Mawdesley Villages


Please see the list below for some forthcoming events.

Dates for your Diary
October 2019
Fri Oct 18thWalkingMedium Walk - 8 miles flat linear walk along canal tow paths, riverside path and farm tracks. Can be muddy in places.

Area: Rufford and Croston Moss

Leader: Karen Yates.

For more information, and to sign up, visit the Walks Table at the Wednesday Community Morning.
Mon Oct 21stSocial GroupA return visit to Media City, Salford Quays and a behind the scenes tour at the BBC.

Message for those going on the trip:

You must have some form of photographic ID with you. (Bus Pass, Driving Licence etc) and mustn't take large bags or rucksacks in with you.
Wed Oct 23rdArtAn exhibition of its Art Work

10-00 am and 12-00 in Mawdesley Village Hall Annexe.

There will be a wide variety of subject matter on display. being created in a range of mixed media including watercolours, acrylics, pastel, and pencil work.

Some of the pictures will include interpretations of photographs taken by the Photography Group

Please come along and view the work of both of these creative groups.
Thu Oct 24thLuncheon ClubRufford Arms Hotel at 12:30

2 courses and coffee for £16.50

More details and sign up at the Luncheon Club Table at the Wednesday Community Morning.
Thu Oct 24thFamily History ResearchTalk given by Charlie Guy MA


Charlie will dispel the dark myths of the Victorian dead and shine a light on some of the forgotten, outdated and downright creepy funeral practices, traditions and superstitions of the age.

10.00 in Mawdesley Village Hall
Cost: £3 to include tea/ coffee

All members welcome.
Fri Oct 25thWalkingMeeting to plan the 2020 schedule of walks - everyone is invited and new leaders are always welcome.

Please sign the sheet on the Walks table if you can come along.

10-11.30 am in Mawdesley Village Main Hall

Refreshments provided
Sat Oct 26thWalkingLong Walk - 10 miles

Area: Wigan to Burscough, along the canal

Leader: Jaki Higson

For more information, and to sign up, visit the Walks Table at the Wednesday Community Morning.
Sun Oct 27thBreakfast ClubCome and enjoy Brunch at the Farm.
November 2019
Thu Nov 7thPhilharmonic: Live MusicLiverpool Phil Concert - Bridgewater Hall

Halle Orchestra conducted by Tabita Berglund

Grieg - Lyric Suite
Grieg -Piano Concerto (pianist; Andrew Tyson)
Sibelius - Symphony No 1

Grieg's lyrical masterwork is shown in the first 2 pieces of our 1st concert at the Bridgewater Hall this season. This is followed by the impassioned and soaring melodies of Sibelius' 1st Symphony. A concert not to be missed.

Price £36 (Includes coach and drivers trip)

Pick-ups: Rufford 5:20 pm, Mawdesley 5:30 pm, Parbold 5:40 pm
Thu Nov 7thSocial GroupBoundary Mill has had a "posh makeover".

We thought a visit before Christmas was in order for Christmas Shopping or a new Ball Gown !!!

Date is Thursday 7th November. Cost £10 (coach only)

Now Booking at the Social Table
Tue Nov 12thWatercolour PaintingTrip to Manchester

The Portico Library with a guided tour and refreshments

Time for you to look round the Christmas Markets.

3 course lunch

Optional visit to the Art Gallery.

Cost: £42, includes, coach, tea and cakes at the library and lunch.

More information, and sign up, at the Acrylic and Watercolour Art Table at the Wednesday Community Morning.
Thu Nov 14thFamily and Social History ResearchSPEAKER: Dr. Mike Winstanley will give a presentation about “Child Labour in the Nineteenth Century”

Venue: Mawdesley Village Hall at 10.15 a.m.

£3.00 including refreshments.

All members of U3A are invited.
Thu Nov 14thTheatreDangerous Obsession at the Grand Theatre Blackpool.

Ticket Price: £20 + Coach £9 - Total £29

Dangerous Obsession is an intriguing psychological thriller.

Tickets are now available for collection from the Wednesday Community Morning and there is 1 spare ticket

Cost: £29.00 which includes the coach. See the Theatre Table on Wednesday if you are interested in the spare ticket.

