Marple Bridge & Mellor


Monthly Meetings:

Unless otherwise notified, the ordinary monthly meetings are held in St Paul’s Church Hall, Compstall on the third Tuesday of each month at 9-30am (for coffee and socializing). To enable members to use the bus service, the business of the meeting will start at 10-15 and will finish at 11.45 am approx.

Attendance fee is £1.00 for members and £1.50 for visitors.
When attending a meeting please show your Membership Card and have the entrance fee ready (preferably as a £1 coin).

You MUST show your membership card at all U3A events, including groups.

  • Please use the Etherow Country Park Car Park.
  • Please remember to bring and buy books and C.D’s at the monthly meetings.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Jul 16th 16 July Steve and Carol Robson “Stormy Stories” Songs and Stories
Tue Aug 20th 20 August Charity Event
Tue Sep 17th 17 September Eddie Tarry “Living in Styal” Community Engagement Manager Styal Prison
Tue Oct 15th 15 October Geoff Scargill “Miracle in Manchester” Barbirolli and the Manchester Halle Orchestra
Tue Nov 19th 19 November Keith Warrender “Hidden Gems of Manchester” Unusal people and places around Manchester
Dining Group
Wed Sep 25th Behind the Scenes Tour and Afternoon Tea at the Plaza Stockport 2pm £15.50 inclusive of Tour and Afternoon Tea.
Wed Oct 16th An Evening Meal at the Duke of York Romiley 6.30pm for 7.00pm a Three Course Meal for £18.
Mon Aug 5th Barbara Hepworth Gallery
We plan to visit Barbara Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park on Monday the 5th of August. We will be at the Barbara Hepworth Gallery for approximately 90mins during which you can join the guided tour or enjoy self guided tour. We will then travel a short distance to Yorkshire Sculpture Park for lunch and stay for approximately 3hours. Here you can enjoy the 500 acres landscape park with contemporary sculptures on your own or join the guided walks such as art and landscapes tour. £16.00. For the guided tour at YSP £2.70 pp provided 30 members share the cost of £80.
Fri Sep 6th
→Fri Sep 13th
The Isles of Scilly Adventure: This trip is now fully booked.
Wed Oct 23rd Saltaire World Heritage Site
A visit to this model industrial village built by Sir Titus Salt has been organised. On arrival you are met by Salts walks guide in costume and character who will take you for a walk around the village. For lunch there are several restaurants such as Salts Mill diner, Salt Bar & kitchen and Don’t tell Titus restaurant and wine bar. After lunch visit Salts mill for David Hockney Gallery and much more. Cost for the tour is £25 pp which includes coach travel, driver gratuity, cost for the guided tour and refreshments on arrival. Booking taken from July general meetings onwards. Organiser...Hazel Bhatt. 07808809795.
Thu Nov 28th A traditional Fairytale Christmas at Tatton Park
Join us on this trip to Tatton on Thursday the 28th of November. We would have arrived early enough to visit the gardens or relax with friends in the cafe before exploring the decorated Mansion. Then learn to make and take home your own Pomander, an 18th century Christmas gift. Afterwards you are served a fabulous festive afternoon tea in the Mansion. The cost of this trip will be £36pp, this includes coach and the driver gratuity plus the Mansion entrance fee, craft activities and the afternoon tea. We will need a deposit of £5pp at the time of booking and the balance payable by end of July 2019. Booking are taken during May and June general meetings and afterwards contact the organiser Hazel Bhatt mobile number 07808809795.
Thu Jan 16th 2020 GYPSY at The Royal Exchange
We will be taking bookings for the above musical at the Royal Exchange at the July General Meeting. (To get the best seats one has to book early!) This is a wonderful show and the theatre’s Christmas production is always a delight. Group price tickets will be £36.50 p.p. and as usual one would make ones own way into Manchester for the matinee performance. We hope you will join us once again.
Strolling Group
Tue Aug 6th Trans-Pennine Trail Tuesday August 6th Shirley Hammond.
Meet at Oaklands Lodge car park, Beech View, off Mottram Road, Godley, Hyde, SK14 3DE (A57) at 10.30am.
Stroll up a gentle incline to the Trans-Pennine Trail. Explore the old shunting area and the engine turning circle which is starting to be renovated. Follow the trail up to Green Lane, an area that has plans for a housing development of over 2,000 houses. We can enjoy lovely views up to Werneth Low and friendly horses. Then take a gentle downhill track that can sometimes get muddy after rain. Join the farm track and stroll down to Mottram road by Godley station and then back along to Oaklands Lodge. I’d recommend shoes or trainers rather than sandals.
Approximately 1 and a half hours.
Afterwards join us for a drink and a chat at Oaklands Lodge.
Tue Sep 3rd Tuesday September 3rd Maurice Keenen
Meet in the car park at Romiley Swimming Baths, Hole House Fold, SK6 4BB, at 10.30am. Join us for a drink and a chat across the road at The Duke of York.
Walking Group
Wed Jul 17th Foolow to Eyam 4m Easy. Sheila Stafford.
Tue Jul 23rd Lantern Pike 5m Moderate+. Roy Bradshaw.
Wed Jul 31st Trenterbank 6m Moderate. Sue Ward.
Tue Aug 6th TBA. Kathryn Godfrey.
Wed Aug 14th Edale 6m Moderate. Carol Culley.
Wed Aug 21st Peover 6m Easy+. Judith Lynch.
Tue Aug 27th Alderley Edge 5m Easy. Sue Ward.
Wed Sep 4th Bollington 5m Moderate+. Jean Mitchel.
Tue Sep 10th Hope 5m Easy. Sheila Stafford.
Wed Sep 18th Mellor 6m Moderate+. Judy Rhodes.
Tue Sep 24th Barmoor Clough 6m Moderate. Irene Riley.