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 2019
Wed Apr 24thWednesday Book ReadersThe book to read is “Swingtime” by Zady Smith.
Fri Apr 26thWalkingBluebell Walk through Warburton wood, about 5 miles, may be muddy in places.
Led by Anita. Meet at 10.30am at triangle on Ball Lane near Kingsley
(OS map SJ 557 755) (Postcode WA6 8HL) or 10am at FCC for car sharing.
Sun Apr 28thWalkingFrodsham Festival of walks U3A Walk.
Meet at 2pm at Lady Heyes, Kingsley Road, WA6 6SU

A 5 mile circular walk, from Lady Heyes across fields to Frodsham Cut and the River Weaver via Bradley Orchard and Belleair Farm. Dogs on short leads welcome but be aware that this route will cross pasture with grazing cattle.
Grid Reference SJ 535 757, Postcode WA6 6SU, Led by Joe.
May 2019
Sun May 5thSunday lunch get togetherLunch at 12:30 pm at Oswald’s, (Helter Skelter), Frodsham.
Mon May 6thScience for AllAyurveda.- A different way of looking at yourself.
Tue May 7thHistorySt Laurence Church + Local History!
Everyone invited to St Laurence church, 2.00 pm. 3 reasons to join us.
- Guided tour of the church by Heather Powling,
- together with slides and photographs of old Frodsham
- photography exhibition of Frodsham and District Photography Society photo shoot in the church
Tue May 7thTrips and outingsLocal History guided tour St Lawrence Church Frodsham 2pm. No charge. Meet at church. All welcome.
Tue May 7thDiscussionNo meeting due to holidays
Mon May 13thWalkingGuided walking tour of Shrewsbury Town.
Meet at Frodsham Station at for 9.38am train, arriving in Shrewsbury 11.13am.
Cost of train with a railcard is about £13. Cost of the tour is £65 shared between all those who attend, so the more people go the less it will cost.
Return train; 15.29pm - arriving Frodsham 17.34 or 16.25 arriving 18.29
Mon May 13thTrips and outingsIn conjunction with Walking group
Guided walking tour around historic Shrewsbury, led by Dorothy Nicholls.
Go by train. Leave Frodsham station 9.38am, return from Shrewsbury 3.30- 4.30pm.
£5 charge for tour plus cost of rail ticket. See current newsletter or April meeting for further details.
Wed May 15thPhotographyOutdoor meeting at Norton Priory walled garden.
Wed May 15thClassical music enjoymentThe Charm of the ‘Cello
Thu May 16thMeetingGavin Hunter - Liverpool overhead railway
Mon May 20thMonday Book groupHome Fires by Kamila Shamsie. Chris leading.
Tue May 21stIntriguing HistoryJohn Ruskin-women's place is in the home
Wed May 22ndWednesday Book Readers“Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson
Fri May 24thWalkingWalk around Alvanley area. About five miles. Led by Shirley.
Meet at 10.30am at The White Lion, Manley Rd, WA6 9DD or 10am at FCC for car sharing.
June 2019
Sun Jun 2ndSunday lunch get togetherLunch at 12:30 pm at the White Lion, Alvanley.
Mon Jun 3rdScience for AllDay Trip - TBA
Tue Jun 4thHistory'Jamaica - a changing nation '
Presentation by Anita on her time in Jamaica and the rise of The Black Power Movement.
Tue Jun 4thDiscussionShould older people receive free bus passes, free TV licences etc?
Mon Jun 10thWalkingTo be announced.
Mon Jun 17thMonday Book groupThe Little Paris Book Shop by Nina George. Pip leading
Tue Jun 18thIntriguing HistoryThe History of Rough Sleeping
Wed Jun 19thPhotographyIndoor meeting at The Windings to look at the images for 3 topics and Norton Priory gardens.
Topics are:
Week 16 - portrait - Movement
Week 17 - landscape - urbanscape
Week 18 - Artistic - texture
Thu Jun 20thMeetingMartin Smiddy - Cheshire Boas
Fri Jun 28thWalkingTo be announced.