Pick up times:
Rufford 5:15p.m.
Croston 5:30p.m.
Mawdesley 5:45p.m.
Parbold 6:00p.m.
Fri Nov 15thSocial GroupTime to use the little Grey Cells

A FUN QUIZ - nothing too strenuous

7.30pm in Mawdesley Village Hall

Cost £12 including Supper, Bar available, PRIZES
Tue Nov 19thSpeakerProf Terry Callaghan - “Sent to Siberia”
Thu Nov 21stPhilharmonic: Live MusicL'Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti)

Performed by Glynebourne Touring Opera at the Liverpool Empire

2pm (Note afternoon performance)

This is the best travelling opera company who have come north for the first time for over 10 years and is a performance that should not be missed.

L'Elsir d'Amore is a comic opera with some lovely melodies and brilliant singers which will be enjoyed by anyone whether they know anything about opera or not.

Tickets £62 (including coach and tip)

Coach will leave from
Rufford tba; Mawdesley tba; Parbold tba
Sat Nov 23rdPhilharmonic: Live MusicRigoletto (Giuseppe Verdi)

Performed by Glynebourne Touring Opera at the Liverpool Empire. Start time 1915 hrs

A well known opera with many well-known 'tunes'. As always with opera it is a tragedy with a dramatic results.

This is the best travelling opera company who have come north for the first time for over 10 years and is a performance that should not be missed.

Price £65 (including coach and drivers tip)

Coach departs from
Rufford 5:15 pm; Mawdesley 5:25 pm; Parbold 5:35 pm

This is likely to be sold out quickly
December 2019

Our Christmas Event this year is a repeat of the successful visit to the beautiful Holker Hall nr Cartmel.

The Hall is dressed for Christmas by a professional company and is spectacular.

the price is £35 which includes entrance to the Hall and gardens, Coffee on arrival and a 2 course meal in the Courtyard Restaurant.

We anticipate this will be popular so book early at the Social Table
Tue Dec 17thWalkingChristmas Lunch at the Corner House, Wrightington.

There will be walks of different lengths in the morning, details on the Walking Table, where you can sign up and choose your menu.
Tue Dec 17thPhilharmonic: Live MusicLiverpool Phil Concert - Philharmonic Hall

Spirit of Christmas
(Booking from 2nd October)

Conductor: Ian Tracey
Presenter: John Suchet
Liverpool Phil & Phil Youth Choirs
Violinist: Pavel Sporcl

A concert that is guaranteed to be a sell-out and the start of the Christmas celebrations for many.
There is plenty of audience participation to get into the spirit of the season.

Price £32 (Includes coach and drivers trip)

Pick-ups: Rufford 5:30 pm, Mawdesley 5:40 pm, Parbold 5:50 pm
January 2020
Tue Jan 21stSpeakerIan Uzzell – “Royal Marine Helicopter Pilot in the 1960s”
Thu Jan 30thTheatreCurtains, A Musical Whodunnit at the Liverpool Empire

"It's murder putting on a new musical - literally"

This hilarious whodunnit is packed full of catchy songs, unforgettable characters and plot twists galore!

Price £35, including transport.

Tickets on sale at the Community Morning from Wednesday 2nd October.

Pick up times:
Rufford 5.15pm
Croston 5.30pm
Mawdesley 5:45pm
Parbold 6.00pm
February 2020
Tue Feb 18thSpeakerJohn Clayton – “Behind the mic at BBC Radio Lancashire”
March 2020
Tue Mar 17thSpeakerGeoff Barton – “Iranian Embassy Siege”
April 2020
Sat Apr 18th
→Wed Apr 22nd
Travel GroupHornfleur, Versailles and Monet's Garden

Staying in the Hotel Mercure, Hornfleur.

Cost £475pp, which includes airport transfers and all excursions, plus flights at approx £150pp. Single supplement £160
Tue Apr 21stSpeakerStuart Elliott – “English Village Life in the Middle Ages”
May 2020
Tue May 19thSpeakerPhilip Caine - “From Barrow to Bagdad and back again”
July 2020
Sun Jul 5th
→Thu Jul 9th
Social GroupHoliday in Kent

Visiting Canterbury Cathedral, Hever Castle, Chartwell House (home of Winston Churchill) and to Chatham Historic Docks and site of the "Call the Midwife" series

Booking from 9th October and all details will be on the Social Table from that date.

Just a £50 deposit secures the booking.