The weather forecast was not good but the rain had stopped by the time we boarded the train to Liverpool and stayed fine for the 10 people who took part in the walk. When we arrived at Central Station we only had a 2 minute wait for the Hunts Cross train. Our luck continued at Brunswick Station as we only had a 3 minute wait for the bus which took us to Hale Village. We left Maghull at 9.20 and reached Hale by 10.30 ! Not bad when you think we had been on two trains and a bus on a Sunday. David Scott joined us and made the walk more interesting by sharing knowledge on the local area. We had an enjoyable 4 mile flat walk and finished up in the local pub and had a great lunch (10 empty plates at the end) .Whilst we were waiting for the bus on the return journey we enjoyed the air show provided by planes going overhead on their way to Liverpool Airport
At the moment there are a few spaces available if you would like to join this group. They meet on a Monday at 12 o’clock, and finish about 2.30 to 3pm They meet at Kensington House near St Georges Church on Station Road. For more details come to Group Support desk on a Tuesday morning or ring Brenda McKenzie on 531 0207.
Active Sefton are looking to start a 6 week free relaxation course starting Thursday August 2nd to 6 September. To start this course we need 10 people who are aged 65 and over, male or female, and who have not attended either of the Zumba classes run by Active Sefton with Maghull and Lydiate U3A. Once we have met this criteria we can then take names from ladies who attend or have attended either of the Zumba classes. The classes will be held at St Andrews Parish Hall which is on the corner of Damfield Lane and Deyes Lane.
If you are interested please come to the Group Support Desk on a Tuesday morning or ring or text Brenda McKenzie on 07900525222
The Nordic Walking Group have now moved back to Lydiate on a Monday night. We meet at 6.30 at the Lydiate Parish Hall on Southport Road and walk for 1.5 hours completing about 4 miles. If you want more details please come to Group Support desk on a Tuesday morning.
19 members completed 6.5 miles of the War Horse Route in Ormskirk. Before finishing off in the local Wetherspoons to celebrate one of our members birthdays.
In 1914 it was agreed that Canada Dock at the port of Liverpool
would be used to import horses to the North of England. Horses
were needed as part of the war effort. There was no site available
near the City so Lord Lathom offered Lathom Park to be used as a
Remount Depot free of charge. Continue reading
The Nordic Walking Group will move back to Lydiate from 9th April. They start walking at 6.30 for 1.5 hours. If you are interested in joining this group you have to attend a four-hour training session. Training sessions are being held in Maghull on 14th and 15th May from 12.45 for 2 hours on each day. You have to enrol on this course as there are limited places. A new Nordic group will be starting Monday 14th May at 10.15am and will meet every 2nd and 4th Monday mornings at that time at Meadows Leisure Centre and will walk for 1 hour. If you want further details come to the Group Support desk on a Tuesday morning or ring 0151 531 0207, Below are members of the group completing the last walk in Maghull. They walked from The Baptist Church along the canal to the bridge at the Bootle Arms and back, just under 4 miles just over 1 hour. .
On a lovely sunny day the Sunday Stollers walked from Moreton to New Brighton then had lunch . They all decided then to walk to Seacombe to catch the ferry and enjoy a crusie over the Mersey . We then walked quickly up to Moorfields just in time to catch the train to Maghull. Everyone agreed it had been a great day out. We left Maghull at 10 o clock and arrived back in Maghull at 4.30 and had only spent about £7 for lunch and a drink so great all round.
We discussed what our gardens looked like after the recent bad weather. One of our members had taken photos of her gardens to show how bare it looks at the moment. She will do this every month so we can see the changes.
One of the group who is very successful with pots shared what are her favourite plants for pots are:
Pot 1- Put a cordaline in the middle, and put scarlet geraniums and deep blue lobelia around it.Pot 2. Pot full of deep blue headbourne lilies These plants do not like to be moved they like to be pot bound. Pot 3. Argyranthemum Molimba rose which is a gorgeous plant which flowers until the frost. Edged with petunias. Wheelbarrow -Scarlet geraniums, Purple nemesis, pink and white verbena, pink dassia, trailing ivy, trailing dark blue lobelia. Nita also suggests using blue pots to add to the impact. Continue reading
Sefton Active are running a Nordic walking technique course in Maghull on 14/15th May at 12.45 for two hours each day. If you are interested please come to group support desk on a Tuesday morning or text 07900525222. Places are limited.
The course and use of poles are free. We have a group that meet every Monday night at 6.30 in Maghull/Lydiate and walk for 1/1.5 hours.
A new Sefton Active Nordic walking Group will be starting on a Monday morning at 10.15 in May. They will walk for 1 hour from the Meadows Leisure Centre. Speak to Margaret Kendall at Group Support desk for more details.
You must have completed the technique course to join the groups.
March walk will be on 25th March not 18th March.
The first walk is our normal 5 mile flat walk, this will be from Moreton Railway Station to New Brighton.
If there is enough interest we could also offer a 3 mile walk from Seacombe to New Brighton this would mean getting the ferry over to Seacombe and walking along the promenade where there are plenty of seats on the way to have a rest if you want. If you are interested in this walk please register your interest with at the Group Support desk. or ring 531 0207