Warrington

General Meetings

General Meetings are held at 2:00pm on the first Wednesday of most months at the Winmarleigh Rooms, Winmarleigh House, Winmarleigh Street, WA1 1NB. All members are welcome. There is usually a talk by an invited speaker, followed by a chance to socialise with other members and to talk to group leaders.

See below for details of the general meetings and any social events.

These are followed by events for groups whose meetings don't fit a standard pattern or have very varying topics, such as external visits or outside speakers, and are in alphabetical order of group. You normally need to be a member of a group to attend a group event. For normal group meetings, see the Groups page.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed Nov 7th Keep Smiling ThroughHilary Green (local author)
The men and women who entertained us in WW2

and an opportunity to meet group leaders.
Wed Dec 5th The Music ContinuumIan Darlington
Wigan Jazz Orchestra and 40 years of the Wigan Jazz Festival

and an opportunity to meet group leaders.
Wed Jan 9th WU3A 25th Anniversary Christmas and New Year Social
from 12 noon at the Villaggio Hotel & Restaurant

See below for more details and the 2019 January Social poster for full details, menu and how to book.
Wed Feb 6th In Search of LatherClare Moores
The owners and workers of Cheshire's soap making industry

and an opportunity to meet group leaders.
Wed Mar 6th Medicinal Herbs in the GardenJohn Taylor

and an opportunity to meet group leaders.
Wed Apr 3rd History of WarringtonJanice Hayes
through photographs from the Warrington Museum archive

and an opportunity to meet group leaders.
Wed May 1st Mary Queen of Scots – the captive Queen in England 1568-84David Templeman

and an opportunity to meet group leaders.
Wed Jun 5th AGM

and

Barrow to Baghdad and BackPhilip Caine
The author talking about his experiences in the Middle East and his novels
Social Events
Wed Jan 9th WU3A 25th Anniversary Christmas and New Year Social
from 12 noon at the Villaggio Hotel & Restaurant

A fabulous two course meal with tea/coffee & mints, musical entertainment, quizzes and a free draw

Open to all Warrington U3A members, their partners and friends

See the 2019 January Social poster for full details, menu and how to book.

Tickets £18
Awaydays
Thu Nov 29th Matinee Performance of ‘Calendar Girls’ at the Liverpool Empire -FULL
Mon Dec 10th Gorton Monastry - FULL
Wed Jan 23rd Matinee Performance of "The Band" at the Lowry Theatre -FULL
Tue Feb 26th The Chocolate House Blackburn plus a fish and chip lunch at the Olympus Restaurant Bolton
Sun Jun 9th
→Tue Jun 11th
A mini-break from Sunday to Tuesday to Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick. Open for booking
Bird Watching
Fri Nov 9th Delamere Forest.

Details to follow later.
Thu Dec 6th RSPB Burton Meres and Parkgate.

Details to follow later.
Family History
Fri Nov 2nd Technical wizardry - Members’ contributions
How to research family trees
Host Liz Bruton
Fri Nov 16th What you come across doing family trees - Dianne Millington and members
Unexpected finds
Host Tina Lawton
Fri Dec 7th Quiz and Christmas Meal - Carolyn Phillips (quiz)
Masonic Hall Lunch
Hosts Anne Murray and Elaine Shovelton
Fri Jan 18th We came with the Conqueror - Alan Domville

