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Trips and social events

For more information about any of our trips, please email marking the subject line ‘FAO: Janet Ball’. To see photos from some of our previous trips, please visit the Galleries page.

Walkers HF holiday 2022
This 4-night holiday was originally booked at Sedbergh for May 2020, then changed to May 2021 and further rescheduled to 16-20 May 2022.

Summer outing 2022
A six day holiday to France with inclusive visits to Monet’s Garden and the Palace of Versailles. This trip, originally planned for June 2020 and then re-arranged to June 2021, has been further re-scheduled to 19-24 June 2022.

Southport Flower Show runs from 18-21 August 2022. There is a special discount for u3a members, who will be able to get tickets for £18, compared to the gate price of £27, using the promotional code ‘u3a’ when buying tickets on the Southport Flower Show website.

Monthly social mornings with guest speakers

Venue and Time:

Social mornings are typically held at 10:00 on the 3rd Friday of the month and take place at Elm Bank Banqueting Suite in Eccles (no booking required).

Our social mornings are extremely popular and allow members to have a discussion together with a cup of tea or coffee and to listen to a variety of guest speakers, to air your views and for the committee and convenors to pass relevant information to members. Prospective members are most welcome. For more information about any of the speakers below, please email

2022 Events Programme

21 JanSocial and speakerElm BankAllan ShalksAllan’s career in radio and television
18 FebAGM, social and speakerElm BankSarah KellyThe Arctic
18 MarSocial and speakerElm BankLouise BentleyLancashire Wildlife Trust
Report by Paul Sherlock
7 AprAnnual LunchMonton Sports ClubGallery of photos
*22 AprSocial and speakerElm BankJack Morris
The history of Bury black pudding
11 MaySpring outingCoach trip to World of Wedgwood at Stoke and the Dorothy Clive Garden
16-20 MayWalkers holiday4 night trip based at Sedbergh
*27 MaySocial and speakerElm BankJenni Smith,
Chair of Buile Hill Mansion Association

17 JunSocial and speakerElm BankSid Calderbank
Musical entertainment with a Lancashire dialect
19-24 JunSummer outingCoach trip to France including visits to Monet’s Garden and Versailles
15 JulSocial and speaker
19 AugSocial and speaker
16 SepSocial and speaker
21 OctSocial and speaker
18 NovSocial and speaker
16 DecChristmas social
* Note: meeting is on the 4th Friday of this month