Heritage Coast Lyme Regis
Welcome to U3A
About the U3A
The Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A was founded in November 2005 and currently has a membership of approximately 600 from Lyme Regis and the surrounding area.
Members receive two newsletters and two
updates each year, plus five editions of the U3A national publication 'Third
Age Matters' and two editions of the magazine 'Sources', all
for an annual fee of £12 Individual or £22 Joint (see
Application Form for full details).
U3As are self-help, self managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full-time work, providing opportunities for members to share learning experiences in a wide range of groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.
There are more than 915 U3A's in the UK with a membership of about 320,000.
For more information about the U3A organisation visit the National website at u3a.org.uk or contact our membership secretary on 01297 444566.
Any other enquiries please email Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A Chair:
Coffee and Talks
The Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A hold regular monthly Coffee Social Mornings, come along to meet old and new friends. Coffee is usually followed by a talk given by an invited speaker covering a diverse range of subjects. Non-members are welcomed for which there is a small admission charge.
See the Forthcoming Events below for further details
To join or learn more about the Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01297 444566 or use this link to download and print an
Application Form or take a look at our latest
Heritage Coast U3A Newsletter and
Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A
Forthcoming Events 2019
Monthly meetings are held at the Woodmead Hall, Hill Road, Lyme Regis
unless otherwise stated
Lighthouses of Devon and Dorset
A talk by Alan Nichols, a retired Lighthouse engineer
with 40 years experience, part history, part information, part
stories. Coffee served from 10am to 10.45 talk at 11am until noon.
Venue: Woodmead Hall, Hill Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG.Organised by U3A
Heritage Coast Lyme Regis-free for members, non-members suggested £2
donation. To join U3A, see info above
or telephone 01297 444566.
The fire in the Cathedral Yard, Exeter
illustrated talk by Dr Todd Gray . The fire that gutted the Royal
Clarence Hotel in Exeter horrified people all over the country.
Dr Todd Gray – a specialist in the history of Exeter will be speaking
about the historical implications of the fire and what it revealed.
or tel 01297 444566
Coffee from 10.00-10.45 followed by talk at 11am -12 noon.
Venue: Woodmead Halls, Hill road, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG. Organised
by U3A Heritage Coast Lyme Regis – free for members, non-members £2
donation suggested. To join U3A see application form above
THE HERITAGE COAST U3A – ARTS EVENTS
Heritage Coast, Bridport and Crewkerne U3A members:
- `The Comedy About a Bank Robbery` Southampton
matinee April 3rd. Final advice already gone to those
committed but can probably get more tickets. £45 all-in.
- London South Bank: April 10-13. Spare tickets currently
available for `Romeo and Juliet` (ballet) at The
Royal Opera House and Richard II at The Globe.
Accommodation can be arranged and coach transport is available.
- `Matilda` at The Mayflower, Southampton. June
27th Final advice will go out next month for those
already committed. Currently two tickets available. £62 all-in.
- A Day at The Sidmouth Folk Festival:
Wednesday August 8th NEW ADVERT!!! Coach from Crewkerne at 09.15; Bridport 09.45; Lyme Regis 10.15.
Arrive Sidmouth 11.00 am. Depart 5.00pm. £10. If interested we
will forward complete details from Viv Wiles.
- Bridgwater Carnival: NEW ADVERT!!! Saturday
November 2nd. Leave Crewkerne around 2.00 pm by coach;
Grandstand seats £20; travel £10. Events from 6.00-8.00. Return by
10.00? For more details and to let us know if this is a `goer` do
- `Rigoletto`: NEW ADVERT!!! Welsh National
Opera at The Mayflower Southampton. Saturday November 30th.
at 3.00pm. An early start would open up the possibility of some
Christmas shopping followed by a performance of one of Verdi`s
greatest operas. Stalls seats plus travel likely to be around
- `Marriage of Figaro` NEW ADVERT!!! a return
to Cardiff Bay for Mozart? Sunday February 23rd at
4.00 pm. All-in around £45-£50pp.
