Our groups

Groups Management
Gail Allaby
–  Groups Co-ordinator: groups@u3atod.org.uk
Dee KerslakeAssistant Groups Co-ordinator: deekerslake@hotmail.com

Venues. Click here for a list of our venuesIn the process of being updated. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Joining a Group

It is essential that before you attend a group, you contact the convenor for further information. Some groups, for example, may be full and will not be able to accommodate you. You may also want to know a little more about what their meetings cover, and whether or not you will be able to access their meeting places. Convenors will be able to respond to most of your questions and concerns.


Membership of U3A Todmorden is £15 a year and this must be paid before you become a regular member of a group. Join us here.  Moreover, some groups have to make charges for room hire or for equipment. Please check with a group convenor before finding yourself inconvenienced.

P1060631Here’s the latest groups’ report. Or click a name below for more details of that group. 

Here is a pdf of the current groups to download 

The PDF of the current groups is in the process of being updated. Sorry for any inconvenience.

  • Ann Brook; Tel 01706 815099; ann.brook@ymail.com
    2nd Monday of month, 1.30pm, Various locations

  • Art Appreciation / History

    Mary Findon; 01706 814022; w.m.findon@btinternet.com
    1st Thursday of the month, 2.00 – 3.30 pm, Fielden Centre

  • Art Club

    Jean A Pearson; 01706 813933; pearson382@btinternet.com
    Alternate Tuesdays, 10.30 am – 1.00pm, the Fielden Centre

  • Beginners Modern Greek

    Ron Tapsell: 07930020418 rontapsall@hotmail.co.uk
    Alternative Thursdays. 11 a.m.  Saltonstall room Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

  • Coffee Club

    Jean A Pearson; 01706 813933; pearson382@btinternet.com
    1st Monday of Month, 11.00 onwards, The Polished Knob

  • Concert party

    Rita Olley; 01706 819926; ritaandreg@todonline.co.uk
    Friday, 2.00 – 4.00pm, Various locations

  • Craft

    Mary Findon; 01706 814022; w.m.findon@btinternet.com
    Alternate Fridays, 10.30am – 1.00pm, Fielden Centre  


    “The apple does not fall far from the tree.” So goes the saying. Todmorden U3A Craft Club have produced a tapestry of a tree to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of our U3A. In this case, The Tree of Knowledge. Each “apple” represents a group or amalgam of similar groups and incorporates ...

  • Creative Writing Group

    Barbara Griffiths; 01706 876984; barbiegriff@gmail.com
    2nd and 4th Thursdays, every month. 2.00 – 4.00pm, TCRC room.

  • French Conversation

    Anne Foster; 01706 814623; thefostershq@yahoo.co.uk
    2.00 to 4.00pm, alternating between the Fire Station Community Room and the upstairs room in the Fielden Centre. Pease contact Anne.

  • French Improvers (Monday Group)

    Gill Radford; 01422 886021; gillmradford@btinternet.com
    1.00 – 3.00 pm, every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, Fielden Centre upstairs room.

  • German Group

    Andy Hollis; andy.hollis1@gmail.com
    Weekly, Tuesday afternoons, 2.00 – 4.00pm, Community Room, Todmorden Fire Station

  • Golf for Fun (short ten-week course)

    Mike Cook; Tel 07976 402276; michaelcook2016@yahoo.com
    Mondays, 10:00 to 12:30 noon, Todmorden Golf Club.

  • Let’s go

    Linda Cook; 01706 817254; landcook@talktalk.net (Available to All Members). Various locations, phone Convenor for details.


    Linda reported that forty-three members visited the historic town of Carlisle recently on a lovely spring day. Some members enjoyed the 12th century castle, while others experienced the peace of the lovely medieval cathedral with its beautiful stained glass and fantastic silver collection. The Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery was yet another ...

  • Lunch Club

    Gisela Lea-McCann; 01422 843329; gleamccann@aol.com
    Please contact Gisela for information and you will then be sent details of the following month’s venue.

  • Mah Jong

    Harriet Appleby; Tel 07773 623655; ha@blurrededges.co.uk
    Wednesdays, 3pm – 5pm at The Hare & Hounds, Burnley Road, Todmorden, OL14 8EA.

  • Music Appreciation

    Richard Pomfret; 01706 839115; richpomf@googlemail.com
    Alternate Tuesdays, 10.00am – midday, at Bridgeholme Cricket Club pavilion, Eastwood

  • Novel Appreciation

    Anthony Peter; 01706 551998; antpeter51@yahoo.co.uk
    ‘From January 2019, usually 1st Monday of the month, Todmorden Library, 2pm to 3.30pm’ ?

