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Lockdown easing

As the country cautiously moves forward and pandemic restrictions are eased, many of our groups will turn their attention to how and when our members can safely resume face-to-face meetings.

The following must be borne in mind:

Any dates for face-to-face meetings, events and trips are provisional and based on our understanding of the UK Government’s plan to gradually ease pandemic restrictions. As such they are subject to change. Please ensure you have the latest information from your convenor or organiser.

Any member who is feeling ill, displaying COVID-19 symptoms or has received a positive test result in the past 10 days must NOT participate.

Whilst we eagerly look forward to the full easing of pandemic restrictions, all monthly socials and many of our interest groups are currently meeting on a virtual basis.

For the full programme of monthly social meetings please see 2021 events.

Interest Groups

The Art Appreciation, Gardening, Exploring Greater Manchester, Luncheon, Photography and Poetry groups have all recently started meeting via zoom. Please see the individual group pages for more information.

Social Meetings

We are pleased to announce that our programme of monthly socials restarted via Zoom on 20 November 2020 with a presentation by Sue Jeffries, horticulturalist and garden designer, on Christmas wreaths and table decorations. We had two of Sue’s creations to give away to random members of the audience.  Lynn Taylor and Sue Ralph were the lucky winners of a Christmas wreath and Brenda Rothwell was very happy to receive the beautiful table decoration (see photos below).  Both arrangements were made by Sue Jeffries.

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Social trips

Long walk, short walkers!

It seems a very long time since our last u3a outings and we keep our fingers crossed that we may be able to resume these highly enjoyable events during 2021. In the meantime, here are some memories of two events from 2019.

Malhamdale walking holiday 2019 Thank you to both Kens for a great holiday. Other photos can be found  on this link:  Gallery – Malhamdale HF Holiday June 2019

Belfast trip 15-18 September 2019:  Photos illustrating this can be found on  Gallery – Belfast 2019 , with views of Belfast, the Titanic museum, Giant’s Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Once again, many thanks to Janet and Ken for all the organising.

Website updates

In the interests of safety and security, all personal contact details have now been removed from this website.

The Useful Links page has been refreshed and now contains a large number of new links to external websites that you may find of interest.

Monthly newsletters

For all of the information on latest developments, please click on one of the newsletters below:

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021