- `We Will Rock You`. Ben Elton play based on
the music of `Queen` (a popular beat combo of some reputation; so
I am told.) Bristol Hippodrome March 18th
Tickets for this are already selling out fast.
I am holding 36 in the rear stalls at £32 but have to pay by May 1st.
All-in cost around £45
- `Mamma Mia` coming to The Mayflower,
Southampton February 2020. Tickets not on sale yet but we can book
a matinee if there is sufficient interest.
In all instances get back to
email@example.com to express interest. No commitment at this
stage. Payment will not, generally, be collected until the day of
Guidelines for customers using the service provided by John
Bartholomew and his extensive professional team:
- ideas for trips are sourced by the team and suggestions from
- if judged to be feasible then trips are broadly costed and
then advertised in all three U3A`s
- interest can then be expressed by email to
- if interest is sufficient then those who have expressed
interest are asked to commit by email
- committing means taking responsibility for the entire cost of
a place on the trip whether you eventually travel or not because
at this stage tickets are purchased and coaches booked
- all customers will receive an email, prior to the trip, with
final arrangements and indicating the cost although no payment
will be required until the day of the trip; this email will always
contain the word `final` and customers are advised to note
the date carefully; all trips are costed precisely on the
total price of tickets, travel and small gratuity for the driver;
we do not take out any insurance; nor do we have any funds to
cover those eventually unable to attend who will, sadly, be
invoiced for the full cost of the trip.
From Karol Kulik at the Marine
Karol has sent two links for U3A members to
buy discounted tickets for the first two film
Tuesday Night at the Movies at the Marine Theatre. 12th and 26th March.
To get this discount you must purchase a 'Theatre
Friends' ticket either online or from the Tourist Information
Centre, bringing proof of U3A membership on the night.
Blade Runner: http://www.marinetheatre.com/cinema-tuesday-night-at-the-movies-blade-runner-tuesday-12-march/
Sullivan’s Travels: http://www.marinetheatre.com/cinema-tuesday-night-at-the-movies-sullivans-travels-tuesday-26-march/
Theatre is offering 10% off their screening evenings.
You can buy tickets from the TIC or purchase online the
discount code to enter is: flatteryinfriendship
The Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A currently has approximately 45 active groups covering a wide variety of subjects. There are a number of study groups including Geology, Current Affairs, Opera Appreciation. Whilst others help maintain and improve fitness, such as Tennis, the Walking Groups and more. Other groups offer an opportunity to have a go
at a new craft, whilst languages are ever popular and along with Bridge, Creative Writing all help keep the brain alert. For a full list of groups and when they meet see the Groups Schedule alongside.
Groups need not be large
Even as few as two or three people may meet in participants homes and the leaders are voluntary, thereby keeping costs to a minimum. Studies are all undertaken at the group’s own agreed speed and there are no exams to take. Members are encouraged to see the value and take pleasure in learning for its own sake.
How to Join a group or become a Group Leader
It’s thanks to the Group Leaders who help make U3A such a success by giving their time voluntarily to provide members with such a variety of learning opportunities. If you’re interested in joining a group contact the Group Leader, even if there’s a waiting list don’t be put off as it may lead to further groups
being formed. Groups need not be large anything from two or three people may meet regularly in member’s homes. Whilst larger groups use local community facilities for which a small charge may apply. Members are encouraged to see the value and take pleasure in participating for its own sake.
If you’ve got any ideas for additional subjects or able to volunteer as a group leader, contact the Groups’ Co-ordinator.
Renew your membership
The end of the year means that
you need to renew your membership.
From the Group Co-ordinator, Penny Rose
The DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP is now in its second year
and still has a core from the Class of 2017 that came from
John Marriage's Photography Beginner's Course. We continue to
try to develop our camera operations skills whilst having some
fun at the same time. Last term we experimented with different
shutter speeds. At short and at long shutter opening times we
discovered a wide range of pictures that could not have been
captured by human sight. This term we are studying the
fundamental rules of composition. Next term we hope to have
several short outings to put all the theory we have learnt
into practice - well that is the idea anyway. Time will
show. The group meets on alternative Tuesday afternoons. There
are 7 of us on the group at present of varying ability and
there is room for more members now. New members are welcome to
try us out. If you are interested please contact me, Mark
Gillams on firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEGINNERS DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY.
