again the U3A and the Royal Institution team up to produce an afternoon
of the best speakers from the Ri programme.
This year is no exception, on the 3rd April in London there will be three splendid speakers.
Vivienne Parry on
‘The truth about Hormones’
Prof.Salvador Moncana on
Prof. Bill McGuire on
‘Ways to protect the Planet’
If they are half as good as last year they will be brilliant.
already have five interested people from High Lane.
We will be travelling down and back by train on the day of the presentations.
The cost is not yet fully defined but the Lectures are £14.00
Admission is by ticket only and we will be applying for tickets in mid January.
If you are interested please contact Ken Bentley ASAP.
Latest date for booking :-
next meeting of the History Group will take place at the home of Irene
Bentley on 17th January at 7.30pm. We shall be looking more deeply at
the interesting items about local
history that we included very briefly in our item at the Christmas meeting. New members are always welcome.
22nd November, 23 members of the Heritage Section went to the Jewish
Museum on Cheetham Hill Road. Manchester.
This beautiful Synagogue was built in 1874 by Sephardi Jewish immigrants from Spain and Portugal where they had been persecuted.
.As the Jewish population grewmore prosperous they moved to
better areas of the City, leaving the slums of Red Bank (illustrations of those living conditions are shown in the exhibition gallery) and new Synagogues were built within walking distance of their homes
public transport on the Sabbath. as a result many Synagogues were left
In 1984 this Synagogue was lovingly restored and brought back to it’s former glory.
Torah Scrolls were installed in the redecorated Ark and one is on display on the Bimah from where the Cantor reads the service.
. There is much to see in the permanent and temporary exhibitions and it needs a visit to fully appreciate it all.
The guides are first class and give a clear insight into both the
Jewish religion and their way of life.
Many thanks to Mr Singer for his fascinating talk and to Margaret for organising the visit.
Walk report October 2006
On October 25th, in spite of a pessimistic forecast; Don Heap had an assembly of 12 as we strolled past the church of St. Mary the Virgin in Disley, and then up past the cottages of Green Lane, with their memorabilia collections of post boxes and telephone boxes. There was an Autumn stillness in the air, with misty views towards Lyme Park cage, before we admired the profusion of wild rose berries in the recently planted Millennium wood, courtesy of Macclesfield Council. The weather remained relatively kind while we passed Bolden Hall farm (now split up into separate dwellings), climbed to the ancient Bowstones, and descended to Knights Low. Distant red deer stags, mixed groups of Highland cows and white fallow deer shepherded us along to Lyme Hall.
A huge beech tree gave good shelter as the forecast rain finally arrived, but sandwiches, drinks and conversation revived us. Then we enjoyed the pleasant paths in the mini-arboretum of Crow Wood, through the Horse Chestnuts, Beech and Monkey Puzzle trees, and onto the Elmerhurst trail with Fly Agaric toadstools lurking under the Sweet Chestnuts. The toadstools had attractively coloured spotted caps, but thoughts of severe sickness and coma reminded us not to be tempted. We got a little wetter on the exposed track back to Disley, but were soon back to our cars, and thanking Don for his excellent walk.
Walk report November 2006
November 29th dawned bright and fair, and with holidays over encouraged a mass turn out of 29 walkers. We headed for Bollington and an easy, but very pleasant, stroll of 5 miles by the Macclesfield canal and former Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple railway. The going was good, with just the occasional flights of steps to make us watch our footing. We admired the 60 foot canal aqueduct, and refused to be tempted by the tea shop at the Clarence Mill, no longer producing high quality fine cotton clothing, linen and lace goods. We passed the Windmill pub at Whiteley Green, where archery butts are set up, before we headed back past Bollington to Kerridge. There we crossed the old tramway incline and skirted past the former Redway Tavern, once a popular and thriving historic pub, but now a pair of bland and sad looking cottages.
Earlier in the walk, Richard and Susan Clark our walk leaders, had liaised with our lunch pub to ensure food for all – happily there was, and at pensioners prices too! With our large turnout, the decibel level swiftly rose as the happy conversation amply demonstrated our appreciation to Richard and Susan, and our real enjoyment with the walk and meal.
WALKS (planned to date)
Wed 31 Jan Dave/Ruth Smith Macclesfield Forest
Wed 28 Feb David Lloyd Prestbury/Bollin
Wed 28 Mar Brian/Alison Allerton either Airport circular or Lowry centre
Wed 25 Apr Don Heap Limestone country
Wed 30 May Walter Mason Ludchurch
June Weekend Steve Reynolds Hadrian’s Wall
All walks start from the High Lane Village Hall at 9.30 unless otherwise advised.
successful group meets on a Monday afternoon at Woodside
Club commencing at 13.45 until 16.15. The group usually has 7
8 tables which is just about the limit for the room.
