Spring has sprung and we are now looking forward to our June Showcase at the Spa. This is our opportunity to show the community what we do. It is free and open to the public and it’s always lovely to see all our groups there – whether active or passive. 

Beacon training sessions:

 Our database has been up and running now for several months and can be accessed by all members for the most up-to-date information on groups, Spa meetings, trips, etc. We are therefore no longer publishing the detailed Group Activities List which was always out-of-date as soon as it was issued.

 Members can also update their own information and renew their membership there when the time comes without involving the Membership Secretary.

 For those members who are unsure of how to access this information or need help in doing so, you can drop in to our u3a Centre on:                  

                                                              Friday April 19 between 10 – 12 noon

                                                 and/or Friday April 26 between 10 – 12 noon

 For those members who are not on-line, contact the Group Coordinator at 07746 252057 for group   information or the Membership Secretary at 07876 571884 for membership information.

Spa meetings: Our next Spa meeting will be held on Monday, April 15th, 10.30 – 12 noon with a talk entitled   ‘Botanical Endeavours, Captain Cook’

                             Monday 20th May     ‘All Things Chocolate’

                             Monday 17th June     Showcase Event

                             Monday 15th July      Summer Concert

                             Monday 2nd September   ‘Walking the Wolds’

                             Monday 7th October        Co-op Estate Planning

                             Monday 18th November   AGM

                             Monday 9th December    Christmas Concert


We are actively looking to fill the following positions in order to keep our u3a running:


                           Membership Secretary

                           Group Coordinator

                            Speaker Finder

   If you feel you can help, please do, and full support and training will be given.

Group announcements:

 New groups:  

  • Metal Detecting: There will be a meeting at the u3a Centre on Monday, April 15th at 2 pm for all those interested in this activity.
  • Scrabble 2: A second Scrabble Group will be held monthly at the u3a Centre from 1-3 pm beginning on Thursday, April 25th; cost £1 per session.


  • Flat Green Bowls restarting Friday April 5th.
  • Petanque restarting Monday April 8th.         


Quiz Nights at the Town Bar; starting at 7.30 pm cost £1.50, cash prizes.

                                                    Wednesday April 24th 2024

                                                    Wednesday May 22nd 2024

                                                     Wednesday June 26th 2024

         Contact John Beales 07543460558 or Pete Arthur 07799816284 for more information.



               Wednesday 24th April         Bolton Abbey or Skipton – Full

               Wednesday 22nd May          Selby & Stillingfleet – still some seats available  £28

               Wednesday 12th June          Kiplin Hall and Gardens – still some seats available  £32

   NEW!  Wednesday 17th July           Diddington Hall & Gardens, near Lincoln £36

 Contact Sue on fordsue@hotmail.co.uk for more information or call 07746 252057


BIDEFORD DEVON HOLIDAY: Monday 23rd September 2024

    7 days/ 6 nights for £539 pp; a few places left to fill.

KINGUSSIE SCOTLAND HOLIDAY: Sunday 26th January 2025

     5 days/4 nights for £229 pp; still places available

2024 DINNER/DANCE will be held on Saturday 30th November at the Belvedere Golf Club; full details to follow closer to the date.

Contact Sylvia at silverladybrid@gmail.com /01262 672721 for more information on these events.





Spa Meeting       (Monthly)

Knit & Natter

Short Walks 1

Tap Dancing for All



Beginners’ Guitar

Dancing for Fun

French Beginners

Knitting & Crochet

New Age Kurling 3


Play Reading

Reiki Course

Trim Intentions/ Weight Management



Ballet Fitness

Friendship Circle

Golf Improvers

Local History

Mindfulness Meditation

New Age Kurling 1

Short Strolls

Short Walks 2


Ukes of Hazzard

Writers Group


Crown Green Bowls

Discussion Group

Map Reading Group

Round & About Walks






Family History

Flower Arranging

New Age Kurling 2

Line Dancing

Table Tennis

Watercolours Mixed




Acrylics Art Group



Digital Photography

2nd. Year Spanish

Book Club

Readers’ Group

Introducing Canasta 



Book Group

Beginners’ Canasta


French Conversation

Line Dancing

Poetry Appreciation

Reiki Exchange


Sewing Group

Uno and Board games

Yoga & Pilates

Wine Appreciation 3


Bridge – Improvers



Progressive Whist

Spanish – Intermediate /Advanced






Quiz Night


Canasta 2

Climate Change

Family History


Literary Studies

Scrabble 2

Wine Appreciation



Book Group

Flat Green Bowls

Recorder Ensemble

Rummikub, UNO and     Dominoes







Canasta Sunday

Variable: Allotments, Caving, Geoarchaeology, Hearing Loss, Silver Dream Bikers, Trips/ Events

* *Please note that the most up-to-date information on all events and groups can always be obtained by accessing the Beacon system.


u3a discounts: Available at East Riding Leisure Centre, Palms Leisure Club, Bridlington Stationers and at Burlington’s Restaurant in the Old Town (except on weekends and Bank Holidays); please show your original membership card.


Committee contact information:

Chair: Diane Arthur admin@u3abridlington.co.uk

Secretary/ Membership Secretary: Wendy Brayshaw  membership@u3abridlington.co.uk or 07876 571884

Treasurer/ Group Coordinator: Christine Latham treasurer@u3abridlington.co.uk/ groups@u3abridlington.co.uk  or 01262 851313

Mike Heslop-Mullens  mikejhm@yahoo.co.uk

Delphine Kaye  eyakk16@gmail.com


            Bridlington u3a, Unit 8, Business Centre, Enterprise Way, Bessingby Industrial Estate,

                                                 Bridlington YO16 4SF               07746 252057