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 11th  April, starting at 2pm, when our speaker will be Nigel Lowey telling us about Sir George Gilbert Scott: Britain’s Most Prolific Architect. Sir George designed the Albert Memorial, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, cathedrals, churches, public buildings, and the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras. This talk also covers the Industrial Revolution, workhouses, the Victorian Revival of the Church of England, political unrest, and the Great Reform Act which changed our electoral system! Nigel is a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker and many will recall his interesting talk about the transformation of St Pancras Station.

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