Wine time at Scatchards

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40 U3A members attended at wine tasting last evening led by George Birchall. Visiting “Wine Time at Scatchards” on Great Howard street, we were treated to an array of Italian wines, mostly from the region to be visited on the next wine tasting holiday. Two whites, a rose and three reds were accompanied by a selection of chorizo, cheeses and olives. Thankfully transport had been arranged as the measures were far from mean and there may well have been a brush with the law had anyone been foolish enough to drive!  The evening was a great success and everyone is looking forward to the next event in a couple of months time. Thanks to George and Mo for organising everything.


Our first stop of the day will be at the award winning Country Harvest, Ingleton.  Set in a beautiful location, you will find an amazing premises with an enviable reputation for quality and value.  They sell a variety of things including clothes, jewellery, homeware, a foodhall which sells freshly baked bread, local meat, cheeses  and of course, there is the lovely Cafe.  

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Theatre Group

Friday 8th June       Jane Eyre (ballet)      Lowry Manchester

Friday 29th June     Thriller                        Liverpool Empire

Tues 10th July.         Othello                       Everyman,

Due to the high cost 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.

Bird Watching

Bird Recognition for Beginners at Mere Sands Nature Reserve, Holmeswood Road, Rufford, L40 1TG on Weds 2nd May 10am-12 noon.

Cost is £6 for non members of Lancs Wildlife Trust including parking and £5 for members. There are toilets on site and you can buy a hot drink. There are plenty of benches and picnic tables on site.

Contact June Avery on 526-9118 or email

Let me know if you would like to go but will need a lift and I’ll see what I can sort out.


Pedal Pushers : Field Of Hope

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Following the usual tradition the Pedal Pushers cycling group rode to Sefton Park, Liverpool yesterday to visit the Field Of Hope. This expanse of different cultivars of daffodils was originally planted as a fund raising venture for the Marie Curie Hospice in Woolton, which is only a couple of miles from the park. People could purchase a daffodil bulb for £1 which was then planted in the park. Over the years the bulbs have increased by natural spread. The display is much later than usual this year, due to the poor weather we have had, but nevertheless, the display is beautiful and well worth a visit.