Exploring Greater Manchester

Lockdown easing

As the country cautiously moves forward and pandemic restrictions are eased, many of our groups will turn their attention to how and when our members can safely resume face-to-face meetings.

The following must be borne in mind:

Any dates for face-to-face meetings, events and trips are provisional and based on our understanding of the UK Government’s plan to gradually ease pandemic restrictions. As such they are subject to change. Please ensure you have the latest information from your convenor or organiser.

Any member who is feeling ill, displaying COVID-19 symptoms or has received a positive test result in the past 10 days must NOT participate.

Convenor: Judith Gibson
Leader: Sheila Thomas

To contact Judith or Sheila, please email salfordu3a@gmail.com marking the subject line of your email ‘FAO: name/job title’

Venue and day/time: We currently meet by Zoom on the 4th Thursday of the month 11-12noon.

Prior to the pandemic restrictions, we met on the second Tuesday of the month.  The normal meeting time was 10.30am but this varied depending on where the group was visiting.  The group explores Greater Manchester by bus/metro/local train using our concessionary passes although any members who have not yet received their pass are also welcome.

For information, the programme for 2020 is shown below. Further details re times etc. are emailed to members a couple of weeks beforehand. From March onwards the programme was suspended in line with coronavirus guidelines.

Programme for 2020 

14th January – No meeting

11th February – Meet at Manchester Art Gallery at 11am. The V1/2 bus will take you there.

10th March – Bolton Museum

14th April – Uppermill and gardens

12th May – Heaton Park

9th June – Sale Water Park

14th July – Stockport

11th August – TBA

8th September – Rochdale

13th October – TBA

10th November – TBA

8th December – No meeting

Please contact Judith or Sheila for more details if you are interested.