News from Todmorden U3A

Groups and members of U3ATod: send us your news!  To keep this page lively and up-to-the-minute, send a para (and a picture if you have one) of your latest visit/unusual event to news@u3atod.org.uk

  • The Mystery that Was Elmet July 9, 2019

    On Thursday, 20th June, Dave Weldrake, self-describing as an ‘enthusiastic archaeologist’ and formerly of the West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service, gave U3A Todmorden a masterclass in making detective-like deductions about ...

  • A Cat among the Literary Pigeons June 4, 2019

    U3A Todmorden’s recent speakers have been like high pressure weather systems: we have enjoyed the vivid freshness and sunshine of Maria Glot on Titus Salt, Tony Waltham on volcanoes and, ...

  • But What if We Tried – Art Appreciation Group May 29, 2019

    But what if we tried. That is the title of the current exhibition at the Touchstones Gallery in Rochdale and is the gallery’s response to the challenge posed by artist Harry ...

  • Volcanoes of Italy Are a Blast and Anniversary Wall Hangings Are, Too May 1, 2019

    In March U3A Todmorden reported on Maria Glot, Titus Salt’s modern publicity tornado, and April saw Tony Waltham strut his pyroclastic stuff on behalf of the Italian Tourist Board. Altham’s, look out: ...

  • April Members’ Meeting April 27, 2019

    Gill welcomed special guests Reverend Kathy and Deacon Bob from Central Methodist’s Church to the April Meeting. U3A Todmorden is always pleased to have an opportunity to thank Central for ...

  • THIRD CONVENORS’ LUNCH April 13, 2019

    Central Methodists Todmorden was the venue for the third Tod U3A Convenors’ Lunch. The purpose of these is two fold: as an expression of thanks from the Committee for all ...

  • PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP EXHIBITION April 13, 2019

    The photography group have some of their work displayed at Tod Information Centre throughout April. You will enjoy a variety of subjects: the expected, but not to say ordinary. Landscapes, ...

  • Maria Glot, Saltaire’s Industrial-Historical Storyteller April 4, 2019

    21st March, 2019 will be remembered as the time Todmorden U3A was hit once again by the benign storytelling tornado that is Maria Glot, historical raconteur extraordinaire. Her primary subject was ...

  • March Members’ meeting March 26, 2019

    Vice Chairman’s report of the Members meeting Thursday 21 March 2019. We had an excellent turn out, rough count 140 including 4 guests. In the 5 minute showcase Sarah Penney gave a ...

  • February Members’ Meeting – Barrow Lad Goes Bargaining in Middle East March 3, 2019

    U3A Todmorden had clearly bargained for 45 minutes from Philip Caine on 21st February, but it got a lifetime’s worth of fluent storytelling (and a chance to buy a book ...

  • February Meeting: from Barrow to Baghdad March 2, 2019

    The Chair welcomed everyone to the February meeting. We are delighted to announce that the membership of U3A Todmorden has now reached 519 and we hope the recent recruits enjoy ...

  • ART CLUB February 20, 2019

    The Art Club have been busy, as Jean Pearson explains below. We have been inspired by poetry for our current project and some beautiful artwork has been produced.   We have ...

  • Members’ survey 2018 February 5, 2019

    At the May monthly meeting last year, as part of the 10 year anniversary celebrations of Todmorden U3A, members  were invited to complete a survey/questionnaire about their thoughts on U3A ...

  • Pathways Films – The Stuff of Legend January 30, 2019

    January 17th, 2019 –a sad day for Calderdale for our speakers, Peter Thornton and Ray Riches, the Powell and Pressburger of the Calder Valley, announced their retirement from film-making. But not ...

  • Christmas Music and a Cracking Quiz January 10, 2019

    U3A Todmorden’s Christmas meeting was well served by local talent. Dee Ashworth conducted the Todmorden Community Adult Learners Brass Band in a fine medley of tunes. This was TCALBB’s first outing. They ...