Leigh & District


There's LOTS going on with the Leigh & District u3a but...

... this page only lists general meetings, talks and any other special events. It does NOT list trips or group meetings, and there are plenty of them.

General meetings at Leigh Miners are usually every 1st and 3rd Friday, starting at 1pm. For details of groups you need to click on the Groups tab above, then look at the Groups List and Timetable Summary. If necessary, contact the Facilitator for a Group to check details of next meeting etc. Please do NOT contact Leigh Miners directly expecting them to know the details - they don't.

Here's a brief guide to navigating your way around the site to find the information you need:

Step 1: click on the Groups tab and scan the list of groups to find a topic or activity you're interested in. Note the day of the week, and in the month, in which the group meets e.g. 4th Tuesday in month. Some groups will have a "Dates for your Diary" section where you can see what's coming up.

Step 2: check a calendar for that date e.g. 4th Tuesday in August is the 28th, when the iPads & Tablets group meet.

Step 3: click on the link to the Group (in blue) to read any further information on that group's page, including the contact details for the Facilitator.

Step 4: if necessary, contact the Group Facilitator to check that the meeting is on.

Step 5: turn up on the day ... and enjoy!

All Leigh & District u3a events take place at Leigh Miners, unless otherwise stated.

Dates for your Diary
May 2022
Mon May 30thWorkshop1.30pm Red Cross First Aid Session 1. Please contact First Aid to register beforehand.
June 2022
Fri Jun 3rdMeeting1pm Social & Talk, Veronica Walker, "Charles Dicken’s Children"

Veronica gave a presentation last November on Charles Dickens and she has kindly agreed to come back again. This time her talk will focus on his relationships with the women in his life and the children as a result of these relationships. Her research into Charles Dickens is extensive and informative giving us an insight into his very complicated lifestyle whilst at the same time writing his very famous books.
Thu Jun 16thCommittee10.30am @ Leigh Miners
Fri Jun 17thSocial1pm AGM & Talk, Caroline Pharoah Hesketh, "Researching Your Family History"

Caroline will give us a talk about how to get started on family history, how she got started, what resourses are available, and the pitfalls.
July 2022
Fri Jul 1stMeeting1pm Social & Talk, Roger Brown, "History of the Jazz Piano"

This presentation will look at the background of the Jazz Piano and the history of its development through the years. Roger will tell us how he became interested in music and in particular what made him take up jazz more than other kinds of music. It will be a talk that will look at this profession in detail and how he makes his living playing the piano.
Thu Jul 14thCommittee10.30am @ Leigh Miners
Fri Jul 15thSocial1pm Friday Social, everyone welcome.
Fri Jul 22ndWorkshop10.30am Red Cross First Aid Session 2. Please contact First Aid to register beforehand.
August 2022
Fri Aug 5thMeeting1pm Social & Talk, Joseph O'Neil, "Manchester Victorian Underworld"

Joseph is an historian with a special interest in the 19th century social history of Manchester & environment and Irish history. He is the author of six books and numerous magazine articles. He appeared in a recent episode of "Murder & My Family" as an expert witness on the Manchester Martyrs. He gives talks on his books and related topics.
Thu Aug 18thCommittee10.30am @ Leigh Miners
Fri Aug 19thSocial1pm Friday Social, everyone welcome.
September 2022
Fri Sep 2ndMeeting1pm Social & Talk, Graham Nuttall, "Working as a Prison Chaplin"

Graham will be describing his career within the church environment which then led him to work within the prison service as a chaplin. He will talk about those who found themselves on the wrong side of the law and how he was able (sometimes) to help people overcome their problems through the support of the church.
Thu Sep 15thCommittee10.30am @ Leigh Miners
Fri Sep 16thSocial1pm Friday Social, everyone welcome.
October 2022
Fri Oct 7thMeeting1pm Social & Talk, Alan Davies, "Children in the Mines"
Thu Oct 20thCommittee10.30am @ Leigh Miners
Fri Oct 21stSocial1pm Friday Social, everyone welcome.
November 2022
Fri Nov 4thMeeting1pm Social & Talk, Sheila, "The Manchester Ship Canal"
Thu Nov 17thCommittee10.30am @ Leigh Miners
Fri Nov 18thSocial1pm Friday Social, everyone welcome.
December 2022
Fri Dec 2ndMeeting1pm Social & Talk
Thu Dec 15thCommittee10.30am @ Leigh Miners
Fri Dec 16thSocial1pm Friday Social, everyone welcome.