Oldham & District

Events

Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10.30 am at the Millennium Cultural Centre, Featherstall Road North, Oldham, OL9 6QB. The morning includes refreshments, a guest speaker and information on the various activities you may enjoy. You are very welcome to come along.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Mar 13th Monthly Meeting - Millennium Cultural Centre, Featherstall Road,
Oldham
10.30am - 12 noon
Open Meeting
Tue Apr 10th Monthly Meeting - Millennium Cultural Centre, Featherstall Road,
Oldham
10.30am - 12 noon
Speaker: Ian Cheeseman
Life of a BBC Sports Reporter
Tue May 8th Monthly Meeting - Millennium Cultural Centre, Featherstall Road,
Oldham
10.30am - 12 noon
Speaker: Teresa Novotny
Chernobyl Children's Lifeline
Tue Jun 19th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Millennium Cultural Centre, Featherstall Road,
Oldham
10.30am - 12 noon
Speaker: Kenneth Alan Taylor
Anything Goes
Tue Sep 18th GROUP HOLIDAY SEPTEMBER 2018.
DESTINATION SPAIN'S COSTA BLANCA, HOTEL PORT DENIA, FLIGHTS FROM MANCHESTER DEPARTING SEPTEMBER 20th 2018. ALL INCLUSIVE ACCOMMODATION CONSISTING OF BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, FREE BAR PLUS TWO EXCURSIONS. TRAVEL INSURANCE IS ALSO INCLUDED OR £30 REDUCTION FOR THOSE WITH OWN INSURANCE.
DENIA IS SITUATED BETWEEN ALICANTE AND VALENCIA WITH A HARBOUR, MARINA AND 12TH CENTURY CASTLE JUST A SHORT STROLL FROM THE HOTEL.
CONTACT VERA RIGBY 01457 873560 verarigby@talktalk.net
YOU SHOULD HAVE ALL NOW RECEIVED YOUR BOOKING CONFIRMATION FROM SAGA HOLIDAYS.
You should have now received the amended details of date and flight times changed due to the Monarch airline collapse
Discover & Dine
Thu Feb 22nd STOCKPORT AIRRAID SHELTERS & THE HAT MUSEUM

Payment in December
Thu Mar 22nd CASTLEFIELD TO SALFORD QUAYS CIRCULAR CRUISE

Lunch on board
Details at the December meeting.
Payment in January
Thu Apr 26th MARKS IN TIME EXHIBITION. & LOTHERTON HALL
Details at the January meeting
Payment in February
Thu May 24th THE NATIONAL SLATE MUSEUM & BETWS-Y COED
Details at the February meeting.
Payment in March
Fri Jun 8th
→Sun Jun 10th
IRELAND

1st Day
Coach/ferry crossing to Dublin

Tour of Dublin Castle

Coach travel to Dungarvon( coastal town & Harbour in Vounty Waterford)
2 nights dinner , b&b in Dungarvan

2nd Day

Titanic experience in Cobh. AM
&
Spike Island ( includes ferry crossing), full guided tour and chance to explore he island. PM

3rd Day

Travel back to Dublin

Tour of the Jameson Whiskey Distillery Museum

Return Ferry Crossing and coach home.


Price dependent on the number of interested people.

Contact Norma for detail. 01457 875744

Deposit of £50
Cheque made payable to Omega holidays plc

Places still available.
Thu Jun 28th CORONATION CANDY FACTORY & LYTHAM HALL

Details at the March meeting
Payment in April
Sun Nov 18th
→Mon Nov 19th
EARLY INFORMATION FOR YOU TO CONSIDER
THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR & VISIT TO ELY. ( This includes a tour of the cathedral & Oliver Cromwell's house)

Sunday 18th Nov/ Monday19thNov.
I have managed to book an overnight visit so that we can include this very popular event.
(Check online if not aware of this Christmas event)
Tickets at a premium and so I had to sort this out as soon as they came on sale.

Details at the February meeting
Deposit £50 in March
Gardening
Tue Apr 17th VISIT TO A HIMALAYAN GARDEN. A Private garden near Ripon
£18 including entry to the garden
Sat Jul 7th
→Mon Jul 9th
WEEKEND TRIP TO BETH CHATTO'S GARDEN Nr COLCHESTER
Beth Chatto OBE is an award winning plantswoman and writer who started developing her gardens in 1960.
Cost £140
Opportunity to sign up for this trip at February meeting with more details to follow.
MOTOS (Members on Their Own)
Fri Feb 23rd
→Mon Feb 26th
PARIS Friday 23rd February 2018

1. Pick up and return to your own front door
2. Our own executive coach and driver throughout
3. Return Eurotunnel crossing from Folkestone to Calais
4. 3 nights accommodation on board MS Botticelli on a dinner, bed , breakfast and lunch basis.Double cabin for sole occupancy.The Botticelli will be moored near the Eiffel Tower
5. Half day guided tour of Paris
6. Half day guided tour of Old Montmartre
7. Paris by night cruise
8. Gala dinner
9. Entertainment on board

£539 per person
Thu Mar 8th

GORTON MONASTERY

Assemble at the monastery at 12.15pm for lunch {home made soup and sandwiches} followed by a talk on the monastery and its history. We then have time to explore the monastery independently before gathering in the cafe for a drink before returning home approx 3.30pm

£15 per person
Some people will travel by car but transport will be arranged {at extra cost} for those who require it. It is therefore essential that you make choices clear on the list

Fri Apr 27th RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT, HOPWOOD HALL COLLEGE,ST.MARY'S GATE, ROCHDALE

12 noon
2 course lunch £11
You can buy a sweet, drink from the bar and tea/coffee at your own cost

If you have any allergies, intolerances etc let me know IMMEDIATELY
Sat May 19th Big Girls Don't Cry

The story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Oldham Coliseum Saturday 19th May 2018 at 7.30pm

£22.50p each


These tickets are in great demand and so payment in full is required at or before December's monthly meeting

An optional pre-concert meal will be arranged nearer the time and after numbers are known
Mon May 21st
→Fri May 25th
NORTH EAST TOUR

1.Pick up and return to your own front door.Free time in Richmond on the way
2.Executive coach and professional tour driver throughout
3.4 nights accommodation at the Blackwell Grange Hotel Darlington. This is a 17th century mansion set in wooded parkland. There is a heated swimming pool,sauna,solarium,spa and gym
4.Porterage
5.Full English breakfast
6.3 course evening meal with menu choices and tea/coffee
7.Visit to Beamish open air museum
8.Guided tour of Durham and its Cathedral, tea/coffee in the Cathedral cafe,guided tour of Durham castle, free time in Durham.
9.Visit to the Bowes Museum followed by free time in Barnard Castle
10.Leisurely breakfast and return home.There will be a coffee stop but we expect to be at Birch services to meet our taxis by 1pm.TODAY IS WHIT FRIDAY BUT YOU WILL ALL BE BACK IN YOUR VILLAGES BEFORE THEY ARE SHUT DOWN

single room £444
double room £364
Fri Jun 22nd

LAKES RAIL SAIL AND ALE {actually spirits but it doesn't rhyme}

Travel to Haverthwaite and take a steam locomotive ride to Lakeside

Sail from Lakeside to Bowness on Windermere

Scenic drive from Bowness to Keswick for 2 course lunch including tea/coffee

Then you choose whether you wish to remain in Keswick where it is Market Day or whether {for an additional £9} you wish to take a tour of the Lakes distillery including sampling 3 of its products {I am told they are generous helpings so do remember drink/driving laws} with the opportunity of purchasing a bottle with £5 off normal price

£39.95 per person