February 2019 Monthly Meeting
Excellent talk by Susannah Bleakely at our Open Meeting. She spoke clearly and with humour and expertise on Morecambe Bay and the Partnership. We learned to see the Bay from the point of view of sailors, about the conservation of many spots around the coast and about the idea of the Eden Project of the north in Morecambe. We were also able to buy maps of the Bay showing places of interest. Fascinating.
A fond look back to the heady days of summer 2018 when the Friday Walkers spent three days walking in the Askrigg area
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|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu May 23rd||Industrial History||Windermere Jetties (Ex Steam Boat Museum) We are booked in to arrive at about 11.30 for a timed entry at 1200. The visit will be self-guided, with volunteers available to assist at various places. At 1445 we will participate in a "Conservation Conversation" where members of the conservation and/or education teams will be available to explain and discuss their activities.|
|Thu May 23rd||Come Sing||Concert at Walney Church Centre at 2pm|
|Sat May 25th|
→Mon May 27th
On May 25-27th, from 11.00am—5.00pm, Judith Sanderson will be opening her garden at Langholme Mill, Woodgate, Lowick Green LA12 8ES. It’s £3 for the garden visit, £5 with tea & cake. All proceeds to NGS & Crake Valley First Responders
|Tue May 28th||Drop-In||May Drop-in - Groups having displays: Rummikub and Philosophy|
The computer help desk will be available as usual. And there will be a book swap.
|Tue Jun 4th||Meeting||North West Region Conference and AGM|
The Exchange, Preston
10.30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
|Tue Jun 11th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting - 10.15am in the Coronation Hall, Ulverston|
Speaker: Graham Whalan - 'From the Mikado to Cats: The history of Amateur Operatics in the South Lakes'
|Wed Jun 12th||Natural History||Gait Barrows|
|Fri Jun 14th||Strollers||North Walney - Leader - Diane|
|Tue Jun 18th||Visiting Gardens||Dalemain House and Garden Costs: House and Garden £9, Garden only £7 and £6 for drivers. Meeting on Daltongate, Ulverston at 9.15am for car sharing and leaving at 9.30am.|
Please note that we will need a firm commitment one week before this visit. More information from Diane
|Thu Jun 20th||Theatre Visits||Hobson’s Choice at The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester. Tickets, including coach travel are £45. |
This trip is now fully booked. If you would like to go on the waiting list, please contact Moira.
|Thu Jun 20th||Questers||To be arranged|
|Thu Jun 20th||Drop-In||NEW BARROW DROP-IN|
On Thursday June 20th we are holding the first of a series of Drop-ins outside Ulverston. We have booked the East Room at St Paul’s Church in Hawcoat Lane, Barrow from 10-11.30. We do hope as many members as possible support this new venture.
|Tue Jun 25th||Drop-In||June Drop-in|
|Wed Jun 26th||Fellwalkers||Eskdale - up to the Great Moss from Brotherilkeld It is about 9.5 miles with the main feature being the exciting crossing of the River Esk. In the unlikely event of high river levels, I have an alternative in mind from Eskdale Green along the top of the Wasdale Screes (Illgill Head) and back via Boot or Mitredale. Obviously the decision will be made shortly before 26th .|
|Thu Jun 27th||Industrial History||Woodland Skills|
|Tue Jul 9th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting - 10.15am in the Coronation Hall, Ulverston|
Speaker: Andrew Thwaite, Chocolatier
Andrew has worked with chocolate since 1995. This promises to be an informative and engaging demonstration of chocolate-making with some background information about the history of chocolate.
- Oh, and some tasting too!
