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There have been rumours of a new hospital to be built in the Whitland area in the distant future.
This has appeared in the Walesonline paper confirming it.


Family History / On line learning courses
February 05, 2021, 12:08:19 pm
The following is available from the U3A National Research & Shared Learning Project.
There may be a limit to the numbers that can be on the course -

"I thought you might want to hear about these sessions, offered by Toni Neobard, a member with extensive family history research experience.

Each session is around 2 hours long (including a short break) and they are free. They are not basic skills but are intended for members who have done some basic family history searching already.

This is the description of the sessions, and bookings are for all 4 sessions

2pm Tues 2nd March 2021: Getting The Most From The Census

2pm Tues 9th March 2021: Breaking Down "Brick Walls"

2pm Tues 16th March 2021: Dating Old Family Photographs

2pm Tues 23d March 2021: Introduction To DNA for Family History

Contact Toni at tonifamilyhistory@gmail.com to make your booking"

Family History Group Leader
Taken from the Express Newspaper.

Zoom is ditching its meetings time limit to help people that are unable to travel due to local restrictions or just avoiding travel to keep friends and family safe to keep in touch with their loved ones. The videoconferencing app will lift its 40 minute limit on a very specific days, including Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year.

The dates are as follows:-

Last Day of Hanukkah: 3pm GMT on Thursday December 17 - to 11am Saturday December 19 2020.

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day: 3pm GMT on Wednesday December 23 - to 11am Saturday December 26 2020.

New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Last Day of Kwanzaa: 3pm GMT on Wednesday December 30 - to 11am on Saturday January 2 2021.

Photography / Camera Equipment prices
June 23, 2020, 11:04:27 am
Photography buffs and other techies will be interested in this UK company, they specialise in low prices.
I was looking for a new iPad, they undercut everyone else by £40. Delivery was about ten days but they delivered the goods.
Take a peek  :)

Link - https://www.hdewcameras.co.uk/

Computer and Information Technology / Updating PC drivers
February 14, 2020, 05:46:41 pm
I thought I would pass on a tip I got from Computer Active Magazine about updating drivers on a PC. I don't usually recommend "Driver Updater" programs as they usually cause troubles, but this one I have used on four different PCs and, so far, had no problems.

It is called "Driver Booster 7 Free" from www.iobit.com. Click on "Free Download". Don't touch the paid for version and don't get enticed by any other product they push at you!

The attachment gives you a bit more information.

When you have updated your drivers I suggest you uninstall the program, they keep sending popups saying they have an "Update". This turns out to be an upgrade and they want your money!

This is probably for the brave among you! I am happy to help if needed.

This will bring a smile to your face!

Microsoft have a built in keyboard in Windows 10 with all sorts of Emojis - See attachment.
To get it on your screen "Press and hold the windows key and then press the full stop key".
(Windows key + .), It works on browsers, Office and email programs.
To explore the various types of Emojis select any icon on the bottom line and a different set of Emojis appear. Scroll down for more. Just click on an Emoji for it to appear on your work.
The keyboard vanishes if you click outside it, just use "windows key + ." to get it back.

Trespass are offering 10% off all goods for walking groups in its Haverfordwest Bridge Street shop.
To get it tell the assistant the you are from the U3A walking group and quote "Local 10A - 10% discount Haverfordwest"

For a limited time there are discounts of up to 70% a lots of items.

We ended up buying walking boots for each of us and a pair of Wellingtons, we only went in for the wellingtons!

Family History / Change of Venue - Family History
December 21, 2019, 06:33:00 pm
Neyland Athletic Club has become too cold and difficult to use during the winter months.
The new meeting place is at my house. If you need to know my address then contact me, details are in the Newsletter.
Meet at 2.30pm on the second Thursday of the month.
When the new Hub (Clubhouse) is complete we can consider moving back.

Bob Matthews (Group Leader)
Indoor Games / Canasta Group
July 31, 2019, 09:46:19 pm
Please note that there will be no Canasta sessions in August.
We recommence on Wednesday 4th September at 2pm.
What's On in Pembrokeshire / Flower Festival
July 15, 2019, 09:59:16 pm
Notice of St Mary's Church Flower Festival

BobSt Mary's Flower Festival 2019001.pdf

Guided Tours of the Archives & Family History research.

See Attachment.

Bob Matthews
U3A Walkers / Walking around Solva on a spring day!
February 25, 2019, 05:10:44 pm
A lovely walk led by Glyn Myles and Brian Griffiths with beautiful views and even some Alpacas!

Our proposed program for 2019 is attached.

We meet in the Neyland Athletic Club on the 2nd Thursday for the month.
See your Newsletter for more information.
New members welcome, novice or expert, so please come along.

Bob Matthews - Group Leader.
(Contact details in the Newsletter).
For those of us who use Kaspersky Internet Security a new update for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is available, see attachment below.
I Googled this to see what it is all about - it seems to be aimed at business users. Has anyone installed it? I have ignored it so far!
Computer and Information Technology / Smartphone
February 20, 2018, 05:03:10 pm
Do we have any Android "Experts" amonst our group?
I am sadly lacking in expertise when it comes to using my smartphone  :(
Pehaps we could discuss this topic at one of our meetings?

Computer and Information Technology / eMail client
December 13, 2017, 03:14:36 pm
I have been using AOL Desktop for as long as I can remember to display emails.

Now AOL has announced that it is closing that (free) service, so I am looking for recommedations for it's replacement.
I have Windows Mail but that seems limited with filtering and filing.

Has anyone any useful suggestions.

We have various email accounts from different providers and don't wish to log out and back in again to access each account.
I know there are plenty of choices out there, but some advice would be great.


Computer and Information Technology / Volunteer Wanted
November 26, 2017, 12:39:14 pm
I have been asked if anyone is interested putting updates on to a website!

Roger Pratt is Chairman of the Pembrokeshire Federation of Angling Coaches. He and his team are too busy to do it themselves as they teach youngsters at schools all about the ins and outs of angling.

He is looking for someone to update their webpages as and when required, he will provide the updates and the info on how to do it.

Their website is www.pfac.org.uk

Contact me, Bob Matthews and I will put you in touch with Roger.
Astronomy Group / Space Simulator - NASA's Eyes
November 12, 2017, 12:21:36 pm
This is a downloadable program that runs on Windows 7, 8 or 10.

" This incredable tool, developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, lets you virtually explore our solar system and beyond".
The simulations are amazing, and if you have not tried it, download it and start exploring!

Website - https://eyes.nasa.gov

This is a screen shot.

Microsoft is forcing Windows 10 on users who prefer to use Windows 7 or 8.
There is a way to stop this happening, the following link shows how.


Good luck

Height: To fit caravans from 225-250 cm in height
Size: 225 x 180 cm base measurement
Depth: 180 cm Roof measurement:
Width approx. 200 cm
Roof material: TenCate coated polyester
Wall material: 280 g/m2 acrylic
Front panel: Can be rolled down or zipped out
Side panels: Door both on the left and right-hand side
Colour: Green/grey
Weight: Approx. 18 kg
Alloy poles
The side panel zips are covered in matching material for extra protection
Two cushion pads fitted to the rear legs to avoid damage to the caravan
Caravan side skirt and Curtains
Owned since new.
Replaced Caravan - reluctant sale.

Bob Matthews