Southport

Local History

Day of meetingAs arranged
TimeAs arranged
VenueAs arranged
LeaderJean Berry
Click the link to email:Local History leader
Co-leaderMyra Hunter
Click the link to email:Local History co-leader
Co-leader 2Helen Makin

If you are looking for days out, doing interesting things and going to new places with exciting people.......then Local History is the answer! We like to think we fufil the motto of the U3a with our activities ie Learn, Laugh and LIVE!

We usually offer a trip each month using local transport whenever possible in this way we make the most of our train and bus passes. Our definition of “Local” is not just Southport and includes anywhere which is easily accessible and has places of interest for our group. We have travelled to Lancaster, The Wirral, Liverpool, Manchester and Warrington! We have toured castles, cathedrals, churches, graveyards (yes they can be interesting places!), parks, transport and police museums, lifeboats stations, airports, television studios and of course had walking tours ! We are an active and, we like to think of ourselves as a lively group! Are we dynamic? Well you can decide for yourselves if you try one of our tours.

As you will appreciate all of the trips planned for our group must now be subject to current Covid guidelines and therefore our structure may change. Normally, places can be booked and paid for at the monthly meetings. At time of writing this, it has been decided that members who are interested in attending Local History events, should register on Beacon as a member of the Local History group. This means you will automatically be sent an email which will give details of our forthcoming activities and an opportunity to apply for a place.

The number of people able to go on each trip is often dictated by the venue and is usually about 25 so places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please note, if you book a place then you will be obliged to pay for this whether you attend or not. Our charges are not high but often we have a fee which has to be paid. On booking you will be supplied with all the relevant details such as where and when to meet and at what time. We like to think our arrangements are perfect but you would need to ask members who have been with us if that is so!

When planning” our days out”, we usually plan refreshment breaks and opportunities for members to eat together! This gives people a chance to not only learn about the place they have visited but an opportunity to socialise and make the most of the trip. (Although testing places such as pubs and restaurants has not done our waist lines any good!)
Our group is a flexible one so we do not have a set number of members. This allows people to pick and choose whatever we have on offer as they wish.We book events one month in advance, i.e. trips will appear on Beacon or be advertised at the monthly meeting, at least one month in advance. You may e-mail if you have further queries by clicking the link above.

We hope you will feel able to join us and learn the history of the area in which we live and meet and make new friends within our group.

Best Wishes Helen, Jean and Myra.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Sep 29th The Birth of Waterloo
This wll be a repeat of the enjoyable walk with Ann Marshall who is a Blue Badge Guide. This walk will last just over an hour and the meeting place will be 10.50 for 11.00am start opposite Waterloo Railway Station. The cost of this is £5.00.

The temporary timetable shows the following times for the trains leaving Southport:
10.07 arrives Waterloo 10.34.
10.27 arrives Waterloo 10.54.
If you wish to travel earlier, the leaders will be in Wetherspoons, South Rd, Waterloo enjoying a coffee beforehand and will be happy to meet you there. Also the X2 and 47 bus both stop at the top of South Rd or there is parking along the promenade.

Please note places are limited on each of these trips.
Thu Oct 14th The Seven Original Streets of Liverpool
A walk with Ann Marshall. We will meet Ann in Liverpool for our tour at 11.30. Places need to be booked via Beacon and then payment made at the monthly meeting on October 7th

Full joining details will be on the receipt handed to you as you pay. And the cost is £5.00.
Thu Nov 11th Strawberry Fields in Liverpool
This exhibition has recently won an award and is of course famous because of the Beatles song. It’s an interactive experience that tells interweaving stories of the house, the Salvation Army, John Lennon’s childhood, the writing and recording of Strawberry Fields forever.

Again places need to be booked via Beacon. We will travel to Liverpool on the Mersey rail train alighting at Central Station. The leaders will take the group on the bus to the venue. We will have coffee/tea and for those who wish to have lunch it will be possible to choose your food before having our tour.

We understand it will be possible to have either a self-guided tour or a guided tour whichever is preferred on the day. The cost of the tour is £7.00. Our lunches will be ready when we have finished the tour. This is a full day out and hopefully will be a very enjoyable one!
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Art & Craft Astronomy
Badminton Banjolele
Bellydancing Bird Watching
Book Clubs Bridge - The sociable one
Chess Choir
Coach Trips Coffee Morning
Cycling for Fun Discussion
Drama Egyptology
Family History (Genealogy) Floral Art
French Fringe Poetry U3A
Gardening German Conversation 1
German Conversation 2 Guitar
Jazz Jewellery
Joy of Writing Knitting and Crochet
Let’s Go Local History
Meet and Eat Mindfulness
Modern Movies Music, Theatre and Opera
Outside Your Comfort Zone Patchwork and Quilting 1
Patchwork and Quilting 2 Photography
Pilates 1 Pilates 2
Quiz Night Racquetball
Relaxez Vous Russian - Language and Culture
Scrabble Short Mat Bowling
Singalong Smartphone Training
Snooker Southport Sketchers
Spanish Table Tennis
Tai Chi Theatre Trips
Try Sailing Ukulele
Walking Whist
Wine Appreciation Yoga