Meols (Southport)

Events

Our monthly meetings provide a friendly, informal opportunity for members and non-members to socialise and to talk to committee members and group leaders. These monthly meetings are held at the Emmanuel Church Hall, Cambridge Road, Southport - at 1:45pm for a 2:00pm start on the second Tuesday of every month.

There is usually a speaker at these meetings and we hope to introduce a diverse and interesting topic each month. If you have any ideas of who you would like to speak, or topics you would like to know more about, please let any committe member know.

Any changes to groups, notices will also be recorded here

Our annual general meeting will be held in January 2019 NOT February. We are combining it with our group leaders show case this time.

Membership renewal is due at our March meeting

Events are listed in Date order.

Events for each group can be seen in the Group pages, by either clicking on the 'blue' name, or going via the top line menu..


Dates for your Diary
March 2019
Mon Mar 25thWalkingPreston Walk

Early bus X2
Walk Leader is Dave C
Tue Mar 26thSit and StitchNext meeting.See Group page for more information.
Contact is Sandra Kedzlie Tel 229097
Wed Mar 27thCraftMeet at the Fire Station at 1.30pm.
Co-ordinator Ann Deal Tel 212917
Wed Mar 27thComputingComputer Group Meet at Pete's House 2.00 - 4.00
Thu Mar 28thTheatrePlayhouse Theatre
Abigail's Party
Circle Prices £20-25 , 1.30pm
Co-ordinator Eleanor Bowden
April 2019
Mon Apr 1stWalkingHooton/Neston

Meet at Southport Station 9.50 for 9.58 train
Walk Leader is Dave W
Mon Apr 1stArt AppreciationLeonardo Da Vinci Drawings at the Walker Art Gallery. Meet at Southport station at 9.45 for the 9.58 train.
Co-ordinator Ann Ormesher Tel 505637
Wed Apr 3rdFine DiningNote that this is a Wednesday.
12.30pm at Langs@six30 in Ainsdale.
Two courses £14.95, Contact Val Fearnley Tel 224035
Fri Apr 5thWine tasting groupChurchtown Deli
Botanic Road in Churchtown, 6.30pm
Cost is £15.00 per head payable at monthly meeting.
Contact Eileen (group leader) for more details
Mon Apr 8thWalkingPort Sunlight

Meet at Southport Station 9.50 for 9.58 train
Walk Leader is Bill
Tue Apr 9thMeetingJoyce May is our speaker today


Humorous Lancashire verse is her theme, Joyce dresses for the occasion and has many quirky tales to tell.

Come along and brighten up the day.
Mon Apr 15thWalkingCrosby/Maghull

Meet at Southport Station 9.50 for 9.58 train
Walk Leader is Val
Thu Apr 18thGardeningWalking Treasure Trail
A treasure trail of simple questions and observation around the Botanic gardens in Churchtown.
Meet outside the main entrance to the Botanic gardens at 2.00 (near the Hesketh Arms). Bring a pencil, teams of two or three.
Mon Apr 22ndWalkingThis is Easter Monday
Thu Apr 25thLocal historyFlora and Fauna of the Ainsdale Dunes
A talk by John Dempsey at Ainsdale Nature Reserve. Cost 0f £30 to be shared by attendees.
Mon Apr 29thWalkingHightown/Waterloo

Meet at Southport Station 9.50 for 9.58 train
Walk Leader is Dave W
May 2019
Tue May 14thMeetingThe Hungarian Uprising and my escape to Freedom

This is the theme for today’s talk .

