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
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

Mon Jul 16th

Pub Crawl No 3

Meet at Central Library St. Peter's Square at 3pm.

Drinking horns at the ready!

Suzanne Hindle {Blue badge guide} will lead us on a tour about the wild and wacky rituals of Manchester's old secret drinking societies. We will stop in 2 or 3 hostelries where you should partake of liquid refreshment.We finish the tour about 5.30 - 6.00pm near the Town Hall. There will be an optional meal then which I will arrange when numbers are known

£8 PER PERSON. COST OF MEAL TO BE ADVISED

Tue Jul 24th PUB CRAWL NO 3

REPEAT OF THE EVENT LISTED ABOVE
Wed Aug 15th

GOURMET LUNCH AT NUTTERS 1pm

3 course menu including tea/coffee and service charge £27.50

Menu for pre ordering will be available June

Please ensure that when signing up that you indicate whether you will be travelling by car,or boarding a coach {{additional cost} at Oldham or Lees

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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