Chester Walls and Water 28/03/2024

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Fifteen Stramblers took the train to Chester. We walked into the City Centre to Bath Street and the City’s historic Public Baths, housing not just one but two Victorian Swimming Pools and have been at the heart of Chester’s community for well over 100 years. Leaving Bath street, we turned into Forgate Street and saw the Grade II listed Parkers Buildings flats built in 1889 for the first Duke of Westminster. We then Continue reading

Immersive Van Gogh @Liverpool venue June 12th

At last we can see this with out travelling so far.

I know we did York last year however this is a different take on Van Gogh. Or like me, do you just  want to go again?

If you are interested as a newcomer or been before, let me know ASAP

cost, group concessions  £22.00

Have provisionally booked 25 places ,  Friday July 12th  11.15 am slot.

Book at desk with Maureen or Jan

Pre Raphaelite, Birmingham, June 14th.

The doors are open again , we are visiting

Birmingham Cathedral and Birmingham Museum / art gallery Friday June 14th.

The stained glass windows and the Pre Raphaelites are on show along with a wonderful arts and crafts jewellery designer Charles Gaskin.

coach from Maghull square 8.30 am

Cost about £40 per person with 25 members attending to be confirmed  coach £700

Entry to Cathedral £5

Entry to Art Gallery still under discussion ??

Booking at desk with Maureen or Jan

Opportunity to join our Dublin Holiday 9th June 2024

Due to a clash of dates a room has become available on our six day Dublin break departing on the 9th of June this year. The room can be used as a single, twin or double occupancy.

The cost of the break is £729.00 pp with a ss of £100.00 if travelling solo.
The flyer for this holiday containing full details can be found on the Holiday Group pages on our website.


Stramblers 2 – New Brighton to Hoylake – 21st March 2024

Twelve members of the group headed for New Brighton by train this morning to commence the walk along the coastal path to Hoylake.

This month’s walk was originally intended to be in the Westhead/Lathom area but the amount of rain we have had recently meant that some parts of the paths were very muddy which would have made walking quite difficult. The decision was therefore taken to defer the walk until later in the year when, hopefully, the mud will be less of a problem. Instead we decided to walk from New Brighton to Hoylake on what we knew were reasonable paths with an absence of mud.

We walked from the station down to the promenade. Unfortunately, despite the weather forecast indicating there would not be any rain, the first two miles of the walk were in the rain, which was quite miserable.

Once the rain stopped the conditions could be described as “good walking weather”.

On arrival in Hoylake we visited “Hoylake Lights”, a Weatherspoon’s establishment, where we enjoyed lunch before returning by train.

All agreed they had enjoyed this seven mile walk and are looking forward to our next walk which will be from West Kirby to Hilbre Island on April 18th.

Burscough Canal Boat cruise 28th March

The afternoon tea will consist of several sandwiches with meat , fish egg and cheese , scones and cakes with tea/coffee

There will be Prosecco prior to the afternoon tea

If any member requires a vegetarian option / gluten free option please text George on 07826 048379 , I will then advise boat yard of your name time of your trip and your boat number

Chatsworth House Thursday 30th May 2024

Planning is now complete for the above visit.

The cost is £43 which includes return travel by luxury coach and entry to the house and gardens

Furthermore , a guided tour is available  (a) to the house in the morning at £5 per member and (b) to the gardens in the afternoon at £5 per member.

Each member will pay the initial cost of £43 and can add either or both of the £5 charges for the house or garden tours

Can each member who has added there name to the trip list please visit the Architecture for Fun desk and pay for the relevant sections that they wish to take part in

Please contact or text George on 07826 048379 if further discussion is required


Peaky Blinders Tour Thursday 2nd May 2024

The detail for the above has been completed.

The tour will include some of the film sites in Liverpool (not seen previously) , Wirral (not seen previously) , Stockport and probably Manchester .Precise itinerary to be available shortly

The cost is £39 which will include a “soup and sandwich” lunch with 3 choices (each member to choose there relevant sandwich)

Can all members who have indicated there participation (and those interested who have not) please visit the Architecture for Fun desk and pay the required amount.

Please call or text  George if any member requires further discussion