Marple Bridge & Mellor


Monthly Meetings:

Unless otherwise notified, the ordinary monthly meetings are held in St Paul’s Church Hall, Compstall on the third Thursday 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 10.15am and will finish at 11.45am approx.

Attendance fee is £2 for members and £2 for visitors.
When attending a meeting please show your Membership Card and have the entrance fee ready (preferably in £1 or £2 coins).

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
Thu Apr 18th Greg Kelly St. Anne’s Hospice – Greg will talk about his fundraising & the work of the hospice.
Thu May 16th Ian Cheeseman From Amateur to Professional – his life as a BBC sports presenter.
Dining Group
Thu May 16th The Wycliffe Hotel and Restaurant, Edgeley Road Stockport.
Two Course Evening Meal for £26 including Tea or Regular Coffee (Please note that you may bring your own alcohol, but soft drinks must be bought at the bar.) Bookings will also be taken at the March meeting.
Wed Jun 19th Peruga at Mellor and Townscliffe Golf Club
We have booked an Afternoon Tea for £15 Bookings will be taken at the April Meeting.
Open Gardening
Wed May 8th Trip - Bluebell Cottage Gardens (Sue Beesley) / Tatton Park
Wed Jun 12th Sarah Haisley – Sweet Pea Society Sarah’s presentation will be followed by seeds for sale.
Tue Apr 16th World of Glass Museum tour, St Helens.
Cost £33.00pp which includes coach hire, driver’s gratuities tea and coffee on arrival, guided tour of the museum, galleries, glass blowing demonstrations and lunch.
Thu May 2nd Sizergh Castle ( National Trust).
Cost £20.00pp for National Trust members, £33.00pp for non members.,this includes coach hire, driver’s gratuities and entry fee.
Fri Jun 14th Harewood House, Leeds.
Cost £31.00pp which includes coach hire, driver’s gratuities and entry fee.
Wed Jul 24th Coal, Canal & Cake. Walking tour of Bridgewater Canal.
Cost... Depending on the numbers 30 or less.. £11pp but 31 and above which will be in two groups ...£16pp, which includes the guided walk along the canal ( fairly flat route) and cake and hot beverage at the end of the walk.
Tue Aug 6th Avro Heritage Museum, Woodford, Stockport - TBA
Thu Sep 5th Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham. - TBA
Thu Oct 10th
→Sun Oct 13th
Glasgow, Rennie Mackintosh and Art Heritage tour
Roy McCarthy coach tour (4days). Cost...£478.
Strolling Group
Tue May 7th Jenny Summers 10.40am.
Meet outside Costa Coffee for the 10.40am bus to Mellor (BUS PASS) 11.00am Walk up Boggard Road (tarmac and a gentle climb) to the Cross and return along Black Lane and Primrose Lane to pick up the return bus at 1.00pm Suitable clothing, walking sticks and a drink recommended. May be muddy underfoot on return. Enjoy a drink with us back in one of the cafes in Marple.
Tue Jun 4th Gail Dixon
Meet in the centre of Romiley by the entrance to the park. To leave at 10.30am. Stroll through the park to Romiley Golf Course. Follow the path across the golf course and head for Sandy Lane. Return to Romiley centre. Enjoy a cuppa and something to eat in one of the cafes in Romiley.
Tue Jul 2nd Peter Warburton and Judy Dunham - TBA
Tue Aug 6th Pat McCrystall - TBA