Flicks and Friends 18.06.24


This month’s Flicks and Friends movie is Emily. The film was released in 2022  and is the imagined story of Emily Bronte telling her sister Charlotte where her inspiration for her book Wuthering Heights came from.

As always admission is free to all 60+ year olds but Age Concern are always appreciative of any donations on the day.

Click on the poster for more information.

Maghull Festival 15th June 2024


Saturday was Maghull Festival day; a day where the many organisations that support the people of Maghull and give them a chance to get involved were celebrated.
The Activities room was crammed with many stalls many of whom represented groups I had no idea were active in Maghull. Face painting, merry-go rounds, children’s entertainers, singers and the MaDukes supported the event.
And yes, we were there too.
Maghull and Lydiate u3a had our own stall promoting our own contribution to Maghull life.
Our thanks to to Margaret, Maureen C, Joan, Peter and Maureen B who brought samples of the work produced by their groups and also to Nigel, Irene, Pat and Lynne who helped man the stall.

Wine Tasting 15th August 2024

Agreement has been confirmed to hold an evening tasting a selection of Italian Wines together with the usual charcuterie , cheese , olives , biscuits etc

The same venue ie Winetime at Scatchards on Derby Road.

Cost is £10 per tasting , a taxi return transfer will be made available from Maghull Square leaving at 5.50pm cost is £10 per member.

See George or Jeff at the Wine Tasting desk or text George on 07826 048379


Architecture for Fun Attingham Park Cronkhill Shrewsbury

Arrangements have been agreed to visit the above on 22nd August 2024

Attingham Park is an 18th century Shropshire estate with 200 acres of parkland and a Regency mansion

Attingham Mansion ,  is the fourth of the 10 best beautiful country house in the UIK , only bettered by Chatsworth House , Blenheim Palace and Osbourne House

It is a National Trust Property and National Trust members have free entry ( a charge will apply for non members for the mansion and gardens at £16.00  and for a guided tour  of the mansion for all members at  £5)

Light lunches (soup and one pots) maybe served from 12 noon until 2pm at the Carriage House Cafe in the Stables Courtyard also hot and cold drinks , sandwiches , cakes , bakes and savoury snacks

Cost is £25 per member plus any non member entry cost and guided tour cost

See George or Jeff at Architecture for Fun desk or text George on 07826 048379  to book a place


Architecture for Fun National Memorial Arboretum

Arrangements have been completed to visit the Arboretum for a full day on 25th July 2024

The National Memorial Arboretum is a British site of national remembrance in Alrewas , Staffordshire . Its objective is to honour the fallen , recognise service and sacrifice and foster pride in the British Armed Forces and civilian community with over 400 memorials , a woodland landscape with over 25000 trees

We will travel by luxury coach from Maghull Square

Lunch is available at The Eatery at Arboretum and there is a coffee shop

Cost is £35 per member including entry to the Arboretum  (refreshments or lunch at members own cost) , the cost includes a £5 donation as a charitable gift or personal tribute

See George or Jeff at Architecture for Fun desk or text George on 07826 048379 to book a place


Digital cameras – B+W

Hi everyone. We got some great photos for the ’Black & White’ subject.
Thanks to everyone that came along to the meeting on Monday.

It was a challenge finding what we considered the best.
Members entered some creative images, computer generated pencil drawings effect and a picture using an infrared camera. See if you can spot them.

Have a great summer. See you in the Autumn – we resume 2nd Sep. –Terry

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Sandstone Trail aka the jungle!

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8 members of the rambling group took an 8.5 mile ramble along the Sandstone trail In Cheshire yesterday. Starting from Coppermines Lane where there are still remnants of the old copper works, we walked past the strangely named Chiflik farm part of the huge  Bolesworth estate and having negotiated a very precarious and steep set of uneven stone steps we came upon an area named Muskets Hole. Treading very carefully around the edge, as the cliff face to the side of us led to a sheer drop  we reached Raw Head, the highest point on the Sandstone trail. At 745 feet high we should have had a great view across the Cheshire Plains from the trig point. Sadly for us the trees have now grown to such a height that nothing is visible apart from the green canopy. Continue reading