Brixham is a small fishing town in the south-west of England, situated at the southern end of Torbay and has one of the UK’s largest fishing fleets. Fishing and Tourism are its major industries. It has a population of 17,457. It is thought that the name 'Brixham' came from Brioc's village. 'Brioc' was an old English or Brythonic personal name and '-ham' is an ancient term for village. The town is hilly, and built around the harbour which remains in use as a dock for the fishing trawlers. It has a focal tourist attraction in the replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship the Golden Hind that is permanently moored there. Berry Head National Nature Reserve guards the southern half of Torbay. One of the Gateways to the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark, it is an internationally-acclaimed heritage site, home to a fascinating variety of wildlife and history, with recently restored Napoleonic-War fortifications. It was here in Brixham on 5 November 1688 that William of Orange landed before making his way to London. A statue on the harbour records the landing.
The U3A in Brixham meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month at 1345 hrs at the Brixham Cricket Club. There is generally a guest speaker. Visitors are always welcome. Our groups are varied and include subjects and activities such as Spanish, luncheon outings, boules, play reading, architecture, and walking, to name but a few. If you are interested in joining Brixham U3A you are welcome to come to a monthly meeting at the Cricket Club.