10 Years of EMS Valley U3A

The crew who set up the exhibition

Our tenth anniversary exhibition

On Saturday August 6th 2016 the Mayor of Havant, Faith Ponsonby, opened our exhibition in the Emsworth Museum, North Street.
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The exhibition was open for several weeks during August and September 2016

The Mayor and Tony Stimson, Chairman of Emsworth Museum

Mayor Faith Ponsonby officially opens the exhibition

The celebration cake made by member Jayne Harmer

Chairman Hazel Willard + Mayor of Havant, Councillor Faith Ponsonby

Hazel and Faith addressing the exhibition

There were 10 subject posters on the boards and 2 displayed elsewhere : Astronomy, Photography, Out with your Camera, Travellers Tales, Wine 1, Languages, Family History, Local History, Ancient Greece, Gardening. Drawing was displayed in the cabinet, Watercolours were partly displayed in the cabinet and partly on a stand Our Ems Valley History, carefully researched by Alan, was on a poster on an easel.
An extract from the report written by Richard Swaine
Emsworth awoke to a beautiful summers’ morning with many ‘volunteers’ already at work by 10.00. The two hours of proceedings went like clockwork.
Shortly after 11.30, the museums' Chairman welcomed those attending then our Mayor, Cllr Faith Ponsonby who, already had undertaken a short preview of the displays, made a short speech expressing her delight at being invited to open the event and commenting how amazing it was. This was followed by our own Chairman, Hazel who gave generous acknowledgement to all who had ensured our exhibition would be ‘professional’ and whose displays’ visual impact, was "just stunning". Soon afterwards, the celebrations moved to The Community Centre where a glass of ‘fizz’ was served before our 10th anniversary cake was ceremoniously cut by the member who made it, Jayne and our Mayor. Speeches and tributes were paid to founder members and warm appreciation given to Juliet and Ali.

Hazel and Faith

The Chairman of the museum with Ali Becket the designer talking to Mayor Faith Ponsonby

Invited guests enjoying a glass of bubbly and a piece of cake in Emsworth Community Centre

Richard Galloway and Juliet Walker who worked hard with Ali Becket to get the designs just right

Richard Galloway and designer Ali Becket

Faith and cake maker Jayne

Richard Swaine's full report was in the September 2016 Newsletter which can be found here
Photos by Jeff and Diana