Chorley

Events

We organise a variety of trips to theatres, museums etc.

Our General Meetings take place on the fourth Monday of the month at St George's Church Hall, Chorley, starting at 1.30pm. Usually we have an outside speaker, though sometimes the meeting is taken by our own members. The format is usually news, speaker and then informal chat over a cup of tea or coffee.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Jul 22nd Afternoon Tea and Group information stands. St George's Church Hall 1.30pm
Art Appreciation
Tue Jul 9th DVD Women in art part 2
Tue Sep 10th DVD Women in art part 3
Fruit and Vegetable Growers
Tue Jul 9th Grappenhall Heys walled garden
Mon Aug 12th Tatton Park Walled Garden
Mon Sep 9th Allotment visit
Mon Oct 14th TBD
Mon Nov 11th Review of the year & quiz
Mon Dec 16th Jacobs join
Gardening
Mon Jul 1st Visit to members’ garden in Higher Wheelton. Oakfield, Higher Simpson Fold. PR6 8HW
Mon Aug 5th Visit to Hazel Cottage, Bretherton. PR269AN
Cost £6.00 to include tea/coffee and cookies, for NGS
Mon Sep 2nd Coach Trip.
Yorkgate Garden Leeds. Coach and entrance to the garden £20. Morning coffee at a garden centre, and possible lunch too, or bring a packed lunch. Cheques payable to Chorley U3A, or cash accepted. Contact Denny Robinson with money to book. Telephone 01257 262122, 38 Glamis Drive off Southport Road,PR7 1LX
Mon Oct 7th Plant exchange and planning meeting at 36 Carlton Road, Great Knowley, Chorley. PR6 8TQ
Mon Nov 4th Digital slide show of the gardens we visited this year given by Peter Holland at St Georges Hall, Chorley.
Mon Dec 9th Jacob’s Join Social at 26 Church Walk, Euxton
Intermediate Walks
Wed Jul 3rd Barley - Pendle Hill. Jack (011257 230508)- 8 miles - Hilly. Meet on village car park (£1) (28 miles each way)
Local History
Mon Sep 16th Talk on the history of St Lawrence's Church by Marion Rawnsley
Mon Oct 21st Talk on the building of the Manchester Ship Canal by Malcolm Tranter
Long Walks
Wed Jun 26th Silverdale - The wells of Silverdale - 8 miles - Alan - parking on the RSPB Leighton Moss car park. GR 477750 postcode LA5 0SW
Wed Jul 10th Peter G - Hurstwood Reservoir and around Extwistle Moor. c9 miles
Meet alongside UU car park - grid 8884 3163 - satnav BB10 3LH
Drivers, please contact Peter to advise you will be coming (07958 311155)
Wed Aug 7th Grandchildren's Day
Medium Walks
Wed Jun 26th Clayton Brook & Brindle 7 miles - Tony Short 01772 435063 - parking Asda car park near Leisure Centre
Wed Jul 10th Whalley & Sabden - 7 miles - Stuart Harding 01257 233936- parking Spring Wood
Wed Jul 24th Witton Weavers - 7.5 miles - John Stringer 01257 792474/07597336320- Parking main Witton car park
Pub Lunch
Wed Jul 17th Hartwood Hall Hotel, Preston Road, Chorley, PR6 7AX
Wed Aug 21st Yarrow Bridge, Bolton road, Chorley, PR7 4AB
Wed Sep 18th Fieldfare, Foxhole Road, Chorley, PR7 1NY
Wed Oct 16th Sea View, 2 Preston Rd, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, PR6 7HH
Wed Nov 20th Prince of Wales 14 New Market Street, Chorley, PR7 1DB
Wildlife
Thu Jul 11th Burgh Meadows - Denise
Thu Aug 1st Myers Allotment - Marian & Denise
Thu Aug 22nd Speke Hall Woodland Trust- Jean
Mon Sep 2nd Coach trip to Yorkgate gardens - Denny
Thu Sep 12th Chorley cemetary - Denise
Thu Oct 3rd Autumn crocuses at Ellerbeck - Jean & Richard
Thu Oct 10th Leighton Moss for otters and deer (perhaps) - Denny