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 Jun 20th Alan Clements - The development of the Cascade Gardens, Matlock & the Japanese influences which inspired them
Thu Jul 18th Mike Barley - Tales of his Travels Abroad
Dining Group
Wed Jun 19th Peruga at Mellor and Townscliffe Golf Club
We have booked an Afternoon Tea for £15.
Tue Jul 16th The Pack Horse Inn, Mellor Road New Mills SK22 4QQ
We have booked a 2 course evening meal £26
Wed Aug 21st The Oddfellows Moor End Road Mellor SK6 5PT
A Three Course Evening Meal for £25
Wed Sep 18th Pagliacci Market Street Hyde SK14 1AH
A Two Course Evening Meal for £19 + Two with Supplements.
Open Gardening
Wed Jul 10th Trip - Harlow Carr RHS
Wed Aug 14th Annual Show
Wed Jul 24th 90 minutes walking tour of Bridgewater canal in Worsley
- followed by cake and refreshments has been arranged. Currently only 11 members signed up for this and we need 14 more in order to go ahead!! So come and talk to us about this trip at the outings
desk at the next general meeting.
Thu Aug 8th Avro Heritage Museum, Woodford, Stockport
A group of minimum 12 and maximum of 18 which can be a morning (10:30am start) or afternoon (1:30pm start) tours.
The visit includes the cockpit tours and the cost is dependent
on how many different cockpit tours you choose. It is explained further on the booking form.
Thu Sep 5th Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham.
Visit Wentworth Woodhouse, with over 300 rooms on five floors.
There will be two tour options available and the cost will be £28 pp for 70 mins guided tour or £33 pp for 90/120 mins guided tour and this 90 mins tour includes areas not open to the public !!
Hope you can join us.
Thu Oct 10th
→Sun Oct 13th
Glasgow, Rennie Mackintosh and Art Heritage tour
Roy McCarthy coach tour (4days). Cost...£478.
Strolling Group
Tue Jul 2nd Peter Warburton and Judy Dunham - TBA
Tue Aug 6th Pat McCrystall
Bus Pass needed
Meet outside Costa Coffee in the centre of Marple at 9.50am to catch the 10.00am bus to Hague Bar.
Stroll via the Torrs to New Mills.
Enjoy a drink in one of the cafes in New Mills and then get the bus back to Marple.
Tue Sep 3rd Jenny Summers and Shirley Hammond
Bus Pass needed
Meet outside the Italian restaurant, La Dolce Vita, in the centre of Marple. To leave at 10.30am.
Stroll up the canal then cut across the golf course to Middlewood Way. Follow this back up to Rose Hill
station and the main road. Take the bus back to Marple Centre.
Tue Oct 1st Margaret Williams and Dorothy Jones - TBA