The U3A in Wadebridge exists to provide a focus for persons over 50 years old who share common interests.

Some 20-30 groups meet at various venues in the locality with the John Betjeman Centre being used as the main meeting place.

Interests range from the physical (e.g. country dancing, keep fit, walking) via the cerebral (e.g. creative writing, scrabble, local history) to the pleasure and leisure activities (e.g. computer courses ( Windows) art, music, patchwork and embroidery). Activities are more or less arranged as requested, provided leaders and venues are available and there is sufficient demand.

You are able to take as many courses as you wish during your year of membership of Wadebridge U3A at a cost of £20, which is extremely good value for money.

Further details and membership forms can be obtained upon the notice board within The John Betjeman Centre Sun Lounge.

Please register your interest in attending the course(s), at the centre.

With membership at only £20 for a whole year, the cost is exceptional value for mone

The John Betjeman Centre








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Coffee Morning Meetings

Non Members welcome enter by the side entrance through the car park


Sat Nov 4th 2017
Brian Freeland, a Speaker, Playright, and Author, of Sussex
The subject -“The View from the Wings”
Sat Dec 2nd

This Mornings Speaker is Peter Brinsden

His talk will be entitled

My Family in China: 1856-2016

Peter was born in Peking, was a sergeon in the Royal Navy and is now a semi-retired Consultant Gynaecologist.

Sat Jan 20th

Simon Dell of Tavistock

Simon’s talk will be “A Virtual Tour of Lundy Island”, looking at flora, fauna and history. We have previously enjoyed two talks by Simon, the last one 200 years of Dartmoor Prison.
More details on


Sat Feb 17th


Gerry Cawley of Cornwall

Gerry’s talk will be “The History of Cornish Wrestling”. Gerry is a well known Cornish Wrestling Champion and a well known historian of the sport.

Thu Apr 19th “Du Maurier’s Fowey” A guided walk by Lynn Goold around Fowey looking at places writen about in Daphne’s novels and places that inspired her. 
Further details to follow in the spring.

Wadebridge U3A Activities Time Table

Unless stated groups meet WEEKLY at The John Betjeman Centre from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Play Reading2 - 4pmKate Neall 01840 213124
Card Games2 - 4pmJoan Proctor 01208 814416
Industrial History / Life histories (3rd Monday of the month)2 - 4pmCliff Clarke 01208 74870
Italian for beginners10am - 12noonCatherine Angiolillo01208 369687
Choir2 - 4pmMalcolm Warman01840 213305
Paper Craft2 - 4pmSusan Wherry01208 815117
Walking Monthly usually 1st Tuesday of the month. See Notice Board for Walk VenueSid Frangleton01208 814060
Health and Fitness Group10am - 11.30amDoreen Blake01208 814501
Chess10.30amPeter Fordham01872 279792
Mahjong11.30amVal Young01208 812195
Table Tennis
We now have three tables having just purchased two new tables with a grant acquired by Andy Lyle manager of the john Betjeman Centre. We are an enthusiastic group we play in the pavilion an ideal venue and we welcome new members
11.00am - 1.30pmSid Frangleton01208 814060
Country Dancing (Fortnightly)2 - 4pmDoreen Blake01208 814501
Book Club (Fortnightly)2 - 4pmJane Latus01208 813185
Short Mat Bowls (Weekly) in season at the Bowls ClubJoan Proctor01208 814416
Italian2 - 4pmCatherine Angiolillo01208 369687
French2 - 4pmEdna Davies
Tony Poole
01208 880669
01208 816500
Craftwork (Various)2 - 4pmHilary Mulley01208 863354
Art2 - 4pmDavid MacKenzie01208 813188
Patchwork and Quilting2 - 4pmJenny Treadwell01208 813371
Creative Writing
3rd Friday of the month Room 2
10 - 11.30amCurrently on hold
awaiting new group leader

ActivityTime Leader
Coffee Morning
Usually 1st Saturday in the month
10am - 12noonGroup Displays or various speaker check
notice board for details also we have a book trade
Lunch Club Monthly 2nd Sunday
Please contact Rosie by the beginning of the month in order for her to arrange a table. Venues vary and car sharing is possible.
Rosie Maslen01208 816313