Isle of Wight Holiday 2022


Our holiday to the Isle of Wight is now fully planned. I have attached a flier for the break so you can read through the itinerary and decide if it’s the holiday for you.
Booking is now open but please be aware I only have twin rooms left available.  Book by text or email please on:               07736053150
Click on the photo to open the complete flier.

Treasurer wanted for our U3A


Do you enjoy working with figures?

Many of you will know our current Treasurer, Stuart Findlay.  Stuart reaches the end of his three year term on 31 March 2021 and, having done a great job, has decided he won’t stand for re-election to the post for a further three years.

Accordingly we are now seeking interest in the role from members who have some financial background.

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Theatre Group

Dear Theatregoers

Thankyou for showing interest in joining us at the theatre.  We have booked tickets for Midnight Bell, on Thursday 21st October at 7.30 pm at the Playhouse Theatre..  The tickets cost £33.00 and will need to be paid for by the end of August. The tickets are in the stalls on rows C and D 15-20 and are good seats.

It is a Dance Theatre event “Matthew Bourne’s new World Premiere which explores London life in the 1930s where ordinary people emerge from their cheap boarding houses nightly to pour out their passions, hopes and dreams in the pubs and bars of fog-bound Soho. The Midnight Bell, a tavern where one particular lonely-heart’s club gather to play out their lovelorn affairs of the heart; bitter comedies of longing, frustration, betrayal and redemption”.

We will travel on the train from Maghull Station together for the event.

As this is a new way of booking a show you will be asked to send a cheque to the address given to you on the phone together with a stamped addressed envelope.  We will hold on to the cheques until we are ready to make the final payment.  If things don’t work out as planned we will then be able to return your cheque.

Please ring one of the following numbers:

Pat Kelly               0151 476 1726

Sue Quinn             0151 287 5285

Ann Unsworth        0151 480 7398


August Ramble

The next ramble will be on Thursday 5th August and will be a flat but uneven 7.5 mile walk in the Rainford area. Regular ramblers already have the information, but if any other members wish to join us please email me at for details.

Family History – Sep – Dec 2021

We plan to hold meetings in the Lydiate Village Centre, Lambshear Lane, at 1.30pm in the larger middle room.

3rd September  2021   Great to be back party.

Progress, Assistance. Recording what we did or didn’t do in “Lockdown 2020 – 2021

Tea/Coffee and Cake!

1st October 2021

Select a member from your family tree and explore what they would have worn for work or leisure. Hats, suits, dresses etc. What was the fashion for their social standing?

5th November 2021

Old wedding photos. Discuss styles through the years, Bride and Groom as well as guests.

3rd December 2021

Quiz (any offers), party food.

Any ideas you have for the 2022 program would be appreciated.

Theatre Group

Hello Everybody.  We are looking at Theatre trips this Autumn.

Because there is no coffee morning we have decided to draw up a list of theatregoers so we can keep in touch.  If you would like to be included please send your email address.  If you know of anyone who might be interested please let them know.

The address is

We want to include everybody.  If you do not have and email address then a phone number would be fine. We will advertise shows shortly.

Sardinia 2021

I have just been contacted by John Makinson of Discovery Travel , approx.1.00pm today

He advised me that EasyJet have cancelled the flights that were booked to take us to and return us from Sardinia

At present , there is no other option to proceed with the proposed tour this year.

DT  are looking at options for 2022 , however if a member does not wish to continue , flight costs will be recoverable from EasyJet via DT

Some aspects of the deposits have been expended in Sicily and therefore that aspect of the deposit refund is in doubt.

Members are requested to identify whether they want to consider 2022 or seek partial refund.