Our Groups Boocklet Todmorden U3A

Please download booklet for Venues, Joining a Group, Cost and a list of Our Groups

For further information please contact Group Coordinator

Todmorden U3A

Our Groups

Groups Management

Gail Allaby  –  Groups Co-ordinator: groups@u3atod.co.uk
Dee Kerslake  –  Assistant Group Co-ordinator: deekerslake@hotmail.com

Our Popular Venues

Fielden Centre – Lower Room

Fielden Centre – Upper Room

Fire Station Community Room

The Polished Knob, Todmorden

Todmorden Community Resource Centre (TCRC)

Todmorden Library

The White Hart (Wetherspoons), Todmorden

The Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge

The Beehive Mill, Hebden Bridge

The Queen Hotel, Todmorden

The Central Methodist Church, Todmorden

Todmorden Leisure Centre

The Hare and Hounds. Todmorden


Some groups meet in various other places.


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 must be paid before you become a regular member of a group.  Moreover, some groups have to make charges for room hire or for equipment. Please check with a group convenor before finding yourself inconvenienced.


3 Valleys Readers Group 

Caroline Pinder 07960 339037

1st Monday in the month White Hart (weatherspoons)

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 Greek

Ronald Tapsall

Alternate Thursday Saltonstall Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Coffee Club

Jean A Pearson; 01706 813933; pearson382@btinternet.com
1st Monday of Month, 11.00 onwards, The Polished Knob

Concert party

Rita Olley; 01706 819926; ritaandreg@todonline.co.uk
Friday, 2.00 – 4.00pm, various locations


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
2nd and 4th Thursdays, every month. 2.00 – 4.00pm, TCRC room.

 French Conversation

Anne Foster; 01706 814623; thefostershq@yahoo.co.uk
3.15 pm, alternating between the Fire Station Community Room and the upstairs room in the Fielden Centre

 French Improvers 

Gill Radford; 01422 886021; gillmradford@btinternet.com
Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 1.00 – 3.00 pm, Fielden Centre upstairs room.

 German Group

Andy Hollis 01706 817277
Weekly, Tuesday afternoons, 2.00 – 4.00pm, Community Room of Todmorden Fire Station

 Golf for Fun (short six-week course)

Mike Cook; Tel 07976 402276; 
Mondays, 10:30 to 12:00 noon, Todmorden Golf Club.  (Starting July 2019)

Let’s Go

Convenor: Linda Cook. Phone 01706 817254; or email- lindcook@talktalk.net.  Regular outings, usually by coach.

 Lunch Club

Gisela Lea-McCann. 01422 84332 or email – gleamccann@aol.com

 Mah Jong

Harriet Appleby; Tel 07773 623655; ha@blurrededges.co.uk
 Wednesdays 2.30 – 4.30pm at Hare and Hounds . Todmorden.

 Music Appreciation

Richard Pomfret; 01706 839115; richpomf@googlemail.com
Alternate Tuesdays, 10.00am – midday, Bridgeholme Cricket Club pavilion

 Novel Appreciation

Anthony Peter; 01706 551998; antpeter51@yahoo.co.uk
2nd Monday of the month, Todmorden Library, 11-12.30

Opera Appreciation Group

Sue Nightingale; 01706815166; suenightingale@btinternet.com
Stubbing Wharf at 1 pm to 4:30, monthly on 2nd Tuesday of the month.


Peter Baron; 01706 813404; baronps@hotmail.com
Alternate Mondays, 10.15am, TCRC room

 Photography Group

Nigel Plant; 07929 756356; nigelonline@mac.com
1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month, 10.30 – 12.30, Stubbing Wharf

 Photography Group 2

Ernie Rogan; 01706 812015 arlineandernie@tiscali.co.uk
Every 3rd Tuesday, Fire Station Community Room

 Poetry Appreciation

Lynne Taylor; 01282 411902; lynne.tlr@btinternet.com
2nd Friday of the Month, 11.00am – 12.30pm, Todmorden Library

 Poetry Enjoyment Group

Lynne Taylor; 01282 411902; lynne.tlr@btinternet.com
Every 4th Thursday of the month,11.00-12.30, Todmorden Library  

 Practical Art

Wendy Coates; 01706 344821; coateswendy1@gmail.com
and Mike Peace; michael-peace2@hotmail.com
Alternate Fridays, 11.00am – 1.30pm, Fielden Centre


Linda Robson 01422 616965 inlinrobson@btinternet.com                                First Tuesday of the month Fire Station Community Room


Myrna Beet; 01706 815458; myrna-cb@tiscali.co.uk
Every 4thThursday of the month, 10am, Central Methodist Church


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, 2.00 – 4.00pm, Queen Hotel (opposite the station)

 Scrabble 2

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

 Social history

Alan Fowler; 01422 842828; alanfowler1944@btinternet.com
3rd Friday in the month, 10.15, TCRC room

Table Tennis and Badminton

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

 Tablet Club

Ian Macdie;  07398682519;  ianmcadie279@gmail.com
(Available to All Members) First Tuesday in the month. 11.00am – 12.30, Wetherspoons 


Peter Gibson 01706 814137 and  Bill Griffiths 01706 876984
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 everyone.

 World Affairs

Peter Baron; 01706 813404; baronps@hotmail.com
Alternate Wednesdays, 2.30pm to 4.00pm, Fire Station Community Room