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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   Chairman

 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 Chairman's Report  

Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A Forthcoming Events 2018


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

Monday 21 May Garden Lovers
a meeting to introduce the 10 gardens we will be visiting this summer will be held at 2pm on Monday, 21 May, at the Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis. Bring along any spare seeds, plants and garden accessories. There will be a charge of 50p to pay for tea and biscuits and the hire of the hall. Group leader Mary Bohane (marybohane@yahoo.co.uk)
Monday 11 June  Garden Lovers Group:  Hillcrest, Stoke St Gregory, nr Taunton.
at 2.00p.m. – 
Contact: Pam Melhuish, email pammelhuish@gmail.com. Tel. 01297 446007.
Wednesday 13 June

Mr Chips Rides Again 
John Bartholomew tells tales from school
John Bartholomew, former Chair of the Heritage Coast U3A, Organiser-in-Chief of U3A theatre and opera visits, and Quizmaster-Extraordinaire, takes a whimsical look at forty years in the education business.
John spent thirty five years full-time in secondary education, one third as head of a large comprehensive school and a further seven years, part-time, working as adviser, consultant and reluctant inspector. His talk will mix anecdote with observation in the hope of offering something that will stimulate lots of thought and some merriment.


There will be a short (5 min) talk about “Plastic Free Lyme” starting at 10.54am.  We will hear how Turn Lyme Green and Lyme Council are working together to make the town “Plastic Free”.

Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG, Friday 13th April. Coffee is served from 10.00 to 10.45 followed by talk at 11.00 until noon. Organised by U3A Heritage Coast Lyme Regis. Entry is free for U3A members; for non-members a £2 donation is suggested.
Thursday 21 June Garden Lovers Group:  - Harcombe House, Pitman’s Lane, Morcombelake. 
at 2.30p.m.
Contact: Sue Back, email sue.back1@btinternet.com. Tel. 01460 220636.
 Monday 2 July
Garden Lovers Group:  Midney Gardens, Mill Lane, Midney, Somerton.

at 2.00p.m. -
Contact: Mary Bohane, email  marybohane@yahoo.co.uk. Tel. 01297 444566.
Wednesday 11th July
The Hedgehog Predicament, with Colin Varndell
Most U3A members will be familiar with Colin's spectacular and intimate wildlife photography, and his rare ability to convey fascinating information about his subject in an entertaining and engaging way. On 11th July he turns his lens, and his passion for wildlife, on the fate of the hedgehog. Prepare for a full house!
'The Hedgehog Predicament' is the result of two years of research and photography. It covers the natural history of hedgehogs, the catastrophic decline of the species and reasons for it, and what we can do as individuals to help hedgehogs. The presentation is illustrated with photographs of hedgehogs and other specifically-related subjects.
Coffee is served from 10.00 to 10.45 followed by talk at 11.00 until noon.Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis
Friday July 20th
Friday 27 July
Garden Lovers Group: 
Musbury Barton,
Musbury, Axminster
at 2.00p.m. - Contact Ann Fleet, email annfleet60@outlook.com. Tel 01297 442651.
Wednesday 8th August


John Betjeman: Poems, Places and People - an illustrated talk by Don Archer

Probably the best-loved poet of the twentieth century, John Betjeman was much more than a poet: He was a man of many interests, enthusiasms and abilities: writer, critic, lover of Victorian architecture and country railways, conservationist, radio and television personality.

His topographical writings and guidebooks, particularly those about churches, towns and villages, give us not just information but a sense and spirit of place. An eccentric and lover of eccentricity, he has much to teach us about how to look at places and how to look after them.

By profession a physical chemist, Manchester-born Don Archer has lived and worked in Devon for over 50 years. His varied teaching career (at secondary schools, technical college and university) culminated with heading the science side of the School of Education at Exeter University. 

His interest in industrial history and archaeology, particularly of Victorian times, brought him to John Betjeman. In his talk, Don touches on a few poems, rather more places, and scores of people associated with Betjeman.

Coffee is served from 10.00 to 10.45 followed by talk at 11.00 until noon.  Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis

Wednesday 5th September:

We have planned a trip starting at Holmbush Car Park at 9.20am (please be early to sort out money etc). Board a boat at Exmouth at 11.00am and travel through Exeter Canal to reach Exeter about 1.30pm. Pick up by coach at 4.00pm in Exeter.

You will have time to eat lunch in Exeter, with many places around the river to choose from, afterwards you can explore the city. Among the attractions are the cathedral, underground passages, museum, castle and of course shops.

COST: CHEQUES ONLY pay as you board the coach: about £20 -£18 each, to pay for coach, tip and boat trip. We will know the price in September.

