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Wessington, Washington, Washington Village, Cestria and Houghton U3As

Wessington cooperates with four other local U3As to organise joint events and to allow members to join interest groups in one another's U3As. Links to these other club's web-sites are on the right hand side of this page.

We originally called ourselves a Network but because we operate without a Chair or Leader we now refer to ourselves as a Partnership.

Information about how we cooperate is in this document: protocol


SOME of the groups with open membership are shown below. However, this is not a complete list and might not be up to date (situations can change quickly). Contact the groups leaders through their own websites if you are interested.


Wessington members are invited to join Washington Village's Kurling Group (click the link to go directly to their page). The activity takes place at the Washington Leisure Centre every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Game duration is 1 hour commencing 10am. We ask that players arrive around 9:50pm to give time to book every one in and collect the fee of £3:00 per session
Paul Pearce - Group Leader Kurling/Washington Village Group Coordinator


Anyone wishing to attend the Washington Village Singing for fun group should contact Group Leader Val Corkin. The group meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. in the back room of the Biddick Inn. Val can be contacted through the Washington Village website.


Carl Belshaw of Cestria U3A would welcome any Wessington members to his Shakespeare group held on the 2nd Monday of every month in Chester le Street Library at 10:30.
If you are interested in going please contact me and I can give you more information.
Elaine Davidson 07814360333 and 4522508


Wessington members can join any or all Washington Village walks. Follow the link to contact their group leader.


1960's QI Day

Read Margaret Welsh's review and feedback from the event by clicking here: QI Report

Photos from Liz Corry:

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From the Fashion Photographer:

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Fashion 5 Fashion 6 Fashion 7 Fashion 8

Photos from Mali Saha

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Some Wessington U3A members have volunteered to give talks/presentations to other local U3As. A list can be found here Speakers List.