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U3A Todmorden will be pleased to welcome members of other U3As to any of our Special Interest Group Meetings, providing that the attendance of such people does not take up a place which is wanted by one of our own members (eg when there is already a waiting list for that group) and providing they pay any fees applicable for such meetings (eg for rooom hire). Members of other U3As are also welcome to attend our monthly Members’ Meetings and will be signed in as guests.

Italian Group

Bill Black; 07593 596670; bill@wjblack.co.uk 1.30 — 3.00 pm on alternate Wednesdays, Fielden Centre The Italian group met for the first time at 2pm on Wednesday 7th February in the upstairs room at the Fielden Centre with 13 members present.  … Continue reading

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Old English

Emily Watnick; emilywatnick@gmail.com Please email Emily for details of this group. The group started in June, and we are now a group of 11 meeting twice a month trying to get to grips with the language of the Anglo-Saxons. We … Continue reading

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Craft

Mary Findon; 01706 814022; w.m.findon@btinternet.com Alternate Fridays, 10.30am – 1.00pm, Fielden Centre   The group’s very friendly- do consider joining us! Summery of Activities 2017 The group met every second Friday morning throughout the year (excluding Easter and Christmas).  Each year … Continue reading

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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. We held our first wine appreciation … Continue reading

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Mah Jong

Harriet Appleby; Tel 07773 623655; ha@blurrededges.co.uk Wednesdays, 3pm – 5pm at The Hare & Hounds, Burnley Road, Todmorden, OL14 8EA. The group is nearly 2 years old, with regular weekly attendances of 10 – 12 members.  There are many variations of … Continue reading

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Golf for Fun (short ten-week course)

Mike Cook; Tel 07976 402276; mjc@allaby-cook.co.uk Mondays, 10:30 to 12:00 noon, Todmorden Golf Club. Beginning of new season For the coveted Yearly Championship The Captain of Todmorden Golf Club has been kind enough to allow U3A to use the club facilities … Continue reading

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German Group

Andy Hollis; andy.hollis1@gmail.com Weekly, Tuesday afternoons, 2.00 – 4.00pm, Community Room, Todmorden Fire Station Sadly we said a very fond farewell to Vicky Jackson who is moving from the area. The vacancy for a new convenor has not arisen as … Continue reading

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French Improvers (Wednesday Group)

Gill Radford; 01422 886021; gillmradford@btinternet.com I have decided to stop convening the Wednesday French Improvers group. I will be delighted to welcome you to the Monday class instead if you are available. Provisional date to restart French Improvers Group One is … 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.         … Continue reading

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Beginners Modern Greek

Ron Tapsell: 07930020418 rontapsall@hotmail.co.uk Alternative Thursdays. 11 a.m.  Saltonstall room Hebden Bridge Town Hall. The Beginners Modern Greek group will meet on alternative Thursdays at 11 a.m. in the Saltonstall room in Hebden Bridge town hall commencing on February 8th … Continue reading

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Opera Appreciation Group

Sue Nightingale; 01706815166; suenightingale@btinternet.com Stubbing Wharf at 1pm to 4:30, monthly on second Tuesday of the month. The Opera Appreciation group began 2017  by completing our challenging series of 20th century operas and attempting to understand atonality. In complete contrast Keith Coates … Continue reading

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Modern Greek

Peggy Thomas peggythomas@wilinsky.com Fielden Centre at 10:30 to 11:30 on alternate Tuesdays. We finally have news from the Greek group. Before Christmas we had a very good Greek meal in Manchester. Even more important news: we have a few vacancies … Continue reading

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Jazz Joy

David Greenhough; 07795 570906 Mobile, 01706 876181 Home; 1.30 pm, every two weeks, on a Monday, relocated to the Community Room at the Fire Station      

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Proposed New Groups

Gail Allaby  Groups Co-ordinator g.p.allaby@allaby-cook.co.uk Dee Kerslake Assistant Group Co-ordinator deekerslake@hotmail.com Proposed New Groups 2018, Todmorden U3A Groups on offer, Please contact the convenor, with your name email address and phone number, if you are interested in joining a new group. … Continue reading

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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. As explained in the French Improver’s showcase at the December members monthly meeting, these sessions focus strongly on speaking & … Continue reading

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Novel Appreciation

Anthony Peter; 01706 551998; antpeter51@yahoo.co.uk 2nd Monday of the month, Todmorden Library, 11-12.30 If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Anthony Peter. Novel Appreciation sets out to discuss mostly challenging novels, ancient and modern, from a moderately … Continue reading

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Gardening

Ann Brook; Tel 01706 815099; ann.brook@ymail.com 2nd Monday of month, 1.30pm, Various locations Please contact convenor for added information

