Northumbria Region U3A

Regional Meetings

The next meeting will be on 26th January, 10:15 for 10:30 start

This meeting will be held using Zoom only.
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Speaker: Dr Robert Pullen will give a thought-provoking illustrated talk on the brain.
For more information click here: Brain Talk


The Constitution, various other policy documents and Financial Reports can be found on the Committee page.



Previous meetings' information can be found on the Previous Regional Meetings page.



Durham Indoor Bowling Club
off Ryelands Way, Pity Me,

Click here: Durham Bowling Club Directions or:

Durham Indoor Bowling Club is situated in the Newton Hall area of Durham approximately 3 miles North from the City Centre. It is near to the Arnison Shopping Centre and lies directly behind the Abbey Sports/Leisure Centre and Abbey Community Centre. Satnavs will take you to the Sports/Leisure Centre but take the road immediately on the left of the Sports Centre and follow it downhill to find the Bowling Club.



Click here for information: Stannington Directions


Freemasons’ Hall, Darlington
Archer Street

By car:

Click Darlington Parking for Council car parking information (2 pages).

The Archer St car park (no. 8 on the map) is directly opposite the Freemasons' Hall. Unfortunately it tends to fill-up early in the day. There are two other car parks close by:-

Commercial St East (no. 5) is the closest as the crow flies, but is on the far side of a dual carriageway (St Augustines Way) which must be crossed using an underpass (shown on the map).

Kendrew St West (no. 10) must be accessed via the back streets but there are signs to it. When walking to the Freemasons' Hall, go through the Doctor Piper House car park (Staff Only) to reach St Augustines Way, turn right and the Freemasons' Hall is a short distance on the right.

There are charges at all car park, typically £4 for 4 hours.

By public transport:

To get from the town centre / railway station to the Freemasons Hall on foot, the best route is via Bondgate, whence there is a pedestrian underpass beneath the A68 (St. Augustines Way). If you try to approach from the northeast along the A68 you will have to overcome various anti-pedestrian barriers when trying to cross roads!

If coming from Teesside, Arriva X66/X67 runs every 20 minutes from Middlesbrough bus station stand 17 via Stockton High Street stand E or K. Alight at the north end of Northgate. Services back to Teesside depart from Tubwell Row stand L (near the junction with Crown St.).


Sunniside Club

Travel directions by car.

Coming from the A1, either north or south.
Leave the A1 (Western Bypass) at junction 68 (Lobley Hill Interchange). This is the A692 / B1426 exit to Consett/Whickham/Team Valley.

Take the A692 (Lobley Hill Road). Continue to follow the A692 for 2.3 miles. At a traffic light junction, turn right onto the B6316 Sunniside Rd. In 0.2 mile Sunniside Club will be on the left hand side.
Parking is available at the back of the club. The entrance to the Club is at the side. You will pass the entrance, if you park in the car park.

Travel by bus
The bus stop for Sunniside Club is in front of the club. The stop is called Sunniside Road/ Hollywell Lane, Sunniside. Services X30 X31 X70 Go North East