Stockport

Events

Monthly Open Meetings are held at Trinity Methodist Church, Davenport, Stockport, SK3 8TB. 1.45pm for 2.00pm.

You are welcome to attend one or two of these meetings as a visitor to meet members and group organisers, and to get a feel for what the U3A has to offer.

Members and visitors pay £1.50 to attend these meetings - this includes tea or coffee.

We are looking for 2 or 3 members to join our Book Group 1. We receive books from Stockport Libraries and our meetings take place in the homes of those in the Group. To find out more please send an email to Lillian Smith with your contact telephone number.


Dates for your Diary
Open meeting
Wed Feb 5th Gill Russell – Stranger in a strange land
Wed Mar 4th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Wed Apr 1st Paul Isherwood 10 years a Buff Butler in the Chic of Cheek.
Wed May 6th Sarah Lionheart – Orangutangs in Borneo.
Wed Jun 3rd Fools Gold – An afternoon of Acoustic Music.
Wed Jul 1st Sue Stern – The child who spoke with her eyes.
Wed Aug 5th Brian Greene – Irvin Berlin – a man for all seasons
Wed Sep 2nd David Stockwell – History of posters.
Wed Oct 7th David Morris - The potential of the Human Whistler.
Wed Nov 4th Betty Allport – Trans Siberian Express.
Wed Dec 2nd Roger Brown – An afternoon of musical entertainment.
A Little Bit of Culture
Tue Feb 18th RNCM OPERA GALA
The Manchester Mid-day concert Society commences at 1 pm Tickets £8. Venue Bridgewater Hall Manchester.
Meet at Piccadilly station @ 11:30 pm and take the tram to the Bridgwater for coffee before the concert.
Wed Mar 18th 7pm Cyrano de Bergerac from the National Theatre, screening at the Plaza direct from the London West End ..starring James McAvoy
Canasta
Tue Jan 28th CANASTA SESSION
Tue Feb 11th CANASTA SESSION
Tue Feb 25th CANASTA SESSION
Tue Mar 10th CANASTA SESSION
Tue Mar 24th CANASTA SESSION
Computer
Thu Feb 6th NO MEETING
Thu Mar 5th Managing Photographs in general. Vivienne Bath
Thu Apr 2nd BACK TO BASICS (PART 2_
Thu May 7th TBA
Thu Jun 4th TBA
Thu Jul 2nd TBA
Cryptic Crossword
Tue Jan 21st Meet at Stockport Sunday School at 2.00pm.
Tue Feb 18th Meet at Shady Oak, Bramhall at 1.00pm. (Time and place to be confirmed after January meeting.)
Tue Mar 17th Meet at Stockport Sunday School at 2.00pm.
Tue Apr 21st Meet at Stockport Sunday School at 2.00pm.
Tue May 19th Meet at Stockport Sunday School at 2.00pm.
Tue Sep 15th Meet at Stockport Sunday School at 2.00pm.
Tue Oct 20th Meet at Stockport Sunday School at 2.00pm.
Tue Nov 17th Meet at Stockport Sunday School at 2.00pm.
Family History
Tue Feb 11th Family ephemera
Tue Mar 10th - Guided Tour of Willow Grove Cemetery, South Reddish
Tue Apr 14th Using maps for family history research
Tue May 12th Useful websites for family history research
Tue Jun 9th NO MEETING
Tue Jul 14th NO MEETING
Tue Aug 11th NO MEETING
Film
Mon Jan 20th For January we are injecting a little sunshine with FISHERMANS FRIENDS set on the Cornish coast.
Fri Jan 24th Plaza 11 o'clock screening of Renee Zellweger in Judy in the 2019 film depicting the captivating account of Judy Garlands final london concert.
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Food Appreciation
Thu Jan 30th Baan Pad Thai restaurant in Reddish ( more details on the home page)
Tue Mar 31st Brunch at the Berretto lounge, Redrock Stockport
Thu May 28th venue to be announced
Thu Oct 29th We are hoping to organise a coach trip to Oswaldtwistle Mill for a lunch followed by a tour of the area with a guide.
History
Tue Feb 4th Stockport Market

Sheila Fleming
Tue Mar 3rd STOCKPORT LANDMARKS
1.Textile mills 1732 onwards Barbara Marriott 30 mins
2. Hatting Industry Battersby’s 1895 Judith Higgins 30 mins
3. St. Mary’s Parish Church 1190 Christine Moore 10 mins
4. The Plaza Judith Sumner 15mins
Tue Oct 6th STOCKPORT LANDMARKS
1. Wellington Road (By pass) 1824 Ruth Faulkner 30 mins
2. Underbank Hall , Arden Town House Joyce Embrey ? time
3. Stockport Viaduct 1840 Chris Moore 20 mins
4. Town Hall 1908 Kay Jones ? time
Mon Nov 2nd Plantagenet Women: Speaker Ruth Faulkner:
Mon Dec 7th Christmas Party with Family History
Mon Jan 4th 2021 Leigh’s of Lyme: Vivian Bath
Mon Feb 1st 2021 St. Thomas’ Hospital - The Workhouse: Speaker Isabella Collinson