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Photography Group 2

Ernie Rogan; 01706 812015 arlineandernie@tiscali.co.uk Every third Tuesday, Fire Station Community Room This will be a beginners group and all members will be learning together. Please bring your cameras. A small selection of Both U3A Photography Groups Exhibition, at the … Continue reading

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Art Club

Jean A Pearson; 01706 813933; pearson382@btinternet.com Alternate Tuesdays, 10.30 am – 1.00pm, the Fielden Centre Members are all very enthusiastic and have a wide range of artistic interests and abilities.Meetings are based on the idea of a workshop/studio situation and … Continue reading

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Natural History

Reluctantly Audrey and Gill have had to give up as Convenors for the group. Anyone able to take over this flourishing group PLEASE. The Natural History Group was set up at the beginning of 2013. It is also sad for … Continue reading

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Spanish for Improvers

Duncan Relf; 01706 814668; duncanrelf@btinternet.com Alternate Wednesdays, 2.00 pm – Fielden Centre

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Poetry Enjoyment Group

Lynne Taylor; 01282 411902; lynne.tlr@btinternet.com 11.00-12.30, every fourth Thursday of the month, at Todmorden Library This group has welcomed two new members this year, and has enjoyed poems on themes including Emotions, Food, Friendship and Summer. Poets discussed have included Louis MacNeice. … Continue reading

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Photography Group

Nigel Plant; 07929 756356; nigelonline@mac.com 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month, 10.30 – 12.30, Stubbings  Wharf For the benefit of several new members, we are going back over the basics. Our first February meeting dealt with exposure in general and … Continue reading

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Poetry Appreciation

Lynne Taylor; 01282 411902; lynne.tlr@btinternet.com Second Friday of the Month, 11.00am – 12.30pm, Todmorden Library Over the last twelve months the group has continued to enjoy discussing poems on such themes as Reflection, Persuasion, Colour and Memory. We try to choose … Continue reading

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Coffee Club

Jean A Pearson; 01706 813933; pearson382@btinternet.com 1st Monday of Month, 11.00 onwards, The Polished Knob Coffee Club meets on the first Monday of every month at about 11 am at the Polished Knob. At present it is only a small, … Continue reading

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World Affairs

Peter Baron; 01706 813044; baronps@hotmail.com Alternate Wednesdays, 2.30pm to 4.00pm, Fire Station community room This group meets fortnightly to discuss topics of local, national and international importance. Sometimes a member presents a topic after doing some background research and sometimes a … Continue reading

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Walking

New convenor; tel number; .com Last Tuesday in the Month. Available to all members  We need a new Convener for our 2018 walks. Anne has stood down as its convenor after at least 6 years in post. Our Thanks for … Continue reading

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Table Tennis and Badminton

Ann Priestley; pann900@talktalk.net (CONTACT ONLY) Mondays (term time), 3.00 – 5.00pm, Todmorden Leisure Centre We have 3 table tennis and 2 badminton courts available for our enthusiastic group. We are a friendly, mixed ability group who enjoy being active and … Continue reading

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Scrabble 2

Marion Kershaw; 07979624111  todwords@onetel.com 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 1.00 – 2.30, ring for venue information. New members welcome. Please contact Marion.

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Scrabble 1

Pam Booth; 01706 818729 Alternate Fridays, 2.00 – 4.00pm, NEW VENUE  Weatherspoons. Our group meets fortnightly to play Scrabble in a friendly and not over-competitive atmosphere. New members welcome.

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Science

Tom Williamson; 01706 810016; tom.w16@tiscali.co.uk 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, Fielden Centre, 10.15am “Following a planning meeting we have decided to let the format of future meetings evolve, starting with a member introducing a topic, speaking for about 20 minutes, followed … Continue reading

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Quiz

Myrna Beet; 01706 815458; myrna-cb@tiscali.co.uk Every fourth Thursday of the month, 10am, Central Methodist Church The Quiz Group meet on the 4th Thursday of each month, at The Central Methodist Church, at 10.00 for about 2 hours. The Quizzes vary … Continue reading

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Philosophy

Peter Baron; 01706 813044; baronps@hotmail.com Alternate Mondays, 10.15am, Central Methodist  We have a dozen or so active members and the meetings have had a consistent attendance of 8-15. Few of us have any formal education in philosophy but all have a … Continue reading

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Music Appreciation

Richard Pomfret; 01706 839115; richpomf@googlemail.com Alternate Tuesdays, 10.00am – midday, at Bridgeholme Cricket Club pavilion, Eastwood Usually the convenor chooses a theme, and provides CDs for the group to listen to and discuss. Typical themes have been ‘Mixing of old … Continue reading

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