UEA Retirement Association

The UEA Retirement Association offers a wide range of events and outings, from walks across the Lake District to theatre outings.

We also run a series of talks delivered by experts on various subjects; from the history of advertising to ancient trees, there's something to suit all interests. 

Please see below details of games afternoons, walks, talks, and outings.

Games Afternoons


Games afternoons are held on the third Tuesday of the month starting at 2.00pm at the Pavilion. We have regular tables for Cribbage, Dominoes and either Rummikub, Whist or Scrabble. Additional board games and cards are available at each session with the opportunity to learn something new.

The emphasis at games afternoons is on enjoying playing games rather than skill and you are welcome to bring your own games for other members to try. Refreshments are provided.

Contact Details: Denis Brown Tel. 01603 409905 Email:

Outings and Holidays


20-24 July 2020: HF Discovery Tour at Abingworth

I have just been told that two more double or twin rooms are now available on this Discovery Tour, of which full details were given in the October 2019 Renaissance. The price per person is £499 for bed and breakfast, dinner and packed lunch.

Holiday highlights include exploring the Roman city of Chichester, visiting Arundel Castle and Garden, a walk along the River Arun on the new promenade to the sea, and other gardens, museums and churches.

If you would like to join us on this holiday, please send an email as soon as possible to or telephone 01603 456465. A coach will be arranged for travel to and from Abingworth once the final numbers are known.

John Johnson

5-9 October 2020: Walking Holiday at Sedburgh, Yorkshire Dales

Our Walking Holiday in 2020 will be at Sedburgh in the Western Yorkshire Dales. This is a Monday to Friday holiday with walks on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On this holiday we will have fully guided walks with HF Leaders and they will provide transport to and from the walks.

HF Holidays is at Thorns Hall, Sedburgh, LA10 5LE. It’s a Tudor country house which is a short stroll from the heart of Sedburgh. The hall dates from 1535 and has a history and folklore to match. HF have modernised it considerably!
More details at:

We have bookings for the whole house. It is very likely that, nearer the time, we will have a vacancy or two. If you would like to go on the waiting list, please phone or email us at the address below. We’ll let you know if a space becomes available.

The cost of the walking holiday is currently quoted at £375 per person. All rooms are en suite. The price includes bed, breakfast, packed lunch for walks and an evening meal.

Please do ensure you have appropriate travel insurance. HF holidays no longer offer insurance, but most people find an annual policy better value. If you need to cancel for any reason, you will lose your deposit, unless we can transfer the booking to another member of UEARA. The final balance will be due at the beginning of August 2020 and is not refundable.

Keith & Jan Woods. Tel: 01603 810980, Email:

Keith & Jan Woods



All talks begin at 2.15pm (unless otherwise stated) in the Costessey Centre, Longwater Lane, Costessey.

No response slips are required – just pay £1 per person at the door which includes tea and biscuits. Each member may bring up to two guests.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020: (After the AGM) John Betjeman – Tony Diamond

Betjeman is incredibly funny, piercingly poignant, deliciously descriptive, and enthusiastically English from his semi-balding pate all the way down to his anklets wading in Norfolk waters. He is the kind of good boy who never said a bad word about anybody in his life, never had a bad word said about him, and got up to all sorts as often as he could. Of all the good fairies who attended his advent, the finest was that sprite who gave him the gift of laughter. What a happy legacy he has bequeathed us!


Margaret Robins



All these walks start at 10.30am (unless otherwise stated) but please arrive at the meeting place by at least 10.15am, especially if a pub lunch is planned in case we have to pre-order food.

Car sharing would be appreciated. Walking boots or sturdy shoes are recommended.

Places on the walks must be booked by contacting the walk leader via email (where available) or telephone, by the deadline date shown. Please ensure emails contain your name, contact telephone number, number of places and, where appropriate, the number of lunches required. This is particularly important for walks with pub lunches so that the managers may reserve appropriate space for us. Please note that there may be limited numbers for some pub lunches, and these will be allocated on a strictly ‘first come first served’ basis (so it pays to contact the walk leader as early as possible!).

These walks, and all other sporting and leisure activities, have inherent hazards associated with them. In spite of the safety of members of each walk being of paramount concern to its leader/leaders, accidents will occasionally occur. It is important therefore that, before taking part in any of our walks, every member appreciates that they each have an individual responsibility to be aware of possible hazards, and will each be expected to take all reasonable steps to minimise any potential for an accident to occur. i.e. each walker takes part at his/her own risk.


Tuesday, 14 July 2020:    Dilham and Honing Lock

Leaders: Steve and Joan Mosley Tel: 01603 437176, Mobile: 07887399106


Deadline for receipt of emails and phone calls: Tuesday, 7 July 2020

This is a walk of 5.25 miles starting from the Cross Keys pub at Dilham where we will have lunch. We walk from Dilham up to Honing Common, then continue along the Weaver's Way to Honing Lock. From here we follow the North Walsham and Dilham canal and make our way back to the start. The walk is mainly along grassy tracks and quiet lanes with only one stile. Please note that the sections along the canal can be muddy if there has been a lot of rain.

The Cross Keys pub serves a wide variety of lunches, baguettes and sandwiches, see for details.

For those preferring to take a picnic lunch there is a village hall and green close by.


Meet by 10.15 for a 10.30 start. We will order lunches before starting

Map Ref: The Cross Keys, The Street, Dilham, North Walsham, NR28 9PS

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