Hadleigh Suffolk


All meetings and group activities have been suspended for the time being. This will be reviewed regularly.

Online Talks
If you are missing the monthly Speaker Meetings you can access some really interesting Talks for FREE here Mithy. Thursday 29th October at 5pm the talk is - John Dudley and the Nine Days Queen
Register to join a talk and sign up to receive details of future talks. Please let me know here Web Manager if you have accessed these talks, how easy it was to do so and if you found the talks enjoyable. Thank you, Kay.
U3A Online Learning Events
There are some free online learning events via Zoom from the U3A that members can access. Subjects include Bridge (Beginners and Improvers); Painting sessions; Poetry and maths plus others. Visit U3A Online Learning Events for the full list and to sign up.

U3A Diary Project
A Hadleigh Member's contribution to the National U3A Diary Project was included on the National website. See below for what she said.
Saturday 20th June
"Realised I have now missed two haircuts but surprisingly to me everyone looks quite good and not half as straggly as I would have imagined!
Today was the celebration for J’s 60th
We managed a socially distanced family gathering in the garden with fish, chips, and champagne!
His family bought him a “crowdie”!! Football is back but no spectators so you can be a cardboard cut-out sitting in the stadium. He will be with his brother, but the J’s picture shows him wearing a suit!!"
U3A Diary Project

Stella, Suffolk

Hadleigh U3A New Members Meeting

This meeting has been cancelled due to the coronavirus epidemic. It will be run later in the year when the situation has stabilised.

Thank you for your understanding.
To all members who have joined in the last three years.
You are invited to an afternoon tea at the Hadleigh Library Seminar room on Friday March 27th from 2.30 pm until 4.00pm to meet members of our committee, leaders of the various Hadleigh U3A groups who are able to attend and other new members.
We do hope you can come .
Please Jill know by February 26th as we need to know numbers for catering purposes.


This has been cancelled. Hopefully we can have a 21st Anniversary next year!
This year is Hadleigh U3A’s 20th Anniversary and we are using our Summer Party on 13th July to celebrate and have various ideas in the making. As a part of this we want to have a display of any items from our past 20 years – photographs of early events, memories from inaugural members in 2004. Were you or someone you know among those first members? Does anyone have a copy of the Minutes from the first committee meeting? Please contact Sue if you have anything.


The decision has been taken by National U3A to postpone this to Wednesday 2nd June 2021
You may have seen in Third Age Matters that this year also sees the first National U3A Day on 3 June 2020 and U3A’s all over the UK are being encouraged to do something to acknowledge this. So far our walking group have been invited to join Stour Valley’s walkers for a special walk that day. Also Stowmarket are planning a one-day event for all U3A’s in our area. More news about that in due course. Any of our groups with ideas they might put forward, do let Sue know.

Hadleigh On Show – October 5th 2019

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We had a stand at the first ever ‘Hadleigh On Show’ event showcasing all the groups in the town.

Some 90 groups had stands and well over 1200 people attended.
The event was held in the Guildhall and St Mary’s Church and as well as community groups there was a timetable of demonstrations and performances.
We had a lot of interest in our U3A and hopefully will welcome some new members.

A list of Events enjoyed by our members since September 2018

September - A visit to Ely; BBC Band at the Regent
October - Kensington Museums
November - 'Pack Up Your Troubles' at the Mercury
December - Christmas Lunch
March - A Walking Tour of Rotherhithe with Andrew Davies
May - Kingdom Choir at the Regent; A visit to Newmarket
June - Audley End
July - Munnings; Southwold Theatre
August - U3A Holiday
September - RAF London at Hendon
October - Calendar Girls at the Regent; Murder, Margaret and Me at the Wolsey

You can view photos of some of these on the Events Page or on the Outings or Archived Events & Outings tabs on the Group page.