Author Archives: Andrew Teal

July’s Monthly Meeting

Greetings to all members. We had 111 members, four visitors and four new members present at our AGM and I welcome the members who joined on the day. The committee hope you enjoy your time with U3A Todmorden. The AGM … Continue reading

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June’s Monthly Meeting

Report of Members’ Meeting – Thursday June 15th This is not the report of the Chairman, or even the Vice Chairman, as both are on holiday at present and so it fell to me to chair what was an exceptionally … Continue reading

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May’s Monthly Meeting

Greetings to all members. We had over 100 members attending again and I welcome the six new members who joined. Our visitors included two members from the “about to be formed group” from Whitworth, Rochdale and the committee wishes them … Continue reading

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April’s Monthly Meeting

Greetings to all members. We had about 130 members attending, but only 88 signed in. It is a “Health and Safety” matter that members sign in for the meeting. I make no apologies for repeating the cartoon, produced by Nick … Continue reading

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March’s Monthly Meeting

Members’ meeting report, Thursday 16 March 2017. Greetings to all members. We had a good attendance of about 100 members. Gail gave her group report, which can be found on the website. Committee member Peter Gibson made an excellent suggestion, … Continue reading

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February’s Monthly Meeting

Report of the Members’ meeting held on 16 February 2017 Greetings to all members. We had our best attendance ever with over 150 members at Central. In fact some were so eager they were, literally, banging on the doors. Our … Continue reading

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January’s Monthly Meeting

Chairman’s report on the January 2017 Member’s meeting Greetings to all members. Your committee hopes that this year will be an exciting one for all members, with our three projects. Our Memory Day is now fully booked, with a small … Continue reading

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December’s Monthly Meeting

Chairman’s report on the members’ meeting, 15 December 2016. Greetings to all members. This report will be quite long; some light reading over the festive period. My week started listening to Eric Midwinter, on You and Yours, talking about the … Continue reading

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Newsletter, Winter 2016

Thanks to all members and convenors who have forwarded snippets for your enjoyment in the Winter 2016 Newsletter. Jean Pearson and Keith Coates have assembled all the information in just 5 days, from the initial meeting to the first draft. … Continue reading

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November’s Monthly Meeting

Chairman’s report of the members’ meeting, Thursday 17 November 2016. The committee is grateful for so many members attending on what was, in the morning, promising to be a typical miserable winter’s day. We welcomed committee members from U3A Littleborough … Continue reading

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Masterclass on Gilbert and Sullivan

by Anthony Peter. Though I am not knowledgeable enough to open this report with a Gilbert and Sullivan quotation, I am not so unappreciative of excellence as to fail to remark that Bernard Lockett’s presentation to Todmorden U3A on 20th … Continue reading

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Orientalism – Common Scale Patterns

Here is the document referred to by Professor Scott at the Thursday 21st January 2016 monthly meeting: Orientalism – Common Scale Patterns.

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October’s Monthly Meeting

Chairman’s report of the Members’ meeting, 20 October 2016. Greetings to all members. What an afternoon. 148 members and visitors attended on a warm autumnal day. We had nine new members join U3A Todmorden. Keith Coates, our previous chairman, gave … Continue reading

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September’s Monthly Meeting

Vice Chair’s report of the Members’ meeting, 15th September 2016. Greetings to all members. Two new members joined 87 other members and 11 visitors, on a warm day, for our September meeting. Gill Radford introduced herself as the new Vice … Continue reading

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August’s Monthly Meeting

Chairman’s report members’ meeting 18 August 2016. Greetings to all members. Four new members joined 86 other members and 12 visitors, on a warm day, for our August meeting. Some two dozen members have still not renewed their subscriptions, so … Continue reading

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July’s Monthly Meeting

Chairman’s report members’ meeting 21 July 2016. Greetings to all members. 83 members and visitors decided not to top up on their Vitamin D and attended our July meeting. The first few minutes were dealing with an EGM, at which … Continue reading

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June’s Monthly Meeting

Greetings. The AGM was organised excellently by Keith Coates, the outgoing Chairman, and Marion Kershaw was returned as Secretary, Dinah Kenworthy as Membership Secretary, and Ernie Rogan became Chairman, there being no other nominations. So, I am privileged to be … Continue reading

