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 Feb 19th Notice of Annual General Meeting

19th February 2019, St Paul’s Church Hall, Compstall

The meeting will begin with a speaker at 10-15am and the AGM Business meeting will follow at 11-15am
Any questions which anyone wishes to raise in ‘’Any Other Business’’ must be submitted in writing to the
Secretary by 5th February, to allow for any necessary research for information.

1 Apologies for Absence
2 Approval of the minutes of the 2018 AGM
3 Chairman’s Report
4 Treasurer’s Report
5 Appointment of Independant Examiner of the Accounts
6 Election of New Treasurer
7 Election of Vice Chairman
8 Election of New Committee Members
9 Members Annual Subscription for 2020
10 Any Other Business
11 Votes of Thanks
12 Formal Conclusion of the AGM
Tue Feb 19th 19 February Philip Caine “Barrow to Baghdad and Back”
Tue Mar 19th 19 March Michael Leach “It’s a Funny Way to make a Living” Wild life author and photographer
Tue Apr 16th 16 April Annette and John Christopher “A Talk with a difference’’ Fun with Clay
Tue May 21st 21 May Paul Blakey MBE “Street Angels” Volunteer to help the vulnerable.
Tue Jun 18th 18 June Colin Alderson “ life in the Palace Kitchens” Chef to the Queen
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
Tue Feb 5th FEBRUARY Our last chance to have a meal at Reflections Catering College
before they move to the new college in the centre of Ashton.
A Three course meal for £18 on Tuesday 5th February 7.00pm for 7.15pm
Bookings will be taken at the January meeting.
Thu Mar 7th MARCH A Meal at the Devonshire Arms Mellor
A Three course meal for £17 on Thursday 7th March 7pm for 7.30pm Tea and Coffee extra
Bookings will be taken in February.
Local Theatre Group
Wed Jan 23rd Fathers Day by Eric Chappell
Book in by Date: 3rd December.
Date of Play: Wednesday 23 January 7.45pm.
Play Venue: Brookdale, Bramhall
Mon Feb 4th Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon
Book in by Date: 3rd January.
Date of Play: Monday 4 February 7.45pm.
Play Venue: Poynton Players.
Sat Mar 2nd Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton
Book in by Date: 3rd February.
Date of Play: Saturday 2 March Matinee 2-30pm.
Play Venue: Carver, Marple.
Mon Mar 11th A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller
Book in by Date: 3rd February.
Date of Play: Monday 11 March 7.45pm.
Play Venue: Chads, Cheadle.
Sat May 11th Harvey by Mary Chase
Book in by Date: 3rd April.
Date of Play: Saturday 11 May Matinee 2.30pm.
Play Venue: Carver, Marple.
Mon May 20th Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn
Book in by Date: 3rd April.
Date of Play: Monday 20 May 7.45pm.
Play Venue: Chads Theatre.
Thu Jan 24th Thurs 24th January 2:30pm. The Producer at the Royal Exchange Theatre

(make own travel arrangements into Manchester). Fully booked.

Organiser ..Hazel Bhatt tel 07808809795
Wed Mar 6th Wed 6th March A visit to Dewlay of Garstang

(Family run cheesemaking diary farm) and lunch at the Barnes garden centre,Scorton near Garstang. On arrival at the Dewlay you will receive welcome refreshments in the conference hall where the story of the Dewlay will be explained followed by a guided tour along the viewing gallery. Afterwards there will be cheese tasting back in the conference hall. lunch at the Barnes garden centre is booked for 2pm. There is a choice from the lunch time menu or afternoon tea (£14.95 pp).

Booking will take place at the January and February general meetings. Cost £20 pp for the coach and an entry fee for the Dewlay, plus £14.95 with the afternoon tea option.

Organiser... Hazel Bhatt (07808809795).
Thu May 16th Thurs 16th May 2.30pm: West Side Story at the Royal Exchange Theatre

Please make your own travel arrangements into Manchester.
Cost. £34.50pp. There are only 3 places left. Booking at the January general meeting

Organiser...Hazel Bhatt (07808809795) for places/reserve list Jenny Summers
Strolling Group
Tue Feb 5th Tuesday February 5th Pam Turner and Shirley Hammond
Meet at 10.30 in Chadkirk car park.

The Stroll
More details on the stroll later, but it should take approximately 1 1/2 hours.
After the stroll we can enjoy a drink and a natter in the café at Wyevale.
Tue Mar 5th Tuesday March 5th Shirley Hammond
Meet in the car park at Etherow lake at 10.30am.

The Stroll
Join us for a stroll around and about the lake. As yet, we have no specific plan.
Afterwards join us for coffee etc. in the café at the lake.
Walking Group
Tue Jan 22nd Tues Jan 22nd Styal Woods 5m Easy+ Leaders: Val and Roy Bradshaw
Wed Jan 30th Wed Jan 30th Roman Bridge/Goyt Valley 4.5m Easy+ Leader: Judy Rhodes
Wed Feb 6th February 6th Lyme Park 5.5m Easy Leader: Sue Ward
Wed Feb 13th February 13th Reddish Vale 5m Easy, Leader: Judith Lynch
Wed Feb 20th February 20th Chadkirk 5m Easy, Leader: Val Bradshaw
Tue Feb 26th February 26th TBA Leader: Maxine
Wed Mar 6th March 6th Mill Brow 4m Moderate. Leader: Judy Rhodes
Tue Mar 12th March 12th Lantern Pike 5m Moderate, Leader: Roy Bradshaw
Wed Mar 20th March 20th High Lane 5m Easy, Leader: Sheila Stafford
Tue Mar 26th March 26th TBA Leader: Gillian Cheesman