Thornbury group celebrate anniversary with new bench

July 27 2018
Thornbury group celebrate anniversary with new bench

A group dedicated to providing activities for older people has celebrated it’s 20th anniversary in Thornbury by unveiling a seat by a bus stop.

Anne and Phil Holland, members of the Thornbury U3A, cut the ribbon for the official unveiling of the new seat at the bus stop opposite the Anchor pub on Gloucester Road.  

The group was formed after more than 80 people, including Ann and Phil, responded to a newspaper notice.  Groups were formed and meetings began early in 1998.  The Thornbury group now has 1800 members and over 80 interest groups.

U3A (University of the Third Age) is a UK movement of retired and semi-retired people.  Vice Chairman of Thornbury U3A, Barbara Jones, told Thornbury Voice:  “We come together to keep our minds and bodies active, keep interests alive, develop new skills, explore new horizons and meet new people in a friendly and informal environment.  We share our knowledge, learning from each other and enjoying life.  Our motto is “Learn, Laugh and Live”.  

The group was also planning an anniversary Big Picnic.  People who are interested in joining can find out more at: