St Austell u3a September 2023 Newsletter


As previously advised Thursday 5th October will be the St Austell u3a AGM. We would like as many members as possible attend to ensure that we have sufficient members present to elect the committee for the next year. The AGM Agenda and nominees for serving on the committee are available on the website as is a Proxy Voting Form should you be unable to attend the AGM in person. Both can be found under the AGM menu or by clicking the links above.


Our September speaker was Malcolm Gould who gave us a great talk on “The History of China Clay in Cornwall”.

The speaker immediately after the AGM is Emma Wootton who will give a presentation on the work of The Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Social Group

69 of our members, on 2 coaches, enjoyed a trip to Exmouth to join a fascinating river cruise on the River Exe. The weather was changeable hence the umbrellas! We stopped on the way for lunch at Darts Farm and a bit of retail therapy!

The next Social Group event is a quiz night on Friday 13th October at Charlestown Village Hall. Contact:

Groups News

Travellers’ Tales

The Travellers’ Tales group meets at 2pm in the Arts Centre Assembly Room (ground floor) on the first Friday of each month. 

Group members volunteer to give a talk, usually with a slide-show, about a trip they have made, which can be recent or a special trip from a long time ago. New members always welcome. 

Upcoming talks include the Antarctic, Australia, Croatia, Denmark, the South Pacific and Japan!

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18 players took part in The Colin Brown Memorial Melee on 19th August at Tregony, organised by Richard Ash and Josie Brown. The overall winner was Chris Crane with Pat Bryar 2nd and Steve Bird 3rd.  £188.50 was received in donations for the British Heart Foundation.

Short Walks

The next walk is on 22th September in Lostwithiel. The full list for 2023 is available on the website. Please contact Roger Jones if you would to join the walks.

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Best Wishes

Chris Crane