Dunham Massie / Jodrell Bank

We propose a visit to Dunham Massie and  Jodrell Bank on Thursday 4th July 2019.
Coach from Maghull Square (approx. 8.00am) and return

Entry and viewing of gardens at Dunham Massie (house closed on Thursdays) (NT  members free , non NT members £9.50

Lunch available at Dunham Massie or Jodrell Bank  at cost to member

Entrance and talk on Jodrell Bank with free time to tour site

Total cost , Coach , Dunham Massie and Jodrell Bank £22.00 for NT members and £31.50 for non NT members

PLACES GOING FAST CALL GEORGE ON 07826 048379 TO RESERVE A PLACE

Contact George Birchall or John Chapman at Architecture for Fun desk or call George on 0151 287 0308 or 07826 048379

Wine Tasting FRENCH WINES 25th June 2019

A selection of french wines offered by “Winetime at Scatchards”

6 wines , food and biscuits as usual.

Cost £7 per person

Taxi transfer to and from premises from Maghull Square available at £7 per person

See George Birchall at coffee morning or call 0151 287 0308 or 07826 048379

Only 10 places left , if any member wishes to take a place  call George on telephone

 

 

Visit to Appleby Castle , Moot House , St Annes Hospital 13th June 2019

We propose a visit to Appleby in Westmorland

We will visit the Moot House where Stan Rooke will talk to us about the history of Appleby and the Moot House (one of only two in the UK) 16th century

Next , we will have a guided tour around Appleby Castle with lunch provided (soup , sandwich and tea/coffee) 12th century castle

Then we will go to to St Annes Hospital (alms houses) organised by Lady Anne Clifford because of her concern for the welfare of the poor widows in the town. Built 1651.

If time allows , we will visit St Lawrences Church 12th century where Lady Anne Cliffords tomb is situated

Cost , coach guided tours and lunch is £34

Please see George Birchall at Coffee Morning or call 0151 287 0308 / 07826 048379

4 PLACES LEFT  , first 4 to telephone 07826 048379 will have a place reserved

PLEASE BE AT MAGHULL SQUARE IN TIME FOR THE COACH TO LEAVE PROMPTLY AT 8.00AM

WEATHER EXPECTED TO BE POOR , PLEASE ALLOW FOR SUITABLE CLOTHING/BOOTS

Liver Buildings and BME 9th May 2019

At the Liver Buildings the tours are every 15 minutes and each tour can take 14 members. We propose (at this stage) 3 tours at 10.15am ,10.30am and 10.45am.

After the Liver Building tour we will visit the British Music Experience which is housed in the Cunard Building There is an exhibition of music, instruments and lots of other music orientated items etc from the 40’s to present day.

Lunch at BME extra cost £7 , (£5 saving negotiated) , therefore £2 required from members , choice of 7 sandwiches , side salad , drink and muffin , members require to make choice. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SANDWICH SUPPLIER WILL ONLY PROVIDE “SOURDOUGH BREAD” PLEASE CONTACT GEORGE OR JOHN IF THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.

George Birchall has split the members in to 3 groups for the Liver tour , PLEASE SEE GEORGE RE. WHICH GROUP YOU ARE IN.

The cost for both visits is £30.00 per member (£32 if lunch is taken) .

Due to cancellations there are 2 places available

 

The Rioja and the Basque country

We propose an 8 day, 7 night educational trip, commencing Monday 16th September 2019 and returning Monday 23rd September 2019

Flight in late morning from Manchester to Bilbao and return late afternoon to Manchester

We will stay 5 nights in Logrono in the centre of the Rioja wine region (a wine festival takes place while we are there) and 2 nights in San Sebastian.We will be on a DBB for 4 nights and LBB for the other 3 nights(allowing us to to take in the delights of the numerous “tapas bars” in Logrono for our evening meal)

There will be 3 wine tastings during the trip

Travel Agent about to book flights , if there are any more members who are interested in joining the tour please contact George Birchall on 07826 048379 or 0151 287 0308

Greenwich and Eltham Palace

A trip has been organised with the Art Appreciation Group to the above from Sunday 28th July until Tuesday 30th July.

We will visit Bletchley Park on the way to London on the 28th July. We will stay in the 4* Double Tree by Hilton Docklands for 2 nights bed and Breakfast

On 29th July we will visit Eltham Palace in the morning  and in the afternoon  , Dulwich Picture Gallery. On 30th July we will visit Greenwich , a World Heritage Site where members can visit various landmarks/buildings.

Cost is £260.00 per person with a £100.00 single supplement charge

Please see George Birchall on Architecture for Fun desk or Maureen Birchall on Art Appreciation desk

Wine Tasting 14th March 2019

An extravaganza of Riojan wine.

Come and sample 6 Riojan wines at Winetime at Scatchards with cheese , chorizo , olives etc.

Wine Tasting £7 per member commencing 7.00pm at venue

Taxi transfer from Maghull Square to Winetime and return £7 per member commencing at 6.15pmat Maghull Square

ONLY 9 PLACES LEFT (05/03/2019) CONTACT GEORGE BIRCHALL IF YOU WISH TO JOIN US

To book see George Birchall at “Wine Tasting ” desk at coffee morning.

Silk Mill , Macclesfield and Buxton 7th March 2019 (now confirmed)

A coach will leave Maghull Square early morning at a time to be advised, the coach will return to Maghull Square late afternoon/early evening

A trip to the above is to be arranged with a guided tour around the Mill plus tea and biscuits

Lunch (at members cost) in Buxton followed by a walk guided by David of the salient features of Buxton.   Members may “do their own thing” in Buxton if they do not want to join the guided walk.

Cost per member is £25.00 , paid when adding name to list.Please see David Scott or George Birchall on AFF desk.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE TO 7TH MARCH (now confirmed)

Itinerary

Leave Maghull Square at 8.15/8.20am (members to get there from 8.00am)

Arrive Silk Mill Macclesfield 9.45/10.00am

Leave Silk Mill Macclesfield 11.45/12 noon

Arrive Buxton 12.30/12.45pm

Leave Buxton 4.30pm

Arrive Maghull Square 6.30pm

All times are approximate

ONLY 1 PLACE LEFT (05/03/2019)

 

Wine Tasting 24th January 2019

A further wine tasting will take place at WINETIME AT SCATCHARDS on the above date

This tasting will be for French Wines , COST PER MEMBER £7.00

Taxi transfers from and back to Maghull Square will be available at a cost , 6.15pm from the square , COST PER MEMBER £7.00.

TRIP FULL

Those members taking a taxi to the tasting meet at Maghull Square at 6.15pm