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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).

There is a charge of £2 on the door as a contribution to room hire, refreshments and speaker fees.

Our social mornings are supported by Salford City Council Community Committee.

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

A packed room at one of our social mornings

2023 Events Programme

20 JanSocial and speakerElm Bank
Brian Groom
Northerners: A History
17 FebAGM, social and speakerElm Bank
Frank Vigon
The Sixties: a decade of decadence

AGM documentation
3 MarAnnual LunchMonton Sports ClubView photographs taken at the lunch
17 MarSocial and speakerElm Bank
Diane Duffy
Important women in Salford history
(to coincide with International Women’s Day)
21 AprSocial and speakerElm Bank
Neil Smith
1000 years of the guitar
27 Apr to 1 MaySpring holiday5-day trip to Holland including visits to Keukenhof Gardens and Delft.
View photographs from the trip.
19 MaySocial and speakerElm Bank
Jim Williams
Charlatans, frauds & fools
16 JunSocial and speakerElm BankPauline MillerMedical detection dogs
23 JunDay tripMonton to Bowness
More info
21 JulSocial and speakerElm BankLorraine Worsley-CarterMy year as high sheriff
24-28 JulWalking group holidayDovedale, Derbyshire
18 AugSocial and speakerElm Bank
Russ Harrison
Blood Bikes
2-4 SepAutumn tripA 3-day trip exploring the highlights of Somerset
More info
15 SepSocial and speakerElm Bank
Jennifer Coulston-Herrmann
A career in the police
20 OctSocial and speakerElm Bank
Christine Green
Working for Auntie – life as a graphic designer at the BBC
17 NovSocial and speakerElm Bank

Cliff Lansley
Lie detection: how to protect yourself against fraudsters
15 DecSocial and speakerElm Bank
David Roughley
A musical trip down Memory Lane 1936-1957

2022 Events Programme


We also offer day trips and outings specially tailored for our members throughout the year. Please take a look at out trips page for further details.