Around Chesham by Lalage Smyth, member of the Photography and Digital Imaging Groups

Welcome to the website of Chess Valley u3a

Operating in and around Chesham in Buckinghamshire, we offer a wide range of activities for those in their ‘third age’, when they are no longer working full time and are able to pursue other interests.

Our members take part in activities ranging from Art to Wildlife, with books, dinghy sailing, French, history and a lot more in between.

Our next monthly talk is on Thursday 8th July, starting at 2pm. It features Don Mobley with Supersonic Travel, Past and Future. Don was brought up in Colorado where his father, a US Air Force fighter pilot, taught him to fly at the age of 12. Don also flew for the USAF, from RAF Lakenheath, and for American Airlines, and he has now retired to Suffolk, where he is very active in u3a and has formed a national Aviation Group on Zoom.  Don's talk reviews the Concorde flight programme, including its fatal accident in Paris in July 2000, and looks at the possible next generation of supersonic planes now in development.

The venue for this meeting is the Broadway Baptist Church in Chesham Broadway, which is wheelchair-accessible and equipped with a hearing loop.

If you are not currently a member of Chess Valley u3a and would like to sample a monthly talk and learn more about us, please come along and you will receive a warm welcome.

Best wishes


James Cadle

Chair, Chess Valley u3a

Registered Charity 1126990