Joseph Lister: Speaker Janet Ayres
Mon Mar 1st 2021 Joan Davis TBC
Music Appreciation
Mon Feb 3rd The A B C of Jazz A programme of traditional jazz, presented by Beryl Emersom.
Mon Mar 2nd Heavens above (and way down below) Celestially inspired music that we can look up to and some more with a bit of devil in it.
Mon Apr 6th Great Voices Wonderful voices from past and present, including choral music.
Mon May 4th Ballet Afternoon An afternoon of ballet music, including music by Tchaikovsky, Delibes,Gounod, Schubert,Mendelssohn, etc.
Mon Jun 1st Music by the not so well known Composers
There is a great wealth of wonderful music that has been written by composers whose names we do not hear too often. Come and listen to a few - you will be surprised.
Mon Jul 6th Music chosen by Alan Wadsworth Alan presents some of the music he likes to listen to.
Mon Aug 3rd Members Choice A wide variety of music chosen by members of the Music Appreciation Group.
Mon Sep 7th French Music A programme of music by Debussy, Faure,Saint-Saens, Bizet and others.
Mon Oct 5th Bing etc and all that jazz Songs by Bing and others, presented by Reynold Higginbotham
Mon Nov 2nd Magical Moments and Fairytales A programme of absolute wizard music - and we'll conjure up some from Fairyland as well.
Mon Dec 7th Music for Christmas Music for the start of the Christmas season.
Music Making
Tue Jan 28th Rehearsals
Tue Feb 11th Rehearsals
Tue Feb 25th Rehearsals
Tue Mar 10th Rehearsals
Tue Mar 24th Rehearsals
Tue Apr 14th Rehearsals
Tue Apr 28th Rehearsals
Tue May 12th Rehearsals
Tue May 26th Rehearsals
Tue Jun 9th Rehearsals
Tue Jun 23rd Rehearsals
Tue Jul 14th Rehearsals
Tue Jul 28th Rehearsals
Tue Aug 11th Rehearsals
Tue Aug 25th Rehearsals
Tue Sep 8th Rehearsals
Tue Sep 22nd Rehearsals
Tue Oct 13th Rehearsals
Tue Oct 27th Rehearsals
Tue Nov 10th Rehearsals
Tue Nov 24th Rehearsals
Play Reading
Mon Jan 20th First meeting come along for a chat to decide the way forward.
Mon Feb 17th NO MEETING
Poetry
Mon Jan 20th Poems all about flowers
Mon Feb 17th TBA
Mon Mar 23rd TBA
Mon Apr 20th TBA
Mon May 18th TBA
Mon Jun 22nd TBA
Science & Technology
Thu Feb 13th Training RN Artificers Ron Emerson
Thu Mar 12th “Sleep" Janet Ayres &
"Mining in Poynton" Isabella Collinson
Thu Apr 9th Graphene Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan
Thu May 14th Are we Alone Prof Ian Morison
Thu Sep 10th To be confirmed
Thu Oct 8th Earthquakes Pete Webb
Thu Nov 12th The Fascinating World of Radiology – 50 Shades of Grey Prof Gill Baynes
Thu Dec 10th To be confirmed
Tai Chi
Mon Jan 20th TAI CHI
Mon Jan 27th TAI CHI
Mon Feb 10th TAI CHI
Mon Feb 17th TAI CHI
Mon Feb 24th TAI CHI
Mon Mar 9th TAI CHI
Mon Mar 16th TAI CHI
Mon Mar 23rd TAI CHI
Travel
Mon Feb 10th "Patagonia" with Marion Bray
Walks - Longer
Fri Jan 24th Over Hadden Bakewell 6 miles
Fri Jan 31st Castleton 2 Hope 7 miles
Fri Feb 7th Calden & Leek Canals Leek 6 miles
Fri Feb 14th Crooke Hill Ladybower 6 miles
Fri Feb 21st Chinley Churn Chinley 7 miles
Fri Feb 28th Barthomley (clockwise) Barthomley 8 miles
Fri Mar 6th Rudyard Rudyard 8 miles
Fri Mar 13th Kelsall Kelsall 8 miles
Fri Mar 20th Shuttlingsloe (clockwise) Macclesfield Forest 8 miles
Fri Mar 27th Rishworth Moor (short) Rishworth 7 miles
Fri Apr 3rd Foolow (anticlockwise) Longstone 9 miles
Fri Apr 10th Railway Walk (EVR?) Cheddleton 7 miles
Fri Apr 17th Robinson's Leap Longdendale 9 miles
Fri Apr 24th Belthorn Clough Head 10 miles
Walks - Short
Wed Jan 22nd Poynton Pool and surrounding area, shortish walk, good paths, no stiles etc. Bob & Christine Wain Meet in the public Car Park, on South Park Drive, Poynton (SK12 1BR).
Wed Jan 29th Easy Walk 3.7 miles, mostly on good firm paths-canal, golf course and Middlewood way. Leaders Hilary & Ray Park at High Lane Village Hall, Windlehurst Rd, (SK6 8AB).
Wed Feb 5th NO WALK OPEN MEETING
