Notices – 04/09/18

Fire alarm test to be carried out on Tuesday 18th September. Please take note of instructions given out after the alarm has sounded.

A meeting is taking place in the Sanctuary today for those going on the Puglia wines tour on 8th September. Clare Makinson from Discovery Travel will be in attendance

The Theatre Desk will be closed next Tuesday, and a reminder for New Year at the Philharmonic- they are taking bookings for the performance and would like names asap

Walking group – 2 walks on Thursday 6th September:

Short walk 5 miles West Kirby circular walk. Meet  Maghull station for 9:46 train.
Long walk: 12 miles Hooton to West Kirby. Meet Maghull station for 10:01 train to Moorfields and onward to Hooton.   Please bring a packed lunch for the long walk. There will be an opportunity for drinks / meal at the end of both walks.

I’m afraid I have the very saddest news to pass on- some of you will already be aware. Ian Gent who many of you will know has been fighting illness for some time, passed away peacefully on Friday in Woodlands Hospice surrounded by his family, and is now at peace. Ian was a lovely man whose tireless drive, enthusiasm and energy in any group he was involved in had a big impact and not least in him starting the first Nordic walking group with Active Sefton 4 years ago; from Ian’s initial relationship building many subsequent groups have been set up with Active Sefton.

Some U3A members are going to complete the 10K Walk – ‘Light Up The Night for Woodlands’ in memory of Ian on 13th October and one of our members is hoping to secure match funding from Barclays Bank. This will mean that anything raised, up to £750, will be doubled by Barclays. If you are able to, please support this fundraising in Ian’s name.

I am sure your thoughts will be with Lyn and the family at this very sad time

Parish notices – 05/12/17

Walking Group  Thur 7th December. Ship inn Haskayne 10:15.  There are 2 walks;  5  and 8 miles. There will be an opportunity to eat at the end of the walks. It is understood that the planned bus strike on Thursday has now been cancelled but please watch/listen to local media in case of any changes.  If there are any difficulties please contact Margaret Kendall this morning as lifts may be possible.  The 1st walk of 2018 will be on 4th January which is before U3A restarts. Details will be posted on our website. The schedule for next years’ walks was agreed at a meeting at the end of Coffee morning today and will be placed on our website.

Theatre Group   Tickets for the Philharmonic for 21st and 31st December need to be collected from the Theatre desk today. Transport for both shows will leave the square at 6.30 prompt please.  Tickets for Jersey Boys must be paid for today. There is no transport for this show

Day Trips   The coach for the trip tomorrow to Grange over Sands for Christmas lunch will be departing from the square at 9.30 am.

Maths for Fun   Meeting this Wed 6th December 2.30   Kensington House. ‘Christmas Maths’

Christmas Lunch   Today is the last chance to buy tickets for the Christmas Lunch at the Adelphi

Local History  The group are meeting today 5.12.17 at Lydiate Village Hall 2 to 4 pm.

Cycling  (Day Riders)  Having led the original group for the last 12 years , Phil Hughes is stepping down as leader and Alan  Carr will be taking over in the New Year.  Phil Hughes will stay on as assistant leader . Sincere thanks to Phil for all his hard work over the last 11 years and to both  Alan and Phil for carrying on in their roles of leader and assistant. 

A huge personal and U3A thank you  to Jane  for the great night we all had at the British Legion on Friday.  Jane’s thoroughness and  attention to detail made for a really good night which was thoroughly enjoyed by all .  Well done and thank you Jane

Next week we have the Christmas Concert to look forward to. This will be our last week – we return on the 9th January. Just a suggestion – take it or leave it – but it would be very festive if we could try and wear something red  next week.




Parish notices 21/11/17

Terracota Warriors 10th Feb 18  All outstanding money for the visit must be paid asap or the place will be forfeited to a reserve member

Christmas Social 1st December Royal British Legion  Please make sure you have your tickets for our Christmas Social – our event of the year. Price is £12 including hot and cold buffet, music, vocals and dance – what’s not to love !!