John Marriage is willing to start another beginners group if
he has enough requests. Please contact him on 01297 443469
The SUNDAY LUNCH CLUB ONE is
still going strong with usually 12+ members attending. We
have three favourite venues which must be included every year,
including the Lord Lease Hotel at Chard for our Christmas
event. During the year two members celebrated 90th
birthdays, joining another member who is 90 plus. Age
certainly doesn't matter - all three ladies never miss, and
two are founder members. This year we have two new venues to
try which will be interesting. Finally, all the members are
very loyal and supportive so I am blessed to have such a
D Wilkinson 01297 678639
The STROLLERS GROUP would
like to welcome additional members to our easy walking group.
The walks are ideally selected and led by members in turn and
take place each Monday at 2.15 for an hour or so, weather
permitting. Members select walks to avoid scrambling up
hillsides, and for decent walking surfaces. Some members walk
with walking sticks or poles. Do come and try our walks!
Please phone Jan Robertson on 01297 560450.
The SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE GROUP
will continue to meet at Woodbury Community Hall, just off the
road from Axminster to Raymond’s Hill on Monday mornings
between 10:00 and 1200. Teaching is progressive and after a
short warm-up, we normally have time for 4 or 5 dances plus a
break for refreshments. We finish for the summer in May. Do
Sue Taylor 01297 551445
The GEOLOGY GROUP is fully
booked for the 2018-19 session and well under way.
Geoff Townson is currently taking
“Expressions of Interest” for Oct 2019 – May 2020. In early
April Geoff will send information and a questionnaire to
people who have contacted him. The closing date for return of
the questionnaire is end-April. Ten places will be offered in
May. In September, pre-course info will be sent out for the
start in October. Dates have yet to be chosen but it
is always irregularly-spaced Tuesdays (pm for indoor meetings,
all day for field trips). For more information on Geoff, go to http://www.geofftownson.co.uk/a1-page.asp?ID=3284&page=7
CURRENT AFFAIRS GROUPS 1 AND 2
are looking for new members. They meet on alternate Tuesdays
from 10:15 to 12:30 If you are interested , please contact
Iain Paterson on 01297 631193.
The POETRY READING GROUP
meets on the first Wednesday of each month in the afternoon to
read and share our enjoyment of poems of all kinds from all
periods. Each month we have a chosen poet and everyone chooses
one of their poems in advance. We also choose a second poem
which is a free choice. At the meeting we take it in turns to
introduce the chosen poet. Each of us then reads out their
chosen poem. After some discussion, we then go around again
and read out the free choice poems. The meeting concludes with
tea and cake which we take it in turn to provide. Whether your
taste is for John Donne, John Milton, John Masefield or John
Betjeman why not come to a trial session and give us a try. We
would welcome you! Kevin Benfield , 01297 446066 or
The MIDDLE EAST GROUP
will be a
understanding of the Israeli Palestine conflict – for 4 weeks,
fortnightly, starting 1st May, Guildhall at
Maureen D’Albertanson 01297631025
The PLAY READING GROUP
would like several more members, to help share out the reading
of different parts of the plays we read. We meet fortnightly
on Mondays at 2:00pm. Please contact Frances Barter 07986
The WALKING GROUP 2 meet
fortnightly alternating with Walking Group 1. We meet at
Uplyme Village Hall car park. We walk for about 1½ hours
covering a distance of approximately 3 miles. We welcome new
walkers. Please contact Marion Richardson 01297 33824
LOVERS GROUP will, as usual, start its year with a meeting
in the spring in the Woodmead Hall (date to be confirmed). 10
or so garden visits will be arranged for the summer months.
