Wine Tasting Tuesday 17th April 2018.

A wine tasting is to be held at “Winetime at Scatchards” in Great Howard Street on the above date starting at 7.00pm.

There will be 6 wines to taste from Puglia/Calabria together with Iberico Bellota Chorizo , Unpasteurised Organic Ewes Milk Cheese , a selection of olives and bread/biscuits.

The cost per person is £7.00 , members are to make there own way there or if there are sufficient numbers , taxi transport can be arranged.

There are 16 places still available.

See George Birchall at Wine Tasting desk (20/02/2018 only) or call 07826 048379 or 0151 287 0308.

Subscription reduction


You will no doubt have been thrilled when you became aware of the drop in this coming year’s membership fee.  You may also have been wondering why??

As you know we are registered with the Charity Commission and as such have to abide with their rules and regulations.

Along with all other charities, Maghull & Lydiate U3A is required to have a policy that justifies the extent of its reserve funds. The latest guidance given on this issue by National U3A is that in the case of individual U3As, such reserves should not exceed the equivalent of the costs of running the organisation for a period of more than six months. Logic dictates that the same reserves policy is also to be applied to each individual activity. In layman’s terms this means that the reserves we have as a back up are now in excess of the National U3A’s guideline, and what better way of reducing our reserves than to give the money back to you, our members

Parish notices – 13/02/18

Sunday Strollers walk 18th Feb.

This is a flat easy 1.5 hour walk around Southport  lake. The group will catch the 11 am 300 bus from opposite the old library. Lunch afterwards – possibly fish and chips. If you have a bus pass bring it with you.. Contact : John McKenzie 531 0207

Sefton Active walk 18th February

Meet at 2.30 pm opposite the Hayloft Pub Lydiate for a 4 to 5 mile walk at a brisk pace . Please wear appropriate footwear . Contact Brenda on 5310207.

Theatre group have tickets available for the Nina Simone Story at the Unity Theatre on March 22.  Please contact Theatre team

Sunday Walks 18th February

Sunday Strollers 18th February

Flat easy walk in Southport around the lake -1.5 hour long.  We will catch 11.00 Bus (300) from opposite Old Library.

Lunch after –an option could be fish and chips

Bring your bus pass if you have one

More details -John McKenzie on 0151 531 0207

Photo of the group on a previous walk

Sefton Active Walk 18th February

Meet at 2.30 opposite Hayloft Lydiate.  This will be a 4 -5 mile walk at a brisk pace.  Wear appropriate footwear

If you want more details ring Brenda McKenzie on 0151 531 0207

Beginners Italian

A beginners Italian Language Course will begin on  Friday16th March 2018 from 1.30pm – 3.30pm and will  last 17 weeks with the exception of Good Friday ending on Friday 13th July.

The venue is Kensington House near to Maghull Station.

The course will be tutored by Lorenzo Stimolo who tutors 6 separate courses at Aughton and Ormskirk U3A from “beginners” to ” advanced”

The maximum number to attend the course is 15 (we already have 6 members) therefore 9 places are available.

The cost is £5.00 per session with 5 weeks payable in advance every 5 weeks.

Included in this cost is the hire of the tutor , the hire of the hall and tea/coffee in the interval.

Please contact George Birchall on 0151 287 0308 or 07826 048379 or call at the “Architecture for Fun” and “wine Tasting” desk on Tuesday mornings.

Poetry Reading Group

The Poetry Reading Group meet on the second Wednesday in every month 10.30-12.30. They have eleven members and the meetings are very informal and friendly.  Each month the group decides the subject for the next month, whether it be a particular poet or subject and then go away and either with the help of the internet or their own poetry books choose a poem which they will read out to the group at the next meeting.

Much discussion follows and it is surprising where the discussion goes!!!!

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We would welcome new members but are limited to how many new people we can take as we meet in a members house. Anyone is welcome to come along to test the water and join us  with a cuppa and biscuit.

Call Gwen Parry on 0151 526 4798