To book a place contact Ann Fleet < annfleet60@outlook.com >   

Wednesday 12th September
The Musical Heritage of Thomas Hardy – a presentation by Bonny Sartin
Thomas Hardy's skill as a fiddle-player is perhaps less well-known than his talents as novelist, poet and playwright, famed around the world. And Bonny Sartin is equally familiar to thousands worldwide as frontman for folk group the Yetties for the best part of fifty years.
Bring these two together and what do we have? The story of Hardy's music, his instruments and the characters he created, many involved in traditional song, music or dance, told with songs, poetry, music and readings. (And plenty of fun and laughter.)

The Sartins arrived in Dorset 350 years ago, Huguenots fleeing persecution and settling in Corscombe to work the land. Today the family is Dorset through-and-through, with the Yetties ("just four lads from the village") taking their name from Yetminster. Dorset was the anchor for a group that travelled the world, sharing folk music wherever they went. For the last seven years Bonny  has undertaken many speaking engagements in the county "as a way of staying in touch".

Don't miss this one.  Coffee is served from 10.00 to 10.45 followed by talk at 11.00 until noon.  Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis


Friday 12th October 
Coffee morning
The Heritage Coast branch of the U3A is holding a coffee morning for existing and potential new members on Friday 12th October at 10.00am at the Woodmead Halls in Lyme Regis.
A happy social occasion, this offers members and not-yet-members the chance to learn more of the leisure and educational opportunities that are available with membership of your local U3A. You can come to chat, and talk to representatives of the many activity groups. You can join new groups or even consider starting your own. The committee members and plenty of group leaders will be there. At 10.00 there's a special welcome for new(ish) members – those who have joined in the last 12 to 18 months – with cake not available to other members ...

U3A coffee mornings are always enjoyable and interesting – and there's no charge for the coffee!
Friday 9th November
 Talk and AGM: 
AGM: 10.00am;  Coffee: 10.30am
The Red Arrows – an illustrated talk by Phil Holt  : 11.00am 
The Red Arrows aerobatic team has won the hearts of a nation and is renowned throughout the world, acting as ambassadors for Great Britain and supporting UK industry by demonstrating the capabilities of British equipment and expertise. Since their creation in 1965, the Red Arrows have flown over 4,000 displays in 52 countries.

Phil's illustrated presentation takes us through the events that led to the creation of this exceptional team of pilots. He then introduces the men and women in the famous red suits, who make precision their profession, teamwork their science and aerobatics their art form. He will bring some official Red Arrows Merchandise for sale.
An Air Traffic Controller for almost 40 years, Phil served at seven locations including Heathrow. He was a reservist in the R.A.F., a flying instructor and involved in Maritime Air Region operations; he can count among his flying achievements parachute dropping and flying for the St John’s Ambulance air wing. He continues as an active pilot and is a Flying Display Director, involved with the show circuit for over 30 years.

Phil's talk will begin at 11.00am. Beforehand, at 10.00am, the AGM will be held: hear a summary of the year's activities across the many groups, monthly talks, trips and visits; learn of the (good) state of the U3A's finances; ask questions, make suggestions, and elect (or change) the committee. Coffee will be available at about 10.30am.




       TRIPS – Update THEATRE TRIPS 2018




Trips Update: July 2018


Some trips needing more interest if they are to be viable!!!


·        `MANON` -  English National Ballet. Music by Jules Massenet. Mayflower Theatre Southampton:  Matinee November 3rd.  Will now run. All those who have committed now have tickets. I may be able to get additional tickets if anyone wants to add their name.


·        `MATILDA` - Bristol Hippodrome. Matinee May 8th 2019.  Stalls seats £55 reduced from £60.  All-in might be £75 but this is another very popular London show.  Currently 21 indicating interest. Still needing more.


Repeat offers:


·        `The Magic Flute` - Cardiff – Sunday matinee – Feb 17th 2019. Upper Circle at £26.50 (they have lifts!). All-in around £40. Arrive at Cardiff Bay in time for lunch. Home by 9.00pm. Now have a full coach but not averse to booking another if there is more interest!


·        Possible Welsh National Opera 2019: `La Traviata` and/or `Un Ballo in Maschera` in either Bristol or Southampton. But no matinees so late return.  Good interest so far but will need more.


·        `MOTOWN THE MUSICAL`  Bristol Hippodrome early next year.  Let me know if this is of interest. If we get enough interest I will come back with a date and time. Not proving as popular as one might have thought. Where are the children of the 60`s when one needs them.

No commitment in just showing interest.


Get back to:




Get back to: jdbart45@gmail.com to express interest.   If there appears to be sufficient interest to run a trip I will get back to everyone, individually, to seek confirmation. Only at this point does anyone become responsible for the cost of the trip.



