BBC Gardeners World @ NEC

Garden visit to the BBC Gardeners World Live 2019 has been arranged for Friday, 14th June. . It’s the ultimate day out for garden lovers, this is fantastic show with plenty to see and wonderful ideas for your garden.  Inspiring show gardens, floral marquees, plant growers and the nation’s favourite garden experts live including Monty Don, Carol Klein plus Alan Titchmarsh and many more.

Also, we will have entrance to the BBC Good Food Show and sample the delicious food and drink.  Food experts Mary Berry, Tom Kerridge and lots more will be at the show.  One ticket gets you into two great shows this is a wonderful day out.

Cost. –  £30  including coach

Depart Maghull Square. –   8am prompt

Return Maghull Square  –  6 – 630pm approx

Practical Gardening

We started our Feb meeting – our first of 2019, by sharing what had done particularly well in our gardens over the winter months, with one member having Marigolds in flower right through the winter and another sharing that his Camelia Donation  (right) was already blooming and was beautiful., Pinks, daphne, white currants, camellias, snowdrops, crocus, daffodils and other bulbs were in flower already and doing well in many members gardens (chicken wire can be used to keep birds off bulbs if needed). One member had brought a very effective flower arrangement made up from her garden with witch hazel, rhododendron, heather, red cornus stems, Japanese anemone heads and winter flowering jasmine to further demonstrate the range garden flowers and colour available already. Continue reading

This week’s Notices 19/2

Theatre group have 1 ticket available for Caroline’s Kitchen, a comedy,at the Everyman
 Architecture for Fun  2 places available for Silk Mill Macclesfield and then Buxton on the 7th March
Wine tasting  Rioja Wine 14 March – places available
Line dancing is cancelled this week
Turquoise pen found – please see Dot
Coffee morning set up –  from next week the team will set up from 9.15 to 9.30. To support the team completing this busy task as quickly and safely as possible, those leaders occupying tables are asked to not arrive before 9.30 please. Coffee morning is from 10 am to 11.15



Sunday Strollers February walk

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The Sunday Strollers decided to stay local again and walked from the Old Roan back to Maghull along the canal.  After a great meal last month we decided to return to Scummies this time for a Hot Pot lunch, which got the thumbs up from everyone.  Nicky and her team really look after us and most of us were able to force seconds down!!!! The meal was excellent value.  Thank you Nicky.  We meet on the third Sunday of the month so our next walk will be on 17th March when Margaret Mcloughlin is leading a walk in Southport were we are hoping to have a fish and chip lunch after our walk.

Law for Fun 21st March

John Dilworth is one of our new members.  He is willing to start a new group which we are calling Law for Fun.  This is what John  has to say about the new Group

“I am a recently retired  Barrister. In the first session of “Law for Fun” I will share with you details of my unconventional journey into the law. I will also tell you about different roles I have had during 40 years within our Criminal Justice System. “Law for Fun” is probably something of a misnomer because law is a serious business. During my career I have dealt  cases that have impacted tragically on those involved. Law also involves conflict which is  rarely a good thing. Law can often be complex and at times mystifying. My aim will be to unravel some of the complexity  by talking to you about some legal topics that may be of interest to you. I hope that the talks will be inter active and that you ask lots of questions. By adopting this approach we can enjoy “Law for Fun”! Continue reading

19th February update – Thank you for your support


As of this morning members have donated £399 to sponsor Maria Mullin, who will be running in the London Marathon in April to raise funds for Dementia Research.

She will be running in memory of her grandad George Krzysztanowski who was an active member of our U3A for many years before he died.


If you would like to support Dementia Research by sponsoring Maria, you can donate online here.

For offline donations please see Wanda or Brian Leach at Tuesday coffee mornings.

New Group – Law For Fun

One of our new members is a qualified Barrister and has recently retired from a “life of crime” that spanned over 40 years and in his words is now living on the proceeds.

He is willing to talk about a number of legal topics in a relaxed and entertaining way.

He will not  talk about whether you should pay your parking tickets from Maghull Square but will provide a light hearted look at some legal topics (and perhaps to bust some urban myths!

Some of the topics that could be covered:

  • Human Rights, what is all the fuss about?
  • How does the European Convention on Human Rights impact on the Criminal Justice System?

He will also try to cover any other topic that people may be interested in for example :-

  • How did a humble snail have such a huge impact on English Law?
  • What did we learn from two sailors and a cabin boy that is still being talked about today?
  • Why do I have a car that is impossible to rob?

We need to know  how many people would be interested in attending this group before we  book a suitable venue. We hope to start the group in March on the afternoon of the  3rd Thursday  (21st March).  If you are interested please add your name to the list on the Group Support Desk or text Brenda on 07900525222

MATHS 4 FUN Wed 6th Feb 2.30-4.30

Maths around the House 

Come and checkout the maths you really need to get those jobs done.

We have a great time looking at the lighter side of maths. Lots of laughs and totally stress-busting. Calculators allowed.

Kensington House, Station Road

Entrance £1    All welcome                            

Remember     Measure twice,                                                          Calculate twice,   Cut once!  

More info from Wanda Leach 284 8454