Leigh & District

Groups

Most of our Group activities are held at Leigh Miners Welfare Institute, unless otherwise stated.

If you're new to a group it is always advisable to ring the group facilitator (details provided on group pages) rather than just turn up for the first time, in case there's been a change of venue, time or cancellation for any reason. Please do not contact Leigh Miners directly for information, or turn up for a group meeting if you're not sure of the time, day etc.

Reciprocal Agreements
We have come to reciprocal agreements with both Wigan and Ashton-in-Makerfield U3As, which means our Leigh & District members can attend Ashton & Wigan activities without having to join either of those U3As (and vice-versa of course). You would still need to pay the relevant group session fees and any trip costs, but you should only need to prove you are a current member of Leigh & District U3A by showing your membership card.
Please see the Ashton-in-Makerfield and Wigan web sites for more details about their activities.

Ballroom/Latin Dancing
Although not a U3A group, there is a Ballroom/Latin Dance class held at Leigh Miners every Wednesday morning at 11.00 - 12.00. The teacher is Phil Hurst from the Hurst Dance Studios in Hindley. This started as a beginners class but is now becoming more intermediate. The cost for each class is £4 per person. Please contact Phil Hurst for more details (mobile: 07872 146896). From September, Phil is planning to start a new Beginners Class at 10:00 every Wednesday morning. Please contact Phil, as above, for further details.

Ashton Golf Group
In particular we have been asked to mention the Ashton Golf group. All the games are on a Wednesday and the meet time is approx 9.00am for tee off at 9.30am. The course charges vary but the average is approx £6.00. Please see their Golf Group page for more details or contact Jim Conboy (mobile: 07740 906153).

Up Holland Tenpin Bowling Group
This group is open to all current U3A members from every U3A within the area, without paying another membership fee. They have been running for 2 years with a small number of enthusiastic members, who bowl for fun. They would like to invite members of other U3As to join their group. At present they play 1st, 3rd & 5th Thursday of each month during the school terms at the Wigan Bowl, and pay £5 for 3 games.

Group List
Art Appreciation
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday in month
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday in month
Bird Watching
Friday a.m.
4th Friday in month
Friday a.m.
4th Friday in month
Board Games
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday in month
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday in month
Book Reading/Armchair Critics
Monday p.m.
1st Monday in month
Monday p.m.
1st Monday in month
Bowls
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Friday in month
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Friday in month
Creative Writing
Friday p.m.
Check dates on group page
Friday p.m.
Check dates on group page
Crime & Punishment 1
Monday p.m.
4th Monday in month
Monday p.m.
4th Monday in month
Crime & Punishment 2
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday in month
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday in month
Culture Club
Friday a.m.
4th Friday & other dates
Friday a.m.
4th Friday & other dates
Egyptology
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday in month
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday in month
Family History
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday in month
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday in month
French
Tuesday a.m.
Every week
Tuesday a.m.
Every week
iPads & Tablets
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday in month
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday in month
Italian
Wednesday a.m.
Every week
Wednesday a.m.
Every week
Knitting
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday in month
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday in month
Local History
Monday p.m.
1st Monday in month
Monday p.m.
1st Monday in month
Luncheon Club
Tuesday p.m.
See page for details
Tuesday p.m.
See page for details
Maths
Monday p.m.
4th Monday in month
Monday p.m.
4th Monday in month
Musical Instruments
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday in month
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday in month
Play Reading
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday in month
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday in month
Poetry Appreciation
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday in month
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday in month
Quilters & Needlework
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday in month
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday in month
Relaxation/Support
Thursday a.m.
Last Thursday in month
Thursday a.m.
Last Thursday in month
Scrabble
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday in month
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday in month
Shakespeare
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday in month
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday in month
Singing for Fun
Monday p.m.
Twice a month, see page
Monday p.m.
Twice a month, see page
Spanish
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesday in month
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesday in month
Ukulele
Monday a.m.
Every week
Monday a.m.
Every week
Watercolour Painting
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday in month
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday in month
Women & History
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday in month
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday in month
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayUkulele   Book Reading/Armchair Critics   Crime & Punishment 1   Local History   Maths   Singing for Fun  
TuesdayFrench   iPads & Tablets   Crime & Punishment 2   Knitting   Luncheon Club   Women & History  
WednesdayItalian   Art Appreciation   Egyptology   Play Reading   Spanish  
ThursdayMusical Instruments   Poetry Appreciation   Relaxation/Support   Board Games   Family History   Quilters & Needlework   Scrabble   Shakespeare   Watercolour Painting  
FridayBird Watching   Bowls   Culture Club   Creative Writing