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Newsletter, Summer 2016

Here is the second issue of the Newsletter. Once again I must thank Jean Pearson for putting it together with assistance from Christine Richmond. Regards, Keith Coates (chairman)

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May’s Monthly Meeting

We had another well attended meeting this afternoon. There were about 130 present, including 4 visitors. Our speaker was Gill Russell, who is the Chairman (the term they use rather than Chair) of the U3A North West Region Executive Committee. … Continue reading

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April’s Monthly Meeting

On yet another glorious day 125 members and visitors were willing to forgo their gardening duties to attend our April meeting. 80 members renewed their subscriptions and I would like to thank committee members and volunteers for their hard work … Continue reading

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Mah Jong

Harriet Appleby; Tel 07773 623655; ha@blurrededges.co.uk In general the pattern is: 1st 2 Wednesdays and 2nd 2 Tuesdays; 2.30 – 4.30pm at Wetherspoons (White Hart) in Todmorden, in the upstairs ‘Curtained’ area to the right as you go in. Beginners are … Continue reading

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Golf for Fun (short six-week course)

Mike Cook; Tel 07976 402276; mjc@allaby-cook.co.uk Mondays, 10:30 to 12:00 noon, Todmorden Golf Club.  (to be repeated later)   After ten weeks of serious coaching the 6 U3A golfers were deemed fit enough to undergo the rigours of a Championship.   … Continue reading

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March’s Monthly Meeting

Greetings to all. On a glorious St Patrick’s day 102 members and 10 visitors attended our March meeting. U3A Todmorden has now reached the milestone figure of 500 members, in just eight years of activity. However, to sustain this growth, … Continue reading

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February’s Monthly Meeting

Dear Members, We had another well attended meeting at Central Methodists on Thursday last, the 17th February; 122 members and 10 visitors were present. Five new members were recruited, bringing our total membership to 440. Short Talk The meeting started … Continue reading

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German Group

Vicky Jackson; vejx@btinternet.com Weekly, Tuesday afternoons, 2.00 – 4.00pm, Community Room of Todmorden Fire Station                              The  picture below shows how one member shared her nation’s American … Continue reading

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French Improvers (Wednesday Group)

Gill Radford; 01422 886021; gillmradford@btinternet.com Fielden Centre (upstairs room) Fortnightly on Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm. This group will be suitable for those who perhaps consider them a little rusty but who are keen to improve their Speaking and Listening skills in … Continue reading

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Tablet Club

Ian Mcadie;  07398682519;  ianmcadie279@gmail.com (Available to All Members) First Tuesday in the month. 11.00am – 12.30, Weatherspoons  Please use the upstairs room and treat yourself to coffee or tea as we use the room free of charge.

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January’s Monthly Meeting

Dear Members We got off to a good start with a full house for our first meeting of 2016. There was a short talk from Daniel Jessop, Volunteer and Events Coordinator at Calderdale Council. Daniel,who has visited us before to … Continue reading

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December’s Monthly Meeting

Dear Members On Thursday 17th December we had our last monthly meeting of 2015. It was, as all the year’s meetings have been, well attended. Refreshments, including the much appreciated “non-alcoholic punch”, were provided by Alison Greenwood and her helpers. … Continue reading

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Newsletter, Winter 2015

The first such publication since the early days of U3A Todmorden has just been completed. I [chairman Keith Coates] am grateful to Jean Pearson and Christine Richmond for their work in putting it together. Here is a copy of the … Continue reading

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Monthly Meeting: Did I See Marilyn?

Last Thursday’s meeting was again well attended in spite of the appalling weather. Our speaker was Allan Stuttard whose subject was advertised as “From Tod to Korea and Back. National Service Remembered”. He caused me some consternation when he arrived … Continue reading

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Monthly Meeting: Shibden Hall

The meeting on October 15th was well attended with 127 present (126 members and one visitor). Our speaker, Pat Osborne, presented an illuminating insight into the history of Shibden Hall and particularly the life of its most ‘notorious’ owner, Anne Lister. The … Continue reading

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Next Meeting Thursday, 17th April

Our April members’ meeting will take place from 1.30 pm at the Central Methodists Hall on Thursday, 17th April, 2014.   Nick Littlewood has designed a new poster to publicise this meeting. I do hope you like it. It will be … Continue reading

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