Welcome to the Matlock Area U3A

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    The Matlock Mole  

Uncovering group activities

 Keeping in touch with our groups.

Explore the rich and diverse archaeological sites and landscapes in the Matlock area with the newly formed Archaeology Group

Can you manipulate or move all your tiles to win at Rummikub?

Join Mel at the Ostello Lounge, Matlock on alternate Thursday afternoons or contact her by email for more information

 New Group French Conversation

The aim is to provide an opportunity to practice spoken French. We meet on Tuesday afternoons on the LAST Tuesday in the month. Time: 1:30-3:00pm in the library at St Elphin’s. Please contact Candy or Maddie if interested at email




Not as difficult as may at first think

Tests your brain and sometimes your patience! To find out more select here

New members welcome.


The Creative Writing group is about to be re-launched. Maybe under a
different name of “Writing for Enjoyment”,

Are you interested in writing? if so please check out their new page for more information and details on how to contact the co-ordinator 

Spotlight       Spotlight.

Highlighting interesting features.

Walks & Talks events.

Derbyshire u3a Network Walk & Talk events continue in September in Wirksworth and Matlock Bath

Details are in the September issue of the Matlock Area u3a Newsletter

You can follow many other u3a stories on the Network facebook page: u3a Derbyshire Network | Facebook

October Photo Gallery
Now the Happy Snapper has departed for the hills and valleys of North Wales, we wish her all the best – and send  her a big thank you! 
Each month, your ‘new’ roving photographer will  continue to post various pictures of Derbyshire throughout the seasons. I’m sure many of  us have noticed the number of toadstools and other fungi in local woods, so this seemed a good topic for my first Photo Gallery.


Claim your FREE! bright and breezy Hi-viz jacket!

Available for any groups of outdoor activities, to keep you visible and safe.

One colour only and in sizes M, L, & XL

Please contact Liz Walker (Chair) or Hilary Essen (Groups Liaison Officer) to request this item.


          Matlock Area u3a ‘Boundary Walk’

It’s confirmed! Following the result of your vote the ‘official’ title will be:

Matlock Area u3a Boundary Walk


Next Coffee Morning:

Monday 6th November 2023

10.30am onwards

Matlock Town Football Club Lounge Bar, Causeway Lane, Matlock

Speaker John Brown a local author about life as a local policeman and the contrast with setting up an  Ethiopian police force.

Hopefully the Mahjong group will also be giving a demonstration.

New and existing members always welcome- please come along if you’d like to find out more about us!


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.

Latest news from the East Midlands Regional Trustee John Lewis