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




Tuesday 13th wasn't unlucky for the 45 members that turned up to play croquet, 37 also turned up on Thursday 15th, everybody was so pleased to be able to meet friends and have fun albeit in a very safe and mindful way.

This was made possible by the sterling efforts of John Bishop, Pat Harrod, Mervin Knight, Mark Breach, Eric Rabjohns & Carm Zahra who worked as a brilliant team to set out the courts on the previous Friday. In the past driving in the metal hoops has been a particularly difficult and physically arduous task. This was much easier this year due to the purchase of two special hoop drills. You will be pleased to hear that these items have been paid for by Tony Herring's legacy. As you know Tony was, for many years a very active U3A member and included our croquet group amongst his many activities.

If you play croquet with our group and do not receive my emails please send me an email and you will be added to the circulation.


Steve Cook. Contact: croquetu3a@outlook.com   01326 218838






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

Truro Petanque

2nd Sunday of the month at 11.00 am

Every Wednesday at 1.00 pm

Mike Matcham




U3A Sailing Group.
Avast there, you all ! The U3A Sailing Group is hoping to get afloat again this summer. Now restrictions
are easing, we can get together out on the water. So, if you love the sea and sailing why not get in touch.
If you have a boat and need a willing crew, or just some company afloat for a few hours, let us know.
We usually meet once a month in a pub somewhere in Falmouth to discuss what's happening over the
sailing season. Contact... Pat Dye.. patdye88@yahoo.co.uk    Mobile: 07904 113804


Footnote : Anyone who has a boat and needs willing crew or would just like a helping hand and some company afloat for some local day sailing, get in touch with us.

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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 9:30. (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.

Jill Aburrow 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;





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

Pat Harrod & Wendy MorrisGroups coordinator