August 2022 Update


After a bit of uncertainty, our August Coffee Mornings are all sorted.

Our u3a will be open each Tuesday in August bar one, so you’ll be able to meet up with friends, catch up with the gossip, enjoy a good cuppa and keep up with all the action right through the summer.

We will be open on the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd of August but will be closed on Tuesday the 30th which is the day after the August Bank Holiday.


Weekly Notices – 28th. June 2022

Maghull Station Volunteers Charity Coffee Morning.  This event will take place on the 9th of July on the Station forecourt.  The theme will be red, white and blue and the team would be most grateful for any cakes, scones, biscuits etc that you could provide.  There will be a raffle and again any unwanted gift that could be used as prizes would be very acceptable.

Art Appreciation. – This group will be visiting Kirkby Gallery at 10:30 on the 1st of July. Meet at the venue.

Flicks and Friends – the Plaza Cinema Crosby will be showing the film ‘Elvis’ on the 5th of July.  Doors will open at 12:30 with the film starting at 13:00.  This is an Age Concern event and although there is no charge for the film donations are gratefully accepted.


Kynren Holiday 8th – 12th Sept 2022

A twin/double room has become available on the Kynren holiday this coming September.

The holiday is a five day break to the North East.  The cost of the holiday is (dependant upon numbers) £419.00 (single supplement £30.00) for half board and including all entrances and a deluxe ticket to the Kynren spectacular. This is a pageant covering a thousand years of English history with costumes, carriages, soldiers, cannons, horses and a fireworks display

Excursions include – Harrogate, Housesteads, Hadrian’s Wall, Hexham, Durham, Alnwick Castle with a tour and York.

For more details please ring Jane on 526 2530

And The Good News Is ..

Firstly I would like to thank all those members who turned up for our AGM on the 17th of May.  It was brilliant to see so many of you there; in fact you beat the record for attendance at an AGM by miles.  207+ of you came and that support meant so much.

Secondly, even better news is that we now have a Treasurer!  Christine Dalziel has agreed to stand as our Treasurer and although we were too late to vote her in at the AGM we have accepted her onto the Committee using a casual vacancy clause.  Chris will need to be voted in properly at our next AGM.

Chris has been a member of the u3a for a couple of years and has a good background in finance as she has been the Treasurer for Maghull WI for a few years.  As you can imagine, once she said yes we made sure to hang on very tightly to her.

On behalf of myself, the Committee and all the members I would like to send our thanks to Chris and wish her all the best in the role.

Jane Jones

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Maghull & Lydiate Book Sale Table

In the last few weeks a very kind person turned up at our book table with a bag full of books they no longer needed.  As usual we were more than glad to receive the books as we are still building up our stock after the pandemic.

One of the books that was brought in amongst the donation was called Codebreaking Sisters – Our Secret War.  We are hoping that this title will jog your memory so that the person who brought the books in could visit the Book Table as soon as possible.

The reason why?  Well we found something in one of the books that you might well want back.  We are holding it safe at the moment but look forward to returning it to its owner.

Please pop in and see us.

Kynren Spectacular

Join us for a five day/four night break on the 8th of September 2022. We will be staying at the Jury’s Inn Hotel Middlesbrough and exploring the north east of England. The attached flier has all the information you’ll need to help you decide if this holiday is for you.  Click on the flier for the full version.

Booking will be by text or email only and will open on Monday 13th of September at 09:00.  Bookings will be taken in order of receipt.



Beginners’ Bridge Group

Beginners’ Bridge is moving house – we will now be based at Kensington House, Station Road, Maghull.  Our session starts at 13:00 and goes on till 15:00.

We will be starting a new beginners’ group whilst still continuing to support our Improvers on the 6th of September.  Here’s your chance to learn the game that kept so many people sane during the lockdowns.  Get in touch with Jane on 0151 526 2530 if you are interested in joining us.

Bodmin Jail Hotel – June 2021

A 4/5 star hotel, a dining room built inside a chapel, Michaelangelo’s fresco on the ceiling, lights that changed in tune to the heavenly music and Cordon Bleu cooking.  You’d be expecting the dress code to be black tie and long frocks for the ladies – but no.
For this intrepid couple it meant putting on your pyjamas and turning up in barefeet!

Frances and Ken are on a mission and they turned up in their signature Alderhey pyjamas! Their aim is to raise awareness for the work Alderhey hospital is doing and they have been turning up in their pyjamas at various venues.
There were no disapproving looks from the rest of the guests though, just an interest in what it was all about.  Guess that means they fulfilled their aim – mission accomplished!
I wonder where they’ll turn up next?!