This year I am proposing that some of these be coach trips
which will enable us to travel a little further than usual and
will make available to us some great new gardens which until
now have been too far for car-sharing. Mary Bohane (Group
Leader) 01297 444566.
The BOOK GROUPS
1 and 2
currently full and have
waiting lists. So far, we have four people on the waiting
list. If a sufficient number of people want to join a book
group, we would be willing to help set up a new, third reading
group. The people in the new group could then agree
amongst themselves which day to meet. One person would have to
be willing to take on leadership of the group. Anyone who
wants to go on the waiting list should contact either of the
current reading group leaders: Dawn Armstrong email@example.com or
Jo Marsh firstname.lastname@example.org
The BIRD INTEREST GROUP We usually
meet on the last Friday of the Month. Mornings at 10 am at a
given site, or occasionally evenings in the summer. I send
out news of bird sightings when I can and Roger (Boswell)
sends in lovely photos of local birds. On our last walk, along
the front in Lyme to the Cobb and Harbour. we were really
lucky, with Roger’s help in seeing lots of quite rare birds,
about 15 Purple Sandpipers, the lone young Eider Drake (blown
in on a storm just before Christmas), Ringed Plover, an
endearing group of Turnstones and our favourite little Lyme
Rock Pipits. We loved the row of Cormorants on the bar at the
end of Victoria Pier with their wings hanging out to dry!
These were the highlights, many others seen and heard. To
crown it all it was a most beautiful day, blue sky and a warm
sun on our backs. Our next meeting will be on Friday, 22nd
February, 10 am at Chard Reservoir in the hope that the Great
Crested Grebes will perform their magical display for us. Last
year we also had Coots skating on ice! Never a dull moment.
Marjorie Waters 01297445388
The CHI GUNG GROUP [ or as
it is sometimes known
gong, Chi kung, or Chi gung!] is a holistic system of
coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and
meditation used for the purposes of health.
We meet every Tuesday at 17:30 at the St Michael's Church Hall
for an hour’s stretching, breathing and relaxation with a 15
minute Meditation to finish. This leaves us de -stressed and chilled out. It
never fails! Do join us! Dave Edwards 01297 443696
The COMPUTER LEARNING GROUP
(2 people at a time) meet once a week on Wednesdays for a
couple hours for up to eight sessions in learners homes. It
aims to give people more confidence in using the computer,
ipad or such. Often people discover about things they had
never thought about. The beauty is that there is no pressure
and the atmosphere is very relaxed so that everyone learns
something - often myself included. Try it and be pleasantly
surprised. It’s free!
Klaus Wagner - 01297 792978
The 'FRENCH FOR FUN' group
continues to thrive; we are enjoying 'brushing up' our French
and we have also been lucky recently to have some help from a
delightful French lady who is living locally for a year.
The photo shows some of the group living up to the 'Fun' part
of our name at our New Year Party, which included a
traditional 'Galette des Rois' Epiphany Cake. The Group is
full and we have a short waiting list. Kay Luckraft
The RARE BOOKS GROUP is a new group which will meet
monthly at 7.30 pm on the first Friday of the month, starting
on April 5th or, possibly, the fourth Friday of
the month, starting March 22nd.
Venue: Rare Book Room. The Sanctuary Bookshop 65 Broad
Street. Lyme Regis.There is free off road parking adjacent.
At the first meeting, we will sound out people's preferences
re timing, dates, and program, etc.
Bob Speer 01297 445815
POSSIBLE NEW GROUPS?
If interested in these suggestions please contact Penny
Rose 01297 561076 or
PAINTING TOGETHER: is anyone
interested in co-ordinating, but NOT teaching, or joining a
group of members who would like to paint together.
HISTORY GROUP and ARCHAEOLOGY GROUP:
We have had requests for these two areas but we would need
leaders? Have we recently retired history/archaeology
teachers or in our U3A or somebody with a passion for
history/archaeology who could lead one of these groups?
