Nordic walking


Eight U3A members recently took part in the free Nordic walk training provided by Sefton Council. This training costs the council £70 per person. To date only one of the people trained has taken part in a walk. This is a waste of council money and may prevent the U3A getting places in the future. It is important to consolidate the learning gained at the training by taking part in a regular walk. The health benefits are tremendous too!  Walks are available on Monday mornings (fortnightly) at 10:15 am from Maghull Leisure Centre. Next walk is on 25th June. This is 60 minute walk. There is also a weekly walk on Monday evening, 6:30  from Lydiate scout hut for 90 minutes. There is no need to book for the walks, just turn up 10 mins before walk commences. Poles are available to use.

A Right Royal Occasion Achlysur Brenhinol Iawn

Mis yma, mi aeth y dosbarth Cymraeg i’r Royal Hotel, Waterloo am ginio.  Cawsom fwyd ardderchog a cwmni gwych.  Cafodd bawb amser da a mi oedd yna ddigon o le i chwarae cuddio hefo nain i un ohonnom!!The Welsh group had their get together at the Royal Hotel, Waterloo this month. The food was excellent, the company brilliant and one of us found time to play hide and seek with granny!!

Summer Essence – July 6th

What did your family do in the summer?

Holidays?  Where did you go to?  Did you just stay with family in other areas of the country?

Days out?    Where did you visit?

The Royal Family move to the Highlands of Scotland and the Pope moves out of Rome, did your family have a summer residence !

Come and entertain us with your memories and photos and souvenirs !

Wine tasting at the Summer Solstice

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40 U3A members took advantage of the longer hours of daylight this evening and attended a wine tasting evening hosted at Scatchards, where we sampled Chilean wines. Two whites, a rose and three reds were tasted, accompanied by chorizo, goats cheese, crackers and olives. The evening was a great success with lively conversation, not all about the wine, and it was great to see several new U3A members attending the evening. Thanks to George Birchall for arranging the evening and transportation to and from the event.

Foodie Group: Who ate all the pies?

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The foodie group met today for our usual monthly meeting and sampled pies created by Dave, Brian, Ann and Lillian. Thank you all for your contributions. For savoury we tried corned beef and onion pie; and an unnamed creation that had no specific recipe but developed as it was being made! It might not have a name but it certainly went down well!  For desserts we had offerings of quick lime pie, Jamaican crunch pie  and cake in a mug. It can certainly be said no one goes home hungry from the meetings. After all the carbs we are sampling salads next month and finalising our plans for the summer picnic in August.

Architecture for fun – Wroxeter

11th October 2018

A coach visit to Wroxeter which is near Shrewsbury , Wroxeter is a roman town and we have entry and audio devices included in the cost

From there we are proposing to visit a local vineyard where along with wine tastings we will be provided with a one course lunch and tea/coffee , this will depend on 36 members booking the trip.

Cost for English Heritage members £32.00 and non English Heritage members £39.00

See David Scott or George Birchall at AFF desk

Sizergh Castle and Leighton Hall (Near Kendal)

Thursday 9th August 2018

Coach visit to the above with (a) Sizergh Castle which is a National Trust property including entry and a short talk  and (b) Leighton Hall including entry and a guided tour and a Birds of Prey display. Lunch will be available at Sizergh Castle at extra cost.

Only 36 places available.

Cost per member is £22.00 for National Trust members and £31.00 for non National Trust members

See David Scott or George Birchall at AFF desk

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.