|Wed Jul 10th||Natural History||Humphrey Head|
|Fri Jul 12th||Strollers||Westfield Trail Roan Is - Leader - Lynn|
|Tue Jul 16th||Workshop||Committee Forum: a workshop in Warrington with break-out sessions and the chance to network with like minded people. Aimed at anyone already in a committee position, interested in becoming a committee member or wanting to know more about how the committee works.|
|Tue Jul 16th||Visiting Gardens||Fell Yeat, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2JW - Barbara H|
|Thu Jul 18th||Questers||Skipton Castle and Market|
|Wed Jul 24th||Fellwalkers||Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, from Garburn Road - 8 miles -2500ft|
|Thu Jul 25th||Industrial History||Dumfries Air Museum/ Devil’s Porridge by Coach|
|Fri Aug 9th||Strollers||Birkrigg 2 - Leader - Barbara Crellin|
|Fri Aug 9th||Natural History||Roudsea|
|Thu Aug 15th||Questers||To be arranged|
|Tue Aug 20th||Visiting Gardens||Hazel Cottage, (David Rylands), Armathwaite, CA4 9PG - Meg & Isabel|
|Thu Aug 22nd||Industrial History||Whitehaven (Nautical connections)|
|Thu Aug 22nd||Theatre Visits||The Ladykillers - Contact Brenda Edmondson, Grete Hughes or Moira to book tickets|
|Tue Aug 27th|
→Fri Aug 30th
|Summer School||U3A NW Region Summer School 27th – 30th August at Newton Rigg College, Penrith|
The annual summer school is happening again this year, organised by the U3A North West region at Newton Rigg college near Penrith. And Furness U3A members who’ve been on it in previous years have said it was very good, so well worth looking into. Full details and booking are now available – see the U3A North West Regional website Events page and their Summer School 2019 Overview and Course Synopsis – and there’s also a significant discount for booking before the end of May.
|Tue Aug 27th||Local History||Lancaster Castle|
|Wed Aug 28th||Fellwalkers||Brown Pike, Dow Crag from Hawk Bridge - 11 miles - 2500ft|
|Thu Sep 5th||Workshop||The Big Sing|
Venue: The Friends’ Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool.Led by Stuart Overington, a conductor from the Halle, and members of the North West Regional Team
|Tue Sep 10th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting - 10.15am in the Coronation Hall, Ulverston|
HEALTH INNOVATION SHOWCASE
The Innovation Agency will be attending the U3A meeting on Tuesday 10th September 2019. We will be hosting a showcase of new health products which have been designed to make care in the NHS better, faster, safer and more cost-effective. There will be a range of medical and other products including tests and sensors. Find out about the important work the Innovation Agency is carrying out to spread innovations and improve healthcare in the region and have your say on these pioneering products. Your views and feedback will help the development of these products and ensure they meet the healthcare needs of local people.
Innovation Agency will provide tea and coffee with cake.
|Wed Sep 11th||Natural History||South Walney|
|Fri Sep 13th||Strollers||Sizergh - Leaders - Pat & Lynn|
|Tue Sep 17th||Visiting Gardens||Windy Hall - Barbara C|
|Thu Sep 19th||Questers||To be arranged|
|Wed Sep 25th||Fellwalkers||Place Fell via Boredale Hause, descent via Scalehow Beck and shore path - 7.25 miles - 2154 ft|
|Thu Sep 26th|
→Sat Sep 28th
|Industrial History||EXTENDED VISIT Potteries|
|Wed Oct 2nd||Theatre Visits||'Dear Uncle' - details to follow|
|Tue Oct 8th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting - 10.15am in the Coronation Hall, Ulverston|
Speaker - Sue Sharkey from National Garden Scheme
|Wed Oct 9th||Natural History||Haybridge|
|Fri Oct 11th||Strollers||Broughton/Appletreeworth - Leader -Diane|
|Tue Oct 15th||Visiting Gardens||Hayes Garden Centre - Jeanne R|
|Thu Oct 17th||Questers||To be arranged|
|Wed Oct 23rd||Fellwalkers||Langdale Pikes taking in Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle and Pike o' Stickle. Return via Stake Pass and Cumbria Way - 7.5 miles - 2000ft|
|Thu Oct 24th||Industrial History||Burlington Slate|
|Fri Nov 8th||Strollers||Ulverston Canal - Leader - Pat|
|Tue Nov 12th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting - 10.15am in the Coronation Hall, Ulverston|
Speaker - Gary Hart, the North-west Region Parliamentary Outreach Officer
|Wed Nov 13th||Natural History||Bosun's Locker - Christmas Lunch|
|Thu Nov 21st||Questers||????( Maybe tour of Cropper’s Paper Mill)|
|Thu Nov 28th||Industrial History||Christmas Social|
|Wed Dec 11th||Natural History||No Meeting|
|Thu Dec 19th||Questers||Christmas Lunch|