Moraira - Teulada


Welcome to issue number 94 of the Newsletter

April 2017 


The newsletters are compiled by Dot Garrett.  

If you would like an interesting article or news item to be considered for inclusion in future editions of the newsletter, please email them to her.

For a printed (hard) copy of the newsletter they are available at the U3A monthly General meetings at the new members desk. They can also be collected from the Senieta (Moraira town hall) main reception desk, located at the car park end. (not the Tourist Information office)

Copy date for May 2017 Newsletter:

 April 21st 2017


  Next U3A Meeting

The next General Meeting will be held on

Monday, 3rd April 2017

At the Salóns G.L, Avenida del Mediterráneo 32, Teulada at 10:30 a.m.

Doors open to members at 09:30 a.m.

Speaker : Lawrence Whalley. 

He is a professor emeritus of mental health at the University of Aberdeen.

The title of his talk is "Understanding brain aging and dementia"

It includes some causes for optimism.



Message From Our President

 By John Hopwood


Following the recent dreadful events on Westminster Bridge and at Parliament gates in London, Sue and I watched Prime Minister Theresa May’s quite excellent speech to the Commons and the comments which followed from many other MPs.

Through our tears the most memorable to us were those of James Cleverly M.P. who remembered serving with P.C Keith Palmer when they were both Gunners in The Royal Artillery twenty five years ago and he said what a delight it had been for him to meet again when he had been elected as an MP.

The other was the comment by one MP that he had seen a message chalked on one of the Underground notice boards which said something like “To any Terrorists – you can’t frighten us because whatever you do to us all we will do is make a cup of tea – and carry on as normal!”

I know that all of our U3A member’s thoughts will be with those who died and also those with such severe injuries.

We are so lucky to live in such a relatively quiet and peaceful place. 

170410 10th Apr History Talk: The Golden Age of Piracy – 1650 - 1730

Note: this is a change to the previous schedule

Date: 10th April

Time: 10:30

Location: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira

(next to the large free car park)

Subject: The Golden Age of Piracy  1650 - 1730

Lecturer: Mike Rendell

We talk about the ‘golden age’ as if it was something admirable, glorious and fun. Mike’s talk aims to look behind the façade at what was basically theft, often linked with torture, arson, rape and murder. The talk will also look at the lives of some of the more notorious names in pirate history – from Captain Morgan to Captain Kidd, from Calico Jack to Blackbeard. It will also examine what was meant by the Pirates’ Code – and look at how the skull and crossbones emerged as the symbol of 18th Century piracy.

170424 History Talk 24 Apr: Wonderful Things: The Discovery of King Tutankhamun’s Tomb

Note: this is a change to the previous scheduled talk

Date: 24th April 2017 10:30

Location: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira

(next to the large free car park)

Subject: Wonderful Things: The Discovery of King Tutankhamun’s Tomb

Lecturer: David Rohl

Egyptologist and historian, David Rohl, tells the story of Howard Carter’s famous discovery of Pharaoh Tut’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. He will show photographs by Harry Burton of the wonderful artefacts in situ, as they were found, as well as how they look today after conservation and restoration. But there are secrets to reveal about the discovery … and a scandal that has only recently come to life!


Film. 10th April 2017: Spooks. The Greater Good
When: Monday 10th April 2017, doors open 17:45, film starts 18:00.

Where: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park)

What: Spooks. The Greater Good

U3A Membership Card for entrance (free) – NO booking required

When charismatic terrorist Adem Qasim (Elyes Gabel) escapes from MI5 custody during a high profile handover, legendary operative Harry Pearce (Peter Firth), Head of Counter-terrorism, is blamed. Disgraced and forced to resign, Harry disappears without a trace.

With MI5 on its knees in the wake of the Qasim debacle and facing controversial reform, former agent Will Holloway (Kit Harington) is brought back from Moscow to discover the truth about Harry’s disappearance and in doing so, uncovers a shocking revelation; Harry is still alive, has gone rogue and desperately needs Will’s help.Will must decide whether to turn Harry in - or risk everything by trusting the damaged, dangerous master spy who betrayed him once before…

Forthcoming Social Events 2017


The members of the Social Events subcommittee are pleased to announce that they have arranged the following social events:

• Summer Dinner Dance at Salón Canor - Friday, 23rd June

• Evening trip to Benidorm Palace - Thursday, 26th October

• Christmas Dinner Dance at Salón Canor - Friday, 8th December

You may like to make a note of these dates in your diaries.  Please note that we will not be open for bookings for the October and December events until later in the year, so please do not contact us now.

