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Wilmslow U3A is a member of the NE Cheshire Network of local U3As (including Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle and Gatley, Bramhall, Poynton and Macclesfield). The network membership has a number of advantages and more information will follow shortly.

Members of U3As affiliated with the NE Cheshire Network may participate in other U3As' Interest Groups to a limited extent - that is, where the group is declared 'open' by the convenor and relevant Interest Group Coordinator.

A list of current open groups is provided below - please contact your own U3A Interest Group Coordinator for further contact details





Badminton (Bramhall)

Douglas Moore

Contact Bramhall U3A

2.00 – 4.00 Tuesdays

Cake Decorating (Poynton)

Ann Tofield

01625 858239

Contact Organiser

Bridge (Wilmslow)

Mavis Merryman


Monday evening from 7.30pm to 10.00pm at Oakmere, Spath Road, Handforth


Barbara Wugard


Creative Writing (Bramhall)

Pat George

Contact Bramhall U3A

2.00 2nd Wednesday in month

Creative Writing (Poynton)

Veronica O’Connor
& Ann Walker

01625 873226
01625 263745

2.00 Davenport Golf Club 2nd & 4th
Mondays in Month

Cycling (Wilmslow)

Richard Thomas


Weekly - Contact Organiser.

Embroidery (Bramhall)

Dorothy Chesterman

0161 439 7926

10.00 2nd Thursday in month

English Country Dancing (Wilmslow)

Shan Bristow

01625 520193

1.30-3.30 2nd & 4th Mondays in month, Oakmere Centre, Handforth

Lee Fairlie

Hallé Concert Visits (Poynton)

Yvonne Sharma

01625 877825

Contact Organiser

Line Dancing (Bramhall)

Chris Chapman

Contact Bramhall U3A

1.30 -3.30 Wednesdays

Personal Image (Bramhall)

Catherine Jones

Contact Bramhall U3A

6-week courses, Thursdays 10.00-12.00.

Science (Wilmslow)

Graham Beech


As announced - see wilmslowu3a.org.uk under Interest groups - Science

Scottish Country Dancing (Bramhall)

Sheila Bruce-Smith

Contact Bramhall U3A

1.30-3.00 Fortnightly, Fridays

Tai Chi (Wilmslow)

Phyllis Barber

01625 533715

Chorley Village Hall on Thursday afternoons at 2:00pm

Wine Tasting (Bramhall)

Jenny Richmond

Contact Bramhall U3A


Cottonoplis Events - July/August/September 2018

A number of events organised by Manchester Network of U3As

Cottonopolis Events:
What Where when

Your round-up of this summer's Cottonopolis

Downloadable information sheet

Tuesday 31st July 6.30 pm:

Finding the
Cotton Famine
Portico Library, Mosley Street, Manchester

Marking the launch of the accessible database of Cotton Famine poems, with
recitations and song drawn from the original poems sent into local newspapers.
Ideal for anyone wishing to join the Cotton Famine Poetry research project
(below). This is a free event but please book online.

Wed 22nd August Manchester Central Library:

How to join in with the
Cotton Famine Poetry research
10.30 – 3.00 pm Free to GMU3A network members

For our members who want to experience first hand the buzz of finding a piece
of real history, Dr. Simon Rennie will show what to look for, how to record and
submit your findings and - crucially - how to use the microfilm readers to be
found in our public libraries. Discover more and book online at

Monday September 3rd:

Manchester Mass Motoring
MMU, 70 Oxford Road (near Oxford Road Station), 10.30 am - 2.30 pm
Free to GMU3A network members

Dr Craig Horner will lead you through his 'living history' project, which
recognises the contribution of motoring and car ownership to the development
of Manchester and its suburbs. Your memories of your first car, trips and
journeys can contribute to a historical database, and you will learn how to
replicate the methods for gathering these accounts back in your own U3A.

7th August: Sketching the Past

10.00 am – lunchtime, informal try-out of urban sketching around Castlefield, in
friendly experienced company with Catherine Freeman of Tameside U3A. Free,
but bring own materials. https://cottonopolis.weebly.com/summer-2018.html
Members of U3As in the Greater Manchester Network can attend free -
but you must nonetheless book.
Any other U3A member can attend for a £5 fee. If your U3A joins the
network, you may attend free of charge.

We're happy to answer your queries
Contact Maggy 07565 327598 or Jenny 07757 297604
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