Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, Friday 16th September 2022, held at Newby Hall and Gardens Yorkshire. The Autumn Flower Show offers an amazing array of autumn blooms and plants by specialists growers. it also includes access to Newby’s award winning gardens and spectacular floral installations in the stately home.  The show is regarded as Europe’s premier autumn gardening event. With so much to see and do, Harrogate Autumn Flower Show has everything you need plan, plant and enjoy the perfect outdoor space. There is a wide range of catering at the show including “grab and go” food outlets.. This should be a enjoyable and great day out.  Cost £33 payment by cheque please to Maghull and Lydiate U3A  (this includes entrance to Newby hall and gardens).

Depart Maghull Square  –  8.30am prompt

Return Maghull Square –  6.30pm approx

New Day Trip

It’s 90 years since the public won the right of way to visit and freely explore what have become our National Parks.  Prior to this that right belonged solely to the Landowners and Gentry. To-day we will be visiting the White Peak District in Derbyshire.  Our first stop will be in the lovely village of Castleton, home to the Blue John Mine, where the unique and beautiful gem stone is mined. It is beautifully situated with plenty of interest. Look our for small jewellery shops selling the unique Blue John. There is a lovely selection of morning coffee and lunch venues  but bear in mind we will be having afternoon tea so leave plenty of room.  After spending a pleasant morning we will be off to Whaley Bridge to join our family owned Judith Mary for a 2 hour peaceful cruise on the stunning Upper Peak Forest Canal, which is carved out of the sides of the mountain, overlooking the River Goyt. Travelling through outstanding countryside, the Canal is higher than the railway in parts. During the cruise we will be served with our selection of sandwiches, cream scones and tea/coffee. Ending in New Mills, we can view Kinder Scout the highest plateau in the UK. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

WHEN? Wednesday 3lst August 2022.  Depart 8.30am  Ret.6pm. Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 26th July. Price: £33 includes canal trip and afternoon tea. Payment in full would be appreciated.  There are only 35 seats available  (limited by the size of the boat) 

Square dancing – Interested?

Would you like to learn to SQUARE DANCE in just 16 weeks ?

No prior experience required ! All you need are two feet and a smile.

Tuesday afternoons from 1 – 3 pm. If you have any questions contact Jane Murphy on 07904 008927

Located at Parish Hall, Damfield LaneMaghull,L31 6DB
Parking available at St Andrews Church (L31 6DD)

Starts August 2nd – Cost is £2 per session

Stonyhurst College and Clitheroe Castle


Agreement has been reached with Stonyhurst College , The Aspinall Arms and Clitheroe Castle for 40 members to be accommodated , see previous post for more detail

33 members have booked places (please attend coffee morning or send cheque to George) , 7 places remain

See George or John at Architecture for Fun desk or text George on 07826 048379