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 venues

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.


Here’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 

  • 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, Honest John’s

  • 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  

  • Creative Writing Group

    Barbara Griffiths; 01706 876984; barbiegriff@gmail.com
    Colin Sanson; 01422 845401; colinsanson@hotmail.com
    2nd and 4th Thursdays, every month. 2.00 – 4.00pm, TCRC room.

  • Crown Green Bowling

    Peter Carrigan 07852 488884  carrigan90@gmail.com
    Returning in April 2020

  • Dance

    Fiona Ryland 07719 422946 fio.a.ryland@gmail.com
    Mandy Hill 0788 788 0607 mandy@hillsown.com.
    Fridays 1.30 -2.30pm at the Dawn Chapman School of Dance. Victoria Road, OL14 5LP. 01706 839113

  • French Conversation

    Anne Foster; 01706 814623; thefostershq@yahoo.co.uk
    2.00 to 4.00pm,  Fire Station Community Room. Please 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.

  • Let’s Go Trip to Lytham

    Forty-nine members enjoyed the June sunshine on the Fylde coast recently. They spent leisure time in the leafy town of Lytham, mentioned in the Domesday Book, before visiting the Grade 1 listed Lytham Hall, a Georgian mansion situated in 78 acres of parkland and former home of the Clifton family, where they had a tour ...

  • 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

    Suspended until we can find a new convenor

  • Novel Appreciation

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

  • Old English

    Emily Watnick; emilywatnick@gmail.com
    Old English is at the Stubbing Wharf Please email Emily for details of this group.

  • Opera Appreciation Group

    Keith Coates; 01706844821; k.coates994@gmail.com
    Stubbing Wharf at 1pm to 4:30, monthly on second Tuesday of the month.

  • 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 Corinne Roberts; stoneyroyd12@gmail.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

    Ernie Rogan (CONTACT ONLY) 01706 812015 arlineandernie@tiscali.co.uk
    Mondays (term time), 3.00 – 5.00pm, Todmorden Leisure Centre

  • Tablet and ipad Club

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

  • The Last Cowkeeper in Garston

    U3A Todmorden’s October meeting enjoyed a superlative afternoon of quiet rapture in Dave Joy’s energised, energising and fluent talk about his cowkeeping family from Garston.

    And what, we wondered, was a cowkeeper?

    A cowkeeper was a Yorkshire or Lancashire farmer of the early nineteenth century who spotted that milk transported in churns by the railway to growing ...


    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

Bridgeholme Cricket Club Pavilion
Central Methodist Church
Centre Vale Park Bowling Club
Dawn Chapman School of Dance 01706 839113
Fielden Centre Main Hall Audrey 01706 839802 (Accessible)
Fielden Centre Upstairs Room Audrey 01706 839802
Fire Station Community Room 01706 813541
Golden Lion 01706 816333
Hare and Hounds 01706 417074
Polished Knob 01706 810480
Saltonstall Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall 01422 417 300
Stubbing Wharf Amy 01422 844107
The Pub Glenn or Mel 01706 812145
Todmorden Community Resource Centre 07852 355111
Todmorden Golf Club 01706 81 29 86
Todmorden Library 01706 815600
Todmorden Sports Centre 01706 839090
White Hart 01706 811760                                                                                                                Honest John’s 01706 815646

Some groups meet in various other places.

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