Please will all members
note the following:
If you are emailing members of
groups, whether group leaders or not, do check that they wish
their e-mail addresses to be seen by all. It is best to use
the BCC [Blind Carbon Copy] for ALL multiple messages if you
are uncertain. This means that any given recipient will only
see their own e-mail address and the sender’s. Failure to do
this means that the name and e-mail address are shared with
all other recipients without their prior consent. This would
be in breach of the GDPR requirement established in 2018
More Group News: from the Group Co-ordinator
Many of the following will be at the Coffee morning on
February 8th, so if you are interested please come and meet
Beginner’s understanding of the Israeli Palestine
conflict -This will be a 4 weeks course ,
fortnightly, starting 1st May, at the Guildhall,
2.30pm for about 1 hour. Please contact Maureen D'Albertanson
Possible Rare books Group If you are
interested in studying different rare books, please
contact Bob Speer <email@example.com
A new Meditation Group If you are
interested, please contact Jo Smith Oliver:
Scottish Dancing Group This group
welcomes new members. Please note, there will be no dancing on
Easter Monday 22nd April and the group will finish for the
summer on 13th May. SueTaylor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Two long standing Group Leaders are now
standing down. The Committee wish to thank John Wood who led
the Jazz Group and Pam Moseley, the Relaxation Group until the
summer, for over 10 years each. They have both earned a well
deserved retirement and we do hope we see them at events in
Pam has sent the following which should
give us all food for thought:
However busy we are we should find space to have time to
ourselves. If we feel weary or stressed we should try and sit
quietly, slow down our breathing and just let our minds go
blank. If the weather is good find a corner of the garden and
just sit and watch the birds or flowers opening in the warm
sunlight. We are so lucky to live by the sea and one of the
best ways to relax and wind down is to go down to the sea
shore and watch the waves washing up and down the beach. Try
it sometime I am sure you will enjoy and benefit from
it. Pam Moseley
The Lym Valley Croquet Club
This is not a U3A Group but training is offered to U3A members
free, but there is a once only £10 to cover equipment use.
Membership of the Lym Valley Croquet Club is
offered to U3A members. Please contact Richard Godfrey
not a U3A Group, but Bowls will commence at Charmouth Bowls Club, Barrs Lane, Charmouth DT6 6PS on 22nd April 2018. Informal
games are played every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sunday throughout the
summer from 2.00 pm to 4.30pm. U3A members are very welcome to join in
these informal games. There is no dress code other than flat shoes.
All equipment is provided. No experience is needed. The
first two sessions are free to U3A members and
subsequent sessions are £3.00. Please contact Lester Bentley on 01297
Many of our groups would like more men to join:
get in touch with the relevant Group Leader or Groups
For some time our talks have been arranged to start at 11.00 am. We know that we will never find a perfect time for everyone but we would welcome feedback to Valerie Doney if you have anything you wish to say about timings or, indeed, any suggestions about topics and speakers.
Respond please to : email@example.com
Liz Jones Memorial Walks
A selection of 12 walks around Lyme Regis area
to do at your leisure see bottom left or
Click here for details/maps
the basis on which these trips are organised:
We are aiming to manage all communication through email. We will seek to book for shows which are suggested to us by members and/or which we think would attract enough to fill a coach. We will always secure tickets, on a sale or return basis, in advance of payment to the theatre, to allow members time to firstly, express an
interest and then commit to the event. We will then only pay for tickets which have, effectively, been ordered. At this point the cost of the trip, ticket and travel, becomes the responsibility of the individual member. We can try to `sell-on` tickets but we cannot guarantee this. JB
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Heritage Coast U3A Groups Schedule
Every effort is made to ensure that the information listed is correct.
If you are interested in joining a group please contact the Group Leader, even if there is a Waiting List.
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month ,
Allan Swannell: 01297 443003
The first Monday in the month at 3.00pm
in members’ homes.
Jocelyn Marsh 01297 442830
Monthly, 2nd Monday of each month, 2:15pm in members’ homes.
