Start off your New Year with the U3A

People who have retired from full-time employment in Morpeth and surrounding villages are being encouraged to start the New Year by joining a thriving organisation.

Morpeth and District U3A has more than 30 activity/interest groups. The aim is to have fun and learn something along the way.

From September to July each year, there is a monthly general meeting with an invited speaker, a small amount of business, tea and biscuits and chat.

Pam Read, leader of the ambling and non-fiction groups, said: “Sharing interests, travel and hobbies with like-minded people has been for me like an epiphany.

“I joined nine groups the first year I joined the U3A and now I have so many friends, interests and seen so many places never before visited that my life has become exciting, amazing and satisfying.”

For more information about U3A activities, its meetings schedule and the application process, call Bob Richardson on 01670 505899 or email