Oldham & District

Events

Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10.00 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
Anything Goes
Wed Nov 20th CHRISTMAS BEATLES SHOW PARTY LUNCH.
DUNKENHALGH HOTEL BLACKBURN. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20TH 2019.
TEA/COFFEE MINCE PIES ON ARRIVAL.
TIME TO BROWSE CHRISTMAS SHOP BEFORE THE FIRST HALF OF SHOW.
SET FESTIVE 3 COURSE LUNCH. SHOW CONTINUES UNTIL 3PM.
COACH PICK UPS LEES COOP 9.30AM ROCHDALE ROAD OLDHAM 9.45AM
COST INCLUDING TRANSPORT £40. THIS COULD REDUCE DEPENDING ON NUMBERS.
£6 DEPOSIT PAYABLE AT MARCH OR APRIL MEETING. BALANCE DUE SEPTEMBER MEETING. CHEQUES PAYABLE TO OLDHAM AND DISTRICT U3A.
CONTACT VERA RIGBY 01457 873560
E MAIL verarigby@talktalk.net.
Mon Dec 30th
→Wed Jan 1st 2020

New Year 2019/20 Celebrations.
Two night stay at the 4* Lancaster House Hotel, with the historic city of Lancaster and Lancashire coast line near by. The hotel has a health club and swimming pool.
Arriving December 30th. for a Champagne Lancashire Cream Tea. The evening starts with a festive drinks reception followed by a four course dinner. Following dinner there will be a Monte Carlo themed Casino Night.
December 31st Breakfast served until midday. This afternoon the hotel will be hosting a " House of Laurent Perrier" Champagne tasting were you will fined out about Champagne and the chance to taste some fantastic Champagnes.
The evening will commence with a Champagne & Canapé reception followed by a seven course gala dinner. Music and Dancing until late.
January 1st after a late breakfast we will depart the hotel.
Cost £289 per person. Deposits of £100 per person required on booking. Cheques payable to Lancaster House Hotel.
The usual coach will be arranged at an extra cost depending on numbers.
Contact Vera Rigby 01457 873560 verarigby@talktalk.net

Discover & Dine
Thu Apr 25th CONISHEAD PRIORY ULVERSTON.
Visit to this Buddhist Temple and free time in Ulverston. Market Day.

Thank you for your quick responses re the menu changes.

Pick up Lees Co-op. 8.15am
Oldham Rochdale Rd. 8.30 am
Tue May 21st BBC TOUR AT MEDIA CITY
3 datesTuesday 21st May & Thursday 30th May. & Tuesday June 4th

£24

PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT DATES TO OUR USUAL 4TH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH.

Lunch and pm tour at Media City.

Please meet at The Harvester Restaurant. In the Lowry outlet mall for 12.45pm

Please take note of the security measures at BBC studios. You must have photo ID and only a small bag, No shopping bags.
All details on the wall at April and May meetings.

CHOOSE YOUR MENU IN APRIL FOR ALL 3 DATES.
Thu Jun 20th
→Sat Jun 22nd
CARDIFF ThursdayJUNE 20 - Sat June 22nd

The balance for this visit will be collected at the April meeting.
Thank you everyone. We are all paid up.
Collect luggage labels at the May meeting.
Thu Jun 27th BAKEWELL & GUIDED TOUR OF TISSINGTON HALL & GARDENS.
Free time in Bakewell am .
2 course lunch,
Guided tour of Tissington Hall

Payment in April.

Please choose your menu at the May meeting.
Thu Jul 25th LLANDUDNO & VISIT TO THE MARBLE CHURCH.

Tour of the Marble church. 2 course lunch,
Return tram journey up the Great Orme Llandudno.
Free time in Llandudno.
Sign up in April
Payment in May
Due to a full coach this visit is now £37 NOT £39
Thu Aug 22nd NORTON PRIORY & THE WALLED GARDEN
£34
Tours of both the old Priory and the garden.
2 course lunch.

