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Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A

 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:  rachaelpope1@outlook.com

 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  
 Join Now  
To join or learn more about the Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A please email: membership@lymeregisu3a.org or telephone 01297 444566 or use this link to download and print an Application Form or take a look at our latest newsletter Heritage Coast U3A Newsletter and News update

Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A Forthcoming Events 2019

Monthly meetings are held at the Woodmead Hall, Hill Road, Lyme Regis
unless otherwise stated

Wednesday 10
th April 

The fire in the Cathedral Yard, Exeter

An 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. 
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
or tel 01297 444566

Wednesday 8th May

 The Festival of Britain

An illustrated talk by Mathew Denney : 6 years after the end of the 2nd World War, and exactly 100

years since the famous Great Exhibition of 1851 – the Festival of Britain was a display of might and

fortitude on a national scale, showcasing the best of British manufacturing. Mathew Denney will be

speaking about the Festival of Britain and its impact on the country.

Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG. Organised by U3A Heritage Coast, Lyme Regis.

Free to members, non-members £2 donation suggested. Coffee served from 10 to 10.45 followed by

talk at 11.00 until noon. To join U3A see website www.lymeregisu3a.org or telephone 01297





Heritage Coast, Bridport and Crewkerne U3A members: 

From John Bartholomew “Travel Company”  April 2019

TRIPS: CURRENT PRIORITIES: We need numbers if these are to happen:


  • 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 respond quickly.
  • `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 £55pp


  • `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 matinee. 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

Get back to: jdbart45@gmail.com

Events update March 2019

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl.

Winner of over 90 international awards, including 22 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences in London, and is currently touring the UK & Ireland until August 2019. 

We have 20 booked (final advice will go out next week) but I really need to sell 5 more tickets for this wonderful show in Southampton on June 27th at 2.00pm.  Stalls seats. All-in cost around £60.  Can existing customers ask around please?

Also `We Will Rock You` Queen tribute. Bristol March 18th 2020. £45 but have to pay for tickets shortly....and

`Rigoletto` Verdi. Southampton. Nov 30th 2019. Around £50

Increasingly under pressure from venues to pay for tickets early!!!

Events update February 2019:

  • `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. Stalls tickets.
  • 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 respond quickly.
  • `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 £55pp


  • `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 jdbart45@gmail.com to express interest. No commitment at this stage. Payment will not, generally, be collected until the day of travel.

 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 members
  • 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 jdbart45@gmail.com
  • 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.


Marine Theatre

 The Theatre is offering 10% off their screening eveningsYou 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
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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 mark.gillams@gmail.com.


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 lovely group.

 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 join us! 

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


The 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 kevin@wordsonwords.co.uk


The MIDDLE EAST GROUP   will be a beginner’s understanding of the Israeli Palestine conflict – for 4 weeks, fortnightly, starting 1st May, Guildhall at  2.30pm.   Please contact 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 794722 or frances.barter@hotmail.com


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


The GARDEN 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 are 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 
dawnjarmstrong@gmail.com or
Jo  Marsh  


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 Qigong, Qi 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  01297599416


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 pennyrose2009@gmail.com  

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 Penny Rose:

Many of the following will be at the Coffee morning on February 8th, so if you are interested please come and meet the leaders.

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  mdalbertanson.t21@sky.com

Possible Rare books Group    If you are interested in studying different rare books, please contact  Bob Speer <books@lyme-regis.demon.co.uk

 A new Meditation Group  If you are interested, please contact Jo Smith Oliver: info@josmitholiver.com

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:  suenrog.taylor@btopenworld.com

Thank you:

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 the future.

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

Croquet: 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 01297 445709

This is 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 560989.


Many of our groups would like more men  to join:  get in touch with the relevant  Group Leader or Groups Co-ordinator  pennnyrose2009@gmail.com

U3A Monthly talks: 
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 Dr Kate Pitts if you have anything you wish to say about timings or, indeed, any suggestions about topics and speakers. Respond please to kate.pitts@btinternet.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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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.


BEGINNERS ITALIAN  1st and 3rd Mondays of the month , 10am in members’ homes.

Allan Swannell: 01297 443003


BOOK GROUP 1 The first Monday in the month at 3.00pm in members’ homes.

Jocelyn Marsh 01297 442830 jmwmarsh@gmail.com  Waiting List



 CREATIVE WRITING   Monthly, 2nd Monday of each month, 2:15pm in members’ homes. 