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
It will be £12 Individual or £22 joint this year, (Jan 2018 - Jan 2019)  To contact Mary: 01297 444566 or  




From the Group Co-ordinator, Penny Rose
Proposed new Groups

We have several New Groups starting soon:

Singing Together: This Group will meet on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the Month starting in March 2.00 – 3.00pm in the Group Leader’s home. Please contact Liz Sansom 01297 560681

An Introduction to the Middle Easta political history: This will be a short course of 6 sessions and on Thursday afternoons. Fortnightly from 22nd February  2:00 – 3.30pm at The Hub, Lyme Regis.  Please contact Maureen D’Albertanson 01297 631025

Beginner’s Clay: This will be sessions over two consecutive days. The February course is fully booked. The Spring course will be 26th and 27th April and there will be a Summer and  Autumn course. Please contact Janet Steer 01297 631831

Stroller’s Group:  This Group meets on Monday afternoons for a leisurely short walk, stopping to look at views. Please contact Penny Rose  Sue Bradley has promised me a piece on this so th wording might be different.

Walking Group 3: Walks will be mornings on Fridays from 10am starting at Uplyme Village Hall. The first walk will be on  March 9th .  If you are interested please contact Paul Butter  paulndbutter@gmail.com


Possible New groups:

Beginners Digital Photography: John Marriage is willing to start a new course if enough members are interested. It could be used as a refresher course for those who have attended before. Please contact John Marriage 01297 443469

Beginners  Painting Group: We are still looking for a leader for such a Group. Have any of our newer member talents in this area? Please contact Penny Rose

If you are interested in joining [and possibly leading] any of these member suggestions for new Groups please contact Penny Rose 01297 561076  or pennyrose2009@gmail.com

  Creative writing 2

 Ukulele playing Group

 Runnicub Group – a numbers game with tiles




More Groups News:

Jazz Group – this has not dissolved because John has left, but it is taking a new direction, with John’s blessing. Ken Goddard  and Heather Britton are  arranging outings to live Jazz concerts instead of meeting in homes.


Heather has put a lot of thought into a new form of Jazz Appreciation Group, this is her email on May events:

These are the events I’m going to, please email me, hpb@hpbritton.com  if you would like to join me. I will be displaying or waving around a JAG sign.

Friday 25th May 8 p.m. – Neil Maya Quartet,  “ The Dave Brubeck Project”.  Ilminster Meeting House.  For box office information contact Heather.

Saturday 26th May 8 p.m. – Vintage La Vie en Rose, Gypsy Jazz. Swim cafe bar on Lyme Regis promenade, a free event. I’ll be in early and hope to grab a table.

Sunday 27th May 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Jazz on the Beach, I’ll be there!

 If you are interested please contact either: ken.a.goddard@gmail.com    or  HPB@hpbritton.com


The French Experience Group  consists of 6 members so we are now open to new members. Please contact Wendy Howard for more information.


Breakfast Club is always on the first Saturday of the month in Lyme Regis, alternating between the Courtyard Cafe at the Town Mill and the Bellcliff Café opposite Sea Salt. They meet at 9.30 am.  Please ring Rachael Pope 01297 445575 for further details

Play Reading: This Group needs more members, particularly men! Please contact Frances Barter 07986794722


Scottish Dancing Group: We now have an intrepid group of members who regularly brave the cold on Monday mornings at the Woodbury Village Hall, just outside Axminster.  However we quickly warm up.  Since September we have turned our feet to over 30 dances, making up one or two variations on the way.   Our dances have included  “Belfast Hornpipe”, the strathspey “Gang the Same Gate” and the ever popular 40-bar jig “Mairi’s Wedding”. Do come and join us. Please contact Sue Taylor 01297 551445


U3A Geology 2018-19 – Course by Geoff Townson
This course is now full but Geoff is holding a waiting list in case someone has to withdraw between now and when the course starts in October.  For more information contact Geoff at geofftownson@hotmail.com or 01297 561337



Poetry Reading Group:  This group has space for one more member. Please contact Kevin Benfield 01297 446066


DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP:   This  group meets fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons. The group is intended for all of those who wish to improve their photography by knowing their cameras better and improving their skills by experimentation and practice. For details please contact Mark  Gillams at  mark.gillams@gmail.com  Although there is a short waiting list please do not hesitate to make him aware of your interest.


Needles and Stitches Group: Although this Group encourages every kind of stitching some of the members are at present designing and sewing “Wiggly Bags”  These are bags to go to Dorchester Hospital and the John Radcliffe hospital for the tubes attached to sick children to contain them in one place. The enclosed photo shows the bags. If you are interested in joining this group and pursuing your own or communal stitching, please contact Janet Fudger 01297 444901 or Janet Moyes 444697

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 at a much reduced rate for the rest of the season.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

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 Valerie Doney if you have anything you wish to say about timings or, indeed, any suggestions about topics and speakers.