Sign up in May
Payment in June
Thu Sep 26th Tour of the Spode Pottery Heritage Centre.
Lunch ,followed by a visit to Trentham Gardens,shopping
Village and garden centre..
£32

Details in June
Payment in July
Thu Oct 24th SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL LUNCH CRUISE FROM THE MILL HOTEL CHESTER & FREE TIME IN CHESTER.
£37
Details in July Payment in August
Thu Nov 28th CHATSWORTH CHRISTMAS FAIR & TOUR OF THE HOUSE
Details in August. Payment in September
Thu Dec 12th WHITE HART CHRISTMAS LUNCH
DETAILS IN August. Payment SEPT /OCT
Gardening
Wed May 15th Horticultural walk and talk at Alexandra Park, Kings road, Oldham led by Matthew Suett Greenspace officer for Oldham.

Meet outside the Lakeside cafe at 13.30 hrs. The cafe will be open, toilets available. Free parking is close by at bottom of Queens road and nearest metro stop is King st 10-15 mins away.
Tue Jun 4th Trip to Harlow Carr the lovely RHS Garden near Harrogate.

Cost:including transport and tour around the garden £20 + £9.50 entrance for non members. Total cost £29.50 (£20 for members)
Sun Jul 28th
→Mon Jul 29th
Trip to Highgrove and Hidcote gardens

Sun 28th. Hidcote gardens (RHS payable on day, members free).
Mon 29th Highgrove.
Accommodation at Holiday Inn
Cost: £160 (£30 single supplement)
Deposit : £75 by the end of March but preferably at the March monthly meeting
MOTOS (Members on Their Own)
Thu May 9th

THE ALBERT DOCK AND FLOATING GRACE
Thursday 9th May 2019

Arrive at the Royal Albert Dock about 10.30- 11.00am to enjoy time as you wish. Visit The Beatles Story {additional cost}, Tate Liverpool{free entry except for special exhibitions} or the Maritime museum {free} or just browse the shops and cafes. At 2pm we board Floating Grace - Liverpool's only floating restaurant and bar boat - for a 90 minute sail whilst enjoying a welcome glass of bubbly and a 2 course meal before returning home

£38 per person.Payable on or before April meeting

Leave Lees Co-op 8.45 Oldham College 9.00

Thu Jun 6th

A GRAND DAY OUT IN CHESHIRE

Travel to Anderton Boat lift. Time to explore the exhibits and have tea/coffee {at your own cost} before boarding a boat and travelling on the lift. Then enjoying a soup and sandwich lunch.

Then on to Jodrell Bank where we will have an introductory talk before visiting the site with audio guides.We will then gather for afternoon tea before returning

£39 per person payable at or before May meeting

Leave Lees Co-op 8.30 Oldham college 8.45

Wed Jul 10th

We return to Nutters Restaurant for lunch.See menu below.£30.80 each including service.When booking please ensure you complete travel details.Coach fare will notified when numbers are known

U3A Oldham Gourmet Lunch

Wednesday 10 th July 2019

Nutters Chicken Liver Parfait with Herb Butter and Garlic Croutes

Or

V – Wild Mushroom, Basil and Mozzarella Arancini

with Beetroot Chutney

Or

Fillet of Brill with Charcoal Cheddar Melt, Heritage Potatoes

and a Balsamic Shallot Dressing

Or

Dingley Dell Pork Belly Confit with Toffee Apple Puree

and Black Pudding Bon Bon

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Confit Duck Leg served with Rosemary Parmentiers, Pancetta and
Baby Onion Fricassee, Celeriac Puree and a Red Wine Sauce

Or

V – Spinach and Cauliflower Tart Glazed with Lancashire Cheese
with Chunky Chips, Cauliflower Puree and a Port Wine Gel

Or

Golden Roast Chicken Supreme with a Potato Fondant,
Tenderstem Broccoli and a Butternut Squash Puree

Or

Pan Seared Fillet of Stonebass with a Cray Fish and Spring Onion

Fish Pie, Lemon Hollandaise and Baby Shoots

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Nutters “Eton Tidy”, A Refined Version of The Etonian Classic

Or

Gypsy Tart with Vanilla Chantilly and Chocolate Shards

Or

Peach and Blueberry Crumble with Amaretto Ice Cream

Or

A Selection of Nutters Local and Regional Specialist Cheeses

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Tea or Filter Coffee

Thu Aug 15th
→Mon Aug 19th

SHORT BREAK IN LONDON

Taxi between your home and our coach
Porterage
4 nights accommodation at The Bull Hotel Gerrards Cross. Founded in 1688 as a coaching inn,it does now have modern comforts,free wi-fi,en suite bedrooms,TV and tea/coffee making facilities in bedrooms.Full English breakfast and a 3 course choice menu dinner with tea/coffee

