I should like to start an Angling Group, to embrace both Coarse and Sea Angling. I currently go coarse fishing most weeks but have done shore and boat fishing and would like to do all three again.

If you are interested please let me know, if you are a novice or beginner there will be help for you but you would need to buy tackle. In the summer months, I would like to go boat fishing from Falmouth, where tackle is provided.
I will arrange a meeting for interested members during late November. Please sign up on the Interest Lists at forthcoming monthly meetings, with your name and contact information, together with e-mail addresses where available!

David Crawford (01872) 864874




Croquet continues to be well supported and is rightfully very popular, there has been an increase in numbers which has justified the extra court. We can now accommodate a maximum of sixty four players at a time. However, especially on Fridays, we can find room for a few more, so come along and try your hand, we are a very sociable lot of people.


The Croquet Tournament was held on Wednesday September 5th .
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The Annual Lunch will be on Saturday 1st December and will be at 1200 for 1230 at the Killiow Golf Club, the cost being £14.00. Full payment (which will be non returnable) will secure a place and must be made by 1st November.
The Golf Club has a limited capacity and it is suggested that people book immediately and make the necessary payment to ensure a place, it will be a case of first come first served.
The menu is as below, the personal choice will be required at the same time as full payment is made.

Croquet Group Annual Luncheon Menu

a) Roast Topside of Beef
b) Roast Leg of Pork
c) Fillet of Plaice with a seafood sauce
d) Stuffed Peppers with roasted veg and rice (v)

All served with potatoes of the day and fresh vegetables from the carvery


e) Strawberry Cheesecake with clotted cream
f) Bread and Butter Pudding with custard
g) Mixed Trio of Ice-Cream

Includes tea or coffee

         Two Courses £14.00       


Many thanks to those who are contributing to make this another successful and enjoyable season. It is rewarding to see over sixty people enjoying themselves in idyllic surroundings in what has so far proved to be excellent weather.

Gerald Chegwidden
Group Leader
Tel. 01872 864741


On the first and third Monday of every month, if you care to stroll along the Gyllyngvase beach path, you might see a big group of people having fun! This is our U3A pétanque group playing the French game but in a different way! We play on the beach in the sand whereas in France they play on longer grittier courts. However, the 40 to 60 people who meet here are regulars who come not just to play pétanque , but to catch up with friends they may only see here.  We have  a couple of games, during which can be heard lots of laughter and cheering as someone wins an end!  Coffee is an essential part of the morning and several people go along to the cafe for coffee and chat B fire returning for another game.
We are a friendly, cheerful group of people who welcome everyone to come and join us. Starting at 10.00am we are finished by 12 noon.
Here are couple of pictures of people enjoying their games, win or lose!

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Petanque is played on Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth on the first and third Mondays of the month throughout the year, starting at 10am till 12 noon.  We play a couple of games then break for coffee. Some members go to the Gylly Cafe others bring their own flasks. Then we have two more games. Teams are drawn with bottle tops so you never know who you will play with but we are a friendly group. You'll easily spot the large crowd just beyond the lifeguards' hut. John Bishop is the Group Leader and he can be contacted on 01872 862949


T’ai Chi Group:

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T’AI CHI on the beach.
Our t’ai chi group is unique in several respects. We meet seven times a quarter,on Monday mornings at 9:15. (Those occasions are when U3A petanque is not to be found at their venue,so it includes the 5th Monday.) They have a dry weather base, Gyllyngvase Beach, and a wet weather base, the Princess Pavilions'  gardens.

Usually more than a dozen turn up for this gentle form of exercise. Everyone follows a leader in a chosen routine. And afterwards, nearly all go for coffee and a chat at nearby Gylly café.

Jean Yeomans has been the nominated leader for many years. Jean has expressed a willingness to step aside and I would like to thank her not only for her work with the T’ai Chi group but her contribution to our U3A and her work as a past committee member.
Jill Aburreou has kindly offered to step forward and become group leader. Jill has been guiding the sessions for some time ably assisted by Jan Baker and Annette Snell.
Why not come along and give it a go on Gyllyngvase Beach. It is a good work out for body and mind plus the joy of lovely summer mornings and bracing winter days.
Jill can be contacted by Email : j.aburreou@sky.com;




Tennis Group:

'Anyone for Tennis ?

We play from 2pm weekly on a Thursday( weather permitting).
All standards welcome. Please bring a racquet.

For further details contact Sue Corcoran on (01209) 314075.






For all activities, please check our Google Calendar to confirm dates, times and location

Pat Harrod & Wendy MorrisGroups coordinator