Host Liz Bruton
Fri Feb 1st Dating old photographs and dress - Janice Hayes
Members to bring along examples
Host Lynda Ralphson
Fri Feb 15th Warrington Police Museum - Guided tour
Outside visit
Host Judith Hogg
Fri Mar 1st Register of Robberies - Records Group Members
Based on transcription records
Host Roger Coasby
Fri Apr 5th Family involvement in local communities - Mike Bromwich
Historic video
Host Lynda Ralphson
Fri Apr 5th Show and tell - Members' contributions
Bring objects of historic interest
Host Tina Lawton
Fri May 3rd Old handwriting and abbreviations - Outside Speaker
Chester Records Office
Host Tony Broadhurst
Fri May 17th The curse of the disappearing relative - Members' stories
Host Wendy Wakefield
Fri Jun 7th Group AGM and ‘How I got through my brick wall’ - Members' contributions
How members made a breakthrough in their research
Host Liz Bruton
Fri Jun 21st Black Country Museum, or National Waterways Museum - Guided Tour
Outside visit. Own transport, or maybe coach
Host Roger Coasby
Film Club
Tue Nov 13th The Post
Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom - to help bring long-buried truths to light.
Tue Dec 11th A Dog's Purpose
"A Dog's Purpose" shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.
Tue Jan 8th TBA
Tue Feb 12th TBA
Tue Mar 12th TBA
Tue Apr 9th TBA
Tue May 7th TBA
Tue Jun 11th TBA
Food Appreciation
Tue Nov 6th Pumpkin Themed Two Course Lunch at Kenyon Hall Farm including fruit crumble pud.
See Group Events Calendar for booking details.
Tue Dec 4th Cheese Tasting by Liverpool Cheese Company.
See Group Events Calendar for booking details.
Tue Jan 15th Penny and Gerri will be having a coffee and a chat at R Teapot Café. You are welcome to join us!
See Group Events Calendar for booking details.
Tue Feb 26th Coach Trip to The Chocolate House Blackburn followed by 2 course meal at the Olympus Restaurant in Bolton.
See Group Events Calendar for booking details.
Tue Mar 5th Spices from the East. A talk and cooking demonstration by Pam Coasby.
See Group Events Calendar for booking details.
Tue Apr 2nd Demonstration of “Chicken on the Bone Punjabi Style” by Mareek Singh.
See Group Events Calendar for booking details.
Tue May 7th Afternoon Tea.
See Group Events Calendar for booking details.
Sun Jun 9th Sunday Makers Market and Lunch.
See Group Events Calendar for booking details.
Garden Interest
Fri Oct 26th 26.10.18 at 1.30pm
Masonic Hall, Winmarleigh St
Cost £3 (Pay on the day)
Talk: ‘Sweet Peas for Everyone’
Speaker: Chris Mortimer
National Sweet Pea Association
Organisers: Irene & Cynthia
Fri Nov 30th 30.11.18 at 1.30pm
Masonic Hall, Winmarleigh St
Cost Free
Talk: ‘Flower Power Fairs’
Speaker: Judy Popley
Flower Fair Organiser
Organisers: Irene & Cynthia
Fri Jan 25th 31.01.19 at 1.30pm
Masonic Hall, Winmarleigh St
Cost £3 (Pay on the day)
Talk: ‘History of Sefton Park & Palm House’
Speaker: Richie Barker (Ritchie the Ranger)
Organiser: Sheila
Fri Feb 8th 08.02.19 at 12.00 noon (meal at 12.30p
Lunch at Hallmark Hotel
Slide Show ‘Where we’ve been this year’
Booking form with menu choice
Cost: £19
Organisers: Irene & Cynthia
Booking from 01.11.18
Fri Mar 29th 29.03.19 at 1.30pm
Masonic Hall, Winmarleigh St
Cost £3 (Pay on the day)
Talk: ‘Growing Herbs for Health & Pleasure’
Speaker: William Woods, Blackbrook Herb Garden
Annual General Meeting
Organisers: Irene & Cynthia
Fri Apr 26th 26.04.19 at 8.00am Full Day Coach Trip
Ashwood Garden & Shrugborough Estate NT
Cost: £31 NT members £19
Booking From: 01.02.19
Organiser: Shirley
Fri May 31st 31.05.19 at 8.00am Full Day Coach Trip
Harewood House & Garden Yorkshire
Includes guided tour of Gardens
Cost £29
Book From 01.03.19
Organiser: Jo
Fri Jun 28th 28.06.19at 8.30am Full Day Coach Trip
Trentham Gardens Stoke on Trent
Cost: £24
Book from 01.04.19
Organiser: Jean
Mon Jul 8th 08-12 July 2019
5 day/4 night Holiday SW Scotland
See separate sheet for more information
Programme may be subject to alteration
Price £490 Shared accommodation
Single supplement £125
£50 deposit (Non Refundable)
Organiser: Colin & Ann
Book from 01.10.18
Fri Aug 9th 09.08.2019 8.00am Full Day Coach Trip
Shrewsbury Flower Show
Cost £36 Coach & Entry Ticket
Book from 01.06.19
Organisers: Colin
Natural History
Tue Nov 20th Talk : Ancient Trees of the UK
How many ancient trees remain in the UK and what is their future
Speaker : Rob McBride
Tue Jan 15th Talk : A Bridge to Biodiversity
Ecological work of the Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust
Speaker : Andrea Drewitt PhD – Biodiversity Manager, MGET
Tue Feb 19th Talk : TBC
Tue Mar 19th Talk : TBC
Tue Apr 16th Talk : TBC
Tue May 21st Talk : TBC
Tue Jun 18th Member Contributions
Tue Jul 16th FIELD TRIP : Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust
Theatre Appreciation Group
Wed Nov 14th Female Directors
Wed Nov 21st Why does 'Theatre' exist
Wed Dec 5th Recorded live performance of 'NUTCRACKER' ballet
Wed Dec 19th Christmas Lunch @ Stag, Walton
Wed Jan 2nd Actors: John Thaw & Sheila Hancock
Wed Jan 16th Thomas Hardy on Screen
Wed Feb 6th Andrew Davies, Screenwriter
Wed Feb 20th Gilbert & Sullivan
Wed Mar 6th Looking back at 'Look Back in Anger'
Wed Mar 20th GUEST SPEAKER: Mark Hemmings 'Tales from TV Centre'
Wed Apr 3rd Cultural Diversity
Wed Apr 17th THEATRE VISIT: Chester Story House. No meeting at Bold Street
Wed May 1st GUEST SPEAKER: Jackie(Starkey) 'Shakespeare's Tyrants.
Wed May 15th DISCUSSION The 'Truth' about Shakespeare's Tyrants
Wed Jun 5th Recorded Live perf 'The Crucible' with Richard Armitage.
Wed Jun 19th Planning Meeting - come and plan next year