Notices – 19 June 2018

Nordic Walking

Several members took part in the free “Nordic walking” training which costs £70 per person to Sefton Council, but to date only one of these people have attended a Nordic walk. It is important to attend the walks to consolidate the learning and prevent waste of council monies. 

The next morning walk takes place on Monday 25th at 10:15 from the Leisure centre for 1 hour, or Monday 25th at 6:30 from Lydiate Scout hut for 90 mins. No need to book , just turn up. Poles are available at each walk. 

Theatre Group

Bookings for New Year’s Eve at the Philharmonic Hall are now being taken

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.

New Shows:

Friday 12th October – A Taste of Honey – Epstein Theatre

Monday 22nd October –  Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace – St George’s hall

Thursday 8th November – Cinderella – Friday 9th November – La Traviata.  Performed by Welsh National Opera at the Empire Theatre.

Monday 31st December – New Year’s Eve ‘Don’t Stop the Music’ with RLPO at Pilharmonic Hall (transport will be provided for this trip)

Prices for these shows will be available shortly.

Due to the high cost of transport we will not provide transport to Liverpool Theatres unless there is sufficient demand.  However, if you cannot get to the theatre without transport, please come to the Theatre Desk on Tuesday morning to discuss other options.

We do not want you to miss out.  So please come and discuss all options with us.


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At a celebratory meal at the L20 Restaurant in Bootle on 6th June, David Scott presented each walker with a certificate of completion of all 127 and a half miles of the Leeds Liverpool Canal. The certificates were designed and printed by Anne and John Blundell. Well done everyone!

Practical Gardening

We started our May meeting discussing what we are currently enjoying in our gardens. This included Azaleas, Camellias – ‘Donation’ variety reported to be gorgeous but were just finishing, Tulips, Iris, Magnolias Soulangeana and Stellata, Welsh Poppies, Geums, Centaura, Scabious, Skimmia plus many more. A Chilean Firebush Embothrium coccineum ( -photo right) was much desired by one member. Apple trees and any number of veg varieties are also being grown by some members

Based on a past recommendation within the group, another member has purchased a waspinator-

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Maths 4 Fun

Maths in Art and Architecture

We had a lovely relaxing afternoon exploring the maths in arches, Celtic knots and Moorish tile design.

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We will now have a break for the summer and we will meet again on Wednesday 5th September when we will continue to explore the many links between maths and art. Lots more drawing with pencil, compass and ruler!

More info from Wanda Leach 284 8454 or


Notices – 5 June 2018

Theatre Group

Names for the trip to the Royal Albert Hall, December 4-6th are now being taken. . Please see the theatre desk for further details including single room charge.

The bus for the ballet at the Lowry theatre this coming Friday will leave Maghull Square at 5.45.

Maths for Fun

A reminder that the next meeting will be this Wednesday, 6th June at 2.30 when we will look at maths in Art and Architecture.

Please try to bring a compass, pencil and ruler with you as there will be lots of drawing to do.

Very important notice – MBC coffee morning room set up

We come into coffee morning every Tuesday to this room set up and ready for us all to use. However, we have been struggling lately to get sufficient members to volunteer to set up the tables and chairs prior to our coffee morning starting. Last week we had only two people setting up which would have been pretty pressurised and physical as when we all arrived everything was ready for us to use. Clearly that’s unfair and can’t continue.

Our Tuesday mornings can only function effectively if all the tables and chairs are set up in their correct positions prior to the group leaders arriving.

Can you please consider if you have some time from about 9.00am to assist the “setting up team” in their “voluntary capacity” to provide an adequate layout for the coffee morning to run smoothly and if possible to help clear away afterwards.

Please see George Birchall or me if you can spare 30 minutes from 9.00am on Tuesdays to carry out this very important exercise

Walking group out this Thursday.

Long walk 9.5 miles meet at Maghull station to catch the 9:31 train to Moorfields and onward to Chester. Bring a packed lunch.

Short walk: 4 miles; Meet at sefton lane bus stop to catch the  9:25 bus for Lady Green Garden centre at 10:15 if going by car . Lunch at a local pub.