We are proposing a trip to Towneley Hall , Burnley on 11th September 2019
There will be a guided tour of the Hall which houses among other things , Egyptology , Art Gallery including decorative art and furniture , Natural History , Local History , Textiles and others
There is a 440 acre estate including parkland and gardens. Refreshments/lunch can be taken at members own cost in either of two cafes (stables and formal gardens) and there is a garden centre.
Cost £23.00 for coach transfers , entry , guided tour and garden access.
Contact George Birchall or John Chapman at Architecture for Fun desk
or telephone 07826 048379 (George) or John (07849 831623)
Several walking tours are to be arranged, run by DAVID HEARN , BA (HONS) MA.
They will be circular tours starting and ending at Central Station (meet at the statue of the “Liver Bird” in the foyer
For more details of the tour , please see George Birchall or John Chapman at the Architecture for Fun desk.
The tours will take approximately one and a half hours depending on the number of questions put to David.
There is a maximum number for each group of 15 members approx. , we will run 3 groups at 10.30am , 12.30pm and 2.30pm No places available for 10.30am walk , No places available for 12.30pm walk , 7 places left for 2.30pm walk
Cost is £3.00 per member
Telephone numbers George 0151 287 0308 or 07826 048379 or John 0151 526 8948 or 07849 831623
We propose a visit to Dunham Massie and Jodrell Bank on Thursday 4th July 2019.
Coach from Maghull Square (members to arrive at 8.15am for 8.30am departure) and return (approx. 6.00pm)
Entry and viewing of gardens at Dunham Massie (house closed on Thursdays) (NT members free , non NT members £9.50 NT MEMBERS TO TAKE THERE NT CARD PLEASE
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
6 PLACES AVAILABLE , 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
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
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
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
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)
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)
We will join a coach at approx. 9.15 to leave at 9.30am on Feb 14th 2019
We will have a tour of Brockholes buildings and then move on to Salmesbury Hall.
Cost is £22.00 per member.
It is possible to have lunch at both venues (extra cost applicable)
PLEASE WEAR STURDY SHOES AS I WAS ADVISED 08/01/19 THAT GROUND MIGHT BE A PROBLEM
We have organised a visit to the “The Florrie”
on Thursday 10th January from 1.30pm
There will be a tour and an outline of its background and development .
If members require to travel by public transport , please note the following
By bus , take the 82c from Elliott Street (by the side of St Johns market) going to Garston and get off at Moses Street.
By train , take the train from Liverpool Central to Brunswick Station and it is a 10 minute walk up to Mill Street and the “Florrie”
By car Parking and entrance at the rear , not on Mill Street
Cost is £5.00 per member including tea/coffee.
1 PLACE LEFT
CALL GEORGE BIRCHALL 07826 048379 IF A MEMBER WANTS TO TAKE UP THE REMAINING PLACE
A Christmas meal is to be held in The Academy Restaurant , top of Duke Street , Liverpool on 20th December 2018 , arrive at 11.45am for 12 noon (make your own way there).
Cost is £26.00 per person.
Consideration will be given to those members who have attended the most visits during 2018.
ALL 45 PLACES NOW FILLED
MEMBERS TO NOTE ARRIVAL AT 11.45AM TO SIT DOWN AT 12 NOON
Please see George Birchall at Architecture for Fun / Wine Tasting desk
DID ANY LADY LEAVE A SCARF AT THE ACADEMY RESTAURANT , PLEASE CALL MOE BIRCHALL ON 0151 287 0308 OR 07758 925811