July 2019
Mon Jul 1stScience for AllDay Trip - TBA
Tue Jul 2ndHistoryJULY 2nd - Summer Outing. TBC
Tue Jul 2ndDiscussionDo you believe human activities contribute to global warming? If so, what should we do about it?
Fri Jul 5thTrips and outingsSummer trip to Tabley House, Knutsford. Historic country house with extensive collection of furniture and art works. Coach leaves FCC 10am returns approx 4pm.
Cost approx £25 depending on numbers, includes transport, entrance and guided tour.
Lunch in tea rooms 1pm ( lunch not included in price). See April Newsletter or meeting for further details.
Fri Jul 5thTrips and outingsSummer trip to Tabley House, Knutsford. Historic country house with extensive collection of furniture and art works. Coach leaves FCC 10am returns approx 4pm.
Cost approx £25 depending on numbers, includes transport, entrance and guided tour.
Lunch in tea rooms 1pm ( lunch not included in price). See April Newsletter or meeting for further details.
Sun Jul 7thSunday lunch get togetherLunch at 12:30 pm at the Old Hall, Frodsham.
Mon Jul 15thMonday Book groupThe Thread by Victoria Hislop
Tue Jul 16thIntriguing HistoryThe Ladies Peace of Cambrai
Thu Jul 18thMeetingRoy Adams (Roy's Relics) - The mystery beneath the surface
August 2019
Sun Aug 4thSunday lunch get togetherLunch at 12:30 pm at the Tigers Head, Norley.
Mon Aug 5thScience for AllIt's a Small World - The History and Applications of the Microscope
Tue Aug 6thHistoryAUGUST - NO MEETING THIS MONTH - SUMMER BREAK
Thu Aug 15thMeetingSocial afternoon
Mon Aug 19thMonday Book groupNO MEETING
September 2019
Sun Sep 1stSunday lunch get togetherLunch at 12:30 pm at the Queens Head, Frodsham
Mon Sep 2ndScience for AllDay Trip - Liverpool Museum Planetarium
Tue Sep 3rdHistory'Historic Chester Walk' Led by Anita
Mon Sep 16thMonday Book groupThe Librarian by Salley Vickers
Thu Sep 19thMeetingTBA - The dogs for good
October 2019
Tue Oct 1stHistoryTBA
Sun Oct 6thSunday lunch get togetherLunch at 12:30 pm at the Hornsmill, Helsby.
Mon Oct 7thScience for AllOld and Elegant - Scientific Instruments of Yesteryear
Thu Oct 17thMeetingHoward Green - Early tools
Mon Oct 21stMonday Book groupLife After Life by Kate Atkinson
November 2019
Sun Nov 3rdSunday lunch get togetherLunch at 12:30 pm at the Chinese Delight, Frodsham. (Note - Chinese Style Lunch).
Mon Nov 4thScience for AllExplore & Discover - Free to Access Internet Science Websites & Courses
Tue Nov 5thHistory'The Lancashire Witches'
Who were they and what really happened ? Led by Chris.
Mon Nov 18thMonday Book groupA Month in the Country by JJ Carr
Thu Nov 21stMeetingLynn Peglar - Salford Quays unlocked: voice of Manchester docks
December 2019
Sun Dec 1stSunday lunch get togetherLunch at 12:30 pm at the Ring o’ Bells, Overton, Frodsham.
Mon Dec 2ndScience for AllGroup Christmas Lunch
Tue Dec 3rdHistory'A Christmas Tale'
Bring along a tale or story of Christmas - legend, modern, folk tale, ghostly - just a good old- fashioned story time.
Thu Dec 12thMeetingNB 2nd Thursday
Social afternoon
January 2020
Thu Jan 16thMeetingStephen Shakeshaft - Chester Town Guide
February 2020
Thu Feb 20thMeetingAGM