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A GROUP for re­tired and semi-re­tired peo­ple is look­ing for new mem­bers.

The Mac­cles­field Ru­ral U3A group has around 500 mem­bers who hold reg­u­lar meet­ings and take part in a va­ri­ety of so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties.

They have monthly talks at Mem­bers’ Morn­ings and can par­tic­i­pate in more than 40 in­ter­est and ac­tiv­ity groups.

These in­clude read­ing, lan­guages, science and tech­nol­ogy, crafts and a range of out­door ac­tiv­i­ties such as walk­ing and bowls.

As part of a drive to re­cruit new mem­bers they are hold­ing an open cof­fee morn­ing on Mon­day, Septem­ber 7, from 10am un­til mid­day. It will take place at the Sal­va­tion Army Hall on Roe Street to show­case all the ac­tiv­i­ties and to gen­er­ate ideas for new groups.

Any­one is welcome to at­tend the event and find out more.


A TALK about mills on the River Dane will take place at a chapel.

Tony Bon­son is a pop­u­lar lo­cal speaker who has car­ried out ex­ten­sive re­search on the sub­ject.

He will give a talk about the mills at an event at Hollinsclough Chapel Hall on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 2.

Ev­ery­one is welcome to at­tend and visi­tors can en­joy home­made cakes.

The talk starts at 7.30pm.


AN AU­THOR who has pub­lished her first book will sign copies at an event.

Brenda Braith­waite, whose pen name is Lily Graham, ran an ac­coun­tancy firm in Mac­cles­field but al­ways wanted to be an au­thor.

She is cel­e­brat­ing her first book The Phone Rang, which tells the ex­pe­ri­ences of a young mother who is abused by her hus­band.

Brenda’s book sign­ing is at Mac­cles­field Li­brary from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Satur­day, Septem­ber 12.

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