MATHS + ART Wed 5th September

Maths 4 Fun will restart on Wednesday 5th September, 2.30  –  4.30 when we will continue to explore the links between Maths and Art.

Lots of drawing involved so you will need a pencil, ruler and compass again for this session.

We look at all the fun stuff they never told you at school.

Venue  –  Kensington House

Entrance £1.50    All welcome

If you hated Maths at school, come and try this fun alternative.

No stress,  lots of laughs,  this is Maths but not as you know it!

More info from Wanda Leach   284 8454  or


Day Trips Festive Lunch

It’s time to think about our Christmas Festive Lunch again!!   We will start our special day at Barton Grange Garden Centre Nr. Preston.  To visit here at any time of the year is an experience but to visit it at Christmas is truly magical. Beautifully decorated and full of ideas for your own Christmas, with a wide choice of decorations, plants, food and gifts, there is something here for just about everyone.  Lovely cafe where we can enjoy a morning coffee/tea etc.  Then we are off  to Singleton Lodge Country House Hotel. Poulton le Fylde.  Set in its’ own spacious grounds, this comfortable hotel has an enviable reputation for good food and friendly staff.  They even have their own llamas on the front lawn.  Time to relax and enjoy a delicious 3 course festive meal followed by tea/coffee, chocolates and mince pies. You are invited to come and join us.

WHEN? Thurs.13th December 2018.  Depart 9.30am  Ret.5pm. Price  £ 3 course meal, tea/coffee, chocolates and mince pies Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday next 2lst August 2018.  Ask for choice of meal slips

Theatre Group

We have arranged a trip to London, departing Maghull on Tuesday 4th December and returning on Thursday 6th December with Discovery Travel.  We will be attending a performance at the Royal Albert Hall, with a free day for sightseeing, followed by a trip to Windsor Castle. Please ask at the theatre desk for a booking form.

 Upcoming shows:

Friday 12th October – A Taste of Honey – Epstein Theatre
Monday 22nd October –  Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace – St George’s hall
Wed 7th Nov – Roger McGough.  World War 1 poetry and music.
Friday 9th November – La Traviata.  Performed by Welsh National Opera
Friday 30th November – Calendar Girls – Empire Theatre
Monday 31st December – New Year’s Eve ‘Don’t Stop the Music’ with RLPO-
Philharmonic Hall (transport will be provided for this trip)

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Notices – 07/08/18

Architecture for Fun
Sizergh and Leighton Hall, Thursday 9th August 2018 5 places available.
Meet at Maghull Square at 8.30 for departure at 8.45.
See George Birchall at Architecture for Fun desk

Wine Tasting – Tuesday 28th August 2018
9 places left , essential to book early to avoid disappointment
See George Birchall at Wine Tasting desk

Sunday Strollers 19th August

Our next Sunday Stroller walk, which is always on the 3rd Sunday of the month, will be on 19th August.  We will take the 9.19 train from Maghull station to Central and then the Hunts Cross Train to Brunswick where we will catch 82a (10.23) to Hale Village arriving 10.59.
The walk is about 4 miles it is mostly flat.There are two pubs in Hale so we could have lunch there.  We do finish in a park so you could bring a packed lunch if you wish.
If you want anymore details text Brenda on 07900525222.  Or come to Group Support desk on a Tuesday
Below are some pictures from previous walks

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Walking Group: the Tolkien Trail


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17 members of the walking group set off today to walk the Tolkien Trail, in the area of Hurst Green. Many areas of the UK aspire to have links with J.R.R.Tolkien, but the author certainly spent much of his time at Stonyhurst College, where we started the walk, writing his novel Lord of the Rings. Rumour has it he modelled Middle Earth on this area. Stonyhurst  is an independent college set in a 300 acre rural estate and is owned by the Society of Jesus. Certainly it is a very imposing building and students are very privileged to study in such a magnificent place. Continue reading

Easy Riders. Eastham to Brunswick

Brian led the group on a ride starting at Eastham on Monday 23rd July 2018.  We are now  getting used to the current weather but it WAS a hot day.  A train was taken to Eastham Ferry, via Central Station and on arrival we stopped for a cup of Tea ( or two ) at The Old Ticket Office, now a really nice cafe .The ride took us back to Liverpool Pier Head via the Ferry, on a route as close to the river front as possible,  this ride had not been done previously.   From the Pier Head we continued up river to Brunswick Station and thence home.

Thoroughly enjoyed by us all.  The day had been well picked as The Queen Elizabeth was berthed at the Cruise Terminal and we could see her in all her glory.

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We will start our day in Buxton, Derbyshire.  This is the highest town in England and is well known for its’ spa and special waters.  It is probably the most popular tourist town in Derbyshire, gateway to the Peak District and in one of the most beautiful areas in the country.  Visit the lovely Pavilion Gardens with its’ attractive Cafe.  Don’t miss the Dome, now owned by Derby University.  The accoustics under the dome are amazing.  Hop on the converted milk float bus and see the sights in comfort.  There are plenty of Cafes, Tea Rooms, Inns etc. for morning coffee and  it is a delight for shopaholics with a wide mix of shops.  Then we are off the the Hanging Gate Inn for an appetising 3 course lunch followed by tea/coffee. Overlooking beautiful countryside and a reservoir.  This is an ancient Inn with a good reputation for its’ welcome and good food.   It has amazing Halloween decorations and people come from all over to see them.  They have also featured on TV. 

When? Friday 19th October 2018.  Depart 9.15am Ret.6pm  Price £20 includes 3 course lunch followed by tea/coffee.  Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 7th August 2018.

Dorothy Clive Garden & Bridgemere

A visit to Dorothy Clive Garden on Wednesday, 19th September 2018,  set amidst glorious countryside where the borders of Staffordshire,Cheshire and Shropshire intersect, this beautiful 12 acre garden has evolved since 1940 when Colonel Harry Clive began landscaping a disused Victorian quarry for his wife Dorothy. Visitors to the garden will discover the great the variety of form and colour and the fine views of the surrounding countryside. Plant enthusiasts will find many unusual species.  There is a tearoom offering home baking and light lunches.

We will first visit Bridgemere Garden Centre Britian’s largest garden centre, selling a huge range of top-quality plants and garden products. You can explore the six acre award-winning gardens. There is a garden kitchen cafe with refreshments which will delight !! with tasty light bites, sweet treats and the finest of coffee/tea.  This should be an enjoyable day out.

The cost of trip is £19
Depart Maghull Square.
Return Maghull Square   6pm approx