West Lakes


This page shows subjects of the meetings with speakers and visits . Events occasionally have to be changed or cancelled due to Adverse Weather or Speaker unavailability, so if a member is particularly interested in a Further Information on other group meetings can be found on the appropriate group page.



Our Covid Precautions.
It is expected only Members with 2 Covid injections will attend.
1 We would like everyone to wear a mask until seated and sanitise their hands.
2 Please give other members space when paying and signing in and when getting refreshments.
3 A QR code is available for Guests and those who wish to use it.
4 Some windows may be open so were appropriate clothing for the Climate temperature.


Dates for your Diary
November 2021
Wed Nov 3rdHistoryWednesday 3rd. NOVEMBER at 10.30am at Drigg Village Hall

Wasdale Local History Group and U3A will jointly host a presentation by AMY BATEMAN (wild life photographer of the year winner) entitled
“MY LIFE ,FARMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY” and it will include photos of WASDALE SHEEP GATHERING 2020---not to be missed!–hope to see you there.
Fri Nov 12thOut & AboutOUT AND ABOUT GROUP Advanced warning
12th.November –FRIDAY 2.30 PM
THEATRE BY THE LAKE ,KESWICK “-JACARANDA” a drama exploring loss,love,prejudice,race and belonging by LORNA FRENCH.
THEATRE TICKETS COST £26 –only secured with payment then will organise transport depending on demand
Contact Vera Lowrey 01946725213
Thu Nov 18thOpen MindRefreshments from 10am our AGM at 10.15am followed by a talk at about 11am

John Baker The recent Harbour Board CEO & Rob Romano will give us a talk on
‘The Work & History of the Whitehaven Harbour Board’
Tue Nov 23rdDiscovery (Science and Technology)Tuesday 23rd November 2pm , St Mary's Hall next to the church

Science of Baking a talk by Steve Wilson
December 2021
Wed Dec 1stHistoryWEDNESDAY 1st DECEMBER, Drigg Village Hall
10.30 for a sherry and mince pie ,start at 11am.
a u3a member-- MARILYN MARSHALL a researcher for THE DEVIL PORRIDGE MUSEUM Peoples history project will give a presentation about the amazing life of Alice Sherwen of Boonwood ,Gosforth who worked at the Gretna ammunition factory and later travelled the world and also Nora Morphet who was awarded a MBE for her work there as well as Thomas Nasmyth.
Thu Dec 16thOpen MindA Christmas Buffet Lunch a Noon
Price reasonable but to be arranged.
The singer Brian White will be entertain us. He recently sang at Gosforth Rotating Wheels Vehicle Show
March 2022
Thu Mar 17thOpen MindThursday 17th Open Mind

Refreshments from 10.15am for 10.45am Start in Gosforth Public Hall

Jenni Lister will talk about 'History Through Advertising'