Annual Carol Concert

Great Christmas Carol Concert on Tuesday at Maghull Baptist Church.Thanks to Bill and Margaret who organised this year’s event which featured a splendid choir from Deyes high School. Thanks to everyone who took part, helped and served the refreshments. Programme proceeds this year in aid of Woodlands Hospice.Thanks to Pete Martin took the photos:


Group Leaders’ meetings

Group Leaders’ Meetings
The next round of Group Leaders’ meetings will take place on the 13th and the 20th of October at 11:30.  As usual the Cerebral group and the Outings group will meet on the 13th with the Practical group and the Physical group meeting on the 20th.  Any Leaders unable to attend on their given day may attend any of the other meetings.  Agendas will be sent out by email in September.

Global Warming


Discussion group welcomes  new members or visitors to their next meeting:

Thursday 24th September 13.30,  Melling Tithebarn, Melling Tithebarn, Tithebarn Lane, L31 1EE  (Round the corner from the Bootle Arms pub.)


Subject for debate is Global Warming – Man-made or Natural? 

Bert Dowell in the chair. Come and have your say over a cup of tea/coffee in a friendly atmosphere. Entrance £1 includes refreshments

Contact Brian Leach, Leader, for more information Tel.  284 8454

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill


These are the notes from the U3A British History group meeting on Tuesday 17th February 2015. Geoff Kean gave the talk.

Note the name Spencer – we shall be looking at the life of Winston’s seventh cousin, twice removed, Diana, Princess of Wales, on Tuesday 21st July.

Winston Churchill was born on 30th November 1874 and died 24th January 1965. He was British Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the twentieth century. He was multi-talented and was variously a politician, army officer, historian, writer and artist. He refused to be made a duke but did accept a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. He was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the USA. Continue reading

Bowls Group Competition

The ever popular Bowling Group which Group Leader Carol Daley has run since our U3A started some 8 years ago, held their annual end of season competition recently. Members this year competed for a special trophy in memory of Edna Taylor, a long standing member of the group who sadly passed away this year. Edna’s husband Derek presented the trophy to the winners, Harry Walton and Sheila Kermode. Carol awarded  the trophy for the most improved player  to Tina Colligan.

There is a need for someone to set up and lead a second Bowls group, as there has been a waiting list for some time. So if this is something you feel you would like to do, please speak to Carol and  Group Support who will be pleased to give your you all the help you need. Ed.