Tendring District

Welcome to Tendring District u3a

A message from our committee.

A very warm welcome to our u3a – we hope you will enjoy visiting our website.

Tendring District U3A encompasses Clacton-on-Sea and nearby villages on the Tendring peninsular, we meet at Holland on Sea Public Hall on the first Friday of every month at 2-15pm with a guest speaker.

Tendring may be flat, but with big skies and wonderful sunsets, it is certainly not without interest, and neither is the U3A movement! We hope you will look further at our website, and perhaps explore the websites of our related groups based in Brightlingsea, Frinton & Walton and Harwich Peninsular .

We have an enthusiastic and friendly membership of over 200. Our study groups are varied and new groups will be formed as interest is shown and members are forthcoming who are prepared to act as group co-ordinators.

Founded in 1982, u3a is a world wide movement of locally-run interest groups that provide a wide range of opportunities to come together to learn for fun. Members explore new ideas, skills and activities together.

There are 1,057 u3as with nearly 400,000 members; membership costs less than £20 on average per year and is open to everyone who’s not working full-time.

u3a has members who draw upon their knowledge and experience to teach and learn from each other but there are no qualifications to pass – it is just for pleasure. Learning is its own reward.

It's all voluntary; a typical u3a will be home to many activity groups covering many different subjects - from art to walking and everything in between.

For All Enquiries please see the Contact page


Keith Lamdin Chairman.

Paul Bryant Vice Chair + Membership Sec

Eileen Kelly Treasurer.

Margaret Lamdin Secretary.

Wendy Lockyear

William Adamson.

Susan Taylor

Thomas Craig


Holland Public Hall. Susan Taylor

Website Terry Hutchinson

Beacon Philip Price

Speakers at Holland-on-Sea Public Hall.

May 3rd. Tammy Blest Crime prevention & more. Personal crimes, scams and more.

June 7th Joanne Larner. The Wonder of Norway. The people, the landscape, customs & idiosyncrasies from the Land of the Fords.

July 5th Roy Tyzack Essex murders explained. Intricate investigations and amazing insights into the minds of the killers.

August 2nd TBA

September 6th.        The work of Marie Curie Charity.       Angela Taylor

October 4th.             Gilbert & Sullivan music.                   Bernard Lockett

November 1st.            Influences on my crime writing.         David Evans.     (David is a local author writing novels set in Tendring & West Yorkshire)

December 6th.          Lost Direction (Shanty Singers)         Ben Thomas

Check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Tendringu3a