Nordic Walking Training


Several new U3A members have enquired  at the group support desk about Nordic walking. In order to go on these walks members have to complete a short training programme first to learn the technique. Active Sefton have now publicised the dates for the technique training. These are Mon 15th and 22nd Oct.12;30-2;30 Formby Library. Sat 3rd and Sun 4th November 2-4pm Dunes Leisure Centre, Southport and  Thursday 8th Fri 9th November  10-12md Crosby Leisure Centre.

Courses are free of charge but places are limited. To book a place on the training course contact the team on 0151 934 2824 or email

Archeology : Museum of Liverpool Pier Head

A visit has been arranged for Tuesday 23rd October at 2.00pm

A talk and tour will be given by Geoff Speakman at the Museum on Roman and local finds.

Anyone interested in attending should speak to Colin Hignett at the Archeology desk or phone him on 0151 531 9763

There is no charge but a donation would be appreciated ; members to make their own way there.


Sunday Lunch Group

November’s lunch takes us back to The Plantation Restaurant at

Warbreck Garden Centre, Lathom

This will be on Sunday, 04 November – 1.30pm for 2.00pm

Booking will start on Tuesday, 16 October at the Day Trips desk, when menu

choice slips will be available.  It would be helpful if these could be filled

in and returned to me on the same day.

Price:               2 Courses: £ 14.95           3 Courses:  £17.95

A minimum of £5 deposit is required at time of booking

Penblwydd Priodas Diamwnt

Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Chwe deg mlynedd ymlaen ac mae’r briodferch a’r priodfab yma yn dal i edrych mor hapus ac yr oeddynt ar eu diwrnod priodas. Mwynhaodd Bill a Lil Jones eu dathliad pen-blwydd priodas a ddechreuodd gyda brecwast priodas  gyda’r gang Gymreig.
Bu Bucks Fizz, cacen briodas, bara brith a lluniau o adeg hynny ac yn awr yn diwrnod arbennig iawn i’r cwpl. Roedd cerdyn hyd yn oed o’r Frenhines, a oedd yn ymfalchïo yn y lle ar y lle tan eu cartref.
Anfonodd  ffrindiau lawer o flodau a chardiau a rhoddodd y teulu noson iddynt i’w gofio. Llongyfarchiadau i’r ddau ohonoch chi.


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Pedal Pushers enjoy the Indian Summer

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The Pedal Pushers plus two easy riders took advantage of the unexpected late sunshine today. Cycling along the Cheshire Lines as far as Formby we enjoyed lovely weather and were also treated to an unexpected sight of hundreds of geese feeding on the crop stubble. On our outward ride we were caught unawares and weren’t quick enough to catch on camera the spectacle of them taking flight as they caught sight of us. However, on our return, after a coffee stop on the lovely outdoor terrace of  the Sparrowhawk, we pushed our cycles when in the vicinity of the fields and managed to catch the upward flight. Truly a great sight and well worth creeping quietly along the hedge line! Return distance today just under 16miles, made even more enjoyable by good company and the late summer warmth.


Wednesday 17th October. Visit to Lunt Meadows. Meet at the Lunt Meadows car park, off Lunt road, Lunt village at 11am. Hopefully we may see some short eared owls and lots of geese This is not a guided tour. Lunt Meadows does not have toilet facilities. It is an open site with open hides. Wrap up warm and bring a hot drink. Contact June Avery on 526- 9118 or email  Let me know if you want to go but do not have transport

Wednesday 14th November. Visit to the Festival Gardens, Otterspool,  Riverside Park, Riverside Drive, Liverpool with the Liverpool branch of the RSPB. Meet at the Riverside Park Gates, Riverside Drive at 11am. We can meet at Maghull station for the 10.01 train to Central and then get a train to St Michaels. Riverside Drive is a short walk from the station. You can drive if you prefer. There are car parks along Riverside Drive. Contact June Avery on 526-9118 or email

October Real Ale Meet Up

This month we are visiting Southport as this month’s last Friday the 26th coincides with CAMRA’s annual Beer Festival. We will be catching the 300 bus which is due at 1130 by the Alt pub (Liverpool Road South) so you can then work out what time to get to your nearest stop. We should arrive at Eastbank Street Southport about 1215. The beer festival is being held in St John Hall in Wright Street (road on left heading towards Asda) and 3 minutes walk from Southport train station. If you are a CAMRA member remember to bring your card for free entry otherwise it’s £4. We can spend a while here and then visit a few local pubs. As always please ring my mobile 07801 656570 if you are delayed. Look forward to seeing you.

Notices – 2/10/18

Art appreciation trip Sat 6 October
Members going on this trip can take their own lunch or use the café

Painting for Pleasure
Eric and Mike, the leaders of this group, want to encourage all level of painting ability to give this group a try. The group meet every Thursday at the United Reformed Church on Northway – the entrance is in Larchwood Avenue

Plastic milk bottle tops
Linda on members desk, is collecting plastic milk bottle tops to support an organisation which aims to use these to fund buying a defibrillator for every school on Merseyside. Please collect and bring your bottle tops to coffee morning where a collection container will be available.

Day Trips – Our driver Phil

Our Driver Phil is sadly retiring.  He has driven us all over the place during the past few years.  I can’t begin to count how many miles we have travelled safely with him.  Throughout all our trips he has been unfailingly kind, courteous, helpful and above all a safe driver (although he has got us lost a couple of times!!) We would like to make a contribution to him as a token of our thanks and if you would like to donate, then please visit the Day Trip’s table where there is an envelope and a card to sign, or contribute on our next day trip (19th Oct.) which will be his last trip.  I’m sure we would all like to wish him a very happy, healthy retirement.  Maybe he’ll join the U3A.!!  Many thanks   Marj