Halewood U3A day out to Hoker Hall & Gardens Cumbria 16th August 2019.
Despite it being a very rainy day everyone enjoyed our visit to this beautiful Hall and gardens, many members vowing to return at a later date and hopefully some better weather.
On our return we stopped at the Pheasant Inn in Alithwaite just a few miles down the road from Holker, where we all enjoyed some excellent food.
Thank you to all the staff at Holker Hall, Chris our skillful driver from Carvers Coaches and the staff at the Pheasnt Inn for making a very wet day so enjoyable.
Halewood U3A visit to Saltaire 24th August 2018
On 24th August 36 members set out in a luxurious coach to Saltaire World Heritage Site, in Shipley near Bradford
We set off in torrential rain but it did improve as the day went on
Titus Salt opened his Mill in 1853 and then built the Saltaire village for his employees. By 1887 the mill was empty until Jonathan Silva a dynamic entrepreneur bought the property and started a restoration process.
Our members enjoyed the ART galleries especially the large David Hockney exhibition. There were plenty of shops, museums and a video show of the history of Saltaire The Heritage Walk around the village with two excellent guides was very worth while. Some members walked along the canal path. Ii was a very enjoyable day which ended with a a pub meal on the way home
Halewood U3A Coach Holiday
n July 2018 Janet Markey & Gill Cooper Organised a 5 Day Coach Holiday in Scotland to visit Lochs and Waterways.
Chen Bing wrote:-
On the 23rd of July, eight members of the U3A went on a holiday of the Lochs and Waterways of Scotland. The party stayed in the Air Castle Hotel with the beautiful surroundings. In the following days, the members visited several interesting places, including onboard of the SS Walte Scott, one of the oldest steamships in the world; the Falkirk wheel, a great piece of engineering work of boat lifting; the sail under the three iconic bridges before heading out further into the Forth towards Incholm Islands. Another highlight was the visit of the Kelpies – these magnificent sculptures represent myth and legends of a shape-shifting water sprit. The holiday was ended by an open top bus tour of the vibrant city of Edinburgh. The members fully enjoyed good weather, beautiful landscapes, tasty food and laughters each day. They would like to thank Janet and Jill for organising such a wonderful trip.
Pat Potter wrote:-
First of all I would like to thank Janet and Gill .for arranging the holiday I thoroughly enjoyed it.The hotel was excellent as was the food. I had paid extra for a single room which was huge with an enormous bed. The hotel was set in it’s own grounds which meant that it was peaceful during the day and night. The trips were very good and I particularly enjoyed the Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies
CANAL TRIP 25th August 2017.
Halewood U3A enjoyed a great day trip to Riley Green.
We travelled in a very modern & comfortable "Carvers" coach driven by our friendly & helpful driver Nigel.
Riley Green Marina, on the outskirts of Blackburn, and is situated almost halfway between Leeds and Liverpool. Our boat cruised from the marina for about 4 miles a few locks (probably some of the Johnson's Hill locks 58-64). A young fellow and a local villager kindly helped to open and close the lock gates. The local villager told us that the canal was built in 1770's and the lock gates were made of oak. He also said that the volume of water in the operation of the lock that we went through is about 160,000 Ltrs!
As we cruised along we were served with a delicious lunch served by Ellie, Lesley & Bridie and cooked on board ship by John.
The whole trip was enjoyed by all and it is something we must do again.
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