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Co-ordinators: Pat Cooper and Barbara Matthews
e-mail: outings@newmillsu3a.org.uk
Please use this email address for all messages regarding outings. Thank you
Meetings: various monthly - all outings are open to the full membership

When possible information will be printed in the news letter, and during monthly meetings can be found on the notice board at the back of the hall. Places are limited therefore we recommend checking at the beginning of each meeting.
Members are requested to join outings at New Mills bus station unless the journey passes through your area and pick ups have been arranged in advance with Barbara or Pat.
The co-ordinators Barbara Matthews and Pat Cooper are always happy to answer any queries and take your booking by phone.


7 September 2022


Wednesday 7 September 2022
depart 9 am

Places available

Chance to take in the sea air.

Coach £17

6 October 2022


Thursday 6 October 2022

Steam train, canal trips, riverside cafes.


17 November 2022

The musical Oliver at the Art Theatre, New Mills

Thursday 17 November 2022 (evening)
The musical Oliver at the Art Theatre, New Mills

We have a block booking, sign the list at the meeting or email outings if you wish to join us.

£13.50 (discounted, and includes U3A 50p)


After our successful holiday to Somerset we now look towards 2023.

It seems a very long time until August next year so we have sneaked a short Cambridge break in. It all depends upon numbers, the hotel booking is held until 31 August so I will be taking names of those interested at the August meeting.

More information to follow. Only May bookings being taken at present.


Places still available

4 May 2023 - 3 nights (4 days)

* Full English Breakfast
* 3 course choice menu
* Executive coach and tour driver throughout
* Admission to Bletchley Park
* Guide for half day tour of Cambridge by coach

£299 per person sharing twin or double
£75 per person single room supplement

Deposit £75 (Ellen Smith Tours Ltd) due September meeting

(please note no porterage)

It all depends upon numbers. The hotel booking is held until 31 August 2022 so I will be taking names of those interested at the August 2022 meeting.

6 August 2023 – 5 nights (6 days)

Due to the popularity of this holiday I feel it is only fair to offer places to the regular travellers first. The deadline for booking is 1 September 2022, after this date any spare places will be offered to others who have enquired.

1 December 2023 – 2 nights (3 days)




A good day out in York with our name up in lights

Calke Abbey
(Barbara's photos)

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These photos are from the tour of the newly refurbished Crescent at Buxton. Trying on hats of famous visitors to Buxton.

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The Pudding Club in the Cotswolds

Pat's photos
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Barbara's photos
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the pudding on its own
is the winner or favourite

Riveria Travel

The success of the affinity partnership scheme between Riviera Travel and the Third Age Trust has resulted in over £110,000 in commission being paid out to individual u3as for 2019 alone.

This has resulted in thousands of individual payments being made to different accounts – in itself this is no longer sustainable but neither the Third Age Trust or Riviera Travel would want to withdraw the offer completely.

Therefore, the process for the payment of the commission from Riviera Travel for members of the u3a taking their holidays and cruises is to change.  For all travellers departing on or after 1st April 2020, the 10% commission payment will be made directly to the Third Age Trust, in the month following that of departure, for them to distribute to the appropriate u3a.

All payments for departures before 1st April 2020 will be dealt with by Riviera Travel in the current manner.

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Outings Photo Gallery

August 2022