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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.

Old English

Emily Watnick  (emilywatnick@gmail.com) Emily has sugested that any ‘new to group’ members should contact her, and obtain the ‘work book’ the group are working from. New members will have to catch up by reading the  ‘work book’ before joining the group.

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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! The craft group meets every other Friday at 10.30 in the Fielden Centre,large and well-appointed enough to host 20-25 people … 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 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)

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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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Boardgames Group

Denise Wilson: denisewil16@btinternet.com contact only by email No specific date. Future sessions arranged at each meeting –  New Venue:  Wetherspoons  Boardgames group meet in the upstairs room of  Wetherspoons . New members are welcome to join the Group. Please email Denise … Continue reading

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Stroller Group

AS YET WE DO NOT HAVE A CONTACT PERSON TO CONVENE THIS GROUP. If you are interested in taking on this group, please contact Group Coordinator

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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 next meeting will be back at Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge,upstairs room,at 1pm on Tuesday October 11th.  

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Modern Greek

Peggy Thomas peggythomas@wilinsky.com Fielden Centre at 10:30 to 11:30 on alternate Tuesdays. Group is small and compact, please contact Peggy for information.

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Jazz Joy

David Greenhough; 07795 570906 Mobile, 01706 876181 Home; (David is not on email, but Lynne Taylor has agreed to be the email contact for David: lynne.tlr@btinternet.com) 1.30 pm, every two weeks, on a Monday, relocated to the Community Room at … Continue reading

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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 2017, 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.

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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

Gill Jones; 07816 482993; gillm.jones@googlemail.com 1st Tuesday of the month, 1.30pm, TCRC room Gill Jones has had to give up as Convenor for the group. Audrey has agreed to take over until Christmas. More details to follow. The Natural History … 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 Every fourth Thursday of the month, TCRC 11.00-12.30 The Poetry Enjoyment Group is a little less formal than the Poetry Appreciation Group. Less analytical.  We bring along a poem to read, (not our own), on a theme … Continue reading

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Photography Group

Nigel Plant; 07929 756356; nigelonline@mac.com 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month, 10.30 – 12.30, Stubbings  Wharf Before each meeting details of the programe are emailed to group members.  some of our pictures

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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 Each month we have a theme, chosen at the previous meeting, from which we each choose a published poem, (not our own), and bring about … 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 … Continue reading

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Walking

Anne Beard; 01422 883823 (07802 730282); time4tea4@gmail.com Last Tuesday in the Month. Available to all members All welcome, although some experience will be necessary, and there will be provisos about appropriate footwear and clothing (and that dogs will not be … 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, Queen Hotel (opposite the station) 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

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Philosophy

Peter Baron; 01706 813404; baronps@hotmail.com Alternate Mondays, 10.15am, TCRC room 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 Usually the convenor chooses a theme, and provides CDs for the group to listen to and discuss. Typical themes have been ‘Mixing of old and new’, ‘The saxophone in orchestral … Continue reading

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