Respond please to : hcu3anews@gmail.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


Heritage Coast U3A Newsletter (Download)


Heritage Coast U3A
2016 Chairman's Report  (Download)

  U3A Web links:  Third Age Trust 
This web site contains a large amount of constantly updated important information, including help for Group leaders; full details of UK locations of U3A groups  Education;  U3A shop; members area, latest news etc
Seaton U3A
Heritage Coast U3A Newsletter

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.


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

Allan Swannell: 01297 443003


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

Marilyn Trask 01297 792046 or taylortrask@btinternet.com   Waiting list




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

Philip  Peed – 01297 442808 



PLAY READING   Fortnightly in members’ homes. Please contact Frances Barter 07986 794722 francesbarter@tesco.net  Waiting List


RUSSIAN LANGUAGE GROUP  Fortnightly 10.00am – 12.00am  meeting at Fernhill Hotel, Charmouth. On bus routes x53 and x51   Gerald Clark 01395 488605


SCOTTISH DANCING  will finish at end of May.  They will start 10th September 2018 for the autumn.  Tel Sue Taylor 01297 551445


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


SPANISH LEARNERS  Fortnightly at 10.00am in members’ homes.  Allan Swannell: 01297 443003



SPANISH BEGINNERS CONVERSATION  Monthly 10.00am in members’ homes. Allan Swannell: 01297 443003


Strollers Walking Group is a friendly group of people who walk once a week on Monday afternoons at 2.15.  The walk length is usually one to one-and-a-half hours 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  Waiting List


WALKING 2  Fortnightly, alternating with Walking 1,  Walks will be between 1½ - 2 hours.  Meet Uplyme Village Hall car park.’   Marion Richardson 01297 33824.



BADMINTON  Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis 6 - 7pm.  Susan Gale  01297 444260


BEGINNER’S DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY  This course has finished but will resume if 8-10 members wish to join. It may be different day   John Marriage  01297 443469



3rd Tuesday  Members Homes 2pm  Dawn Armstrong 01297 678932  Waiting list


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  waiting list.

 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



INTERMEDIATE GERMAN CONVERSATION   1st and 3rd Tuesdays, in Group Leader’s home.   2.00pm-3.00pm   Audrey Standhaft – 01297 442427

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


MAH-JONG  Fortnightly, 2:00pm at Group Leader's home.  Beginners and experienced players welcome.  Nina Haskins 01297 445497   ninahaskins97@gmail.com


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




Alternate weeks  10.00 am- 12 noon at a member’s home.

Guy Barnes 01308 427430    valandguybarnes@gmail.com




 Meet in the James Hargreaves Hall in Morcombelake on alternate Wednesday mornings   Newcomers very welcome.  Sue Calder  01297 561302



This group is on hold at present. 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  or Nina Haskins 01297 445497   Waiting List


Weekly, 5:30pm at St Michael's Church Hall,  Lyme Regis.  Dave Edwards – 01297 443696


SINGING TOGETHER   2.00pm - 3.00pm 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, starting in March at Group Leader’s home.    Liz Sansom  01297 560681




, 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



 1st Thursday in the Month at the Lyme Regis Guildhall. 2.00pm  Guy Barnes 01308 427430



MIDDLE EAST -An introduction to political history  2:00 – 3:30pm  Fortnightly from 22nd February  At The Hub, Lyme Regis    Maureen D’Albertanson 01297 631025

NEEDLES  AND  STITCHES  Fortnightly  1:00pm – 5:00pm Hallett Court in Queen’s Walk, Lyme Regis  Needlework of all types.   Ann Fudger  01297 444901 or Janet Moyes 01297 444697


RELIGION & ETHICS – [formerly THEOLOGY]   10-30am at 1A St Michael’s Business Centre, Lyme Regis  Ed Standhaft - 01297 442427



Fortnightly, 2.30pm in members’ homes.  Brian Chambers - 01297 443443


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


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY  Monthly: 10:00am – 12:00 noon at the Woodmead Hall,    John Marriage Tel:  01297 443469 www.u3ascitec.weebly.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.  New members of any ability are very 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



Beginners Clay:  There will be sessions on 2 days running in February (fully booked) another on April 26th

& 27th and others in the summer and autumn.  Janet Steer 01297 631831

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

Mary Bohane - 01297 444566



U3A Geology 2018-19 – Course by Geoff Townson
This course is now full but Geoff is holding a waiting list in case someone has to withdraw between now and when the course starts in October.  For more information contact Geoff at geofftownson@hotmail.com or 01297 561337

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



Walk along the Axe estuary through Axmouth and with amazing sea views.


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


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