Oldham & District

MOTOS (Members on Their Own)

Many members of U3A live alone and many of us find that weekends can be long, lonely and boring.This group intends to resolve that by organising social activities at the weekend.We have adopted a wide definition of "on their own".It incudes singles,divorced and separated people and widows but also those whose spouse or partner cannot accompany them. So far we have enjoyed walks followed by a pub lunch, ABBA tribute night, afternoon teas and a concert at the Bridgewater Hall.Members have also recently enjoyed a trip to see Concorde at Manchester airport where we learnt many interesting facts including that Concorde is registered for weddings!A very enjoyable lunch followed.An intrepid bunch travelled to Bruges where we were rewarded with a beautiful autumn day to enjoy this most beautiful medieval town. Come and join us and tell us what you would like to do. Suggestions so far include more walks and pub lunches, day trips, weekends away, evening meals out, concerts, social evenings, holidays and even trips to Latics away matches.

If you have any queries please contact me by clicking on the blue bird on the right hand corner of this page.

Ruth Postle

Dates for your Diary
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

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More Group Pages
Acoustic Guitar Anything Goes
Art Appreciation Badminton
Bird Watching Board Games
Bowling Bridge
British History Cinema
Computers as a Resource Computers for Beginners
Craft Creative Writing
Dance Discover & Dine
Discussion Drawing and Painting
Family History 1 (Genealogy) Family History 2 (Genealogy)
Family History 3 (Genealogy) Flower Arranging
French -Beginners and Improvers Gardening
German Meditation
MOTOS (Members on Their Own) Music Appreciation
Photography Poetry
Reading Group Science
Singing for Fun Spanish
Spanish Conversation Striders
Strollers Table Tennis
Theatre Ukulele
Walking Weekend Luncheon Club