Sardinia Wine Tour

First of all , a happy new year to all U3A members “keep safe , follow the guidelines and we all might get through this”

Hopefully , we will all be vaccinated by the time we are due to travel to Sardinia in October.

Just a reminder about the the EHIC health card.

If your card is due to run out before October you will need to get a “GHIC” card which is to be issued by the British Government

If you go on the website “www.gov.uk”” you can find and fill out the necessary form to request a new card

Good luck

Regards.

George and Moe

Ps Please note that you will require to have at least 6 months left on your passport , I would suggest you have 9 months

Regards.

George

wine tour 2020

I have emailed members with regard to the current position of the proposed wine tour commencing 03/10/2020

I have received a number of emails from members with varying comments

I do not want to get into providing answers/comments to each of these emails

Therefore , I will await any other comments for a few days , analyse the comments and then advise Discovery Travel of my findings

Please refer to the postings if you require any further update or telephone me

Regards.

George

Hoghton Tower and Smithhills Hall

We are to arrange a visit to the above 2 properties on 14th May 2020

Coach travel from Maghull Square and return

Entry and guided tour of Smithhills Hall (tea/coffee and biscuits may be available)

Entry and guided tour of Hoghton Tower (lunch may be available)

Refreshments possible at both venues (further details and cost , extra to members to be determined)

Cost exclusive of refreshments £27.00

TRIP PUT OFF UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

See George or John at Architecture for Fun desk

 

 

Wine Tasting 19th March 2020 (NOW 23/04/2020)

A further tasting will take place at Winetime at Scatchards (as usual) on the above date

Wines from Chile and Argentina will be offered for tasting along with the usual nibbles

The cost is £7.00 for the tasting and , if required £7.00 for taxi transfers from and back to Maghull Square

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO LACK OF NUMBERS (FOR WHATEVER REASON) THE DATE HAS BEEN MOVED FORWARD TO 23RD APRIL 2020. IF MEMBERS HAVE BOOKED AND PAID AND CANNOT  ATTEND , PLEASE SEE GEORGE FOR REFUND

ALL TASTINGS PUT OFF UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

See George Birchall at Wine Tasting desk or call leave a text on 07826 048379

Slavery and Secrets Liverpool tour

We have arranged for David Hearn, of National Museums -Liverpool to carry out two tours of the Slavery and Secrets Liverpool on at  on Thursday 12th March.

Both tours last about 1.5 hours and start at 10.30  and 12.45.

Meet outside Moorfields Station (Moorfields side). Cost is £4 per member.

Both tours full , reserve list available

See George Birchall or John Chapman on Architecture for Fun desk

Holker Hall and Cartmel, Cumbria

We are proposing a trip to Holker Hall and Gardens with , if time allows ,  a short visit to Cartmel on 16th April 2020.

We will have a guided tour of both the Hall and Gardens.

The cost including all entrance and tour fees is £31.00

SNACK/LUNCH AVAILABLE , SEE GEORGE FOR CHOICE/COST AND BOOK VIA BOOKING FORM

Trip full , reserve list in place

TRIP PUT OFF UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

See George or John at Architecture for Fun desk or call 07826 048379 to book a place.

Auckland Castle and Barnard Castle Durham

We have joined the Art Appreciation Group on there three day / two night trip (20/02/20 – 22/02/20) based at the Durham Marriott Hotel in Durham on a DBB basis. If interested see the Discovery Travel flyer obtainable from  George or John on the Architecture for Fun desk.

Combined with the visits to Auckland  Castle  there will be visits to “The Auckland Project”, including The Spanish Gallery, Auckland Tower, The Deer Park (weather permitting), Bishop Trevor Galley, No. 42, The Mining Art Gallery and the Faith Museum.

After Barnard Castle we take a short walk to the Bowes Museum where we will take in  “The Norman Cornish – The definitive Collection

The cost is £250 pp sharing a room (single supplement £50) , all entrance fees are included