Bob Mountfort of Blackbourne U3A. Location - Suffolk, England.
As you will see from our web site - www.blackbourne-u3a.org.uk - we came into being in 1992 as an offshoot of the Bury St. Edmunds U3A, becoming independent in 1994. Since then we have grown in popularity and numbers. At times we have to turn people away which is never a pleasant thing to do. With a waiting list in excess of 35 people maybe the time has come to "spin off" another U3A further along the A14. We have over 30 interest groups, several of which have waiting lists. More groups are being formed on a regular basis.

Membership
We have a membership of 500 which is limited by the maximum number of 250 that we can accommodate in the New Green Centre hall (above left) where we hold our monthly lecture meetings.

Range of activities
Advanced French Conversation, Big Bands & Jazz, Bird Watching, Book Group, Church Crawling, Computer Studies, Craft Studies, Discussion Group, Electoral Systems & Democracy, Family History and Genealogy, French Appreciation, Garden Visits, Local History, Music: Listening & Learning, Opera Appreciation, Parchment Craft, Photography, Poetry Appreciation, Scrabble, Short Walks with a Theme, Social History, Spanish Conversation, Travel & Tourism, Travel To, Videos and Video Editing, Walking with an Interest, Watching Wildlife, Water Colour Painting.