Architecture for Fun Christmas Lunch  Anyone who hasn’t paid needs to do so now – see George B.  Also if you haven’t chosen from the menu see George and complete the necessary form

Childrens Books age 3 to 9  George is collecting Children’s’ Books age 3 to 9. These will then be sent by George’s son in law to a scheme called ‘ HELP A SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOL’ and will assist the teachers in helping children to read.

Please bring your books to MBC on the 28th; if you need books collecting George is happy to do so – contact George by phone ( 0151 287 0308 or 07826 048379)

Booking trips and holidays  Committee have discussed the arrangements for booking trips and holidays and have decided in the interests of fairness and equal access for all, that anybody booking a trip or holiday should only be able to book for themselves and one other person. If you have any issues with this decision please talk to me or take this up with group support on their desk.

Discussion Group  The next meeting is this Thursday at 1.30 to 3 in Melling Tithebarn with the subject for discussion ‘Privacy have we got any left’ All are welcome . Entrance is £1 including refreshments

Christmas Concert 12 December  Baked goods need to be collected from the bakery in Walton on 11th December by 1pm. Could someone with a decent sized boot please volunteer to do this collection. Please see Marg Kendall on group support.

Sale of goods today  Mary is selling items today to raise money for McMillan

‘A Yorkshire Christmas’ holiday  Meeting in coffee room 11.15 to 11.30 today

Carol Concert – Old Roan Methodist Church for Woodlands Hospice 7.30 2 December (doors open at 7)  Ian G has asked that members please support the Carol Concert above. Tickets are £5 each or you can pay on the door. All money raised will go to Woodlands Hospice

Theatre Group  There are a few tickets available for New Year at the Philharmonic price £42.  You can also now book for Jersey Boys on the 18th January. Please note tickets can’t be transferred and must be paid for before we finish on the 12th December.

U3A Diaries are on sale price £2

Car parking at Maghull Baptist Church  One of our members has asked that we all ensure we are parking ‘sensibly’ to maximise parking space. (Some cars have been ‘crossing over spaces’ and not ‘parking straight’)

Canal walking group  Reminder that our minibus is MBC at 9 am this Thursday to allow for the nights’ drawing in

and finally …

A reminder of our vacancies –  Treasurer, Treasurer’s ‘helpers’ (on a weekly rota)  (we must get a better title this is too reminiscent of Santa’s helpers)   and photocopying help – again on a rota. 

The latter of these – photocopying –  was filled today after notices – thank you very much to our volunteer –  and apologies but  I don’t know your name – yet. Please could members seriously consider whether they can take up the position of Treasurer or Treasures helper(s) as these are absolutely vital for the ongoing operation of our U3A

Thank you all and have a great week



Parish notices – 31/10/17

Day trips – Eastbourne Nov. 5th Leave 9 am.

– Nov. 13th. Stockport Plaza.  Leave 9.15

Christmas –  Social and Lunch tickets now on sale.

Maths 4 fun – Awkward numbers. Nov 1st, 2.30 at K.House

Walking group – Nov. 2 Burscough   6 miles. meet Tesco in B. village. See notice board for more details.   Walking group planning meeting Nov. 14th @ 11.15 to discuss ‘way forward’

Practical gardening – next meeting Nov. 6th. new members welcome

Walking netball – No meeting this Friday

Walking football – Active Sefton have walking football on Mondays 10-11 at Crosby Leisure Centre.  £3.50 per session.  See ‘group support’ for more info.

Bird watching – Nov. 16th. 10 am. guided walk RSPB Marshside (Southport) £5

Group support – new group for individuals ?

Sale – Nov. 21st. sale of surplus ‘donated gifts’

Parish notices – 24/10/17

Maths 4 fun – Nov 1. short cuts in everyday life

Strictly  Nov 30th – Tea Dance @ Town Hall

Archaeology – 2nd Friday, 2.30 at Kensington House

Christmas social – Dec 1 RB Legion see Jane Jones

Eastbourne holiday – meeting today at 11.30

Digital cameras – Nov 14th  ‘display day’

Family history – Aviva community fund, Lydiate Abbey

Don’t forget clocks go back this weekend.

