Dear all 

Our next AGM takes place on 21 May 2019.    

From that date, we will have vacancies for both Committee Members and for Vice Chair, as present members come to the end of their term of office.  

New ideas and new Committee members are essential for our organisation to develop and grow, so please consider coming forward to help keep our U3A vibrant, relevant and enjoyable.   See Nomination forms below.

What does being a Committee member involve?  Continue reading

Membership Renewals 19/20 now overdue



Membership renewals are now overdue. Group leaders have been requested to check that members attending groups or going on trips/holidays have an up to date membership card. If you have not renewed please do so without delay at the next coffee morning. Renewals will close soon and after this time members will have to re-join and be issued a new number.

Notices – 16/04/19

Easter break

No coffee morning next Tuesday 23rd April

Practical Gardening Group 

The next meeting of this group will be on Monday 13th May due to the previous Monday being a Bank Holiday

Danube Cruise September

A cabin remains available for this cruise – please contact Jane 

Cornwall gardening trips holiday

There will be a meeting about this break on 30th April at 11.15 in the main room at MBC


Wednesday 18th April 2.30 to 4.30 at Kensington House. Topic: Aspects of Eastern Philosophy – all welcome

Calligraphy Group 15th May

We are going to hold a meeting on 15th May at St Peters Hall Moorhey Road, opposite Hudson School, 1.30 to 3pm to see if we can get this group going.  At the moment we have people interested but no leader, so I am going to try and find someone who will act as the co-ordinator.   If you are interested in joining this group please come to Group Support desk on a Tuesday morning or text me on 07900525222 Brenda McKenzie

Practical Gardening

On 4th April the Practical Gardening group happily took up Bill and Margaret (Ashton’s) kind offer to revisit their beautiful garden in Blundellsands. As always we were made very very welcome and all enjoyed seeing the garden in the Spring and comparing this to last Summer when we previoulsy visited.  The garden is beautifully planted and maintained – we all marvelled at Bill’s lawn edges (and lots of other things)  which are all sharp and ‘clean.’ The photos speak for themselves – but in the flesh the garden is even more gorgeous than the pictures suggest.  Thank you Bill and Margaret again from us all.


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Technology and Science

Last Wednesday Edna Harrison gave an excellent presentation on microbiology, with a fascinating look at the history and the folk behind the advances in the science.  She included her background, with some anecdotes to lighten the topic. Well done Edna.

May topics:

08       Lignite in the Latrobe valley
22       Rayon at British Enka, Aintree


New Day Trip

We will pay a visit to the beautiful popular Italian Village of Portmeirion, designed by Clough Williams-Ellis. There is plenty to interest us and we will start by having a short introductory guided tour.  There is a free land train to take you through the wooded areas and lovely walks down to the water’s edge.  There are shops, cafes, Italian Ice Cream Parlour etc. for you to explore and amazing Italian style Gardens.  Then we will travel the short distance to the lovely town of Porthmadog.  A busy Town with a pretty harbour, good range of shops, cafes and attractions.  It is a popular holiday resort, situated on the edge of

Llyn Peninsula
Towns & Villages – North

Snowdonia National Park and with wonderful views of the Snowdonia Mountain range.

WHEN??  Fri.7th June 2019  Dep.8.30am  Ret.6pm. Price: £21 inc. entrance to Portmeirion.  Seats will be on sale at our table on 16th April 2019

Notices – 09/04/19

Caligraphy this new group will meet on Wednesday afternoons once a venue has been found. Please put your name on the notice board list – or pass your name to Jackie in our coffee room kitchen (or Brenda McKenzie on group support).

Danube Cruise September – a cabin has become available for this holiday , unfortunately through illness. Please contact Jane Jones for more information

Garden visit to Biddulph Grange 10.4.19 – meet tomorrow at Maghull Square; the coach will leave at 9.15 prompt. Don’t forget to bring your National Trust card if you are a member

BBC Gardeners World trip 14 June – if you have booked on this trip please pay now if you haven’t already

Archaeology for Fun meet 12 April Kensington House 2.30 to 4.30

Theatre – new comedy at the Playhouse 7th June ‘Cooped.’ See theatre desk

Sponsored Marathon run to support Dementia Revolution – Wanda passed on her sincere thanks to our members who have now sponsored her daughter Maria by a total of £1020

German Group

We are a group practicing a level of German that is somewhere between Beginners and Intermediate. We tend to use stories and are currently working our way through the “Café in Berlin“ series. Most group members  studied some German in school and have not used it much since then. Others have come to it later in life for various reasons. If you would like to try us out, please contact me, or just come along on a Thursday morning at St Georges parish hall. We meet most Thursday mornings outside of the school holiday periods.


if you want to apply for the free insurance policy for our Turkey n Tinsel visit to Scotland, in December, then please come to the Coffee Morning on Tues. next 9th April 2019 to complete your application form.  They then need to be sent off with the deposits.  This is the last chance to apply for this insurance. Thank you to all who have already done so.  Many thanks