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


January 2019






St. Mary’s Church Hall,
Kimberley Place,

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





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






Wednesday 5th December
10am - 12.30pm

TRURO: Conservative Club Tuesday 29th January Gary Craddock on the Archeological Dig t the Trerice National Trust Property in Newquay.  

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

From September, Falmouth meetings will be on the third THURSDAY

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.

Tuesday 29th January

We are back to our normal meeting time of 4th Tuesday of the month and will welcome Gary Craddock who will give us a very interesting talk on the Archeological Dig t the Trerice National Trust Property in Newquay.



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.



PERRANWELL MEETING 9th JANUARY 10am for 10.30 We have moved this meeting from the 2nd as it is so close to the New Year.  This will be after Christmas get togeather to discuss the future of the Perranwell meetings, and as I am standing down, to find someone/or group to organise future meetings.


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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