U3A came to Looe in 1991, thanks to the foresight and determination of David Baker who, before retiring to Looe, had been involved in U3A in Colchester.
The introductory meeting was chaired by the Mayor, on a wet and windy night in Looe Guildhall, in January 1991.
By 1997, the number of groups had grown to 27 and a new membership ceiling of 180 had been reached, with a waiting list of 40. It was obvious that drastic action was needed ad so, in June that year a new organisation was needed and a second main group was formed.
More details of our history can be found below.
Today these two groups are:
Looe & District U3A (The Morning Group)
Looe Valley U3A (The Afternoon Group)
Both groups meet at St. Martin’s Hall in Looe on the second Wednesday of each month, except for our summer lunch and December when we have our Christmas lunch. As the names suggest, one group meets in the morning and the other in the afternoon. The afternoon group have a range of activities, such as Art History, Bridge, Cornish Books Club, Dining Club, Euchre, Swimming, Mah Jong, Theatre trips and outings and Villages Group. For more information please contact Wendy Clarke on 01503.263860
This website provides a range of information on the Looe & District U3A
Please feel free to explore this site and find out the wide range of activities on offer and contact us to see how you might get involved.
Our Committee and contact telephone numbers can be found on the link below.
2019/20 Committee http://Committee 2019 150919
All committee members are trustees of Looe & District U3A
A Life Well Lived
This month, September 2019, U3A features in a new national podcast series – A Life Well Lived – which showcases the incredible life stories of third agers. It’s been curated by the journalist Constance Knox and the first series is made up of five episodes including a couple who both served time on Death Row following wrongful convictions; a 1952 Olympic medal winner; a survivor of the Nazi regime; and the news anchor for Radio Caroline in the 60s which inspired the film “The Boat that Rocked”. This latter story features our vice chairman Nick Bailey! The podcast was launched on the 2nd September, and a new episode is being released each week, with Nick’s episode available from Monday 16th September. To access the audio click on Https://alifewelllivedpodcast.buzzsprout.com/
If you would like to put yourself forward, or would like to suggest someone, contact email@example.com
The picture below was taken at the first meeting in 1991
To read about the history of Looe & District U3A please click on the link below.