Ashington & District


Ashington & District U3A recruits members from coast to countryside. Members hail from Ashington, Blyth, Ellington, Cramlington, Widdrington, Newbiggin By the Sea to name but a few.

The area has a long industrial history which is now commemorated at Woodhorn Colliery Museum, Blyth Battery and Newbiggin Maritime Centre.

Our membership is growing at a healthy rate following the ethos of U3A which is Learn, Laugh and Live. Our U3A gives people the opportunity to socialise, make friends and take up new interests at our monthly meetings and our many and varied interest groups.


A nugget of tolerance,

A portion of humour,

A lot of learning,

A cup of enthusiasm,

A dollop of sharing,

A pinch of listening,

A chunk of understanding,

A spoonful of patience,

A scoop of helping,

A jug of laughter,

A lump of consideration,

A dash of compassion,

And a sprinkle of smiles,

All mixed together make Ashington & District, a successful U3A.

By Members of the Culinary Capers Group

Come along to one of our monthly meeting and join our U3A to allow you to participate in any interest groups.

MONTHLY MEETING is held In Holy Trinity Church Hall, Station Road, Ashington, on Second Thursday of the month, 12:45 – 3:00 pm. There are speakers at each meeting covering a wide range of subjects of interest to members. Refreshments which include some of Stan & Carol’s delicious cake or biscuits can be purchased giving time for a chat followed by monthly business.


Membership secretary Dave Walker using contact tab to get in touch.