Technical Group


Technical Group visit London Bridge Station rebuilding works Aug 2017

Technical Group visit to Amazon Fulfilment Centre  July 2018



The Technical Group organises outings and talks which should appeal to those U3A members who are interested in how, or why, things work. Group members are encouraged to suggest suitable events to include in the programme and to take turns in organising them.  It is envisaged that one event will take place each month.
We do hope you can join us.


To be announced on an event by event basis
Payments may be made by cheque to payable to Haddenham U3A and have the name of the event written on the back.  These should be sent to Kevin Nash, Swevenings, Lower End, Ashendon, HP18 0HE.  However, we prefer payment by internet or telephone banking to the credit of Haddenham U3A at CAF Bank; sort code 40-52-40, account no. 00021011. As soon as you have used one of these methods, please advise Kevin whose contact details are below.  


Photo Galleries

We will endeavour to maintain a photographic record of our various visits, which you can access by clicking HERE



Next Events

Visit to London Transport Museum (Back-up depot at Acton) 23 Oct 2018

tour starts at 14.00 hrs

Please car share to 

118-120 Gunnersbury Ln, London W3 9BQ

Visit to Triumph Motorcycle Factory Oct 2018 Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 3BZ see below












Group Notices 

Visit to London Transport Museum (Back-up depot at Acton) - 23 October 2018
Mike Darnell has kindly offered to investigate and organise a visit.  Travel would be by car share, to 118-120 Gunnersbury Ln, London W3 9BQ
This is an enquiry as to how many people might be interested in a visit to the London Transport Museum in Acton - this is not the main Museum, but the 'back-up' depot. The Museum Depot in Acton is the working museum store housing over 370,000 objects. Sights include rare road & rail vehicles spanning over 100 years, bus and rail sheds, signs, ceramic tiles, ephemera and ticket machines.
We can book a private guided tour. There is a charge of £10 - £15 per head depending on numbers.
 Please let Mike know asap if you are interested by sending a note to

Proposed visit to Triumph Motorcycle Factory

If enough people are interested, I will make a group booking for the next available Wednesday in October which is the earliest month for which bookings are available. Maximum group size is 15
The factory is at Hinckley, Leicestershire (LE10 3BZ) and, depending on your chosen route, the journey should take between 1.5 and 2 hours (66 and 80 miles respectively). I suggest car sharing. I would aim to arrange the start of the visit for about 11:00.
Cost is £15.00 per head which would need to be paid 6 weeks in advance of the visit (no refunds). The factory guided tour takes about 1.5 hours and they suggest that we leave another 2 hours for the “factory visit experience” (aka museum) which is free. There are catering facilities on site.
For now, please let me know if you would like to sign up for this visit – in the next week please.
Best regards
Chris Hallaway 01844 291064

If you are interested in joining the group please contact Kevin Nash  01296 658810 or 07519 509370 or We would also be delighted to hear from you if you have an interest or area of expertise which could contribute to the group’s learning, or if you have any further ideas for possible trips.


Joining the Group

New members are welcome. If you wish to join us, please contact:

 Kevin Nash  01296 658810 or 07519 509370 or