Tickets for the Summer Dinner Dance will be on sale very soon - details as follows:

• Date - Friday, 23rd June 2017

• Venue - Salón Canor, Teulada

• Time - Cava Reception 7:00 p.m., Dinner 8:00 p.m.

• Tickets - 25 euros each to include a welcome glass of cava, 3 course meal and drinks during the meal.

• Dress Code - Smart - no jeans or shorts please

• Music - Ian Henry will be playing background music in the lovely gardens of Canor during the cava reception between 7:00-8:00 p.m. (weather permitting) and also dinner music during the meal.  He will then be joined by his wife, Gill, when they will perform as Double Impact and provide party time dance hits that span the years.

Tickets will be on sale at the General Meeting on 3rd April 2017 and, subject to availability, at subsequent meetings in May and June.

If you wish to join us for what promises to be a spectacular evening, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to one of the General Meetings with the full amount in cash.  Please ensure that the form is fully completed and that you enter the full name of every person as per the details on their membership cards.

You can check the menu and then download the form.

A few copies of each will be available at the General Meetings for those members without computers.

If you have any queries, please contact Steve Higham



Just for fun : Anagrams. Very Clever!

By Margaret Roberts.



Rearrange the letters :





Easter Recipe : Hot Cross Bun & Butter Pudding

By Dot Garrett


I usually make Bread & Butter pudding with Brioche bread or buns.

Hot Cross Buns make a fab substitute too!!



• 600 ml semi-skimmed milk

• 200 ml double cream

• 400 ml single cream

• 1tsp. vanilla essence

• 4 medium eggs

• 170 g caster sugar

• 6 hot cross buns , sliced in half and spread with a knob of butter

• 1 knob butter , spread on the hot cross buns

• 3 tablespoons Brandy or Baileys

• 1 handful dried apricots , chopped

• 1 orange , zest of

• a little icing sugar


• Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/gas 3.

• For the custard base, bring the milk and all the cream just to the boil in a saucepan. Add the vanilla extract to the pan. Whisk the eggs with the sugar until pale, then whisk in the milk and cream mixture.

• Dip the hot cross bun halves in the mixture, then place in an ovenproof dish. Drizzle over the Brandy or Baileys and sprinkle over the apricots and the orange zest. Sieve the custard over, and leave it all to soak for at least 15 minutes.

• Place the dish in a roasting tin, half-fill the tin with hot water, then bake the pudding for about 45 minutes. When cooked it will have a slight crust on top but will still be slightly wobbly inside.

• Dust with the icing sugar and serve.


Support Group

Support Group

By Rona Hurst

The U3A Support group is now up and running. We still need more volunteers especially if you can speak Spanish;  if you are interested please let me know.

Our help includes someone to take you to the hospital or doctors for an appointment, taking you shopping or doing it for you if you cannot manage, walking your dog or maybe doing some cooking for you or DIY or gardening.

Most importantly it just might be someone for you to talk with, and I am sure we can offer many other ways of help as well. Everything will be confidential.

We need you to know that you will not be on your own should there be a bereavement in the family. So the support group contact number for Rona is 634 324 693 email.



Moraira - Teulada

Local Events and Information.

Fiesta for Teulada in honour of Sant Vicent Ferrer 2017

Dates : 19th - 30th April 2017

Venue: Teulada

The Teulada Fiesta is in honour of St. Vicente Ferrer, the patron saint of Teulada, who was born and lived in the town.

Festivities include processions, dancing in the streets, live music, sporting events, firework displays, giant paella and bull-running.

Religious festivities held in honour of Sant Vincent Ferrer are organised by the town of Teulada and the Moraira-Teulada Tourist Office,

The programme is not yet available but will be nearer the time from Moraira & Teulada Tourist Information Offices.

Campaign for renewal of registration of foreign nationals in municipalities of the province of Alicante

From the town hall.

Dear Fellow Citizens,


The Town Hall would like to remind you how important it is to register with the residents´ registration office and that you need to renew your registration every two or five years (depending on our personal situation), to help the municipality with the update of its data.

Your registration or renewal is important to help the INE to have the current actual data from every municipality.

This information is vital for the municipality to continue receiving the money urgently needed to keep services they offer their citizens up and running and ensures us to be able to continue enjoying those services.



Herewith attached, please, receive information from the county council Alicante regarding this subject in several languages.



Meeting with The Mayor


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