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 Jun 18th 18 June Colin Alderson “ life in the Palace Kitchens” Chef to the Queen
Tue Jul 9th Eccles Pike 6m Moderate. Judy Rhodes.
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 Jun 11th An evening meal at QURASHI Indian Restaurant, Romiley on Tuesday 11th June. 6.30pm for 7pm £15.
Wed Jul 10th An evening meal at the Sycamore Inn, Birchvale on Wednesday 10th July. A two course meal for £18.
Sat Jun 22nd Ednaston Open Gardens
Open gardens trip to Ednaston ( within Chatsworth estate) is on Saturday the 22nd of June between 1pm till 5pm. Please note the date which is 22nd of June and not 23rd of June as mentioned in last newsletter. this is organised as a car sharing trip.those who want to join this trip, could you all meet up in front of regent cinema at 12 o’clock please.
£5.00 pay at the gate.
Wed Jul 3rd Crich Tramway Village
Join us on the trip to Crich Tramway Village on Wednesday the 3rd July. On arrival you will be transported on the vintage trams along the traditional village street and visit various exhibitions. Then take the woodland walk to the picnic areas and sculpture trail. There are a few options for lunch and refreshments at the Red Lion pub and Rita’s Tearooms. £25.00.
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 90 mins 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 3 hours. 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.
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.
Strolling Group
Tue Jun 4th Tangshutt Trail, Romiley (just over 2 miles ) Tuesday June 4th Maggie Preston.
Meet at Romiley Forum (post code SK6 4EA) in the centre of Romiley, at 10.30am.
Stroll up to Tangshutts Lane. Follow the trail, an excellent paved path. this is mostly flat just one descent, a bit steep but OK if going slowly. Cross the railway by bridge then pass Hyde Bank Farm, the ex-tearoom. take a left to the towpath of Peak Forest Canal. this can be muddy, you may need a stick and certainly stout shoes. After about a quarter of a mile we will come off towpath. On the left there are about 20 steps going down to a row of terraced houses on Vale rd, Chadkirk estate. Pass under the canal and back upto Compstall Rd.
Afterwards join us for a drink and a natter in one of the cafes in Romiley.
Tue Jul 2nd Woodley Walk Tuesday July 2nd Geoff Fogg.
Meet at Stockport Sports Village car park, Lambeth Grove, Woodley SK6 1XQ at 10.30am.
there is a gradual downhill slope at the start, then over a bridge and along a path overlooking the River Tame to Stockport Road, where there are a couple of seats. Turn left along Arden Road and Turner Lane and then back to the car park. there is an incline for approximately 70 metres with some uneven ground and it could quite possibly be wet towards the end. with this in mind consider what footwear you wear.
Approximately 1 and a half hours.
Afterwards join us for a drink and a chat at Startpoint Café, Woodley Precinct.
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.
Walking Group
Tue May 28th Ollersett Moor 5m Moderate. Leader: Maxine Wild
Wed Jun 5th Roman Lakes 6m Easy. Kathryn Godfrey.
Tue Jun 11th Barmoor Clough 6m Moderate. Irene Riley.
Wed Jun 19th Padley Gorge 6m Moderate. Judith Lynch. National Trust cards for drivers.
Tue Jun 25th TBA Gillian Cheesman.
Wed Jul 3rd Daisy Nook 5m Moderate. John Bloor.
Wed Jul 17th Werneth Low 5m Moderate. Val Bradshaw.
Tue Jul 23rd Lantern Pike 5m Moderate+. Roy Bradshaw.
Wed Jul 31st Trenterbank 6m Moderate. Sue Ward.