  • Old English

    Emily Watnick; emilywatnick@gmail.com
    Please email Emily for details of this group.

  • Opera Appreciation Group

    Sue Nightingale; 01706815166; suenightingale@btinternet.com
    Stubbing Wharf at 1pm to 4:30, monthly on second Tuesday of the month.

  • Our Groups Boocklet Todmorden U3A

    Please download booklet for Venues, Joining a Group, Cost and a list of Our Groups

    For further information please contact Group Coordinator

    Todmorden U3A

    Our Groups

    Groups Management

    Gail Allaby  –  Groups Co-ordinator: groups@u3atod.co.uk
    Dee Kerslake  –  Assistant Group Co-ordinator: deekerslake@hotmail.com

    Our Popular Venues

    Fielden Centre – ...

  • Philosophy

    Peter Baron; 01706 813044; baronps@hotmail.com
    Alternate Mondays, 10.15am, Central Methodist 

  • Photography Group

    Nigel Plant; 07929 756356; nigelonline@mac.com
    2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month, 10.30 – 12.30, Stubbings  Wharf

  • Photography Group 2

    Ernie Rogan; 01706 812015 arlineandernie@tiscali.co.uk
    Every third Tuesday, Fire Station Community Room

  • Poetry Appreciation

    Lynne Taylor; 01282 411902; lynne.tlr@btinternet.com
    Second Friday of the Month, 11.00am – 12.30pm, Todmorden Library

  • Poetry Enjoyment Group

    Lynne Taylor; 01282 411902; lynne.tlr@btinternet.com
    11.00-12.30, every fourth Thursday of the month, at Todmorden Library

  • Practical Art

    Wendy Coates; 01706 344821; coateswendy1@gmail.com
    and Mike Peace; michael_peace2@hotmail.com
    Alternate Fridays, 11.00am – 1.30pm, Fielden Centre

  • Psychology

    Linda Robson;; linlinrobson@btinternet.com

  • Quiz

    Myrna Beet; 01706 815458; myrna-cb@tiscali.co.uk
    Every fourth Thursday of the month, 10am, Central Methodist Church

  • Reader Group (3 Valley Readers)

    Caroline Pinder ; 07960339037; cspinder@btinternet.com.
    Please contact Caroline for time and venue

  • Science

    Tom Williamson; 01706 810016; tom.w16@tiscali.co.uk
    2nd and 4th Wednesdays, Fielden Centre, 10.15am

  • Scrabble 1

    Pam Booth; 01706 818729
    Alternate Fridays, 2.30 – 4.30 pm, (next 24th August)  Central Methodist

  • Scrabble 2

    Marion Kershaw; 07979624111  todwords@yahoo.co.uk
    1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 1.00 – 2.30, the new venue for Scrabble 2 is the Golden Lion, Fielden Square.

  • Social history

    Alan Fowler; 01422 842828; alanfowler1944@btinternet.com
    3rd Friday in the month, 10.15, TCRC room

  • Table Tennis and Badminton

    Ann Priestley; pann900@talktalk.net (CONTACT ONLY)
    Mondays (term time), 3.00 – 5.00pm, Todmorden Leisure Centre

  • Tablet Club

    Ian Mcadie;  07398682519;  ianmacadie279@gmail.com.(Available to All Members)
    First Tuesday in the month. 11.00am – 12.30, Weatherspoons 


    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 the hard work the convenors do to keep Tod U3A going. Secondly, it is an opportunity to keep convenors up-to-date with anything they need to ...


    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 the hard work the convenors do to keep Tod U3A going. Secondly, it is an opportunity to keep convenors up-to-date with anything they need to ...

  • Walking

    Peter Gibson (ToddyPG@gmail.com) and Bill Griffiths (bill@gryffon.co.uk).
    Last Tuesday in the Month.  Available to all members

  • Wine Appreciation Group

    Roger Howard; 01706 815166; jroger.howard@btinternet.com.
    Fridays in the upstairs room at the Fielden Centre. Please contact Roger for the next tasting in good time, so he can make sure there is enough wine for every one.

  • World Affairs

    Peter Baron; 01706 813044; baronps@hotmail.com
    Alternate Wednesdays, 2.30pm to 4.00pm, Fire Station community room

Our Popular Venues

The Pub (new entry) 3 Brook Street Todmorden OL14 5AJ                                                                          Fielden Centre – Lower Room
Fielden Centre – Upper Room
Fire Station Community Room
The Polished Knob, Todmorden
Todmorden Community Resource Centre (TCRC)
Todmorden Library
The White Hart (Wetherspoons), Todmorden
The Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge
The Central Methodist Church, Todmorden
Todmorden Leisure Centre
The Hare and Hounds, Todmorden

Some groups meet in various other places.

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