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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.

When speaker meetings resume in October, there will be no refreshments, until further notice.

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.




30 August 2022
27 September 2022
25 October 2022
29 November 2022

No Coffee Morning in December


18 January 2022
Barbara Matthews
The 2021 u3a Holiday to Northumberland
An overview of places visited. Even if you didn't go, it will give you a taste of what Northumberland has to offer.
15 February 2022
Bill Whitehouse
The British Cave Rescue
Their services were called upon for the 2018 Thailand Cave rescue.
15 March 2022
Dr Josephine Naish
Imaging the Heart: from coronary heart disease to Covid-19

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) creates detailed pictures of the heart non-invasively and can also provide unique insights into the way the heart is functioning. In this talk, Dr Naish will introduce some of the new imaging techniques being developed at the Manchester Centre for Heart and Lung Magnetic Resonance Research, and how these are used to further understand a range of heart conditions and to develop and test new treatments.

19 April 2022
David Morris
The Potential of the Human Whistle

David is the World's top Whistler and recently made an appearance on ITV’s ‘Game of Talents’. On the programme performers appear in front of a team made up of a member of the public and a celebrity.  He has also featured on morning radio and an advertisement for Apple iPhone.
David likes to leave ten minutes at the end for question time.

17 May 2022
John Hope
Come Fly with Me
An illustrated presentation of places where he has worked over the continents of Africa, America, Asia and Europe. (John previously gave us a Zoom presentation on 'Time Through the Ages'.)
21 June 2022
Martin Lloyd
Passports, Assassins, Traitors and Spies
A dramatic account of how a group of assassins brought about change in the passport regulations; how the unmasking of a spy caused a modification in passport design; and how for one man the passport itself turned into a killer.
19 July 2022
Steve and Carol Robson
Fool's Gold
They gave a very entertaining presentation via Zoom, but are now back to give a live presentation. They are an acoustic musician duo who provide live music accompanied by stories and history of their songs. They are very engaging, involving the audience from the start.
16 August 2022
Nick Bostin
Immigration Officer
Nick, a local man from Chapel en le Frith, will talk about his work as an Immigration Officer, including his postings in Bangladesh and Libya. During his work he encountered a number of celebrities including Ingrid Bergman, Burt Lancaster and Groucho Marx. He was a finalist in Pointless TV quiz.
20 September 2022
Groups Display
18 October 2022
Mike Storr
Masters of Mirth: the Sequel
An affectionate look at some of Mike's favourite music hall laughter makers. Mike is a Freeman of the City of Lincoln and worked in far-flung places for ICI. He is a past president of Carlton Rotary Club, and was a regional finalist in ITV's "Pride of Britain Awards 2019" in the Fundraiser of the Year category.
15 November 2022
20 December 2022
Christmas Party


September 2019 Groups Displays


two photos taken by Jean Windsor
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August 2022