Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Monday in every month at 2pm in the Coach House.
Admission, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits is £1 for members, £3 for non members.
The meetings feature guest speakers who cover a wide range of interesting topics.
Members can get details of any groups that are up and running.
Please speak to the Group Convenor to ask if there is a vacancy.
Suggestions for new groups are always welcome.
Members can also sign up and pay for any future outings they would like to attend.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Mon Jul 16th||Bird Watching||Local birding|
|Mon Jul 16th||Bird Watching||Conwy RSPB reserve. Bring your membership card if you have one. Meet at 9 am. Silver Hill Milnrow. Bring packed lunch.|
|Tue Jul 17th||Outings||Outing to Mrs Elizabeth Gaskell's House, Plymouth Grove, Manchester. |
I won't be at the 9th July monthly meeting but, rest assured, I shall be going with you on this outing and I have done a 'dry run' on public transport to make sure that we shall find our way there.
The current unpredictability of the trains isn't helpful, but my intention is to catch the 1132 train from Littleborough that goes via Manchester Victoria to Salford Central. Otherwise, take any train to Manchester Victoria and then any of the frequent connections to Salford Central.
At Salford Central, go down the stairs to street level and cross the road to the 50 bus stop located under the railway bridge. The 50 buses to East Didsbury run every 10 minutes.
When the bus nears the Manchester Infirmary site, look out for the Travelodge Hotel on the left and get off at the next stop.
Walk in the direction from which the bus has come and turn right into Swinton Grove.
Walk along the side of the park and you will find the House on the left at the junction of Swinton Grove and Plymouth Grove.
The arrangements made with the House staff are that we shall have lunch at 1pm before the tour and then have free time after it. Departure time is not fixed but I am advised that we should have seen everything to be able to leave by 3pm.
In the meantime, let me know of any queries you might have by clicking on the 'Bird'.
See you on the 17th July.
|Thu Jul 19th||Walking 2||Thursday 19 July meet 10am at Morrison’s Car Park Todmorden at Todmorden town end for a 5 mile walk, back in time for lunch. Rather dependent on the weather it’s bound to break soon !!!|
|Mon Jul 30th||Outings||Monday 30 July 2018 at 11am, a Tour and Talk of the Jewish Museum. Cost £4.50p. Can use public transport to get to the Museum or by car. Address 190 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M8 8LW. 10 minutes walk from Manchester Victoria Station and 3 minutes walk from Manchester Fort Shopping Centre. I will be using public transport. Click on the 'Bird' or see Helen on the Outings table.|
|Mon Aug 6th||Gardening||Monday 6th August. Visit to Cindy's at Harehill Allotments, Littleborough. Click on the 'Bird' for more information|
|Mon Aug 13th||Meeting||August monthly meeting. Our speaker today is Mary Swaby - 'Making a TV news programme'|
Refreshments will be served today by members of the Mahjong, Astronomy and Latin Groups. They will also be welcoming members at the door.
|Thu Aug 30th||Outings||Thursday 30 August 2018 at 1pm. A visit to the Arts and Heritage Resource Centre at Fishwick Street. See the wonderful objects that are housed there, including Egyptian artefacts, furniture, costume, social history and works of art. No Charge for this event. |
See Helen on the Outings table or click on the 'Bird' for more information.
|Mon Sep 3rd||Gardening||Monday 3rd September - Meeting today at Gloria's at 10.00am|
|Mon Sep 10th||Meeting||September monthly meeting. Our speaker today is Richard Cowley - 'An Odyssey around South America'|
Refreshments will be served today by members of the Quiz Group. They will also be welcoming members at the door.
|Wed Sep 19th||Outings||Wednesday 19 September 2018 at 2.30pm 'Matilda the Musical'. Please pay at the 9 July 2018 meeting. One ticket left, if interested please click on the 'Bird'|
|Fri Oct 5th||Outings||Friday 5 October at 1.30pm - 2pm Lunch time concert at Chetham’s School of Music in The Carole Nash Hall. Free Entrance. Click on the ‘Bird’ for more information or see Helen on the 'Outings' table.|
|Mon Oct 8th||Meeting||October monthly meeting. Our speaker today is Christine Duckworth on 'My year as Mayoress'|
Refreshments will be served today by members of the Ukulele Group. They will also be welcoming members at the door.
|Mon Oct 8th||Outings||Monday 8 October 2018 Shaw Playhouse 2 'Daisy Pulls it off' at 7.30pm. Tickets are £9 See Helen on the Outings table or click on the 'Bird'|
|Wed Oct 17th||Outings||Coach Trip Wednesday 17th October 2018 Ampleforth Abbey |
Tea or coffee on arrival then see The Orchards and Cider Mill. Produce tasting.
Lunch at the Windmill followed by a guided tour of the Abbey.
Visitor centre and shop.
Now only 4 places left. See Gill on the Outings table or click on the 'Bird'
|Sun Nov 4th||Outings|
Sunday 4 November at 1pm. 3-Hour canal cruise with 4 course traditional Sunday roast and historical commentary. £32.95p
Departing from Castlefield in central Manchester and then sailing along the Bridgewater Canal to the lock at Pomona. We then transit the lock down onto The Manchester Ship Canal and River Irwell from where we cruise to Salford Quays and view the spectacular scenery and developments that have taken place. These include Media City UK, The Lowry Complex and The Imperial War Museum - North which are connected by the hydraulic foot bridge spanning the width of the Manchester Ship Canal. All this while enjoying a traditional Sunday lunch which is freshly prepared in our galley and served onboard. Boarding starts at 12.30, (the bar is open) we then set sail at 1.00pm from outside The Castlefield Hotel, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4JR and returns three hours later, you may also wish to use the bar services or select a wine from our wine list.
See Helen on the Outings table or click on the 'Bird'
|Mon Nov 12th||Meeting||November monthly meeting. Our speaker today is Liesl Beckles, her talk is titled 'Century in a shoe box'|
Refreshments will be served today by members of the History Group. They will also be welcoming members at the door.
|Mon Dec 10th||Meeting||December monthly meeting is our Christmas meeting, more details nearer the time.|
Refreshments will be served today by members of the Music Appreciation and Philosophy Groups. They will also be welcoming members at the door.
|Mon Jan 14th||Meeting||Refreshments will be served today by members of the Gardening and Genealogy Groups. They will also be welcoming members at the door.|
|Mon Feb 11th||Meeting||Refreshments will be served today by members of the Art and Creative Writing Groups. They will also be welcoming members at the door.|
|Mon Mar 11th||Meeting||Refreshments will be served today by members of all 3 Italian Groups. They will also be welcoming members at the door.|
|Mon Apr 8th||Meeting||Refreshments will be served today by members of the Computing and Photography Groups. They will also be welcoming members at the door.|
|Mon May 13th||Meeting||Refreshments will be served today by members of the Walking 1 and 2 Groups. They will also be welcoming members at the door.|
|Mon Jun 10th||Meeting||Refreshments will be served today by members of the Scrabble Group. They will also be welcoming members at the door.|
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