Skiddaw

Events

The monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month except August and December. Follow this link Monthly Meeting for 2019 to see a full list of forthcoming meetings.
A review of our previous meetings can be found via the link to the right.

Unless otherwise indicated refreshments will be served at 10:00 and meetings will begin at 10:30. Location in the summer will be rotated around the villages that have suitable venues. There is an entry fee of £1 for members and £1.50 for guests to cover expenses and refreshments.

If you have any suggestions for future speakers or indeed if you would like to speak at a future meeting yourself please get in touch with our Speaker Secretary via the 'Click here to send a message' button above.

Other social events and visits to place of interest will be organised through the year. These will be made available to all members on a 'first come' basis and will be advertised on this page, in the newsletter and at the monthly meetings.

If you have difficulties attending a monthly meeting, if for instance you live in a remote rural area with no car or access to public transport, you have a temporary disability resulting in you not being able to drive or if you have difficulty walking or problems with mobility, sight, hearing etc. we can put you in touch with a volunteer willing to offer transport. Follow the 'Accessibility' link to the right for more details.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed Jun 19th Dr Anneke Hackenbroich “Resistance in the Third Reich”

Anneke is the Learning and Engagement Coordinator at Keswick Museum and Art Gallery. Her talk will focus on the little known stories of the role played by German citizens in mounting campaigns of civil disobedience and resistance against the rise of the Third Reich and its domination of the country.

Crosthwaite Parish Room, Keswick 10:30 start, refreshments served from 10:00
Wed Jul 17th Alison Critchlow “Adventures in Paint”

From Arctic Greenland and the wild shores of the Hebrides to painting through the night in Dove Cottage garden Alison Critchlow will share her work and painting adventures to date. Alison trained at Falmouth School of Art in Cornwall and has been a practising artist for 25 years. Inspired by the landscape, weather and the abstract possibilities of paint she explores ideas as well as places in her paintings. An informal illustrated talk charting one artist's creative journey to date. There will be ample opportunity for questions and conversation.

Crosthwaite Parish Room, Keswick 10.30 start refreshments served from 10 am
Cycling - Social Cycling
Tue Jun 4th Bill and Mark will lead us on a cycle ride around West Cumbria. More details to follow nearer the time.
Tue Jun 18th Our annual ride around Blencathra and Skiddaw. It will be approx. 34 miles. As usual we will stop for coffee in Hesket-New-Market then a picnic lunch by the river in Bassenthwaite.
Tue Jul 2nd Lorna will lead a ride from Troutbeck. More details to follow
Tue Jul 16th From Keswick we will cycle around the Newlands Valley. This route was a particular favourite of one of our members, Frank Lee and the ride today will be a chance to remember him, along with other members no longer with us.
Tue Jul 30th David will lead a ride from Eamont Bridge. More details to follow.
Local History
Tue May 28th Patricia Howell, a Skiddaw U3A member who has a wealth of knowledge about the history of Keswick will lead us on a guided walk around the town including Greta Hall, Greta Hamlets and KSIA. Starting at 2.30 pm from the Moot Hall (please be there in plenty of time for a prompt start) and finishing at Cafe West where we can have refreshments.
Tue Jun 18th Dickon Chaplin-Bryce will give an illustrated talk entitled “Threlkeld Quarry - a History”. Talk will take place at 4 pm in the Portinscale Village Hall
Tue Jul 16th A visit to Keswick Reminder Printworks. 3pm
Tue Sep 24th A talk by Ray Greenhow about his book - Cumbria’s First Black Policeman
Tue Oct 22nd Roy Ellis will give the group a talk about the Calvert Family
Tue Nov 19th Christine Craghill will give a talk today entitled "The House That Justice Wren Built - A moment in time at Castlerigg Hall". Gawen Wren, a noted Parliamentarian from Castlerigg came from a long standing and well respected family in the Keswick area of old Cumberland.
Tue Dec 10th Local History Christmas Quiz and Social get-together. Enjoy some festive spirit and nibbles and a chance to look at some local bits and pieces.
Walking - Fell Walkers
Sat Jun 8th Linear Walk: Cinderdale Common, Grasmore, Crag Hill, Sail, Causey Pike, Uzzicar, Swinside, Cumbria Way Path, Keswick - 14km. Meet at Booths in time to catch the 77A bus at 9.30am
Sat Jun 22nd Linear Walk: Lanthwaite Green, Whiteside, Hopegill Head, Grisedale Pike, Braitwaite, Portinscale, Keswick - 13km. Meet at Booths in time to catch the 77A bus at 9.30am

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