If you would like to play please contact either John McCartney or Steve Reynolds.
The programme until Easter is as follows.
Monday 8 January Duplicate Put These Dates In Your DIARY
Monday 15 January Duplicate
Monday 22 January Rubber
Monday 29 January Training
Monday 5 February Rubber
Monday 12 February Valentine Chicago Monday 19 February Rubber
Monday 26 February Duplicate
Monday 5 March Duplicate
Monday 12 March Training
Monday 19 March Rubber
Monday 26 March Duplicate
Monday 2 April Easter Chicago
|Don’t forget the AGM in
We have already had several names put forward for the committee and we will need to have a vote to elect your new committee members.
This shows a healthy state of affairs within our U3A.
If you want to ensure that your nominee is voted onto the committee please attend the AGM and vote.
It is not too late to send nominations to the secretary.
Membership Secretary `
Marlene Brookes, Ida Butler,
Grace Shaw, Mike Snape, Ken Bentley
Meetings are held at Marple Methodist Church , Church Lane, Marple.
On The second Wednesday of each Month-Coffee at 9.45am and the Meeting commences at 10.00am
There are also cheap plants and Gardening Magazines on sale.
This is the same morning as our General Meeting , however, there are some members of High Lane U3A that attend. If you would like to go you will be made very welcome.
January 10th Fletcher Moss Park—a talk by John Steadman
February 14th Gardeners Question Time
March 14th All you want to know about Herbs
Contact Doreen Scotte for further details if you are interested.
next meeting will be 10 January when our guest will be James
McLellan, who is part of the Marple based Savoy Investment Management
Group. They are members of the Stock Exchange and James will be able to
answer most questions that members may have over investing in shares,
and highlight what services are available here on our doorstep.
The following meeting on 14 March will be on the subject of Investing in Wine, and we hope to be able to also incorporate a small wine tasting.
If anyone wishes to receive further information, then please do not hesitate to contact me.
are the proposed dates for the coming year.
January - Thursday 25th Raphaels formerly The Red Lion, High Lane 12.30pm 3 course lunch £15.00February - Thursday 22nd Alma Lodge Hotel 12.30pm 3 course lunch £15.00
These are the only two venues which have been booked to date, further information will be given to you when it is available.
March - Tuesday 27th lunch April - Tuesday 24th or 26th evening
May –Tuesday 22nd lunch June - Thursday 28th evening
July date to be fixed during the 4th week August - 28th or 30th lunch
September - Tuesday 25th lunch October - Thursday 25th lunch
November - Tuesday 27th lunch.
Part one will start on Friday 2nd February 2007 and part two will follow on
Friday 9th February 2007. Both will start at 10am and last two hours. The
course takes place at Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane , Marple.
(Next to the Carver Theatre).
For further details or to enrol please ring Doreen Scotte
What a fortunate group we are!!
Winter Bowling in a winter that up to now has been quite mild, if a little damp.
The days are becoming longer from the 4th January and it will soon be summer bowling. When we start again in the summer we will be going out for a lunch after bowling on April 4th.
Details to follow
Marriage is a relationship where one person is right and the other is the Husband.
When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds
How does a rich girl change a Light Bulb? She says “Daddy I want a new flat.”
will not be voted off by the audience or receive caustic comments
from judges if you come to the dance
classes held by the U3A.
There are two qualified teachers and you will find the classes enjoyable and learn or improve your skills.
This takes place fortnightly at High Lane Village Hall on a Friday afternoon commencing at 2.00pm until
The first hour is spent working on a ballroom dance—this will be The Slow Fox Trot until Easter. The
second hour is spent doing general dancing.. The following are the dates until Easter.
Jan 19th; Feb 2nd; Feb 16th; March 2nd; March9th; March16th;
Coat £4.00 per session or - £18.00 per term
This takes place fortnightly in the Scout Hut in Marple on alternate Wednesday afternoons
Commencing at 2.00pm until4.00pm
4.00pm.This is similar to the backroom except the first hour is spent on a Latin dance.
Jan 10th; Jan 24th; Feb 7th; Feb 21st; March 7th
Cost £2.00 per session or —£7.00 per term
Enquiries to -
|What did the fish say when he
hit the concrete wall
What lies at the bottom of the Ocean and twitches A nervous wreck