AGM Wednesday 5th June 2019

For most of our Groups the Warrington U3A year will be coming to a close at the end of June and this heralds the time when we hold our AGM, present our Report and Accounts for the last financial year and appoint the new Committee members who will take us forward into next year.

As this is our 25th AGM we will be able to look back and see what has been achieved not only over the last 12 months but also the last 25 years since our inception. Both the Chairman and the Treasurer will be presenting our annual reports and you will be able to judge for yourselves.

The full agenda for the 25th Annual General Meeting, which will be held at 2.00 pm on Wednesday 5th June 2019 at the Masonic Hall, Winmarleigh Street, is on the Committee page.

Following the AGM we have a guest speaker, Philip Caine, who will be talking to us about his experiences in the Middle East and his latest novel Barrow to Baghdad and Back. This will be followed by tea and coffee and the usual opportunity to meet with Group Leaders.

Annual Summer Art and Photography Exhibition

Artists from the Art for All Group and photographers from the Photography Group will be showing their latest creative work at the Old School, Fairfield Street, Warrington WA1 3AJ on

  • Friday 28th June from 7pm until 10pm
  • Saturday 29th June from 10am until 5pm
  • Sunday 30th June from 10am until 3pm

Friday evening will be the main social event for U3A members and friends to come and enjoy the display. Some art work will be for sale.

There is free parking on site and a cafe serving drinks and light refreshments. Entrance is free, but donations are welcomed.

For more information contact Roger Coasby on 07948 273448 or send a message to Roger via the send a message link on the Art for All group page.

Ballet and Tap Group

Due to the retirement of the current long serving team, a new leader is required for this Group to take over in September 2019. None of the existing members of the Group feel able to fill the role so an external leader is being sought either from within Warrington U3A or externally.

If anyone knows of a suitable person who has Ballet and particularly Tap Dancing experience, and who can fill the Group Leader role could they contact Irene Dukes on 01925 722476. External candidates should be made aware it is an unpaid voluntary position.

Family History Group Display — The Diary of a Working-man in 1886

Over the last few years the Warrington U3A Family History Transcription Group have joined with Warrington Library to carry out a number of projects of local interest, so when a diary by an unknown writer was found in Warrington Library it was passed to the Group, who first transcribed it and then researched the writer of the diary, William Charnock.

William Charnock was just a Warrington factory worker living in Howley and it is rare to get such a personal insight into the working and social life at this level of society, as most diaries that survive have been written by more middle-class citizens.

The Family History Group has arranged for their work to be displayed in Warrington Library in Museum Street, by the entrance to the Local Studies Section in the Reference Library. It is on general display. You might be interested in visiting it to appreciate the work carried by the Group. The exhibition will run for the next two months.

Bowling Group

Please note that the group is currently full for this season.

Quiz Group

All future meetings of the Quiz Group will be held at the Fairfield Community Centre. The meeting will normally take place in one of the downstairs rooms at the usual time of 1:30 to 3:30pm.

Tuesday Badminton Group

The Tuesday Badminton Group will be unable to meet at Orford Jubilee Hub on Tuesday 11th June 2019, and will play instead at Grappenhall Community Centre, Bellhouse Lane, Grappenhall,WA4 2SG on that date at the usual time.

Ukulele Stage 1 (Beginners)

If you've never played an instrument in your life, you can play a ukulele.

The next 8-week Ukulele Stage 1 (Beginners) course will start on Tuesday 22nd October, at 1.30pm at the Fairfield Community Centre. You don't need to read music, or even have a ukulele; you can start from absolute zero.

Places are limited, so for more information or to book a place, contact Ken Cockburn via the Ukulele Stages 1 and 2 Group page or by phone on 01925 764571, or visit the Ukulele desk at the next monthly meeting.

Food Appreciation and American History Groups

Unfortunately the Food Appreciation and American History Groups have had to be discontinued.