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General Assembly

Thursday 04 May 2023, 10:00am

Guest Speaker

Paula Brunsveld van Hulten

Subject: Gin v Ginebra

Paula is dutch born in Surabaya, Indonesia before emigrating to Holland in1962.
Education:  Communications marketing and art academy
Author of 2 books

Celebration for King Charles III

Charles III

If you haven't received your invitation to the King's coronation on Saturday 6th May at Westminster Abbey, do not despair.  The U3A Vall del Pop has a great celebration planned for our General Assembly on Thursday 4th May at Murla and we hope as many members as possible will join us to celebrate this momentous occasion. So get busy finding coronation memorabilia and suitable dress for this royal occasion.

Elizabeth II

Some of you, I am sure many of you, may remember the late Queen Elizabeth's coronation on 2nd June 1953.  Where have the years gone? And how much has everyday life changed during those years in so many ways.

Bakolite Radio

Fashion, technology, travel, types of employment, social media, 15 UK Prime Ministers, tv ownership and the number of TV channels,  24-hour news, lifestyle changes, ownership of central heating, washing machines, telephones and cars, wars and conflicts, medical advances, rise in life expectancy, racial diversity, gender equality and changes to the empire to name just a few!

Maybe you have photographs or souvenirs from then or just distant memories.

And it seems only yesterday we were celebrating the late Queen's platinum jubilee and watching the amazing scenes of pageantry and patriotism on television. No one does it quite like the British, do they? I'm sure the King's coronation will be just as spectacular.

So what do we have planned?

  • We will be serenaded on the keyboard by Bill White, with patriotic songs from across the years.
  • The ‘Let's Sing Together’ group will entertain us with popular songs, for you to join in with.
  • The Goodwill team will hold a plant sale and pre-loved stall so you can treat yourselves. Any donations of plants or items gratefully received.
  • A guest speaker will talk to us about Gin (not sure we will get to sample any sadly)!!
  • You are invited to make and wear a crown to the meeting and there will be a prize for the most creative.
  • We would ask all members to bring a plate of food, homemade or purchased, to share as part of a summer buffet (you may recall this was a huge success at our Christmas meeting with a fabulous spread for everyone to enjoy).
  • We will provide complimentary cava and orange juice to toast the King. There will be a complimentary raffle with super prizes and lots of decorations and celebratory good cheer.

    Celebratory Flags

So please put the date in your diary and start thinking about your crown and buffet contribution. We look forward to celebrating with as many of our members as possible on Thursday 4th May at Murla.

Location : Polivalent

Parking is available in the car park, which is signposted, and in adjacent roads.
PLEASE NOTE: The Ayuntamiento has requested that nobody park on the main road.


• Follow CV731 to Orba, through Benidoleig.
• Continue through Orba and turn left at the Masymas junction, zeroing your tripometer.
• At the next roundabout, take the second exit, sign posted Parcent and BENIDORM.
• Pass the Gasorba petrol station (1.5kms) and continue up over the hill.
• Pass the Nou Portet restaurant (3.5kms) and at the next junction turn right, signposted Murla and Benigembla.
• Follow this winding road for 1.6kms, and you will find the Polivalent, a large grey and white building on the left, approximately 100m past the Murla signpost.

• At the bridge coming out of Jalon, zero your tripometer
• @ 2.0km, turn left, T-junction signposted Parcent
• Take the first right, with CastellVi Restaurant on the right.
• Follow the road over the hills, and at the T-junction @ 4.2km, turn right, signposted Orba.
• @ 4.7km, turn left, signposted Murla and Benigembla - the bus garage is opposite the junction.
• Follow that winding road to Murla.
• @ 6.3km, you have reached the Polivalent in Murla. It is a large grey and white building on the left, approximately 100m past the Murla signpost.

*** Please be aware that you take part in any of our activities AT YOUR OWN RISK ***