Whilst restrictions nationally and locally are gradually being eased, it remains the case that infection rates are high. Consequently, any member who is feeling ill, displaying COVID-19 symptoms, has received a positive test result in the past 10 days or has been instructed to isolate must NOT participate in u3a meetings, trips and events. Any member who subsequently tests positive (within 7 days of attending) is asked to advise their group convenor(s) or meeting organisers so that all other attendees may be informed.

Trips and social events

For more information about any of our trips, please email marking the subject line ‘FAO: Ken/Janet Ball’.

Christmas Trip 2021
A one-day outing to Leighton Hall and Hayes Garden World in the Lake District on 3rd December 2021.

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. For anyone who is interested in this holiday, please contact Ken McMahon or Ken Ball for more details.

Summer trip 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.

Monthly social mornings with guest speakers 2021

Venue and Time: Constrained by pandemic restrictions, we had been meeting earlier this year by zoom but from August 2021 reinstated in-person social mornings. Unfortunately our normal venue of choice, Eccles Town Hall, is unavailable due to refurbishments taking place through to 4th quarter this year and these events are therefore being held at either Buile Hill Park Hall or Elm Bank Banqueting Suite (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 marking the subject line ‘FAO: Carolyn Siddall’.

2021 Events Programme

29 JanAGM, social and speakerZoomBrad Ashton, comedy scriptwriter
The job of a laughtime
19 FebSocial and speakerZoom Jim Holmes, documentary photographerJapan: Bowing to tradition
19 MarSocial and speakerZoomLes Green and Bob CannellManchester Ship Canal
16 AprSocial and speakerZoomFool’s Gold
Musical entertainment
21 MaySocial and speakerZoomSusan BarnettSandringham Secrets
18 JunSocial and speakerZoomJenny MallinMy Anglo-Indian family
16 JulSocial and speakerZoomSarah KellyThe Shipman investigation
23 JulSummer outing
Liverpool dock cruise
20 AugSocial and speakerBuile
Philip CaineFrom Barrow to Baghdad
4-5 SepAutumn outing
Trip to the North East,
featuring the Bowes Museum,
the Kynren open-air spectacular
show and the Beamish Museum
17 SepSocial and speakerBuile
The Photography GroupAn insight into Salford u3a’s photography group
Anniversary lunchElm Bank
Our 35th anniversary lunch
15 OctSocial and speakerElm BankFather Michael BurgessFaith, Fun and Friendship
19 NovSocial and speakerElm BankDr Cliff LansleyThe Basics of Lie Detection
3 DecChristmas outingTrip to Leighton Hall and Hayes Garden World in the Lake District
17 DecChristmas socialtba

2022 Events Programme

21 JanAGM, social and speakertbaLouise BentleyLancashire Wildlife Trust
18 FebSocial and speakertbaSarah KellyThe Arctic
18 MarSocial and speaker
*22 AprSocial and speaker
16-20 MayWalkers holiday4 night trip based at Sedbergh
*27 MaySocial and speaker
17 JunSocial and speaker
19-24 JunSummer outing
Coach trip to France including visits to Monet’s Garden and Versailles
* Note: meeting is on the 4th Friday of this month