2018 Events

These include the monthly Social with Speaker, as well as the numerous groups to attend.  Salford U3A arranges various events throughout the year which include day trips out, annual lunches, Christmas celebrations, as well as monthly social mornings which include speakers.

Full list of Trips and Social Events for 2018

Spring Trip: A Cultural trip to Liverpool on Thursday 3rd May 2018. To visit the Walker Art Gallery for a guided tour followed by a visit to the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition at the World Museum.  The price of £22  includes return coach travel, guided tour of the Art Gallery  and timed tickets to the exhibition. Names and payment for this will be taken at the Friday social meeting on 16th February.

Summer Trip: Stately Home and Garden visit to Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire on Thursday 2nd August 2018. The price for this trip is £25 and includes return coach travel, entrance to the gardens and museum, a private guided tour of the ground floor of the hall and tea and biscuits on arrival. Names and payment for this trip will be taken at the Friday social meeting on 15th June. Coach will pick up at Roe Green at 9.0am and St Marks Church Worsley at 9.10am

Autumn Trip: “King Richard III Pork Pie and a Beer” – Leicester Weekend Away – Saturday 6/7th October 2018 Includes a visit and demonstration at  Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in Melton Mowbray, tour of Leicester Cathedral and King Richard III Visitor Centre. A Medieval Banquet and Sunday lunch and beer tasting at the Belvoir Brewery. Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Leicester on a Bed and breakfast basis and return coach travel. £175 per person (£200 for single occupancy). Contact Ken Ball on 0161-288-5860 or 07715448652 if you are interested in going on this trip.

Winter Trip: A trip to the Birmingham International Military Tattoo on Sunday 25th November 2018 The price of the trip is £35 and includes tickets for the event and return coach journey. The coach pick up will be from Dukes Drive car park Monton at 10.30am with expected return at 7.30pm.

Walkers 2019 HF holiday – The holiday has been booked for Malhamdale on 24th June 2019 for four nights. Anyone interested please contact Ken McMahon kenmcmahon@sky.com or Ken Ball for more details.

Annual Lunch Thursday 22nd February 2018 – Monton Sports and Cricket  Club, Welbeck Rd., M30 9EH. Cost £25, please complete form sent out with Chairman’s letter and return with money and selection by 2nd February. Contact: Ken & Janet Ball 0161 288 5860; kandjmball74@hotmail.com

Trips and Social Events last year (2017)

Thursday 4th May – Port Sunlight and Ness Gardens –  A successful event was held and some photos can be seen on the ‘Day Trip’ Gallery page. Wednesday 26th July – Lancaster Castle and Lancaster Canal Boat trip – Included a guided tour of the castle followed by a relaxing cruise along the Lancaster canal to the Lune Aqueduct whilst enjoying a delicious afternoon tea. Saturday 30th September/Sunday 1st October – Weekend away trip to Woburn Abbey and Bletchley Park – Another successful event, some photos have been added to the gallery page. Friday 1st December – Christmas visit by coach to Tatton Park, “12 days of Christmas followed by 3 course festive lunch with glass of wine”

Monthly Social Mornings with Guest Speakers 2018

Venue and Time: General social mornings are now held at Eccles Town Hall, 116 Church Street, Eccles, M30 0LH, 10am on the third Friday of each month.

The social morning is held in order 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 to pass relevant information to members. Prospective members will be most welcome.

For future events, please see the dates in the table below.

Salford U3A Events Programme 2018
19 January AGM, Social and Speaker Carla McBride St Ann’s Hospice
16 February Social and Speaker Judy Popley Trafford Park
 22 February Annual lunch Monton Sports & Cricket Club (£25) Please complete the booking form sent out with the December Chairman’s Newsletter and return to Ken and Janet Ball (0161 288 5860) by 2nd Feb 2018.
16 March Social and Speaker Dympna Gould From Henry V to the fun-loving criminals
20 April Social and Speaker Tiffany Stern Time for Shakespeare
03 May Spring Outing Liverpool Walker Art Gallery and Terracotta Warriors Exhibition at the World Museum.
18 May Social and Speaker Marjorie Holt The Beat goes on
15 June Social and Speaker Carol and Steve Robson Beat the Drum
20 July Social and Speaker Joe o’Neill Manchester Martyrs
02 August Summer Outing Derbyshire Stately Home and Garden visit to Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire
17 August Social and Speaker Neil Smith Have Guitar will Travel
21 September Social and Speaker Peter Mathot How safe is your car?
06/07 October Autumn weekend away Leicester weekend away, “King Richard III Pork Pie and a Beer” Includes a visit and demonstration at  Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in Melton Mowbray, tour of Leicester Cathedral and King Richard III Visitor Centre.
19 October Social and Speaker Sue Ralph and Lynn Taylor Gorillas in misty Ruanda
16 November Social and Speaker Chandra Customs and Culture of Malaysia
21 December Christmas Social Quiz/Raffle


Salford U3A Events Programme 2019
18 January AGM, Social and Speaker Rev Michael Burgess Seven Deadly Sins
15 February Social and Speaker Judith Atkinson I never knew that (about Salford)
  February Annual lunch
15 March Social and Speaker Brian Greene Elvis Presley
12 April Social and Speaker Royston Futter Working Men’s Library
 May Spring Outing
17 May Social and Speaker Mark Charnley 125 years of the Manchester Ship canal
21 June Social and Speaker David Winnard Greater Manchester Hidden Wildlife
19 July Social and Speaker David Stockwell Children in Art through the Ages
 August Summer Outing
16 August Social and Speaker Frank Nicholson Sink Holes
20 September Social and Speaker David Astbury Demolition/Survival: Fate of Local Victorian Cottonopolis Buildings
18 October Social and Speaker Mark Child Ellesmeres in the Holy Land
15 November Social and Speaker Janet Raven Martin Paper folding
20 December Christmas Social Christmas Social


2017 Events and Social Mornings