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Meetings, to which all our members and prospective members are invited, are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:30 am at New Mills Town Hall. Usually a meeting begins with a short business section, followed by refreshments and then a speaker. Seats are available at the front for people with a hearing impediment.

See calendar below


10.30 am - 12.00 noon at Providence United Reformed Church, Mellor Road, New Mills.

Usually the last Tuesday in the month.

50p per person for as much tea/coffee and biscuits as you can manage

Everyone welcome, including new and prospective members.




CANCELLED until further notice

Tuesday 26 May 2020
Tuesday 30 June 2020
Tuesday 28 July 2020
Tuesday 25 August 2020
Tuesday 29 September 2020
Tuesday 27 October 2020
Tuesday 24 November 2020
No Coffee Morning in December

21 January 2020
Barbara Matthews
U3A Holiday in Norfolk
18 February 2020
James Ellson
Eating sprout stalks. 15 Steps into self-efficiency.
James has a small holding in Hayfield which includes a large vegetable garden, an orchard, chickens and bees. His talk is fully illustrated, informative and inspirational.
17 March 2020 CANCELLED
David Walmsley
King John and Magna Carta
David is an Oxford history graduate and a former secondary school head teacher and leadership consultant.
21 April 2020 CANCELLED
Steve and Carol Robson
Fools Gold; Acoustic Music-Acoustic Musicians.
Fools Gold is a husband and wife acoustic duo who present live music. Their shows are very engaging involving the audience from the start.
19 May 2020 CANCELLED
Simon Author
My Life in Crime.
Simon will speak about his career at the criminal Bar, his unusual family history for a barrister, and the books he writes based upon the stories of the 1960s and 1970s.
16 June 2020 CANCELLED
Nicola Hardman
A dog for life.
A dog for life. Nicola will tell us about her work within the Dogs Trust Manchester. Do you ever wonder what would happen to your dog if something happened to you? She will also tell us about the Canine Care Card, a special free service that the Dogs Trust offer.
21 July 2020 CANCELLED
Nick Boston
Immigration Work.
Nick is a local man from Chapel who has worked as an Immigration officer in London. He has stories to tell about his work especially when he was posted to Bangladesh and Libya.
18 August 2020 CANCELLED
Margaret Campbell
The Northern Cleft Foundation to India.
Margaret has a nursing background and has travelled with The Northern Cleft Foundation to India alongside a team of doctors and nurses performing surgery on poor, under privileged children born with hare lips and cleft palates. Her talk involves her own experiences, illustrated with her own pictures.
15 September 2020
Group Presentations.
Last year we did not have live displays, enabling more groups to be represented. A decision hasn't been made to date about the format of the this years display, watch this space!!
20 October 2020
Mike Storr
Masters of Mirth: the Sequel.
Mike has visited on a previous occasion and by members' demand he is back. An affectionate look at some more of Mike's favourite Music Hall laughter makers including Joyce Grenfell, Stanley Holloway, Cyril Fletcher to name a few.
17 November 2020
Annual General Meeting.
We look forward to a good turn out again as this is an integral part of our U3A.
15 December 2020
Christmas Quiz.
A popular event to round up the year with a good humoured competitiveness, coffee and mince pies.


September 2019 Groups Displays


two photos taken by Jean Windsor
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April 2020