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 20th June meeting will be a talk by Trevor Brookes entitled The Fleet in Falmouth. He will talk about the RFA's, based here in Falmouth.


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.

Mid Cornwall Meeting

Perranwell Centre
School Hill, Perranwell Station

from June- the Norway Inn

June 5th Ian Wilsher.  His talk is entitled 'Newspapers and their headlines of the 20th Century.

Venue 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 25th June – Debbie Court from Lynher Dairies
Debbie will give us a talk about the wonderful cheeses produced at this dairy. They are ‘world champion’ for their Cornish Kern and also produce Cornish Yarg. If we are lucky she may also bring samples!

Tuesday 16th July – Jeremy Dodgson from Trerice Manor  

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.



Truro Meeting – 28th May

We had a very enlightening talk by the Blood Bikes charity. What an amazing organisation. They do out of hours deliveries of blood samples, notes, blood for transfusion and even breast milk for premature babies, all free of charge to the NHS. In one year they saved the hospital in Penzance alone £70,000 in taxi charges.
They have 11 bikes in Cornwall and over double that amount of volunteer riders, the eldest being an 83 year old gentleman.
They are able to do this with the generosity of the people of Cornwall and the unbelievable dedication of their team.


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.

Mid Cornwall Meeting: 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.








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