Barnsley & District


The Buzz "The Buzz" is the quarterly newsletter of Barnsley & District U3A. It is published in readiness to hand out at the March, June, September and December Monthly Meetings.

Please note that, for technical reasons, the images within the on-line version of The Buzz sometimes have to have their quality reduced so that they can be uploaded to the website. The limitations are being examined.

To read the latest or previous copies of The Buzz, go straight to The Buzz page by clicking the new [The Buzz] menu button at the top of our website, or the Read The Buzz Online link on the right of this page.

You can also pick up your copy of The Buzz from AgeUK Barnsley, in Eldon Street, and from the Drop-In held in Penistone! (You may be asked for identification to ensure that you are a current member of the Barnsley & District U3A)


Retired or Semi-Retired?
Want to keep active – Combat loneliness – Make new friends?

Barnsley U3A with over 900 members and more than 90 interest groups would like you to become involved here in the
Penistone Area. We are looking to set up new groups and activities and we would like to hear from you.

You are invited to join us to hear about our plans and importantly to contribute your ideas.

Friday 28th April, 11am to 1pm at St. John’s Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone. Free light refreshments will be provided

For further information contact: Helen Dew on 01226 891130

Two new groups have formed.

Toutes Flutes

This group, as the name indicates, is for those interested in playing and or learning to play the Flute. It will meet, weekly, at Emmanuel Church every Thursday at 10:00am. They will be willing to teach you to play but the catch is you need to bring your own Flute. First meeting will be on 1st February 2018.

For any other details call Derek Bacon on 01226385235.

Sunday Strollers

Again as the name suggests a short easy stroll, especially good for those with hip or knee problems or even in wheelchairs and the possibility of hiring a scooter. As an added bonus they aim for a café at the end of the walk. These will happen on second Sunday (there's a surprise!) of the month. The next one is the 11th of March 2018

For any other details contact Beth Rudkin on 01226241477.


Travel 2018 Latest news from the Travel Group. Places on the following trips are now available.
Sunday/Monday April 22nd/23rd - North Yorkshire Moors Railway and stay overnight in Scarborough- £125 per person*

Friday May 25th – day out in York - £14

June 10th to 16th – 7 days in Cornwall visiting St Ives, Eden Project and Port Isaac – £379*

Sunday Sept 16th – Day out with river boat ride on the Trent (Nottingham) lunch included. £34 including meal

  • Deposit of £30 required when booking or soon after.

Ring Lynn Maloney 01226 284426 or call at the Travel Table at the Monthly meetings
All cheques payable to Yorkshire Rose Holidays


Barnsley & District U3A Membership Secretary
John MacKinnon
48 Wakefield Road
S75 6JY

If you have sent mail to a different address please contact John as soon as possible. Thank you.

You can contact John via our website Contact page (B&D Membership Secretary).


In addition more frequent updates of what is happening in Barnsley U3A, together with news of external items & events which might be of interest to our members, are published in our Buzz Newsflash. This is updated at least twice each week, and some weeks almost on a daily basis. Click on the link to read.

IMPORTANT - If you would like to receive the Buzz Newsflash direct to your email inbox then contact Betty Higginbottom (details in member contact list).