Oldham & District

Events

Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10.00 am at the Chadderton Suite, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Civic Centre, West St, Oldham OL1 1UT. 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
Fri Dec 30th
→Mon Jan 2nd 2023
NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS 2022/23 IN YORKSHIRE
DEPARTING FRIDAY DECEMBER 30TH 2022. 3 NIGHTS STAY AT THE MERCURE LEEDS PARKWAY HOTEL, OTLEY ROAD LEEDS. DINNER BED AND BREAKFAST, ENTERTAINMENT EACH EVENING, NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA DINNER WITH MUSIC AND DANCING, GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE AT MIDNIGHT.
RETURNING MONDAY JANUARY 2ND 2023 AFTER BREAKFAST.
TWIN/DOUBLE ROOMS £295 PER PERSON.
SINGLE ROOMS £380 PER PERSON.(LIMITED NUMBER)
DEPOSITS £50 PER PERSON. CHEQUES PAYABLE TO GREATDAYS HOLIDAYS.
IF THERE IS ENOUGH INTEREST A COACH WILL BE ARRANGED AT AN EXTRA COST.
CONTACT VERA RIGBY 01457 873560 - 07949714267- verarigby@talktalk.net
8 Fernhill. Oldham Road. Grasscroft Saddleworth. OL4 4GH
Please contact me asap I only have these rooms on hold for a limited period.
Art Appreciation
Thu Sep 29th Our next meeting will be on Thursday 29 September at Lees library from 10.30am - 12.30pm.  We'll be looking at planning the next twelve months programme of events and welcome your suggestions and feedback in respect of  venues, visits etc.
 
Please bring your ideas, suggestions, information etc along for discussion.  If you wish to contribute but cannot attend please email your suggestions to Sally Berry for inclusion.
Email: sberry119@gmail.com

You can also also hand in your suggestions to the committee at the next u3a monthly meetings on 9th August and 13th September.

 
Thu Oct 20th Visit to Victoria Gallery, Liverpool.
The Gallery has many interesting, historic and contemporary art collections housed in a fascinating building. There will be a guided tour of the galleries and buildings. Tea and coffee will be served on arrival and a two course lunch consisting of Liverpool delicacy SCOUSE plus a dessert. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements. The total cost will be £35.
The Group Leader on this tour is Jane Hind. If you would like a place on this tour, please sign on at the next monthly meeting or email Jane on: janehind@gmail.com. Please inform Jane of your preferred pick up point.

If you are interested in this trip please hand in your Cheque payable to Oldham & District U3A, at the monthly meeting or send to:

Paul Dennis, 15 Roundhill Way, Oldham, OL4 2JR
. Please write the name of the tour and your preferred pickup point on the back of the cheque.

PICK UP POINTS LEES COOP at 8.45 and OLDHAM COLLEGE at 9.00
Gardening
Tue Aug 30th

Levens Hall

This hall, famed for its topiary, is in southern Lakeland. A flat site with cafe and toilets. There will be no guided tour around the house as tour times do not fit in with the trip but the cost includes entry to the house and gardens.

Cost £31

Pick up times: Lees 9am and Oldham 9.15am

MOTOS (Members on Their Own)
Mon Sep 5th
→Fri Sep 9th

NORFOLK BREAK

Pick up and return to your own front door
Executive coach and driver throughout
Staying at the Holiday Inn Norwich {hinorwichhotel.co.uk}
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with menu choices, tea/coffee

Day 1 Travel to Norwich. Lunch stop near Grantham where there is a large garden centre and a Boundary Mill; then travel on to Dereham a small Norfolk town for a tea break and then onward to Norwich

Day 2 To Sandringham House for a self guided tour of the House and gardens. On our return we will have time to explore Norwich

Day 3 Trip on the Bure Valley Railway [possibly by steam} to Wroxham often called the Capital of the Broads where we stop for lunch before boarding a boat for one and a half hour cruise on the Broads

Day 4 Travel to Wells next the sea and travel along the coast to Cromer with suitable stops on the way

Day 5 Return home Lunch stop in Boston

£499 per person in single room; £399 per person sharing

If interested please contact Ellen Smith Travel {01706 648126} but let me know as well

Thu Sep 29th COTEBROOK SHIRE HORSE CENTRE

Leave Lees Coop 8.45; Oldham College 9.00

Tea/coffee on arrival about 10.30

Talk about Shire horses followed by a guided walk to see the animals and watch them being fed

Soup and sandwich lunch followed by free time to walk in the grounds and watch the animals

Leave for home about 15.30

£39 per person

If interested send a cheque made payable to Oldham and District U3a to me at 37 Chew Brook Drive Greenfield OL3 7PD
Thu Oct 27th

HALLOWEEN DAY TRIP

We travel by coach to meet Master Storyteller Simon Entwistle At Barrowford Heritage Centre. {refreshments at own cost}. We then drive through Pendle Witch Country while Simon tells us the story of the Lancashire Witches.We drive over Pendle Hill to the Calf's Head Inn where we enjoy a soup and sandwich lunch and then over the river Ribble for a haunted villages tour with some excellent ghost stories

£39 per person

If interested, please send cheque payable to Oldham and District U3A to me at 37 Chew Brook Drive Greenfield OL3 7PD

Fri Dec 2nd
→Sun Dec 4th

COTSWOLDS WINTER WEEKEND

Pick up and return to your own front door
Executive coach and driver throughout
Staying at Best Western signature collection Gloucester Robinswood Hotel
Full English breakfast
3 course evening meal with menu choices and tea/coffee

Day 1 Travel to Gloucester. We will make suitable stops on the way but hope to be in Gloucester for lunch {own cost} and then spend the afternoon in the City before going to the hotel

Day 2 A tour guide will join the coach and explain the area to us. We will have a lunch stop in Bourton-on-the- Water and a coffee stop in Stow on the Wold

Day 3 Visit Worcester and its Victorian Xmas Fayre before travelling home

£275 per person in a single room; £225 per person in twin room

If interested please contact Ellen Smith Travel (01706 648126) but also let me know

Sun Feb 26th 2023
→Thu Mar 2nd 2023
SPRINGTIME IN PARIS

Many people have asked if we could run this trip again.Croisi Europe have asked for a deposit of £75 per person by the end of March. The price has increased partly because of inflation over the last 3 years, partly because of the substantial increase in the cost of petrol and partly because we have included an overnight stay in Folkestone on the way out including 3 course dinner and full English breakfast and lunch in a French restaurant between Calais and Paris. As always let your friends who may not be online know about the trip. If you are interested please contact Ellen Smith direct but also let me know.


Pick up from your home to coach and return
Overnight accommodation at Ashford International Hotel including 3 course dinner and full English breakfast
Eurotunnel crossing from Folkestone to Calais
Lunch on the way between Calais and Paris
3 nights accommodation on MS Seine Princess with full board starting with dinner on day of arrival and ending with breakfast on day of departure
Half day guided tour of Paris on our coach with the ship's hostess
Half day guided tour of Old Montmartre on our coach with ship's hostess
Paris by night cruise on our ship

£759 per person in single cabin; £659 per person sharing a twin cabin