Introducing Pilates

PilatesOur Pilates group meets on Mondays at 9.30 am in Dalton le Dale hall.

We don’t just do it ourselves we have a qualified Pilates instructor who works with us.

If anyone is interested please contact Carole Fairweather

Introduction to Patchwork

Patchwork and Sewing

Leader:    Jean Peardon

We meet fortnightly on a Wednesday at 10.30am in Seaton Village Community Hall. We are a mixed ability group, learning and sharing skills. We are self supporting group, in that after selecting a project we purchase any materials necessary to complete the work.

Our next meeting dates are:

  • 2nd May
  • 16th May
  • 30th May
  • 13th June
  • 27th June
  • 11th July
  • 25th July

Our Luncheon group

Leader:   Pat Williams

Our Luncheon group has been running since September 2011 and we are one of the largest groups within Seaham Harbour U3A.

We are a friendly group of people who enjoy meeting up and getting to know each other better.

We meet for lunch on the 4th Thursday of each month at various venues.

Previous venues have been:

The Seaton Lane Inn

The Pan Din Thai

The Three Horseshoes, Leamside

Scene 1 ( East Durham College )

The Harwicke Hall Manor Hotel, Heseldon

The Stables, West Herrington

Maximo’s, Castle Eden

Houghton – le – Spring Golf Club

The Copt Hill


Future lunches:

Thursday 25th April 2013
Thursday 23rd May 2013
Thursday 27th June 2013
Thursday 25th July 2013
Venues to be decided



Introduction to the Local History group

Leader : Beatrice Wilson

The group meet upstairs in the The Featherbed Rock Café at 2pm on the second Tuesday in the month. It’s a fitting rendezvous as the building has an interesting history.

For a time it was the home of Mary Ann Cotton who is considered to be Britain’s first female serial killer. She was convicted of killing one of her stepsons and is thought to have murdered up to 21 people, including some of her own children. Following the conviction, she was hanged in 1873 at Durham Jail.

In addition – and unrelated to Mary Ann Cotton – the building is also said to be haunted, with the sound of children upstairs and on the stairs being reported – although not by anyone in the group!

Away from the fascinating venue, enjoyable visits to local churches, memorials, Bede’s World, Crook Hall, Washington Old Hall and Wallington Hall in Northumberland have taken place over the last year.

The Gardening Group

We meet on the third Tuesday of every month in members’ homes from 10 to 12 until the weather gets better for visiting!