As you are probably aware we have not yet found a new Treasurer to manage the finances of our U3A and be part of the Committee. Without a Treasurer we are finding it extremely difficult to manage the financial affairs of our U3A. As we begin to reopen, the system may become unmanageable. So it is absolutely vital that we appoint the right person to this post as soon as possible.

If you have a background or experience in finance and or accounting and would like to be part of a group of Trustees that care about our U3A and would like to rise to the challenge, please, in the first instance, contact a member of Committee, in confidence, to informally express an interest and to discuss the opportunity further. This initial expression of interest to gain more information, will NOT commit you in any way.

Thank you.

Kynren Spectacular


Join us for a five day/four night break on the 8th of September 2022. We will be staying at the Jury’s Inn Hotel Middlesbrough and exploring the north east of England. The attached flier has all the information you’ll need to help you decide if this holiday is for you.  Click on the flier for the full version.

Booking will be by text or email only and will open on Monday 13th of September at 09:00.  Bookings will be taken in order of receipt.



Notices – 14 Sep 21

Philosophy will restart tomorrow Wednesday 15th September 2.30 Kensington house .any members who would like to dip there toe into philosophy would be most welcome. Tony Snape advises ‘We will have a very gentle and relaxed restart – no pressure.

Architecture for Fun – Arrangements have been made for a rearranged visit to Holker Hall. 14th October 2021 leaving Maghull Square at approx. 9.15 – 9.30 (time to be confirmed)

Can members who have added their names and paid for the visit consider whether they still wish to go , if not ,can  you  please advise George Birchall ASAP as there is a waiting list (refunds can be arranged)

Wine Tasting – A date has been agreed with Winetime at Scatchards for the rearranged tasting (Spanish wines) on 21st October 2021 commencing at approx 7.00pm

Can any member who has added there name and paid consider whether they still wish to go, if not please advise George Birchall ASAP as there is a waiting list (refunds can be arranged)

Certain members have added there name to the list but not paid , can they pay George Birchall ASAP so that a definite list can be confirmed to Winetime at Scatchards

Painting for Pleasure have spaces available and would like to encourage anyone interested in joining the group to contact the leader

Port Sunlight 12/09/2021

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Nineteen of us took the train to Port Sunlight today for an appreciation and history of the village. On the platform at Central Station, while waiting for the Chester train, David gave us an introduction to the day’s walk with a history of the origins of the village and the development of soap production. On our arrival at Port Sunlight, Continue reading

Day Trips

Hello – well it was lovely to return  on Tuesday morning and  how nice it was to meet up again and chat with so many of you.  I will be organising a trip in November to Briars Hall, Lathom for an afternoon with a Christmas feel. I have booked a 3 course meal followed by tea/coffee, an afternoon of entertainment with something included that should appeal to us all.  So what better than to join us with a nice local venue, good food, and a relaxing afternoon in good company. It seems such a long time since we did just that.

WHEN?  Tuesday 23rd November 2021. Depart  ll.15am Return 4.30pm approx.(from and back to The Square) Price: £25 inc.meal/entertainment/transport. Payment in full would be appreciated (in view of the Treasurer situation) but failing that a £10 deposit. Seats will be on sale at our table on     Tues. 2lst  September 2021



Family History

Well, we are back, the Village Centre accommodated us well. It was spacious and airy, and has room to expand, and still feel safe.
Our meeting went well, everyone had been double jabbed which made us more comfortable.
It was interesting to hear what people had done during lockdown and beyond, this included more walking, reading, gardening, more family research, keeping a daily log, and making model trains. All very good, but as we said, we should keep a record in our family history records for future generations to know how we coped with the pandemic in 2020/21.
We discussed the various FH companies, and how each had merits enabling some members to have reached far and wide with their family trees.
Next month’s meeting will be on the 1st October, 1.30 pm at Lydiate Village Centre.
As always, I feel it is important to know what our ancestors were like, as this will make our family history more interesting to future generations.
Our topic is to select a member from your family tree, any age, any period, but then try and find the type of clothes they would have worn for work or leisure. Hats, suits, dresses,shoes, clogs?
What was the fashion of the day, and for their social standing.
If you wish to show pictures, put them on a memory stick, or email them to me and we can show them on the ‘big screen’.
Keep smiling, and see you all soon.



Badminton 2

Badminton 2 will no longer be meeting at Hudson school on Tuesday evenings. I am in negotiations to secure a slot at Maricourt High school on Friday evenings from 7- 8pm. Please give me a ring if you are interested in joining us. Telephone June Avery on 526-9118 or 07952385283