“The weather was perfect for a morning tour of the Men’s Shed and the Farm Shed Museum during the afternoon. At the Men’s shed we met with volunteers who obviously are very committed and meticulous when restoring the many and varied exhibits which are on display in the museum. Between these two sessions we were treated to a verbal tour of Taylor and Graves Streets by Keith Bailey the local historian and author. His photos of the streets from days gone by provided an excellent overview of life in times gone by and how the town has changed to meet the services required by its inhabitants.
Our guide Keith Rudd started our tour at the historical Matta House and talked of life and conditions in the area as we walked through the home. We then wandered through many displays portraying early mining practices, farming and family life which included a special tribute to women and children.Also on show is an extensive and impressive collection of vintage vehicles which showcases the skills of the volunteers working at the Men’s shed. As promised definitely value for entrance fee and so much to see, a return visit is definitely required.”
“Over the past 10 years I have been involved with U3AYP. It has been a most rewarding time for me. I joined just to look into some Health Topics which were available and any Craft sessions which came up. Then came Computer, Artists in Residence (which included some lovely outings and overnight excursions). Then I was coerced onto the Management Team.
To all members, if you have not served a Term on a Committee and are asked to do so, please consider becoming involved, it does help to understand the working of the Organisation and you can only gain from this experience.
Apart from the Committee, I have been able to do some amazing things, bus trips are always educational and very enjoyable, I find that all sessions usually end up being very social. When I was president we were introduced to Mah Jong and I have found that to be a great afternoon out. My latest involvement is with “Sit and Sew” which I enjoy immensely. The days spent “Visiting cemeteries” help us to understand some of the history of Yorke Peninsula. Once again thank you one and all for helping me to learn more in this “Third Age”.“