Wed Feb 12th From Brabyns Park and a full round of Etherow, No stiles, normally reasonable ground conditions Judith Curry. Meet in Brabyns Park, Brabyns Brow, Marple, .(SK6 5DT).
Wed Feb 19th 2 hr walk via Middlewood Way, Fields of Lyme, ladder stile, two traditional stiles and kisssing gates. Uphill section and potenially muddy. Leader Sara Stabb Meet at Jacksons Brick Works car park, Higher Poynton (SK12 1TY).
Wed Feb 26th 3.7 miles Macc Forest Area ciruclar (some stiles and steps along the route). Leader Jim Hollingsworth Visitor Centre Macc forest (parking fee) (SK11 0NS).
Wed Mar 4th NO WALK OPEN MEETING
Wed Mar 11th 4 mile walk around Bollington, good paths on stiles anticipated. Ray & Shelagh Berry.
Meet at Public Car Park Bollington, Adlington Rd,Opposite the cricket ground.(SK10 5JT).
Wed Mar 18th Canal walk via Roman Lakes. No stiles. Leader Eileen Stoney Meet in Brabyns Park, Brabyns Brow, Marple, .(SK6 5DT).
Wed Mar 25th Short canal walk ,then Green Park Farm into Lyme Park. Could be a little muddy. Gill Cameron & Judith Curry
Meet at Nelsons Pit car park. (SK12 1TH). (A small charge for parking).
Wed Apr 1st NO WALK MONTHLY MEETING
Wed Apr 8th Hayfield Birch vale, Little Hayfield Provisional
Wed Apr 15th Lymm Dam and Canal 3.8 miles Provisional Usual car park.
Wed Apr 29th Brabyns Park circular taking in the Canal, Goyt River and Roman Bridge. Provisional
Wed May 6th NO WALK OPEN MEETING
Wed May 13th Congleton from Glebe Farm taking in canel and golf course area. Provisional
Wed May 20th Romiley forum 3.85 miles circular. Provisional
Wed May 27th 3.9 miles Chorlton Water Park. Provisional
Wed Jun 3rd NO WALK OPEN MEETING
Wed Jun 10th Biddulph Way 3.8 miles could be muddy in places . Provisional
Wed Jun 17th Ashford in the Water to Monsal Head, 4 miles. Provisional
Wed Jun 24th Mellor church N.2 Walk Provisional
Wed Jul 1st NO WALK OPEN MEETING
Wed Jul 8th Bollington Canal and Railway Line. Provisional
Wed Jul 15th 4 mile re-run of the Bents Garden Centre Walk (A580 East Lancs Rd). Provisional Spouses may wish to accompany their partners and spend a couple of hours visiting the garden Centre which has lots of interesting things to see and do. (WA3 5NT).
Wed Jul 22nd No 2. Whaley Bridge circular from A5004 layby taking in Goyt Reservoirs and Taxal Church. Provisional
Wed Jul 29th 3.5 miles From Mobberley church. Provisional
Wed Aug 5th NO WALK OPEN MEETING
Wed Aug 12th Lyme No2 from Nelson Pit. Provisional
Wed Aug 19th Mobberley Brook, 3.75 mile flat walk in the Mobberley area. Provisional Park at and start from Church Inn, Mobberley (WA16 7RD).
Wed Aug 26th Bollington White Nancy circular Provisional David's old walk
Wed Sep 2nd NO WALK OPEN MEETING
Wed Sep 9th Etherow to Brabyns top to bottom., bring your bus pass. Provisional MEET AT 9.55am at the bus stop under the Coop Village Clock, Marple Bridge. (SK6 5DT).
Wed Sep 16th Bollington to Rainow circular. Provisional Meet in the village main car park
Wed Sep 23rd Loin Salt Works. Provisional
Wed Sep 30th Mellor No.1 walk Shiloh Rd to Marple Bridge via the Mellor Cross. Provisional 10.05am 375 Bus route to Top Mellor.
Wed Oct 7th NO WALK OPEN MEETING
Wed Oct 14th Macclesfield Garden Centre to Sutton Reservoir and canal. Provisional Macclesfield Garden Centre.
Wed Oct 21st Redesmere sailing club circular. Provisional Redesmere Lake Duck feeding area car park.
Wed Oct 28th Marsden Arms circular. Provisional
Wed Nov 4th NO WALK OPEN MEETING
Wed Nov 11th Mellor No2 walk from 5 lane end to Marple via Mellor Cross (Remembrance Day) Provisional
Wed Nov 18th Tegg's nose circular. Provisional
Wed Nov 25th 3.9 miles Chorlton Water Park. Provisional
Wed Dec 2nd NO WALK OPEN MEETING
Wed Dec 9th Jacksons Lane to Poynton Pool via the new A555 road. Provisional Lay by on Jacksons lane.
Wed Dec 16th Rose Hill via Johns to Canal and back via the allotments. Provisional
Wed Dec 23rd Short walk winding down for the Xmas festivities. Provisional
Wed Dec 30th No 3 walk in Lyme Provisional