Notices – 16/04/19

Easter break

No coffee morning next Tuesday 23rd April

Practical Gardening Group 

The next meeting of this group will be on Monday 13th May due to the previous Monday being a Bank Holiday

Danube Cruise September

A cabin remains available for this cruise – please contact Jane 

Cornwall gardening trips holiday

There will be a meeting about this break on 30th April at 11.15 in the main room at MBC


Wednesday 18th April 2.30 to 4.30 at Kensington House. Topic: Aspects of Eastern Philosophy – all welcome

Practical Gardening

On 4th April the Practical Gardening group happily took up Bill and Margaret (Ashton’s) kind offer to revisit their beautiful garden in Blundellsands. As always we were made very very welcome and all enjoyed seeing the garden in the Spring and comparing this to last Summer when we previoulsy visited.  The garden is beautifully planted and maintained – we all marvelled at Bill’s lawn edges (and lots of other things)  which are all sharp and ‘clean.’ The photos speak for themselves – but in the flesh the garden is even more gorgeous than the pictures suggest.  Thank you Bill and Margaret again from us all.


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Technology and Science

Last Wednesday Edna Harrison gave an excellent presentation on microbiology, with a fascinating look at the history and the folk behind the advances in the science.  She included her background, with some anecdotes to lighten the topic. Well done Edna.

May topics:

08       Lignite in the Latrobe valley
22       Rayon at British Enka, Aintree


Notices – 09/04/19

Caligraphy this new group will meet on Wednesday afternoons once a venue has been found. Please put your name on the notice board list – or pass your name to Jackie in our coffee room kitchen (or Brenda McKenzie on group support).

Danube Cruise September – a cabin has become available for this holiday , unfortunately through illness. Please contact Jane Jones for more information

Garden visit to Biddulph Grange 10.4.19 – meet tomorrow at Maghull Square; the coach will leave at 9.15 prompt. Don’t forget to bring your National Trust card if you are a member

BBC Gardeners World trip 14 June – if you have booked on this trip please pay now if you haven’t already

Archaeology for Fun meet 12 April Kensington House 2.30 to 4.30

Theatre – new comedy at the Playhouse 7th June ‘Cooped.’ See theatre desk

Sponsored Marathon run to support Dementia Revolution – Wanda passed on her sincere thanks to our members who have now sponsored her daughter Maria by a total of £1020

German Group

We are a group practicing a level of German that is somewhere between Beginners and Intermediate. We tend to use stories and are currently working our way through the “Café in Berlin“ series. Most group members  studied some German in school and have not used it much since then. Others have come to it later in life for various reasons. If you would like to try us out, please contact me, or just come along on a Thursday morning at St Georges parish hall. We meet most Thursday mornings outside of the school holiday periods.

Caligraphy New Group

Up to now we have 9 people showing interest in joining this group.  We are at present looking for a suitable venue, and looking to start it on a Wednesday afternoon 2 to 4 pm.  If you are still interested or you would like to be added to the list can you see Brenda McKenzie on 16/4 at Group Support desk or text me on 07900525222

Active Sefton Walking program

Active Sefton held a launching event for their new Independent Walk Route pack on 3rd April.  The Mayor of Sefton attended and we were invited to give an overview of how we have worked with Active Sefton to provide groups for our members which include:

  • Nordic Walking
  • Cycling
  • Dance Fit

From 16/4 on the Group Support desk we will have copies of their latest pack of Independent Walk Routes which includes 12 walks from previous packs.  They will be producing a further pack later in the year with 12 new walks.  Also the new Sefton Spring Walking and Cycling newsletter is now available from the library and we have some copies



Notices – 02/04/18

Law for Fun

This group is now full

Two proposed new groups

Calligraphy and Guitar – let Brenda (McKenzie) know of your initial interest. We will have more information after renewals are completed

Membership renewals

These are in the Sanctuary 2nd April and next Tuesday the 9th from 9:45 to 10:45 am. Cheques are preferred if possible, or if cash please use a £5 note and only one £1 coin to assist the Treasury team transporting the money to the bank.

Walking groups

Both out on Thursday this week. Easy walkers 5 mile walk on Wirral way. Meet at Maghull station to catch 9:46 train. (Please note trains are running early due to the National being on)

Ramblers: 8 miles in Douglas Valley. Meet at Baptist church car park to leave at 9:45. Appropriate footwear for both walks.

Full details are on the noticeboard.

Local History

Tuesday 2nd April 2pm to 4 pm Mr Stuart Harrison will give a talk on Moss Side Hospital and the war hospital using slides. The group meet at Lydiate Village Hall

Serving the Nation’ – This book was written by our member Cliff Duncan and relates Cliffs’ experience of National Service during the 1950s in England, Libya and Sudan. A copy of the book can be downloaded from the internet or a hard copy can be borrowed from Cliff (please see Cliff at coffee morning).

Day trips – dangerous for the figure?

We set off  from the Square for the Chocolate House at Blackburn . On arrival we were greeted by Susan and offered a choice of tea/coffee/juice or their own special recipe of hot chocolate as well as delicious chocolate buttons and truffles.  This was followed by a demonstration of dipping/decorating chocolates and a display of their special order goodies – amazing!  Even looking made you feel the calories piling on – all good for the figure.! Then a chance to enjoy more chocolate plus the truffles that had been produced in the demo. A visit to their kitchen gave us a chance to see special orders in progress – Easter Eggs nearly as big as us  and to try the various chocolate they use from dark sugarless to milder variety containing sugar.  There was a chance to visit the shop to buy goodies for Easter – will they last that long??

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Maths 4 Fun Wed 3rd April @ 2.30

Strategies for SUDOKU, KAKURO and other fiendish puzzles.

We take a light-hearted look at all the fun stuff they never told you at school!

We meet at Kensington House, Station Road, from 2.30 to 4.30

No stress. Lots of laughs.

All welcome   Entrance £1

Why not come and join us for a fun-filled couple of hours?  More information from Wanda Leach       284 8454  or

We are sure you will leave with a smile!