St Austell u3a March 2023 Newsletter

It’s only a couple weeks until the clocks go forward and we can start to enjoy some lighter evenings and hopefully some warmer weather!


The March speaker was Mary Prior who gave us an interesting and amusing insight into the history of Truro Cathedral.

Our next Speaker is “Charlestown” by Lyndon (Sid) Allen on Thursday April 6th.

Back by popular demand, Lyndon is a passionate local historian and director of Charlestown Walking Tours. His family has a long association with Charlestown. He has a wealth of local knowledge and is the author of two books.

Theatre Group

The Theatre Group is now taking bookings for this year’s Murder Mystery from Bodmin Wenford Station on 27th June.  “1930’s – The Vanishing Lady”. For more information or to book contact:

Short Walks

Short Walks are now on the 4th Friday of the month. The next walk is at Luxulyan Valley on 24th March. The full list for 2023 is available on the website. Please contact Roger Jones if you would to join the walks. 

Long Walks

The next long walk is 12th April when Wendy Bennet will be leading a walk on The Dodman. If you would like to join the Long Walks group please contact

Social Events

The February Event was a tour of the Energy Recovery Centre in St Dennis. Huge thanks to the Social Committee for organising another great event.

March’s event is a Cornish Evening to be held at Charlestown Church Hall on Friday 24th March between 7.00 and 9.30 pm.

There will be Cornish food, quizzes, stories & poems. The cost is £15 per ticket which includes tea, coffee and the choice of steak or cheese and onion pasty. (You may bring your own wine and beer). To book or for more information please contact:

Events for the rest of the year can be found on the website and at coffee mornings.

Third Age Matters Magazine

A number of members have been in touch to say that they have either not been receiving the magazine, or that they have, but do not wish to! Please advise Lucinda Davison if this applies to you.

Line Dancing

Although not a u3a group, there is a Line Dancing class run by u3a member Margaret Allison at C4 Studio on Monday mornings. If you would like more details or to join please contact:

Non u3a Events

There are some upcoming events at St Austell Library which may be of interest.

China Clay Remembrances by Cornish Bard Malcolm Gould on Thursday 30th March 6.30pm.  £5 to include glass of wine or soft drink. Details HERE Book with the library 03001234111 or 

(NB Malcolm’s talk to us which was postponed in February, has been rescheduled for 7th September).

Craft Fayre on 4th April 10.00am to 1.00pm

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Best Wishes

Chris Crane