Philip Peed – 01297 442808
at Woodbury Hall, Axminster
is in the wee hamlet of Woodbury, between Axminster and the A35) Tel
Sue Taylor 01297 551445
Fortnightly in members’ homes. Please contact Frances Barter
07986 794722 firstname.lastname@example.org
RUSSIAN LANGUAGE GROUP
moved to Fridays
Fortnightly in Leader's home 2.30pm Brian Chambers 01297 443443
LEARNERS and CONVERSATION
Fortnightly at 10.00am in members’ homes.
Wendy Howard 01297 445195 Waiting List
Walking Group is a friendly group of people who walk once a week on
Monday afternoons at 2.15. A leisurely short walk with the terrain chosen to accommodate those who
cannot manage steep hills and the like. Do join us!
Walks organised by members.
Jan Robertson 01297 560450
Fortnightly, 9.30am meet Uplyme Village Hall car park. Walks of 4 to 6
miles organised by members on a rota basis. Jim Moseley 01297
Fortnightly, alternating with Walking
1, We walk for about 1½ hours covering a distance of
approximately 3miles. 10am Meet Uplyme Village Hall car park.’ Marion
Richardson 01297 33824.
now meets at the Hub on a Tuesday evening from 5-6pm. With only one court
this is not ideal but we are keen to see how we get on. If you’re
interested in playing, please contact Susan Gale on 444260.
BOOK GROUP 2
3rd Tuesday Members
Homes 2pm Dawn Armstrong 01297 678932 Waiting list
CHIGUNG (QIGONG) Weekly, 5:30pm at St
Michael's Church Hall, Lyme Regis. Dave Edwards – 01297 443696
CURRENT AFFAIRS 1
Fortnightly 10:15am-12:30pm at Group Leader’s home. Iain Paterson – 01297
631193. Waiting List
CURRENT AFFAIRS 2
alternating with Current Affairs 1 at Group Leader’s home: Iain
Paterson 01297 631193
CONVERSATION Fortnightly, 10:00am in members’ homes. Maggie Allison Tel: 01297 443983 or Keith Robson Tel: 01297 442183
10.00am in members’ homes. Kay Luckraft 01297 599416
Fortnightly, 10:00am at Chideock. Allan Swannell - 01297 443003
and 4th Tuesday of the month at Group leader’s home
10.30 -12.00 Jo Smith Oliver
PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP Fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons at the group leader's, home. For details please
on 07754 309609
Weekly, 10:00am –12:00 Charmouth Tennis Club. Joyce Beadle - 01297 442279
BEGINNER’S UNDERSTANDING OF THE ISRAELI PALESTINE CONFLICT
1st May, Guildhall, Lyme Regis
Maureen D’Albertanson 01297 631025
COMPUTER LEARNERS Weekly,
for 8 sessions for two members at a time, in members’ homes.
Klaus Wagner 01297 792978
CURRENT AFFAIRS 3
Alternate weeks 10.00 am- 12 noon at members' homes.
Guy Barnes 01308
INTERMEDIATE GERMAN CONVERSATION
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, in Group Leader’s home. 2.30pm-3.30pm Audrey Standhaft – 01297 442427
at James Hargreaves Hall, Morecombelake. Newcomers very welcome.
Fortnightly at the
Guildhall, Lyme Regis. Jackie Lloyd 01297 443516 or
poets pre 1950 will be read and discussed. First Wednesday in every month at
2.00pm. Kevin Benfield email: email@example.com
10:00-12:00noon in members’ homes. Learning the language through French
conversation, written materials, games, documentaries and films in French,
etc Wendy Howard 01297 445195.
CONVERSATION 1st and 3rd Thursdays every month, at 2.30pm. At Kilmington Allan Swannell -
01297 443003 Starting 4th October
1st Thursday in
the Month at the Lyme Regis Guildhall. 2.00pm Guy Barnes 01308 427430
2:00pm – 4:00pm Hallett Court in Queen’s Walk, Lyme Regis Needlework of all
types. Ann Fudger 01297
444901 or Janet Moyes 01297 444697
RELIGION & ETHICS 10-30am at 1A St
Michael’s Business Centre, Lyme Regis Ed Standhaft - 01297 442427
Weekly, 2:00pm at
Musbury Village Hall. Jill Menzies - 01297 444863
INSTRUMENT GROUP New
learners or refreshers.
