A THRIVING WEA has been established in Ledbury for 10 years, thanks to the foresight and enthusiasm of Jenny Silcock and her committee, who have successfully planned and stewarded the courses, under the auspices of WEA, West Midlands during this period

This year Jenny and her colleagues have decided to step aside from their hard work, enjoying the fruits of their labours, continuing to subscribe to WEA courses, but passing on the organisational baton to a new chairman and committee.

As a celebration of the success of WEA Ledbury, and as an end of an era celebration, Viv Arscott (secretary) hosted a tea party on August 5, at her home for the "old" and the "new". The scones and strawberries were mouth wateringly delicious.

There was a big thank you, toasted with champagne, to all of the committee for their hard work in maintaining a WEA presence in Ledbury and district.

The new programme for the autumn and spring term (courses and workshops) is available in the Ledbury Library, Tourist Information Office, Heritage Centre, Balfour News and various village locations, or it can be obtained by a phone call to Wendy Hill, who is not only taking bookings, but will send out brochures to new prospective participants.

The workshops and courses offer a diverse range of subject material catering for a range of interests. They include a trip to the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and Coffin factory, an introduction to Ethics, Urban Realism, an Orson Wells film day, Buddhism in practice, the Russian Revolution, and many more.