Local History Programme 2019

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

Book Club seeks new members

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


£420 for Woodlands at Carol Service

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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.)

Garden Visits

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

Book Club

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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.



British History Group

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.
David Allen