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


July August

St. Mary’s Church Hall,
Kimberley Place,

Thursday 18th July -  Kingsley Rickard -  Working as a dispensing chemist in the days before pre-.packaged medication.
 Kingsley will be bringing along many of the former tools of the trade to show us.
Thursday 15th August - Henrietta Boex - Hidden Art in Cornwall.
Henrietta, from Falmouth Art Gallery, will be talking about collections that reflect the main occupations of mining etc in Cornwall.

Perranwell at the Norway Inn

Wednesday , 3rd July  Sue Swinchatt - Transported for life to Tasmania.  Our member, Sue, will talk about a female in a settlement there.

TRURO: Conservative Club 2pm Tuesday 16th July – Jeremy Dodgson from Trerice Manor Tuesday 27th August – Beetle

U3A Meeting, Falmouth

PLEASE NOTE : The meetings on July 18th and August 15th will both be held in the function room of the Athaeneum Club, Falmouth, which is the white building,  right next door to St. Mary's hall. This is because St. Mary's have had to cancel our bookings for those two dates. There is plenty of parking at the Athaeneum, at the back and to the sides of the building. There are two front entrances to the building, one involving six steps and the other with four. Tea and coffee will be available from 10am as usual. We look forward to seeing you there.

Falmouth Meeting - 20th June 2019

Our June meeting welcomed Lt. Commander Trevor Brookes, smartly attired in naval uniform, who provided an interesting talk on the history, development and organisation of Falmouth Docks, beginning with a short history from its humble birth on waste ground to the thriving port we see today.  Its fortunes fluctuated over the years and by the 1970's it was in serious decline due to the 3 day week and flash strikes. Then Peter de Savoury appeared on the scene and saved the docks from closure.  He brought in new management and set up a ship repair facility. Quality engineering, refits re-paints and a bunkering service were also established.  Mr de Savoury sold the yard to Atlantic and Peninsular and Pendennis yacht builders purchased number 2 dry dock (the largest) and established a renowned yacht building business. Fleet Auxiliary ships were introduced and berthed awaiting deployment to various parts of the world to supply naval vessels with water and other stores and services.  Lt. Commander Brookes explained that these operations were part of his multi-faceted tasks too numerous to mention.  He also liaises with the Dock Master re booking of berths, provision of pilotage, tugs, cranes and forklifts etc.  He ended his talk with a potted history of his career.  A question and answer session followed.



Truro Meeting – 18th  June

I hope all will agree we had a fascinating talk by Debbie from Lynher Dairies  who are exclusive producers of award winning Cornish Yarg, Wild Garlic Yarg & Cornish Kern cheese. Using carefully selected high quality cows’ milk from local farms Lynher Dairies hand make over 200 tonnes of cheese each year in traditional open vats. They have been producing specialist cheese for over 30 years.
Just over 3 tonnes of leaves are foraged each year, in Cornwall from wooded areas and fields. The nettle leaves and wild garlic leaves are painted on to the cheese to form an edible rind. Matured for 6 weeks, natural white moulds bloom as the leaves impart a delicate flavour to the cheese.
They also produce a matured version of the Yarg available only at the Stithians show.

Carol Waters  01872 272951


TRURO:  Conservative Club at 2.00p.m.

Tuesday 27th August – Beetle

We are back to our usual slot of 4th Tuesday of the month but are having a relaxed an informal meeting in August and plan fun games of ‘Beetle’.

Carol Waters  01872 272951

Tuesday 16th July – Jeremy Dodgson from Trerice Manor

Unfortunately we again have to bring the meeting forward a week due to overbooking by the Conservative Club.
Jeremy will give us an interesting illustrated talk on the history of Trerice Manor, the National Trust property at Kestle Mill near Newquay. He is a fount of knowledge regarding the property, contents, armour, previous owners and anything more, such as a hint of future archeology. It should prove very interesting.

Perranwell at the Norway Inn 10.00 for 10.30a.m. 1st Wednesday in the month.

14 of our members welcomed a very good speaker for our first meeting at the Norway Inn.  He brought with him a Large assortment of original newspapers dating back to 1909, and assured us that for the man who has everything one  of his newspapers was the ideal gift.  This would be boxed and packaged in such a way as to be able to be kept and displayed with a certificate of authenticity.  Customers could choose from any date and any special occasion.
The later ones covered such events as the Torre Canyon, Harold Wilson in the Isles of Scilly, the Moon Landings, births, marriages and deaths, old full page adverts.
The wartime ones included the Christmas Day Football match between the Germans and the English in The Times, the King's speech to the Nation, women's part in wartime, etc.
For our next meeting we shall be able to use the bar with its electrical points which will be a better area for the group to gather round.   For this meeting the display of newspapers was on a large table near a door leading to the office which was used several times during the  talk but I hope we were all able to ignore the interruptions.








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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