Frodsham

Events

General Monthly meetings
Frodsham U3A meets on 3rd Thursday of the month in Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane at 1:45pm.
The first 15 mins is a time for socialising, group notices and business at 2.00pm, then there is usually a speaker at 2.15pm and we finish off with tea and biccies before departing at 4.00pm.


Dates for your Diary
April 2020
Tue Apr 7thHistoryMake History with a first on Zoom!
Topic - A Historical novel I have enjoyed.
Tue Apr 7thDiscussionAre emotions necessary for human survival? cancelled as a precaution against covid19
Wed Apr 8thArt and artistsBring your favourite sculpture (or a picture of it!) to talk about - or just come to listen
Wed Apr 15thTrips and outingsSound of Music, 2.30pm, Storyhouse Theatre, Chester
Tickets are front and second rows in the centre Circle, cost £43.
Suggest travel there and back by bus.
Wed Apr 15thClassical music enjoymentZoom meeting at 2.00pm
Thu Apr 16thMeetingSimon La Frenais
Robert Fitzroy. Tragedy of the Captain of the Beagle
Mon Apr 20thMonday Book groupA Season in Sinji : JL Carr
Tue Apr 21stIntriguing HistoryThe horse librarians of Eastern Kentucky - cancelled as a precaution against covid19
Wed Apr 22ndWednesday Book Readers‘ Unsheltered ‘ by Barbara Kingsolver
Thu Apr 23rdIndustrial history

Zoom meeting

The topic. Aspects of my first job my grandchildren would regard as Industrial History!

May 2020
Sun May 3rdSunday lunch get togetherLunch at 12:30 pm at the Ring o’ Bells, Overton, Frodsham.
Tue May 5thHistoryD Day landings - led by Andrew (?)
Tue May 5thDiscussionHas technology changed the world for the better?
Thu May 7thThursday book groupOf Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Mon May 18thMonday Book groupThen she was gone : Lisa Jewell
Tue May 19thIntriguing HistoryThe Windrush and multi-racial Britain
Wed May 20thClassical music enjoymentBy the Water
Wed May 20thArt and artists

NB [Please note this is the THIRD Wednesday, not the usual 2nd
Visit to Manchester Art Gallery, travel by train, time tbc.
Special exhibition: Derek Jarman. This will be advertised to all U3A members.

Thu May 21stMeetingJohn Hatfield
Climate Change
Thu May 28thIndustrial historyIn house : The local canal network - Andrew
June 2020
Tue Jun 2ndHistoryCity themes - Durham
Tue Jun 2ndDiscussionThe two party electoral system v proportional representation
Sun Jun 7thSunday lunch get togetherLunch at 12:30 pm at the Hornsmill, Helsby.
Wed Jun 10thArt and artistsFrench Impressionists (presentation/discussion)
Mon Jun 15thMonday Book groupThe Help : Kathryn Stockett
Tue Jun 16thIntriguing HistoryLife and times of Thomas Chaloner
Thu Jun 18thMeetingRobert Mason
Northern Humour and Song
Thu Jun 25thIndustrial historyField trip : Trip to see the restoration of Runcorn dock - Tony's contact
July 2020
Sun Jul 5thSunday lunch get togetherLunch at 12:30 pm at the Queens Head, Frodsham
Tue Jul 7thHistorySummer visit - led by Rosie
Tue Jul 7thDiscussionShould we still be flying to a holiday destination?
Wed Jul 8thArt and artistsBring your favourite or most interesting painting by a French artist to talk about - or just come to listen
Thu Jul 16thMeetingDavid Hearn
Liverpool's Links with America
Mon Jul 20thMonday Book groupCider with Rosie : Laurie Lee
Tue Jul 21stIntriguing HistoryRichard III & Anne Neville
Thu Jul 30thIndustrial historyField trip : Canal boat trip from Preston Brook to the Anderton boat lift - Anita
August 2020
Sun Aug 2ndSunday lunch get togetherLunch at 12:30 pm at the Tigers Head, Norley.
Tue Aug 4thHistorySummer break (if necessary). Otherwise meeting led by Chris
Wed Aug 12thArt and artistsVisit to an Art Gallery accessible by public transport, venue tbc
Mon Aug 17thMonday Book groupThe Mayor of Casterbridge : Thomas Hardy
Thu Aug 20thMeetingSocial afternoon
Thu Aug 27thIndustrial historyTBA
September 2020
Tue Sep 1stHistoryCity themes - Cambridge (postponed from April )
Sun Sep 6thSunday lunch get togetherLunch at 12:30 pm at Oswald’s, Helter Skelter, Frodsham.
Thu Sep 17thMeetingLynn Smith
Norton Priory: Monastery to Museum
Mon Sep 21stMonday Book groupFludd : Hilary Mantel
Thu Sep 24thIndustrial historyTBA
October 2020
Sun Oct 4thSunday lunch get togetherLunch at 12:30 pm at the Netherton Hall, Frodsham.
Thu Oct 15thMeetingKeith Vigurs
Mystery Shopping
Thu Oct 22ndIndustrial historyField trip : Amazon distribution centre - Gill
November 2020
Sun Nov 1stSunday lunch get togetherLunch at 12:30 pm at the Chinese Delight, Frodsham. (Note- Chinese Style Lunch).
Thu Nov 19thMeetingSteve Hunter
Blood Bikes
Thu Nov 26thIndustrial historyIn house : The Cornish tin mines - John Shaw
December 2020
Sun Dec 6thSunday lunch get togetherLunch at 12:30 pm at the Ring o’ Bells, Overton, Frodsham.
Thu Dec 10thMeetingSocial afternoon (NB 2nd Thursday)
January 2021
Thu Jan 21stMeetingLouise Wilson
Rescue Dogs to Conservation k9 Consultancy Dogs
February 2021
Thu Feb 18thMeetingAGM