Whickham & District


We have regular monthly general meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, starting a 2pm finishing about 4pm. A variety of speakers give presentations on various talks. Occasional social events also take place.

On the 4th Wednesday of each month we hold coffee mornings for members to socialise and obtain details of current and future events, coffee mornings open at 10am and coffee/tea/biscuits are available until 11.30am. The cost is £1.50. Watch this space as a varied programme of events is going to take place at the coffee mornings.

The above meetings are held at St. Mary's Centre, Church Chare, Whickham NE21 4SH

There was a workshop held on the 27th March 2019 at the coffee morning in conjunction with Newcastle University and an organisation called VOICE. VOICE supports members of the public to become actively involved in contributing experience insights and ideas to shape research and drive innovation. The workshop was well attended, 35 people contributing their ideas. The topic under discussion was isolation and loneliness.

The photo shows our Chairperson Elizabeth and one of the researchers called Catherine. They are discussing and reporting back on the effectiveness of the workshop.

Since this workshop was so successful there will be other opportunities to partake in further discussions with VOICE. If you want anymore information about VOICE please click on the link to their website.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Jun 7th
→Sat Jun 8th

Short Break Chatsworth Royal Horticultural Show

organised by Prudhoe and District U3A
Friday 7th June -Saturday 8th June 2019
Tour operator is Thirwells Coaches of Whickham
Overnight staying in 4 star hotel with dinner bed and breakfast
Cost £135 per head. Supplement of £25 for single room
Several twin rooms still available

For further information please contact Kathleen Marlor 0191 4133527 or email john.kathleen@sky.com

Wed Jun 19th

The Beacon ...a garden open to the public in Stocksfield

Patricia Hodgson OBE is opening her garden in Stocksfield specifically for members of Whickham and District U3A on Wednesday 19th June 2019 at 2pm.

Patricia will also supply homemade afternoon tea to those that visit.

The cost is £5 entrance and £5 for afternoon tea...all you can eat. ALL proceeds go to a charity such as the NSPCC.

If you would like to visit the garden please contact Cecilia Coulson 0191 4148535 /07881768301 and your name will be added to the list.

Some people will be going in cars, so if you are able to give people a lift please let Cecilia know. There is also a bus running Whickham to Stocksfield..the number 10. The bus stop for The Beacon is a few minutes walk away. Please ask for details

Tue May 21st

Workshops for Dunston U3A

{Mosaics for the Outdoors} Cost £12.50 All materials provided. Tuesday 16th July 2019 10am-12 noon.

{Crafting with Sea Glass} Cost £12.50 All materials provided. Tuesday 21st May 2019 10am -12 noon.

If anybody is interested please contact Lesley Collins ..mobile 07974969188

Tue May 28th

Working with the British Red Cross

Would you like to learn or refresh your knowledge about First Aid?

A 2 hour workshop is to be held in conjunction with the British Red Cross learning about CPR, how to use a defibrillator, signs of a stroke, how to manage excessive bleeding etc. The trainer will talk about what the group would like to be discussed eg management of diabetes.

The workshop is on Tuesday 28th May 2019 1.30pm - 3.30pm in the Function Room of The Crown pub, Front Street, Whickham (next to Barclays Bank) Cost £5 includes tea/coffee/biscuits and a donation to the British Red Cross.

Please book early as spaces limited to 12-15 people.

Contact Cecilia Coulson 0191 4148535 / 07881768301 to reserve a place.