Rosalind Tarry 01297 444476 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly 2.00pm at Lyme Regis Baptist Hall. Small charge for room. Brian
Watson – 01297 32060
INTEREST and WATCHING
Last Friday in the
month at 10am Please contact Marjorie Waters 01297 445388
Library Meeting Room, 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 2.15pm until 4.15pm. Valerie Penn 01297 560717
Creative Clay Group Leader's home, 10am last Thursday and
Friday of the month. Janet Street 01297 631831 Waiting List
Group The Sanctuary Bookshop, rare books room, Broad Street 7.30pm
monthly from April. Bob Speer 01297 445815
RUSSIAN LANGUAGE GROUP
1st & 3rd Fridays 10.00am – 12.00am meeting at Fernhill Hotel,
Charmouth. On bus routes x53 and x51 Gerald Clark 01395 488605
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Monthly,
usually 3rd Friday
10:00am – 12:00 noon at the
Woodmead Hall, Small charge John Marriage Tel: 01297 443469
Walking Group 3
Walks start 10am at Uplyme Village Hall. If you are interested please
contact Paul Butter email@example.com
First Saturday in
each month at 9.30 alternating venues Bellcliffe Cafe and Courtyard Cafe. Please contact Rachael Pope 01297 445575 for venue.
The Cycle Group
offers friendly low key riding, intended for leisure and enjoyment, on the
second and fourth Saturdays of the month. The rides are of moderate pace and
length, and include stops for refreshment: Abilities
ranging from electric bikes to avid cyclists. New members are welcome. please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com Tel 01297 442532 07800 662596
SUNDAY LUNCH CLUB
2nd Sunday In a variety of Inns Di Wilkinson 01297 678639
SUNDAY LUNCH CLUB 2
4th Sunday in a variety of Inns
Ann Macnair 01297 560611
GROUPS WITH NO FIXED MEETING DAY
GARDEN LOVERS Visits to gardens throughout the Summer months. Meetings to share
plants and seeds and occasional newsletter.
Mary Bohane -
Geology 2019 – 2020 Understanding our landscape
Talks and field sessions.
Geoff Townson is currently taking “Expressions of Interest” for Oct 2019 –
May 2020. Please contact him soon if you are interested. For more information
see top right under 'Groups News' or contact Geoff Towson at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Jazz Appreciation - Live!
Meet for live concerts. Contact Heather
Britton 07802 797427
TURKISH FOR BEGINNERS
in Group Leader’s home. Dennis Hebden -
Liz Jones Memorial Walks
Liz Jones loved
walking and sourced over seventy circular walks in the area. For several years she and her husband David led the U3A Walking Group and after she died in April 2013 members of this group decided
to make some of her walks available to a wider audience as a tribute.
The Group would like to thank David Jones for his leadership and all his support for this project - rewalking each route
and checking our efforts. Our thanks also go to Susie Gamble for creating the model for the walk maps, Sue Wilson for her layouts and technical expertise and Maurice Liddiard for coordinating the project.
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A delightful walk including River Lim. Uplyme and
great views from Ware Cliffs
A country and village walk featuring riverside,
wildflower meadows and views
Country walk with sea and country views and walk along the River Char
A country and village walk including the Peek
Estate and the village of Combpyne
A varied country and village walk with good views and bluebells in season
Longish walk around Iron Age fort Stunning views of countryside
Eype & Eype Down
Varied scenic walk including coast and country
views Bluebells in season
Country views and charming village of Membury and hamlet of Rock
Country walk with outstanding views of Marshwood Vale to the sea
Country views woodland and interesting buildings. Bluebells in season
A countryside and woodland walk with good views and wild flowers