Issue 37

November 2010




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New and Re-formed Groups

Botanical Art

This new group started on October 21st at 10 Brunswick Drive, Harrogate HG1 2P2 Time 2pm - 4pm.



A new knitting group, jointly led by Pam Watson and Audrey Tooley will be meeting fortnightly, probably on Thursday afternoons. The plan is to knit together, problem-solve and maybe to knit squares for charity. For more details e-mail  


Now under a new group leader the meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of the month at: 2 Grayson House, Beech Grove HG2 0ER from 2pm - 4pm.  Email:  

Celia Hall


The poetry group had their first meeting after the Summer and have decided, that Sally Elliott, and Mavis Wallace will share the group leadership and anyone interested can contact either one for information. Sadly this is because Moya McInnis is unable to continue as Group Leader

Poets to be studied:-

.17th November – War poems

1st December – Seamus Heaney

Researching Family History

The first meeting of the new Family History group was held on Thursday October 14th at Community House, with eight U3A members attending. There was a wide range of experience including members who had not yet begun. In the spirit of U3A we exchanged information and ideas and will continue as a self-help group, meeting in the afternoon on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

The next meeting, on Thursday November 11th, is at the Harrogate Family History Centre, Wetherby Road, (part of the Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints), meeting at 2.30pm, where a member of the group will introduce us to the available resources.

The December meeting has been brought forward a week so that members of the group can attend the U3A Christmas Lunch. We will meet therefore at the Community Centre on East Parade from 2pm till 4pm on Thursday December 2nd. Email: for more information

Singing for Pleasure

The class continues under the new leadership of  Elizabeth Turner.  There are three concerts planned before Christmas and more next year in February and June.  Christmas lunch will be at Ascot House.  Fun and friendship are assured.  The Group meets weekly at St. Robert's Centre each Wednesday morning.  

Spanish for Beginners

A new group for beginners in Spanish started on Tuesday 5th October  at Community House,East Parade.

There are two groups - Beginners on Tuesdays 3:45-5:45 and Intermediate at 6:00-8:0 on Tuesdays. Both groups are held at Community House on East Parade. For further information email:


Ruth Townrow