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U3A CARRICK - SOME USEFUL BACKGROUND ON OUR ACTIVITIES:

U3A Carrick Group covers a wide-ranging area, so therefore general meetings are held in four locations.

VENUE

January 2019

February

March

April

May

June

St. Mary’s Church Hall,
Kimberley Place,
Falmouth

Thursday 17th January - Mark Breach - Oedipus and Festen, a staging tragedy including short readings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perranwell Centre
School Hill, Perranwell Station

9th JANUARY

 

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TRURO: Conservative Club 2pm Tuesday 29th January Talk by Town crier

Tuesday 26th February-Wildlife in the Garden

Liam Shoesmith - Deputy Parks Manager for Truro City Council who also gives gardening advice on Radio Cornwall is to give us a talk on Wildlife in the Garden.


 


 

 

 

U3A Meetings

From September, Falmouth meetings will be on the third THURSDAY 10 for 10.30

Falmouth Meeting - 15th November

 

For our well attended November meeting a nostalgic talk was given by U3A member Eric Irons on the history of the stretch of railway line operated by Southern Railway which ran from Waterloo to Bude and Padstow.  Sadly this scenic track was eventually axed by Dr.Beeching and now forms part of a pedestrian path and cycleway. Eric illustrated his talk with slides depicting the various classes of locomotives and rolling stock which traversed this route.  During the lecture Eric posed several questions to the audience and correct answers were rewarded with a chocolate bar!

Wendy Morris 01326 378862


TRURO: Conservative Club at 2.00 p.m.

 


Julia.holme@btinternet.com

Carol Waters.  01872 272951.

carolwaters7255@talktalk.net

 

PERRANWELL MEETING 10am for 10.30

Philandjudy.Roberts47@talktalk.net

Perranwell meeting, 7th November, 2018.
Andi and John Cossey.
Sailing around Indonesia.

A fascinating, 60-day trip from Papua New Guinea in the east to Bali in the west, sailing in their ketch “Sara” in the year 1997. This was one episode in their 12 years of travels.

We heard of many islands and unusual communities with exotic-sounding names – Biak, where John caught a barracuda; Manokwari, where six mosques all called to prayer, not together but one after another; where also, after a 2-hour drive across difficult country, they didn’t quite get to see the famous birds of paradise; then Flores, with its man-eating comodo dragons; onward to Bali and the delightful Hindu dancers; finishing up at Kelang, near Kuala Lumpur.

John and Andi shared some of their many memories – the sleepless night on a stone floor in a primitive village; the young girl for whom they tried, with virtually no medical supplies, to treat the poison spreading up her seriously injured arm; and the somewhat bizarre duck-plucking machine, which was a washing machine drum fitted inside with many wooden pegs, to beat the feathers of the bird as it turned.

We saw some beautiful images, as we were transported from a rainy day in Perranwell to the sunny, equatorial climate of Indonesia. Thank you, Andi and John, for such an interesting and uplifting talk.

Harry Nicholls


 

 

Constitution:

U3A Carrick operates under a formal constitution, which sets out our philosophy and operational practices under which we manage our various activities and groups on a day-to-day basis across our neighbourhood districts. We operate with a formal committee structure, which includes financial management. U3A Carrick Group is registered with The UK Charity Commissioners under charity number: 1034910.

 

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