Littleborough

Events

On 12th September Rochdale Touchstones Writers Group will give us their ‘Steampunk’ presentation.

Keep visiting the site for updates on the developing situation, and check out the Diary below and our Monthly newsletter.
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Monthly meetings on the 2nd Monday of the month, resumed at the Coach House in March 2022.

Admission, (which we plan to include tea/coffee and biscuits) is £1 for members, £3 for non members.

Our meetings feature guest speakers who cover a wide range of interesting topics.

Members can get details of any groups that are up and running.

Please speak to the Group Convenor to ask if they are accepting new members.

Suggestions for new groups are always welcome, as are volunteers.

Members can also sign up and pay for any future outings they would like to attend when these resume.


Dates for your Diary
August 2022
Thu Aug 18thMeetingOur August Thursday walk will meet on Thursday 18th August at 10 am in the A58 large layby with notice board going over to RIPPONDEN before you reach BAITINGS reservoir. We will walk around the res & then drop down to RYBURN reservoir. If the layby is closed because road stone is being stored there just travel on another 300 yards & where the road comes in on the RIGHT park up there. Only ONE CLIMB -----------NOTHING SERIOUS !!

Precise route will depend on weather and conditions underfoot. Back in time for lunch.

We will cover a distance of approximately 4 miles - 6 km taking about 2 hours (depending on howfast we walk). It will take a circular route over relatively easy terrain and mainly defined paths.

Suitable for fit beginners, please wear weather-approriate footwear and clothing. You can bring food and drink for a mid walk rest and a mobile phone is recommended. No dogs please. The meeting point can be reached by public transport and there are car parking facilities at the layby.

Any new walkers should bring emergency telephone numbers for next of kin, and will be asked to confirm they have completed their personal risk assessment.
Mon Aug 22ndMeetingCraft afternoon
Hare Hill House 12.00 till 2.30pm
Create items for use in our u3a Day
Bring your food, we will provide all materials and drinks.
Contact Sandra 07828297991
sandrakokocki12@gmail.com
Sat Aug 27thPoetry Appreciation GroupSaturday the 27th August 10am at Littleborough Library when we will look at poems about HISTORY.

There are currently seven members and we could take three more.
September 2022
Thu Sep 8thFoodies5pm. Riva Italian Lakebank
Contact Sandra
sandrakokocki12@gmail.com 07828297991
Mon Sep 12thMeeting2pm. 12th September Rochdale Touchstones Writers Group will give us their ‘Steampunk’ presentation.
Sat Sep 17thMeetingWe are planning to hold a Littleborough u3a Day to showcase our many groups and to show what Littleborough u3a is all about.

The event, which is free and will include light refreshments, will be from 1.00pm til 4.00pm on Saturday 17th September at the Coach House. The event is open to members and non-members, so feel free to spread the word!

We would love as many members as possible to come along and enjoy the event and chat to any non-members about what we do. We would also like some members to volunteer to help on the day with meeting and greeting, setting up, serving refreshments etc, etc. Please contact Sue Temperley, Jo Wiggans, Sandra Kokocki or Marilyn Aldred through this website, or by phoning 07517434368, if you are able to help out in some way.

Let’s make this an event to remember - put the date in your diary - 17th September!
Wed Sep 28thOutingBlackpool Illuminations and fish and chip tea
Depart 4.00pm
Return 9.30pm
£35
Deposit £10
sandrakokocki12@gmail.com 07828297991
Wed Sep 28thPhilosophyWe are meeting at Valerie's to discuss a Chinese philosophy Daoism and Laozi the philosopher it is attributed to
October 2022
Mon Oct 10thMeeting2pm. 10th October Brian Topping will give us a talk on his time as a Customs Officer at Heathrow Airport.
November 2022
Mon Nov 14thMeeting2pm. 14th November we have Roger Crossley one of our own members who will give a talk entitled ‘Spanish Ways, the Camino de Santiago’
January 2023
Mon Jan 9thMeeting2pm. The DANNY restoration group will talk to us about the restoration of Manchester Ship Canal
February 2023
Mon Feb 13thMeeting13 th February: Manchester Blood Bank
March 2023
Mon Mar 13thMeetingMichael Astrop will talk about Great British Brands
April 2023
Mon Apr 10thMeetingAt 2pm 10th April 2023 our speaker is Linda Sawley whose talk is entitled ‘Growing old gracefully’
July 2023
Mon Jul 10thMeeting2pm July the 10th our speaker is Winifred Conway from Bolton U3A. Winifred will talk to us about Clara Schumann, the forgotten woman composer.

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