Philip  Peed – 01297 442808 


SCOTTISH DANCING  Weekly at Woodbury Hall, Axminster (Woodbury Community Hall is in the wee hamlet of Woodbury, between Axminster and the A35)  Tel Sue Taylor 01297 551445  


PLAY READING   Fortnightly in members’ homes.  Please contact Frances Barter 07986 794722 francesbarter@francesbarter.plus.com




Scrabble:  Fortnightly in Leader's home 2.30pm Brian Chambers 01297 443443


SPANISH LEARNERS and CONVERSATION Fortnightly at 10.00am in members’ homes.  Wendy Howard 01297 445195  Waiting List

Strollers 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


WALKING 1  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 443170 


WALKING 2  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.




Badminton group 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. 



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  Fortnightly 10:15am-12:30pm, alternating with Current Affairs 1 at Group Leader’s home:  Iain Paterson 01297 631193 

 FRENCH CONVERSATION  Fortnightly, 10:00am in members’ homes.  Maggie Allison Tel: 01297 443983 or Keith Robson Tel: 01297 442183  Waiting List



FRENCH FOR FUN  Fortnightly 10.00am  in members’ homes.  Kay Luckraft 01297 599416  kay.luckraft@talktalk.net  Waiting List



ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE   Fortnightly, 10:00am at Chideock.  Allan Swannell - 01297 443003    Waiting list


MEDITATION  2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Group leader’s home  10.30 -12.00  Jo Smith Oliver  info@josmitholiver.com    Waiting List


Fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons at the group leader's, home. For details please conta
ct Mark Gillams    mark.gillams@gmail.com or on 07754 309609


TENNIS  Weekly, 10:00am –12:00 Charmouth Tennis Club.  Joyce Beadle -  01297 442279     Waiting List




BEGINNER’S UNDERSTANDING OF THE ISRAELI PALESTINE CONFLICT  4 weeks, fortnightly, starting 2.30pm  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  Waiting list



Alternate weeks  10.00 am- 12 noon at members' homes.

Guy Barnes 01308 427430    valandguybarnes@gmail.com 



INTERMEDIATE GERMAN CONVERSATION   1st and 3rd Wednesdays, in Group Leader’s home.   2.30pm-3.30pm   Audrey Standhaft – 01297 442427




 Mornings at James Hargreaves Hall, Morecombelake.  Newcomers very welcome.  Sue Calder  01297 561302



Fortnightly at the Guildhall, Lyme Regis. Jackie Lloyd 01297 443516 or ladylloyd@msm.com



POETRY-READING Old School poets pre 1950 will be read and discussed.  First Wednesday in every month at 2.00pm.  Kevin Benfield email:  kevin@wordsonwords.co.uk   




Weekly, 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. 


ITALIAN 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


NEEDLES  AND  STITCHES  Fortnightly  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


SHORT TENNIS  Weekly, 2:00pm at Musbury Village Hall.  Jill Menzies - 01297 444863     


STRINGED INSTRUMENT GROUP   New learners or refreshers.  Rosalind Tarry 01297 444476 or rmtarry@gmail.com


TABLE TENNIS  Weekly 2.00pm at Lyme Regis Baptist Hall.  Small charge for room. Brian Watson – 01297 32060




Last Friday in the month at 10am Please contact  Marjorie Waters  01297 445388


Charmouth 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


Rare Books 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 www.u3ascitec.weebly.com

Walking Group 3 Walks start 10am at Uplyme Village Hall.  If you are interested please contact Paul Butter paulndbutter@gmail.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 clivegodfrey@mail.com or annvgray@hotmail.com  Tel 01297 442532  07800 662596



2nd Sunday In a variety of Inns  Di Wilkinson 01297 678639



4th Sunday in a variety of Inns  Ann Macnair  01297 560611  


Visits to gardens throughout the Summer months.  Meetings to share plants and seeds and occasional  newsletter. 

Mary Bohane - 01297 444566



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 geofftownson@hotmail.com or 01297 561337

Jazz Appreciation - Live!   Meet for live concerts. Contact Heather Britton 07802 797427


TURKISH FOR BEGINNERS  Flexible, weekly, in Group Leader’s home.  Dennis Hebden - 01297 443615


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. 
Click the walk name to download PDF -  2 x A4 pages





Lyme Regis

A delightful walk including River Lim. Uplyme and great views from Ware Cliffs



A country and village walk featuring riverside, wildflower meadows and views


Catherston Leweston

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





Battleford Hall

A varied country and village walk with good views and bluebells in season


Lamberts Castle

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


Barnes Surges

A countryside and woodland walk with good views and wild flowers


If you are interested in joining

or learning more about the Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A please email: membership@lymeregisu3a.org or telephone 01297 444566 or print an Application Form

All other enquiries

Please e-mail The Chair rachaelpope1@outlook.com  Tel: 01297 01297 445575


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