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


August September October

Athenaeum Club
Kimberley Place,

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.
Thursday19th September- speaker from Shelterbox Thursday 17th October- Russell Holt The Canals of Cornwall

Perranwell at the Norway Inn


September 4th Adrian Rowlands, Running a Photography Group In October we have a change of venue and time for the Perranwell Meeting.  We are back to the main hall at Perranwell Community Centre.  The date is Wednesday, 16th October at 10a.m. for 10.30 Cyber Security Awareness by a Cyber Security Officer of  Devon and Cornwall Police
TRURO: Conservative Club 2pm Tuesday 27th August – Beetle

Tuesday 24th September – Peter Sudbury, Researching Family History


U3A Meeting, Falmouth


The meeting on September 19th is at the Athaeneum, Falmouth, when a volunteer from Shelterbox will be talking about the organisation which has now helped over 1 million people in 95 countries.They will tell us about their partnerships, how they make decisions, what it's like in the field and give examples of some of the families they have helped.

At the October meeting, on the 17th, Russell Holt will be telling us about The Canals of Cornwall.Yes, there was more than one. Most of us know of the Bude canal but do you know of any others? Russell will be filling us in.



Truro Meeting –

Truro Meeting – 16th July

We had a fascinating talk by Jeremy Dodgson, a volunteer at Trerice Manor just outside Newquay. Jeremy’s love for the building and it’s history shone through and I’m sure encouraged everyone to pay a visit.
Once the Cornwall seat of the Arundell family, Trerice remains little changed since it was built in 1573 and is a grand Elizabethan House on a small scale. Jeremy is one of the volunteers that gives the introductory talks pointing out the beautiful architecture including the original magnificent hall window, and ornate gables.
In 1953 The Elton family took on the tenancy from the National Trust and at his own expense paid for the repair of the of the remaining parts of Trerice, even rebuilding the fallen north wing. Today the Manors rooms are a mixture of historical styles with some set up as Elizabethan rooms and some as they would have looked in John Elton tenure in the 1950’s.
Visitors can now play Tudor games outside such as Cornish Kayles a game similar to skittles, and have lunch or Cornish Cream teas in the beautiful old Barn.

Julia Holme 01872 273063 julia.holme@outlook.com                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


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.








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