Notices – 11/06/19

  • Sunday Strollers walk this Sunday 16/6. They will be catching the 9.49 train from Maghull Station (old station) to Moorfields, and then the ferry to Seacombe. There will be a choice of a 3 or 6 mile walk.
  • Garden Trip to Gardeners World this Friday 14/6. Be at Maghull Square for 7.45, coach leaving at 8.00am prompt.
  • AFF: Trip to Appleby this Thursday 13/6, 3 places still available. Weather looks like it will be poor so wear suitable clothing. Be at Maghull Square for 7.50 coach leaving prompt at 8am
  • AFF: 4th July trip to Dunham Massie and Jodrell Bank places available
  • Wine Tasting 25th June places available
  • Holiday to Belfast: meeting next week 18/6 at MBC at 11.15. If you are unable to attend ask someone to come and pick your pack up for you.
  • Age Concern: Have got a viewing of Rocketman (Story of Elton John) next Tuesday 18/6 at the Plaza in Waterloo (133 bus stops outside) doors open at 12.30. Film starts 1pm. Proceeds from ticket sales are to support the work of Age Concern Crosby

Ramblers in Malham

Thursday June 6th saw us in Malham.  Road closures caused serious navigation issues and time constraints.  The weather held though,  with warm sun and light breezes. We managed to get to the pub just before a heavy shower but the sun soon returned for the drive home.  Thanks to Dave for organising a great day out.

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Made on Merseyside

Kirkby Gallery will be hosting an exhibition this year celebrating industry in the local area – the goods produced here and the people who made them, sharing the stories of businesses large and small, past and present.

If you are interested in being involved in the Made on Merseyside exhibition at Kirkby Gallery, please contact Tina Ball on 0151 443 5617 or email by Friday 31 May 2019

Family History – Open Day

Lydiate Village Centre   – Friday 7 June 2019 1.30-3.30

Rich or Poor?    Adopted?   How did they live?  Where?        When were they born?         Die?  In service?        Transported ?   Emigrated? Did they marry?   How many children?  

Soldier,  Sailor, Butcher, Candlestick maker?

Find how to answer all these questions and start YOUR Family Tree

Paperwork: births, marriage or death certificates will help you start your search.

Notices – 8/5/19

Membership renewals

Next Tuesday 14th May will be the final day for renewal of memberships. After this date it will not be possible to renew; after the 14th May members will need to rejoin and will be issued with a new number.

Practical Gardening

Next meeting is Monday 13 May at Maghull Parish Hall which will include our quarterly plant swap. All welcome

Maghull and Lydiate U3A Family History Open Day

This will take place on Friday 7th June 1.30 to 3.30pm – if you wish to start researching your family tree please bring as much information with you – names, dates, places as possible

Holiday dates

24th April 2020 Murder Mystery Break in Derbyshire

September 2020 – Somme and Passchendale Battlefields of Northern France. Please see May newsletter or Jane Jones for more information.

Archaelogy for Fun

Meet 10th May 2.30 to 4.30 Kensington House for an introduction to Archaeology and new methods plus the story of the 100 years war.

PC skills helpers for library

I am just enquiring on behalf of your local Library, here at Meadows Leisure Centre.
We are looking for some people to do 1 to 1 help sessions for members of the general public in basic computer use.
An hour or two each week would be all that’s needed. 
This would be arranged by appointment, & simply be an informal chat through whatever they need to learn to do.  How to type a word document, how to go on the internet, how to send & receive emails etc – these are common inquiries.

One of the Library Computers would be booked for each session, so the only ‘equipment’ necessary would be provided!  Sometimes we have enquiries about ‘tablets’ too,  so if anyone has a little expertise in that area also they could be useful

If there is anyone involved in the U3A, perhaps, who you think might be interested in helping local people in this way please could you let us know via the email;   or telephone 0151 288 6731
We could then arrange to meet & discuss what is involved.

Yours hopefully Michael @ Meadows Library

Notices – 30/04/19

Practical Gardening

In view of the Bank Holiday next week our next meeting will take place on Monday 13 May (10.15 at Maghull Parish Hall) All welcome.

Books for South Africa Scheme

We have received a lovely letter of thanks from Storth Primary School in Cumbria through which (via George) members donated books for South Africa to support childrens’ learning. Thank you to all who donated.

Art Appreciation

There are a few spaces for Friday’s 1.15 pm free tour of Kirkby Gallery with artwork by such artists as Willy Russell available for sale. Please see Mo at the Art Appreciation table.

Walking groups.

Both groups will be out this Thursday 2nd May.

Easy walkers: meet at station to catch the 9:23 train to Ormskirk, then the bus to the Hesketh Arms pub, or meet at 10:20 at pub if driving there. 5 mile flat walk with option for meal at end.

Ramblers: Meet at Baptist church car park to organise car share leaving at 9:45. 7 mile walk on Beamers Trail, Witton Country park. Moderate walk with several very steep ascents and 12 stiles to negotiate. Meal at pub at end of walk.

Please can walkers in both groups show their new membership card to the leader at the start of the walk. Without a new U3A card our insurance is not valid.

Bird Watching

Thursday16th May,Guided tour of the RSPB reserve at Leighton Moss, Silverdale, LA5 0SW (Junction 35 M6). Meeting at the reserve 10.30am. Cost is £8 plus admission charge. If you are a member of the RSPB admission is free. Contact June Avery if you are interested. Telephone 526 9118 or email

Milk Bottle Tops

We are no longer collecting milk bottle tops to raise money to provide a defibrillator in Liverpool Schools, as the Company who have been organising this are no longer involved. If another link to this fund raising is identified we will update on notices.

Phone scam

One of our members has been scammed by a company offering Italian goods for ‘free.’ The items, which were delivered to her, weren’t free. Very understandably our member found the whole incident deeply upsetting and asked that this is passed on to members. Please be vigilant at all times

Danube Cruise

A cabin is available for this cruise. Please contact/see Jane Jones for more information

Bird Watching

Thursday 16th May guided tour of RSBP Leighton Moss Silverdale. Junction 35 M6. Please contact June Avery on 526 9118 for more information or email juneavery@btinternet.comn

Local History

Tuesday 7th May Diane Goodier will give a talk on ‘Vikings in Merseyside’. She will be dressed in Viking costume dress!!

London Marathon

Wanda has reported that her daughter Marie finished the London Marathon in 4 hours 40 minutes. Marie raised £2700 for Dementia charities within a total of £3 million pounds raised at the Marathon for those charities. Thank you to all who supported Marie