News from Todmorden U3A

Groups and members of U3ATod: send us your news!  To keep this page lively and up-to-the-minute, send a para (and a picture if you have one) of your latest visit/unusual event to news@u3atod.org.uk

  • The Last Cowkeeper in Garston November 9, 2019

    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 ...

  • Thank You from the Lord Lieutenant October 31, 2019

  • Let’s Go! Visit to Thirsk October 22, 2019

    The penultimate trip of 2019 was to Thirsk and the award winning James Herriot museum. This “tardis” like surgery sits in the main street in Thirsk. Furnished appropriately for the ...

  • Tree of Knowledge marks our 10th Anniversary October 18, 2019

    On 18th April at our Monthly Members’ Meeting, we unveiled the ‘Tree of Knowledge’, a wall hanging made by the Craft Group to celebrate and commemorate U3A Todmorden’s 10th anniversary ...

  • Tod Tree of Life in U3A Newsletter October 11, 2019

    This photo of Todmorden’s Tree of Knowledge appeared in the September U3A newsletter. 

  • Saving Lives – the work of the RNLI October 1, 2019

    In September, Todmorden U3A members enjoyed an instructive talk, illustrated with film clips, by Roy Meakin, one of the RNLI’s education officers. Roy took us through the origins and development of ...

  • Love of Chocolate, Love of Science September 4, 2019

    Dr Diana Leitch MBE is a serious scientist, a chemist with not only a love of chocolate, but an appetite for promoting science and its role in society. Thus, on Thursday, ...

  • Hearing Loop at Central Methodist Church – Doug Simpson’s Advice August 6, 2019

    Information and Advice for Hearing Aid Users At the U3A General Meeting in July Peter Gibson asked me, as a hearing aid user, to confirm that the loop system worked. At ...

  • July Members’ Meeting – Bradford Warriors: Suffragettes at Large August 6, 2019

    2019 – the centenary-plus-one of women being given the right to vote in Britain. Or, as Helen Broadhead, in suffragette colours of green, white and violet, reminded U3A Todmorden on ...

  • U3A Todmorden Let’s Go trip 16 July July 22, 2019

    For our last outing before the summer break a visit to Erddig Hall, near Wrexham, was chosen. However, for various reasons, there were an unusually low number of members who ...

  • The Mystery that Was Elmet July 9, 2019

    On Thursday, 20th June, Dave Weldrake, self-describing as an ‘enthusiastic archaeologist’ and formerly of the West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service, gave U3A Todmorden a masterclass in making detective-like deductions about ...

  • A Cat among the Literary Pigeons June 4, 2019

    U3A Todmorden’s recent speakers have been like high pressure weather systems: we have enjoyed the vivid freshness and sunshine of Maria Glot on Titus Salt, Tony Waltham on volcanoes and, ...

  • But What if We Tried – Art Appreciation Group May 29, 2019

    But what if we tried. That is the title of the current exhibition at the Touchstones Gallery in Rochdale and is the gallery’s response to the challenge posed by artist Harry ...

  • Volcanoes of Italy Are a Blast and Anniversary Wall Hangings Are, Too May 1, 2019

    In March U3A Todmorden reported on Maria Glot, Titus Salt’s modern publicity tornado, and April saw Tony Waltham strut his pyroclastic stuff on behalf of the Italian Tourist Board. Altham’s, look out: ...

  • April Members’ Meeting April 27, 2019

    Gill welcomed special guests Reverend Kathy and Deacon Bob from Central Methodist’s Church to the April Meeting. U3A Todmorden is always pleased to have an opportunity to thank Central for ...