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







St. Mary’s Church Hall,
Kimberley Place,

Thursday  21st February in St Mary's Church Hall at 10 a.m.for 10.30 a.m.
Chris Jonesof Woodland Valley Farm will be talking about the Beavers that have been introduced onto the farm at Ladock, which includes a brief film.  This talk should be interesting and near enough for private visits.
Bren Button. 079312 35633

Thursday 21st March- Steve Tribe, volunteer tour guide and gun captain with colleague Josh- Pendennis Castle. 
An unusual and lively approach will be given about the history of Pendennis and it's links with Falmouth. This promises to be an interesting talk, so come along and enjoy hearing about our local history.

Thursday 25th April-a Representative from the Flicka Donkey Sanctuary at  Mabe will give us an insight on the work done to support donkeys in need by providing them with a safe haven. Close enough for a visit  if you are interested.




Perranwell Centre
School Hill, Perranwell Station

February 6th. 10 am for a 10.30 am start.
Ian Searle will be speaking on "Class Distinction: experiences of teaching."

Wednesday 6th March 10.00 Speaker tbc




TRURO: Conservative Club 2pm

Tuesday 26th February-Wildlife in the Garden

Liam Shoesmith - Deputy Parks Manager for Truro City Council who also gives gardening advice on Radio Cornwall is to give us a talk on Wildlife in the Garden.


We are pleased to have John Strike giving us an illustrated talk on Cornish Shipwrecks.





U3A Meetings

From September, Falmouth meetings will be on the third THURSDAY 10 for 10.30

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.


We had a very informative talk by Truro Town Crier, Lionel Knight and his consort (now fiancée) Carol.

He told us how he became Town Crier albeit reluctantly and how he now loves the position. His pride in the city of Truro was obvious to us all. The Cornish tin emblem on his upper arm can only be worn by a true Truonion and he is obviously very proud

town crier



Carol Waters.  01872 272951.





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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