There are over 25 Salford u3a groups to attend. Due to the pandemic restrictions, many of these are now meeting by zoom – please click on the links below for further information on any groups you may be interested in joining.
For general information please contact John Newton, our Salford u3a Group Co-ordinator.
To contact John or any group convenor/zoom host, please email firstname.lastname@example.org marking the subject line of your email ‘FAO: name/job title’. Or call/text on 07375 779023.
The UK Government has now removed pandemic-related restrictions meaning that it is legally permissible for groups to reconvene.
Outdoor groups have where possible been meeting for several weeks now, though in many cases are not yet in a position to pull together their 2021 programmes. Indoor groups are not currently able (as at 19 July) to meet face-to-face as their traditional venues have not yet been made available to the public and we await further news on this.
We recognise that attitudes to reconvening will vary across our members with some eager to do so and others more hesitant. We enthusiastically welcome back all those who choose to attend whilst fully respecting those who prefer to bide their time. As a courtesy to others, those who do attend meetings and events are encouraged to follow all relevant public health advice prevailing at the time, eg wearing of face masks in enclosed indoor spaces. Further information can be found at:
It remains the case that any member who is feeling ill, displaying COVID-19 symptoms, has received a positive test result in the past 10 days or has been instructed to isolate must NOT participate in u3a meetings, trips and events. Any member who subsequently tests positive (within 7 days of attending) is asked to advise their group convenor(s) or meeting organisers so that all other attendees may be informed.
|Art Appreciation||Beverley Robinson||Various||4th Wednesday of the month|
|Backgammon||John Lambert||Eccles Gateway||2-4pm, alternate Thursdays|
|Bird Watching||Gwyn Davies||St. Mark’s Church Car Park, Worsley||10.15am, alternate Mondays|
|Book Clubs||Marjorie Gee (1) |
Diana Battersby (2)
Lynda Pearson (3)
|Zoom||4-5pm (Club 1), 12-1pm (Club 2) and 11-12noon (Club 3), 1st Wednesday of the month|
|Bridge||Andy Scutt||St. Paul’s Community Centre, Walkden||2-4pm, Thursday|
|Exploring Greater Manchester||Judith Gibson||Various||2nd Tuesday of the month, usually 10.30am|
|Family History||Debra Charnley||Eccles Library||10.15am-12.15pm, 2nd Wednesday each month|
|French Intermediate||Mary McBride||Zoom||2-4pm alternate Wednesdays|
|Gardening||Sheila Thomas||Zoom||11-12 noon, last Tuesday of the month|
|Italian Beginners||Mary McBride||Zoom||4-5pm Thursdays, starting 25 Feb until 15 Apr 2021|
|Handicraft||Jeanette Duffy||Walkden Gateway||10.30-12.30pm, on 2nd Thursday of every month.|
|Local History||Christine Whitefoot||Zoom||11am-12.30pm, alternate Wednesdays|
|Luncheon Group||Judith Gibson||Various||11-12 noon, 4th Thursday each month|
|Mah Jong||Martin Maynard & Merlyn Reid||St. Paul’s Community Centre, Walkden||2-4pm, Thursday|
|Paint and Sketch||Susan Jones||Walkden Gateway|
|1-3pm, alternate Mondays|
|Photography||Guy Besley||Swinton Gateway or out and about||11am-1pm, 3rd Wednesday of the month|
|Play Reading||Ann Teale||Winton Library||2-3.30pm, alternate Fridays|
|Poetry||Bill Newham||Zoom||10-12 noon, 2nd Friday of the month|
|Quilting||Irene Waterhouse||contact convenor||10am, alternate Tuesdays|
|Quiz 1||Carole Bowler||Walkden Gateway||10.30am-12.30pm, 3rd Wednesday of the month|
|Quiz 2||Alan Corbett||Eccles Gateway||2-4pm, 3rd Tuesday of the month|
|Science||Geoff Anthony||St Paul’s community centre, Walkden||2pm, 4th Tuesday of the month|
|Scrabble||Jean Addy||Eccles Gateway||2-4pm, alternate Tuesdays|
|Table Tennis||Pam McMahon||Beesley Green Community Centre||3-4.30pm alternate Tuesdays|
|Theatre||Linda Weir||Walkden Gateway||11.15-12noon, 1st Wednesday of the month|
|Walking with Dogs||Beverley Robinson||Various||tba|
|¬ Local Walks||Brian Briggs||At the start of the chosen walk||1pm, alternate Mondays|
|¬ Long Walks||Hazel Walker/Joy Strangeways (gentle)||St. Mark’s Church Car Park, Worsley||10am, alternate Mondays|
|¬ Short Walks||Brian Pearson||St. Mark’s Church Car Park, Worsley||1pm, alternate Mondays|