February On Tuesday 5th February Mr Cledwyn Hughes wanders through ‘Liverpool Past and Present’ with the aid of a projector.
March Mr Jim Flynn returns to talk about ‘A Global Trip on a Merchant Ship with Liverpool Connections’
All our meetings take place at Lydiate Village Centre, Lambshear Lane, Lydiate L31 2LA on the first Tuesday monthly 2- 4PM.
(Speakers for April onwards will be announced shortly) Dennis Stevens 531 9188
We have two Book Club Reading Groups which meet monthly in the Leaders’ homes.. One is full at present but Anne Carr has recently restarted her group which meets on the 4th Friday monthly at 10:30am. Anne has room for more members so If you enjoy reading and would like to join please contact Anne on 526 2734 for more details.
The other group which is unable at present to accommodate more members meets on the second Thursday monthly.
14th February 7:30pm The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce.
14th March 7:30pm The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Thanks to everyone who attended, all the performers, especially the children of St Georges Primary School, the event raised what we think is a record sum £410 for Woodlands Hospice. This was sent to Woodlands on the day and an official note of thanks will be on our notice board in January.
(NB. A further £10 was received after the event. If anyone else would like to contribute their donation can be passed in at the Book Table when we meet again January 8th.)
Wednesday 25th April
Harewood House was built in the 18th Century and is owned by David and Diane Lascelles, the Earl and Countess of Harewood.
We will visit the house, which has art collections and furniture made by Thomas Chippendale. Harewood has 100 acres of award-winning gardens and has been visited by Alan Titchmarsh, who particularly liked the Himalayan Garden and commented that it was second to none in the UK. Continue reading
‘Canary Across the Mersey’ is a true story which some members may remember. It’s about a young boy at school in Maghull who one day finds a canary and gives it a home. Written by Dr Michael Boyle, son of Lill Boyle, our welfare secretary it is beautifully illustrated. There is now a delightful video about the book which you can see here.
Our next meeting is 9th November
Book: The Light Between Oceans by M J Stedman
You can read more about this book which is the author’s first novel and now a major film, if you click on this link link.
If you like reading and would like to join a reading group, please contact David
on 526 6001 or enquire at the Book Table at the Tuesday Coffee Morning.
This popular group, led by Geoff Kean has been in abeyance for a while due to Geoff’s ill health. Although Geoff himself is much better, his wife Jenny now has a serious illness for which she has started treatment recently. In view of this Geoff has decided that he will be unable to restart the British History group as planned.
We would like to record our thanks to Geoff for his valuable contribution to our U3A since we began back in 2006; he has been an inspirational leader of a number of different groups. We all extend to Geoff and Jenny our love and thoughts at this difficult time.
Geoff has said he would be very happy to see the British History group re-form under new leadership. If this is something you feel you could do, or help with, please speak to Brenda McKenzie or any member of the Group Support team.
(2nd Thursday monthly)
NEXT MEETING 13TH April 7:30PM
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Kate Atkinson’s ‘Life After Life’ explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. Continue reading
THURSDAY BOOK CLUB
(2nd Thursday monthly)
NEXT MEETING 9TH MARCH 7:30PM
THE MANGO ORCHARD BY ROBIN BAYLEY
As a child, Robin Bayley would listen, enthralled, to tales of his great-grandfather, who travelled to Mexico in 1898 to take charge of a cotton mill….Read more