THE Tadley & District U3A monthly speaker meeting will be held next Thursday at the Tadley Community Centre, in Newchurch Road from 11.15am through to 1pm. Doors open at 10.45am. This month’s talk is titled 'SS Great Britain – from launch to re-launch' with Ian Caskie. Ian has been a visitor services volunteer with the SS Great Britain Trust since 2007. Ian will tell you of the SS Great Britain’s remarkable story from Brunel’s original design through the different phases of her working life. He will also describe the incredible salvage operation to bring her back from the Falklands to Bristol in 1970 and finally her restoration, preservation and re-launch as a multi award winning museum of international renown. Admission is free of charge for first time visitors.

THE Salvation Army Hall, in Mulfords Hill, hosts a coffee morning on Friday, 19 October from 10am to noon. Cakes, preserves, books and gifts all for sale.

ALSO on Friday, 19 October from 5.45pm to 6.45pm at The Link Tadley Community Centre, meet your MP and enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles and get answers to any questions you may have. For catering purposes please register your attendance 01264 353398 or email