Day 1 Travel to hotel with a stop { About 2 hours} in Coventry to view the sights and enjoy lunch

Day 2 Travel to the Royal Hospital Chelsea for a tour led by one of the Chelsea Pensioners.Then free time in Chelsea. Perhaps visit the Physic garden, the Saatchi Museum of Modern Art or simply stroll along the Kings Road

Day 3 Travel to Hampton Court Palace. We will have an individual audio guide to help us explore. Perhaps attempt the famous maze. We will return mid afternoon so we can rest or visit the charming town of Gerrards Cross and it's charity shops which have a very high calibre of donated items

Day 4 Travel to Windsor castle again with individual audio guides.Then some time at leisure in Windsor before embarking on a cruise on the Thames whilst enjoying afternoon tea

Day 5 Travel to Highgate cemetery for a guided tour.Then enjoy a two course lunch before making the journey home

£435 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin room
£62 per person single supplement
£20.50 per person insurance

PLEASE NOTE THIS HOLIDAY INVOLVES A REASONABLE DEGREE OF WALKING AND CLIMBING STAIRS

Fri Sep 6th

RIVER CRUISE SHREWSBURY AND BRITISH IRONWORKS MUSEUM

We travel to Shrewsbury and board the Lady Sabrina for a cruise while enjoying tea/coffee.We then have approx 90mins to explore Shrewsbury and have lunch{at own cost} before travelling to British Ironworks museum and Shropshire sculpture park.There is much to see and we should be able to watch craftsmen at work.At 4pm we have scones with jam and cream and a cup of tea before returning home

Leave Lees 8.15, Oldham 8.30
£29 per person

Wed Dec 18th CHRISTMAS AT GORTON MONASTERY

ARRIVE APPROX 11AM FOR MULLED WINE/FRUIT PUNCH
ASSEMBLE IN NAVE FOR TALK FROM ELAINE GRIFFITHS
CHRISTMAS LUNCH
Roast parsnip soup,warm bread
Roast roast turkey breast,roast and creamed potatoes,carrots and parsnips,sprouts,homemade stuffing,pigs in blankets,rich jus
Vegetarian option mushroom and nut roast with traditional trimmings
Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
Tea/coffee with mini mince pies
FOLLOWED BY SINGER .OPTIONAL CAROL SINGING

£35 per person. NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF £15 PAYABLE NO LATER THAN JUNE MEETING

Transport at additional cost will be arranged
Wed Mar 11th 2020
→Sun Mar 15th 2020

SPRINGTIME IN PARIS

Door to door service with porterage

Day 1.Travel to Ashford {with stops for refreshment at own cost} for an overnight stay in a single room at the Holiday Inn Ashford.Dinner is included

Day 2.After an included breakfast carry on to Folkestone for Eurotunnel crossing to Calais and proceeding to the village of Bully-les-mines for a two course lunch with tea/coffee.Onwards to Paris where we will settle into our indivdual cabins on MS Botticelli which is moored near the Eiffel Tower
The ship has recently been renovated.It has lounge bar with dance floor,bar,dining room and sun deck.Each cabin is en suite,air conditioned and has a hair dryer,TV and safe.We enjoy 3 nights dinner,breakfast and lunch on board.

Day 3.Guided coach tour of Paris highlights,eg Louvre,Arc de Triomphe,Champs Elysees etc.with an English speaking guide.After lunch on board, the afternoon is free for you to do what you want

Day 4. Guided coach tour of Old Montmartre and Sacre Coeur with English speaking guide.After lunch,the afternoon is free.

On one evening we will enjoy a Paris by night cruise

Day 5. After breakfast we leave Paris for our homeward journey

£689 per person.Upper deck supplement £80

Ukulele
Sun Jun 30th Date to be confirmed.
Uke3A will be performing for the second year running at the great Saddleworth Show at Well i' the Hole Farm.
Thu Jul 25th Dawson's Field Scouthead - Family Fun Day. After last year's successful appearance at this event Uke3A are back by popular demand!