Exploring Greater Manchester

Getting back together in 2021

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: 10:30am on the second Tuesday of the month at varied locations around Greater Manchester.

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.

Our programme for 2023 is listed below. Please note that these plans are subject to change depending on such as weather and level of interest. Final details regarding times and meeting location are emailed to members a couple of weeks beforehand.

If you are interested in joining one of these visits, please contact Judith by the Friday before so that she can finalise numbers with the venue.

2023 programme

10 Jan Chetham’s School of Music
14 Feb Damhouse, Astley (with light lunch)
14 Mar Leigh Spinners Mill
Leigh Mill was in its day one of the most important mill complexes in the UK. See the website for more information.
11 Apr Touchstones, Rochdale
An a historic (Grade II listed) building housing an art gallery and heritage museum. See here for more info.
9 May Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden
We are hoping to see a superb display of azeleas….
13 Jun
Mayfield Park, Manchester
11 Jul
Castlefield and the Science and Industry Museum
8 Aug
Moravian settlement, Fairfield
12 Sep
Wythenshawe Park
OctCoach tour (details to be confirmed)
14 Nov
Pioneers Museum, Rochdale – birthplace of the Co-op
DecPlanning meeting RHS Bridgewater (date to be confirmed)

Programme 2022

Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens, Feb 2022

Astley Mining Museum, March 2022

Weaste Cemetery, May 2022

Uppermill, June 2022