Welcome to the Matlock Area U3A

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The Matlock Mole

 Uncovering group activities

 Keeping in touch with our groups.

With the easing of lock down restrictions many of our groups are meeting again in small groups – both outside and inside.

Ready to go walking!

Whether is it with the Short Walks group or the Walking group, pull on your boots and enjoy the countryside and a natter with friends!


Bowls rolling again!With no crown green bowling played at all last year, the bowls groups really are dusting down their bowls in anticipation of competing this year. Why not join them?

It’s great to be tapping again!

The Tap Group have returned to Starkholmes Village Hall

Ping-pong is back

As the Whitworth Centre opened its doors again, so the Table Tennis Group moved back in.

New members always welcome in all our activity groups


Highlighting interesting features

On Wednesday 2nd June 2021. Matlock Area u3a joined in with the National initiative to celebrate what we do. See how it went….

Happy Snapper – Why not try our “Six of a Sort” photo challenge?  Just send us six pictures on any theme of your choice.  Follow the link to find out how you can join in. Or try Liz’s “Source these Stones” photo quiz.

See what Hall Leys Park was like in April 2020.

Many people enjoyed the contribution “Looking Forward to Spring” at the March Virtual Coffee Morning by the Wildflower Group, presented by Judith Holt. We thought we should make it available to everyone.

See who has visited Ralph’s garden


How many locations of the Blue Plaques did you know? The answers here

Looking for a new interest?

The Language Studies group is newly formed and discuss the fascinating use of language. Future themes considered are ‘English dialects’ and ‘Children’s acquisition of language’.

McEnroe was the bad boy of tennis – but was he your favourite?

Voting now open for your Wimbledon favourite!


Netfest Programme and Registration Links - 14th June – 18th June 2021

NetFest 2021 is a week of events selected and designed with the theme of ‘Celebrating, Connecting, Communicating’. Alongside sessions filled with useful information this will provide an opportunity for networks to come together to discuss issues, exchange ideas and share solutions. You are invited to register your attendance at any one of the ten talks/discussions. Download the Programme.  The programme gives a separate registration link for each session

Party in the Park Returns

On Saturday 21st August 2021 we will be celebrating the re-opening of Party in the Park with a barbecue, live music and plenty of activities to keep all the family entertained. This event is free to attendees and will be held in partnership with Darley Dale Town Council with all proceeds going towards The Whitworth charity. Keep a look out on www.whitworthcentre.org for more information.    

  • Coffee Mornings via Zoom have now been suspended during the summer months. Depending on current guidelines Matlock Area u3a will review the option of returning to the Football Club for our Coffee Mornings from September. All members will be informed via the Newsletter of when they will be resumed.

New National Coronavirus Restrictions

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country.

BUT …….. there is still the u3a! Matlock Area U3A is very much active with a large number of groups ‘open for business’ either virtually or by email and now meeting in small groups of 6 outside.
More lockdown ideas from U3As across the country  (View the video)

Keeping in touch 

 Looking for a new activity or something to keep you occupied during lockdown then check out  the National U3A On line Events