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 Nov 20th 20 November Christine Robinson "Chatsworth: The Housekeeper’s Tale"
Tue Dec 11th 11 December Christmas Meal at 11am for Lunch at 12 noon.
Please note this is on the 2nd Tuesday (not 3rd).
Meat & Potato Pie & Dessert ( with vegetarian option) at St Paul’s Church Hall
raffle - entertainment
Admission £7.00 entry by Ticket only (Bought in advance)
Tue Jan 15th 15 January Edwina Currie “Growing Old Disgracefully”
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
Wed Nov 28th An evening meal at Peruga restaurant Woodheys
A Three course meal for £19 on Wednesday 28th November 7.00 for 7.30
This event is fully booked but names can be added to a waiting list.
Thu Jan 17th An evening meal at Platform One Romiley
A Three course Pub meal for £11 on Thursday 17th January 6.30 for 7.00
Tea or coffee extra.
Bookings to be taken at the November meeting.
Local Theatre Group
Mon Dec 10th Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward.
Book in by Date: 3rd November.
Date of Play: Mon 10 Dec 7.30pm.
Play Venue: Chads Theatre.
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.
Mon Dec 3rd Monday 3rd December CHRISTMAS AT CHATSWORTH HOUSE
This outing is fully booked and we have a waiting list for cancellations.
Please contact Jenny Summers (427 2861) if you are interested.
Thu Jan 24th Thurs. 24th January 2019 @ 2.30 p.m.
This outing is fully booked with a waiting list for cancellations.
Tickets are available for collection at the Outings desk.
Strolling Group
Tue Dec 4th Tuesday 4th December Joan Fogg 0161 430 3517
Meet at 10.30 in Wyevale Garden Centre car park.

The Stroll
We will stroll part of the Midshires Way. Cross the road to the Stockport Hydro then alongside the river Goyt, passing the Weir, Valley Cottages to Middle Farms. We will return along the same route, which is all on the flat and good underfoot. Sturdy footwear advised.
The stroll will take approximately 1 1⁄2 hours.
After the stroll we can enjoy a drink and a natter in the café at Wyevale.

There will be no stroll in January
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.
Walking Group
Wed Nov 21st Wed Nov 21st TBA leader: John Bloor.
Tue Nov 27th Tues Nov 27th Chadkirk 6m Moderate Leader: Judy Rhodes.
Wed Dec 5th Wed Dec 5th Rowarth 4m Moderate Leader: Irene Riley + lunch at the Little Mill at about 12.30.
Tue Dec 11th Tues Dec 11th Eccles Pike 5m Moderate Leader: Sheila Stafford
Wed Dec 19th Wed Dec 19th Dovestones Reservoir 5m Easy+ Leader: Judith Lynch
Wed Jan 2nd Wed Jan 2nd Roman Lakes 5m Moderate Leaders: Val and Roy Bradshaw
Tue Jan 8th Tues Jan 8th Longdendale 4m Easy Leader: Sue Ward
Wed Jan 16th Wed Jan 16th TBA Leader: John Bloor
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