Parish notices – 17/10/17

Day trip on Wednesday 18th 9.15 am departure

Theatre- a reminder that as we will have a Christmas break from 12th Dec to 9th Jan people must book and pay for their various concert tickets. There are also still tickets for Giselle available.

Walking netball starts this Friday- make contact with Brenda for more info.

Philosophy 18th Oct 2.30 at Kensington House.

Finally, congratulations to Maghull Station Volunteers as they have won the Environmental Award at the Maghull Civic Awards.


memegenerator.netIMPORTANT VACANCY  

Our Treasurer will be retiring in April 2018 and we will have to replace him CAN YOU HELP? Do you have any background financial experience.


Interested? We would be very pleased to hear from you.  Speak to our Chairman or the Treasurer at our Coffee Morning on Tuesdays at the Baptist Church We look forward to hearing from you.

Parish notices – 10/10/17

Architecture for Fun- Thur 12th oct- coach  8.45 Maghull Square- please be on time.

A4F                    Early notice-9th Nov 12.30 St Anthony’s Church,Scotland Road            Guided tour by Michael O’Neill.  Cost £4 please pay at desk.

Art Appreciation -meeting at venue Wed 11th Oct.

Archeology Fri  13th Oct,2.30 Kensington House.

Gardening trips- Christmas menu choices -slips available.

Theatre- collect tickets for Giselle and pay for War Horse.

Christmas social and Christmas lunch tickets now on sale.

Sunday Strollers-15th Oct, meet Maghull station at 10.50- bring bus pass.Local bus to Lydiate for walk in area,please wear sensible shoes.

Finally we are still on the lookout for a treasurer- if you know someone ask them- don’t assume others are doing something!

Parish notices – 03/10/17

Local History– Tue 3rd  Diane Cox  on Liverpool Women- 2pm Lydiate Village Hall.

Walking group 5th Oct- details on website. Suitable footwear essential.

Architecture for fun– only 3 seats left for Powis Castle on 12.10.17

Garden vist on 4th Oct,leave Maghull Square at 8.45 prompt

Theatre– War horse -last day for tickets and booking. Christmas and New year concerts- please pay a.s.a.p. Tickets to be collected for Giselle.

Holiday to Hampshire now on sale at Jane’s desk.

U3A Christmas Lunch and evening do- tickets now on sale- see notices on website.

Check website for details or visit Group Support Table on any of the items below.

BIRD WATCHING  Group leader June Avery has arranged for the group to visit Lunt Meadows on Monday afternoon, 16th Oct at 1pm. They will meet in the car park on site.

FUN WITH FLOWERS  new 8 week course starts 9th Oct. Will be held at St James Hall.

WALKING NETBALL  Start Fri 20th Oct. W Lancs College Skem. Lifts will be available.

ZUMBA high interest two courses. The first one will start 30th Oct. If you have registered interest please check which course you are on. There is still time to register for this 6 week course

BADMINTON 1  Room for new members Wednesday 9.30St URC on Northway.

Darts New Group The ‘Coach and Horses‘  on Tuesday afternoons is the likely venue.

Maths for fun  Wed 4th Oct @ 2.30 at Kensington House. This months theme- How do the Bookies Always Win ? What are the Odds?

U3A diaries for 2018 price £2 on sale at membership desk each week.

Yet again  re parking in wrong places including disabled spaces without blue badges!


Parish notices – 26/09/17

Architecture for fun- Powis Castle 12th Oct- just 3 places left.

Theatre trips- War Horse 24th Nov £48 booking now.

Christmas Social and Lunch- see board/Website. Tickets next week from Chris Fletcher.

Gardeners’ QT 29th Sept and 1st oct radio 4- q. asked by our practical gardening group

Discussion group thurs28th on Greatness- what does it mean?

Gardening trips- 4th Oct Maenan Abbey -places available due to sickness.

Local History- Thurs oct 3rd- talk on Liverpool Women-pioneers by Diane Cox.

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