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Trips and social events
For more information about any of our trips that are open to all members of Salford u3a, please email email@example.com marking the subject line ‘FAO: Janet Ball’. To see photos from some of our previous trips, please visit the Galleries page.
Several of our interest groups also organise outings, eg Art and Culture, Gardening and Local History, and places may be made available to members of other groups if there is spare capacity. For information on these, please see their individual group pages.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 Events Programme
|21 Jan||Social and speaker||Elm Bank||Allan Shalks||Allan’s career in radio and television|
|18 Feb||AGM, social and speaker||Elm Bank||Sarah Kelly||The Arctic|
|18 Mar||Social and speaker||Elm Bank||Louise Bentley||Lancashire Wildlife Trust|
Report by Paul Sherlock
|7 Apr||Annual Lunch||Monton Sports Club||Gallery of photos|
|*22 Apr||Social and speaker||Elm Bank||Jack Morris||The history of Bury black pudding|
|11 May||Spring outing||Coach trip to World of Wedgwood at Stoke and the Dorothy Clive Garden|
|16-20 May||Walkers holiday||4 night trip based at Sedbergh|
See our photo gallery
|*27 May||Social and speaker||Elm Bank||Jenni Smith,|
Chair of Buile Hill Mansion Association
|17 Jun||Social and speaker||Elm Bank||Sid Calderbank||Musical entertainment with a Lancashire dialect|
|19-24 Jun||Summer outing||Coach trip to France including visits to Monet’s Garden and Versailles|
Gallery 1 and Gallery 2
|15 Jul||Social and speaker +information event||Elm Bank||Matthew Martin|
Co-op Estate Planning
|‘Tax, Care and Toy Boys’. Practical guidance for later life financial issues.|
Followed by an information event including a number of specially invited organisations from across Salford who can advise on health and wellbeing, finance and legal issues, digital skills and more.
|19 Aug||Social and speaker||Elm Bank||Marilyn Shalks||The history of Manchester theatres|
|15 Sep||Volunteers Meeting||Elm Bank||10:00-12:00 for convenors and committee members|
|16 Sep||Social and speaker||Elm Bank||Roger Browne||Not Father O’Malley: a musical and comical look back at Roger’s early years in Salford|
|21 Oct||Social and speaker||Elm Bank||Dr Rob Shorten,|
Consultant Clinical Scientist
|Pathology: the science behind the cure|
|18 Nov||Social and speaker||Elm Bank||Dave Carlos||Online Awareness (Cyber Security)|
|4-6 Dec||Winter outing||Visiting the Christmas Spectacular at Thursford in Norfolk, plus Lincoln Christmas Market and the National Arboretum|
|16 Dec||Christmas social and|
|Elm Bank||David Roughley||Christmas memories|