 42 • The HERALD • 30th May 2024 v GET OUT & ABOUT WITH THE HERALD v OUT & ABOUT Adult Return £8.30 £8 Child Return £6.30 Lyndhurst Second Hand Book, Map and Ephemera Fair Saturday 22nd June 10am - 4pm, 50p entry Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY 100s books, maps & ephemera for sale For more information email Lsbookfairs@gmail.com or call Ed Bailey on 07967 643579 COFFEE & CHAT Every Thursday 10am until 12noon ALL WELCOME Hampton Lane, Blackfield SO45 1XA RAIL MEETINGS IN EASTLEIGH e South Hampshire branch of the Southern Electric Group, and the southern area of the Light Rail Transit Association (LRTA) hold joint meetings in Eastleigh. Anyone with an interest in railways and tramways is very welcome. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month, except July and August, at the Eastleigh Railway Institute in Romsey Road, starting at 7.30pm. is venue is close to the railway and bus stations, and ample parking is nearby. ey request a £3 donation to cover costs. Please note that the meeting room is on the rst oor accessed only via stairs. On Tuesday 4th June for Members’ digital images. For further information about the Southern Electric Group’s south Hampshire branch, please contact secretary John Goodrich on 023 8067 0028, or visit: www. southernelectric.org.uk e LRTA area o cer is Martin Petch who can be contacted on 023 8077 4186. See their website: www.lrta.org Suffering Suffragettes New Forest and Waterside U3A hold their twice monthly meetings in St Andrew’s Church Hall, Dibden Purlieu at 2pm. e next meeting is on Tuesday 4th June for ‘Su ering Su ragettes’ by Jane Glennie. Followed on Tuesday 18th June for ‘a talk by Dawn Perrier, a diver who worked on the raising of the Mary Rose. Tea and biscuits are available a er the talk, and the meeting ends at approximately 3.30pm. New Forest and Waterside have many interest groups such as gardening, history, discussion, skittles and much more. ere is usually a luncheon once a month and a holiday once a year. Other activities have included a visit to Hilliers for the lights, Lepe House open garden, theatre trips, garden visits, local brewery visit, snowdrops at Welford, the Hawk Conservancy, Arundel Carpet of owers and the Waterside Heritage Centre. If you are interested in joining this friendly group please go along on the first or third Tuesday in the month or contact the secretary: u3a.nfwsecretary@ outlook.com Ukulele for Improvers at Hythe Library Hythe Library is o ering a Ukulele for Improvers course running on Tuesdays 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June and 2nd July, 10.30am to 12noon. e course costs £48 and is suitable for those who have completed the Ukulele beginners’ course, or are at a similar stage in their learning. e course will enable you to enjoy playing a more challenging range of songs and chords, as well as developing your strumming technique. To book your place please visit: shop.hants.gov. uk/products/ukulele-for-improvers-hythe-librarytuesday-4th-11th-18th-25th-june-and-2nd-july-2024 or contact the learning team on: 023 9223 2957. OUT AND ABOUT WITH THE RSPB e New Forest local group of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds plan a eld trip on Wednesday 5th June from 10am to 3pm to Martin Down (SU 058 192), meet at the end of Sillens Lane, west of Martin village. e group is holding an indoor meeting on Wednesday 12th June where Mike Rees will give a presentation on ‘Birding Spain’s Costa Donana’ region. Meetings start at 7.30pm and are held in the Lyndhurst Community Centre, central car park, High Street, Lyndhurst SO43 7NY (doors open at 7pm). For further information please email: NewForestGroup@RSPB.org.uk or visit the group’s website: group.rspb.org.uk/newforest/. ose taking part in eld trips should wear suitable dull coloured clothing and sturdy footwear. Non-members are currently charged £5 per eld trip or indoor meeting. Forest Militaria e next New Forest Militaria Fair will be on Wednesday 5th June from 7pm to 9.30pm in the Colbury Church Rooms, Deerleap Lane, Colbury (near Ashurst) SO40 7EH. ere are stalls o ering a variety of militaria items, and these events are an ideal venue for dealers, collectors and enthusiasts to get together to buy, sell, swap, exhibit and talk about all aspects of militaria. All are welcome and admission is £1. Anyone who would like to pre-book a table at £6, should call Dave Curtis on: 07903 600865 or: 023 8178 1324.