Dr, Andrew Zsigmond will tell us about his experiences in the 1950s uprising A very moving account, a talk not to be missed.
Thu May 16thGardeningJoyce's Plant Swap
Bring your plants to swap with others at 3 Maybank Close.
Fri May 24thWine tasting groupChurchtown Deli
Botanic Road in Churchtown, 6.30pm
Cost is £15.00 per head payable at monthly meeting.
Contact Eileen (group leader) for more details
Sun May 26thGardeningGarden Festival Coach Trip
Eaton Hall Cheshire.
More details to follow
June 2019
Thu Jun 6thLocal historyChurchtown Guided Walk
Meet at St Cuthbert's Church at 10.30am
Walk Guide is Gladys Armstrong, cost £2 per person.
Tue Jun 11thMeetingOur speaker today is Aimee Best from the Dog's Trust in Merseyside. Details to follow.
Thu Jun 13thGardeningChilli Farm Visit
98 Ralph's Wife's Lane, Banks
Sat Jun 15thTheatreImportance of Being Earnest
Bolton Octagon Theatre 2.pm
Contact Eleanor Bowden Tel 231966 for more details
Tue Jun 18thWine tasting groupBoulevard West on on Lord Street
Cost £12.50 per head for wine and nibbles.
7.00 pm start
Contact Eileen (group leader) for details.
Tue Jun 18thLocal historyMeeting at Eileen's House
1.30pm 61 Norwood Crescent
July 2019
Fri Jul 5thWine tasting groupChurchtown Deli
Botanic Road in Churchtown, 6.30pm
Cost is £15.00 per head payable at monthly meeting.
Contact Eileen (group leader) for more details
Tue Jul 9thMeetingOur speaker today is Joanne Halliwell MA

Betsy the Scullery Maid
The talk is about the adventures of a rather simple Victorian scullery maid called Betsy
Dressed the part in mop cap and clogs Betsy will speak about her existence below stairs, the servant hierarchy, her mistress, her sweetheart...
It promises to be a very entertaining,educational, and fun afternoon.
Thu Jul 11thGardeningLocal Garden Visit
Peter and Rosemary's Garden at 2 Cottys Brow, off Knob Hall lane.
August 2019
Fri Aug 16thWine tasting groupChurchtown Deli
Botanic Road in Churchtown, 6.30pm
Cost is £15.00 per head payable at monthly meeting.
Contact Eileen (group leader) for more details
Tue Aug 20thMeetingOur annual strawberry cream tea today. Which people tell us they enjoy.

Today you can chat amongst yourselves and meet new people over tea and cream scones.

Volunteers for strawberry hulling would be welcomed with open arms.
September 2019
Tue Sep 10thMeetingThe speaker today is Barry Humphries.

How We Used To Live - The 1950’s.
Do you remember ?
The rationing that had begun in the war finally came to an end. Television arrives, walking, buses, trams and bikes were how we got about, there was a shop on very corner, you could be a “teenager” for the first time… We were all very modern and had never had it so good !!
Fri Sep 20thWine tasting groupChurchtown Deli
Botanic Road in Churchtown, 6.30pm
Cost is £15.00 per head payable at monthly meeting.
Contact Eileen (group leader) for more details
October 2019
Tue Oct 8thMeetingAndrew Wilde from the North West Music Trust, is giving us a piano recital today.

Andrew is an acccomplished player and really draws his audience into his renditions.
Tue Oct 15thWine tasting groupBoulevard West on on Lord Street
Cost £12.50 per head for wine and nibbles.
7.00 pm start
Contact Eileen (group leader) for details.
November 2019
Fri Nov 8thWine tasting groupChurchtown Deli
Botanic Road in Churchtown, 6.30pm
Cost is £15.00 per head payable at monthly meeting.
Contact Eileen (group leader) for more details
Tue Nov 12thMeetingLancashire day is on November 27th.

Today our speaker is Roger Blaxall and he is going to test our knowledge of Lancashire with a lively quiz.

Entitled Lancashire County Counsel

Come along and see what you can remember and maybe learn some new facts along the way
December 2019
Tue Dec 10thMeetingChristmas lunch further detail nearer the time.
January 2020
Fri Jan 10thWine tasting groupChurchtown Deli
Botanic Road in Churchtown, 6.30pm
Cost is £15.00 per head payable at monthly meeting.
Contact Eileen (group leader) for more details
Tue Jan 14thMeetingOur group leaders showcase and annual general meeting.
February 2020
Tue Feb 11thMeetingToday’s speaker is Stuart Elliott, a local man, he is going to talk to us about life in the Middle Ages
March 2020
Tue Mar 10thMeetingThe speaker today will be Dr. Frank Nicholson who is a retired lecturer in Physical Geography and Earth Science.

Iceland - Fire and Ice

The combination of volcanoes and glaciers brings unusual hazards as well as offering spectacular, interesting tourism.
The talk is fully illustrated, about 50 minutes long, and tailored for U3A audiences.