Seasons greetings

Best wishes to all members for a very Happy Christmas. Hope you all enjoy the festive break and Father Christmas brings you much happiness and all you wish for.

Then into 2019 – let it be a good and happy year for all.  Coffee morning at our usual venue (Maghull Baptist Church)  resumes on Tuesday 8th January. I look forward to another great U3A year, sharing lots of fun and interesting activities together. See you then.

Much love  Dot (Brannigan)

Notices – 27/11/18

Christmas concert – Dec 11th @ 9:45  Please make sure you get a program from the ‘book table’ at coffee morning so we can cater for everyone.

Book club – restarting the 1st Friday in January. Contact Brenda for more details.

History for fun – Starting soon. Please see Norman Stalford

Carol concert – In aid of Woodlands Hospice at the Old Roan Methodist church on Saturday 1st December.  Doors open @ 7.30 pm.

Sunday strollers @ L20

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Sunday saw us on packed train to Moorfields station. A slow meander out of town to the canal locks and footpath where we strolled to Millers Bridge and L20 restaurant.

The reception was excellent and all the staff did their best to make us most welcome. Coats taken, we were seated with drinks and presented with two and three course menus, a small but perfectly balanced choice for a cold Winters day.

With a light airy venue, plenty of room, great staff and little pressure to finish, it turned out to be a great experience at a very reasonable cost (£14.00 for 3 courses).

L20 restaurant is a credit to the college!



Our philosophy group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. We are a very friendly group, with no experts, just people who are interested in finding out what the meaning of life is all about and what great thinkers have had to say about it.  Our discussions have ranged from  Plato to the philosophy of walking and lots in between. If you feel you would like to explore Philosophy  come along and you will receive a warm welcome and no prior experience of Philosophy is needed.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 21 st  November at Kensington House from 2.30  to 4.30 where we will discuss some of the philosophy  of Education. We will also  examine some different meanings of intelligence.

Notices – 13/11/18

Line dancing
No line dancing again this week . Unfortunately Hilary is still unwell

Christmas Concert 11 December 9.45 for 10 am
Programes for the Christmas concert are available today from the book table. There is no charge. Leaving donations will be invited on the day for Woodlands Hospice.

Our Christmas break
The Christmas Concert above on 11 December will be our last ‘normal’ coffee morning. The following week some leaders will be present at MBC to collect holiday monies but our ‘usual’ tea and coffee will not be available and there will not be any announcements. Our ‘normal’ coffee morning will resume on 8th January 2019.

2019/20 membership renewals and fee
Finally, the membership team have started getting ready to carry out the membership renewals process for next year. Committee met last week and decided, given we still have reserves above the recommended 6 months running cost figure, that we would set (maintain) the membership fee at £6 for the 19/20 year. The fee will be considered again prior to 20/21 renewals – it is anticipated that it will most likely need to increase at that point.

Notices – 30/10/18

Walking group meeting in the coffee room at 11:15 to plan next years walks.

November walk will be this Thursday. 2 walks to Pennington Flash near Aspull, one of 6 miles, one of 8 miles. Mostly flat with a couple of stiles. Please meet at 9:30 at the Baptist church to organise car share. Please dress appropriately according to weather conditions. Both groups will have a meal after the walk. Pre book on the day.

Line dancing There will be no Line Dancing class this week (31st Oct) due to unforeseen circumstances

Theatre Group Tickets for Roger McGough to be collected from the desk. Please book for NewYears Eve ASAP since the team will have to pay for the show quite soon.

Architecture for Fun the tour of the Philarmonic on Thursday 8th November starts at 11am, doors will be open 1030

Family History

Friday 2nd Nov Lydiate Village Hall discussing ‘The Italian Job’ A history of a family at war from both sides . Cost £1.50 to include tea and biscuits

Garden Visits

There will be a meeting at MBC on Tuesday 6th November at 11.15 to discuss the Longleat Holiday

Garden Visits Christmas Meal

Menus are now available – please see garden table

Helping Handbags ‘ is a worldwide organisation that focusses on providing sanitary and hygiene products to homeless women.  If any ladies have a spare handbag they are prepared to donate with some ladies toiletry products in, please pass this to Mary Prendergast who will arrange for it to be supplied on. Please do not include any products that contain glass or alcohol nor any monetary gifts . (A full list of suggested suitable products which can be included is displayed on the MBC notice board)


I’m sure you will all join me in giving our very best wishes to Joan and Peter Martin for their golden wedding anniversary on 2nd November. Happy |Anniversary to you both