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








St. Mary’s Church Hall,
Kimberley Place,

Weds., 18th July
10am - 12.30pm

Veronica Whale "LIfe in Ceylon during the 50s and 60s"

Wednesday 15th Aug.10am - 12.30pm

"World War 1 Behind the Lines" Amanda Harris

Thursday, 20th Sept.
10am - 12.30pm Julie Taylor-Browne - a member of the British Alpaca Society, will talk on ALPACAS their breeding ,husbandry and handling. Julie has her own farm at Carthvean near Helston.

Thursday 18th Oct.10am - 12.30pm

- Lorna Lucien - Pilates for Adults. Lorna teaches all levels of Pilates and is passionate helping people to keep exercising whatever your age and ability, including gentle exercises while seated.

Thursday 15th November-Eric Irons- The West Country's Other Railway.

Thursday Dec.20th 10am - 12.30pm

Quiz, Hand Bells and Christmas cheer celebrating our final meeting of the 2018.Join us for mince pies, tea and coffee. 


Perranwell Centre
School Hill, Perranwell Station



U3A meeting  Peranwell Centre at 10.00 for 10.30
Wedneday September 5th- Peter Sudbury – Genealogy and Family History.

Perranwell U3A Meeting October 3rd 10.00 for 10,30. This month we are having a Cornish Quiz for Everyone. Our quiz has been set by Terri Jones who is a member of the Cornish Bardic Circle. Teams of 4, so dust off your brains and come along.

7th November 10.00 for 10.30

A presentation by U3A member John Cossey on his fascinating trips  to Indonesia. Leave the gloom of a November day and be transported to another part of our world.

Wednesday 5th December
10am - 12.30pm

TRURO: Conservative Club     Tuesday 25th September 2pm at the Conservative Club, 80 Lemon Street. Come along and meet the new steering group and have a say in the future of the monthly meetings. There will be also be a Beetle Drive.

Tuesday 20th November – Martin Wright – How Truro Streets got their names (part 2)

Tuesday 18th December at 2pm in the Conservative club. Please join us for Festive Song and  Laughter with Eric Robert Jones and Chrissie.



U3A Meetings

TRURO: Conservative Club at 2.00 p.m.

Truro Meeting-23rd October

We had a fascinating talk by Maggie Greenall of the Royal Cornwall Museum and a Sue Coney a volunteer researcher for the museum.
Sue gave us the history of the buildings and their architect.
River St where the museum is situated used to be a river, the Kenwyn, before being diverted and partially going underground. The two buildings started life as the home of the Truro Savings Bank and the Baptist Chapel in 1845 and 1850 respectively before eventually being joined in 1985 to become the Royal Cornwall Museum.
Both original buildings were designed by Philip Sambell, a deaf and dumb architect responsible for many of Truro buildings and even the column on which Richard Lander stands.
A well attended meeting enjoyed by all.


Tuesday 18th December-Festive Song and Laughter.

Please join us with Eric Rabjohns and Chrissie leading us into the festivities with style.


Carol Waters.  01872 272951.


From September, Falmouth meetings will be on the third THURSDAY


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




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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