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2017 December Newsletter

Schorndorf Visit October 2017

Thirty-five members visited Schorndorf from 21st to 24th  October, travelling  on this occasion by Ryanair.

On Saturday guests toured Shorndorf and later Stuttgart.  In the evening we were guests at a dinner held at the Centre for International Meetings, A warm and cheery experience and an opportunity to meet old friends. 

On Monday we were welcomed at the Town Hall by the Mayor of Schorndorf, Oberbügurmeister Klopfer, who told us  about the many new facilities being created in the town. Later, we visited the magnificently baroque Abbey of Neresheim.   The Abbey now houses only a handful of monks, who run a conference centre and manage a very comfortable guesthouse.  The Abbey was magnificent and our guide held us spellbound as he enlightened us about the vicissitudes of life in the Abbey.

After lunch we drove to Geingen and the Margarete Steiff Museum Where they told us that Bears are for adults as well.


The College put on a superb dinner for the Association, which in spite of  cancellations due to ill health was enjoyed by over seventy members and guests. The atmosphere was typically warm and friendly and we were pleased to see lots of new faces among us. We will be holding our French Dinner slightly later this year probably in April but we will give lots of notice. 


We hope to reintroduce an antiques evening at the Garrick Theatre, Whitefield in the summer.  The expert will again be Adam Partridge.


Bury U3A (University of the Third Age) have plans to offer a beginners’ course in German  starting on 24 January and meeting on 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month. The course will be run by Stuart Martin, who is a member of  BMCTA. Enrol via Bury U3A website.


If you didn’t renew your membership at the AGM or at the Christmas Dinner then it’s subscription time.  Please  make cheques out to BMCTA .  The fee is the same as last year.

Individual membership £5.00 or Falimy membership £10.

Cheques should be made out to BMCTA and sent to:

Mrs. Maureen Woodward, 104 Watling Street, Seddons Farm, Bury. BL8 2TG

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Group photo taken in Schorndorf Town Hall