Oldham & District

MOTOS (Members on Their Own)

Many members of U3A live alone and find that social activities can become restricted .This group intends to resolve that.We have adopted a wide definition of "on their own".It includes singles,divorced and separated people widows and widowers 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 concerts at the Bridgewater Hall.Members have also enjoyed a trip to see Concorde at Manchester airport where we learnt many interesting facts including that Concorde is registered for weddings!An intrepid bunch travelled to Bruges where we were rewarded with a beautiful autumn day to enjoy this most beautiful medieval town. We have enjoyed several other short breaks - London, the North East and Paris. 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
Thu Mar 21st AFTERNOON TEA AT THE ROEBUCK

2.30pm

£14.95 each. Vegetarian option available if pre notified

£10 deposit required at or before March meeting
Wed Apr 17th JEWELLERY GALLERY VISIT

Today we visit the gallery of Susan Rumfitt who is one of the jewellery experts on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.We travel to Harrogate to arrive about 10.30am when we will be greeted with tea or coffee.Susan will then talk to us about jewellery before we enjoy a sandwich lunch with a glass of fizz.After lunch we are free to explore the gallery and Susan has agreed to give informal valuations on any jewellery we may take.NB.U3A WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS DAMAGE OR THEFT OF THESE ITEMS SO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROPERLY INSURED.

£36 per person plus coach fare which is £14 each including tip.Pick up and return to Lees and Oldham exact times to be confirmed.Please pay as soon as possible
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

Thu Jun 13th

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

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

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Acoustic Guitar Anything Goes
Art Appreciation Art Study
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 to 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