December 20, 2018

A great party!

[three_fifth valign=”top” animation=”none”] The members of Becconsall U3A celebrated Christmas in style with a great party organised by Committee members Glenys and Terry. Seventy seven members and four guests from Wigan U3A filled the community centre. There was a fabulous spread of savoury and sweet dishes and some amazing entertainment which included a great ukulele […]

October 5, 2018

Christmas Lunch-5th December

This year, on December 5th, we are going to the Arches at Embley’s for our Christmas Lunch. It’s a great menu – download a menu here – and you can book a place at the Coffee Morning. One course is £12.95, two courses are £16.95 and three courses are £19.95. See Pat for more information. […]

October 2, 2018

Gardening Group-Meeting 21st September

Notes from Gardening Group Meeting 21st September 2018 1 The date for sowing Sweetpeas at Wedgwood is Friday 19th October 2018 at 10pm. Just bring your chosen packet of seeds. 2 We discussed the jobs to be done in the garden in the Autumn. 3 Suggestions for garden visits were given. It was agreed that […]

October 2, 2018

Reading Group report-People of the Book

Do you know what a Haggadah is ? Have you heard of the Haggadah of Sarajevo ? I guess that many of you, as in our book group, would answer in the negative. This novel is based on a true story and is a story of loss, of adventure, of rediscovery, of bravery. It is […]

August 30, 2018

Me and My Girl

Come with us for a matinee performance of Me and My Girl at the Stockport Plaza on October 20th. There are 6 places left if anybody would like to join us.The total price including the return coach fare will be £28. Wendy and myself will be starting to collect the money from this Thursday at […]

August 2, 2018

July Book Club review

GHOST MOTH by Michelle Forbes To the book of the month ……What were our thoughts about this book? First let me give you some idea of the content. The novel is set in Belfast,moving from 1949 to 1969. We all know how in that space of time life would change there. In 1949..Katherine the main […]

July 12, 2018

Art Appreciation starts monday

A new group – Art Appreciation – starts on Monday at 14.00 in the Front hall. This is initially going to be a six session group with meetings taking place every two weeks. Our first meeting will be to look at a popular and well known painting, The Birth of Venus by Botticelli and over […]

June 20, 2018

Walking Netball news

We are having a very enjoyable, fun time each week and we feel that it is doing us all a lot of good too. We don’t run around the court at all because it is ‘Walking Netball’ which is great for U3a members. We are looking for a few more to join us….it is open to all […]

June 14, 2018

Garden Group News

Many thanks to Hettie for inviting us to her garden and for her hospitality. We discussed the application of the ‘Chelsea Chop’ to some perennials in May/June. Instruction sheet attached. Arley Hall Visit on Saturday 23rd June: The Don Fraser coach pickup time is 8.30am at the big carpark at Mark Square. There will be […]

June 12, 2018

May 2018 Book review

BIRDSONG by SEBASTIAN FAULKS If I start by telling you that the score for this was 91/2 to 10 You may be already preparing to visit the library for a copy! This is a story set prior to WW1 and extending to the mid C20. It is difficult to adequately describe this book without resorting […]