The two genealogy groups run by Peter Dyble and Margaret Hayday have combined forces to become a single active group using Zoom. They report that their first meeting was a success, with 6 members attending, and are planning more.


Anne Armitage writes

I had never Zoomed before but got fabulous tuition from one of my group. She spent a lot of time with me, teaching me how to first join a meeting which we did a few times Then I felt confident enough to start the meeting myself. We had several glitches but all determined to carry on with it. We started with me and three members then were joined by two others. One of these dropped out so we are left with a keen quartet. During the course of these sessions, normally one to one and a half hours we have learned how to write on screen, show pictures, which we all attempt to describe in French. 

This has been a huge and enjoyable learning experience for us all, myself in particular, as I am a technophobe of the first order. If things do not go to plan, we phone and try to sort out the problem.

I am now Zooming with confidence and we are enjoying the sessions no end.

Play Reading

Alison Furness’s play reading group has finished their first play reading on Zoom. They found it easier than expected. They read “Twenty Four” by Michael Morley from The Play Reader written by U3A members. The group usually meets once a month but intend holding a Zoom meeting weekly.