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Trips for 2019

Three social outings have now been announced for 2019. The full details and arrangements for booking can be found under the 2019 Events web page. Please click this link: 2019 Events.  In brief there is a spring trip on 29th May to Portmeirion, North Wales with 2-course lunch, coach and guided tour (£36); a summer trip on 15th August to Southport Flower Show, their 90th Anniversary, called ‘The Garden Party’ (£25 which includes coach and entry); and an autumn trip away (4 days, 3 nights) from 15th September to Belfast including Titanic Experience, Giant Causeway and guided tours and coach. Out via Scotland, back via Wales all for £390. Bookings and payment for all trips by cheque (to Salford U3A) to Ken or Janet Ball. Portmeirion trip payment by 15th March (monthly meeting); Southport trip payment by 21st June (monthly meeting); Belfast trip deposit of £50 by 15th February, plus there is a single supplement of £105.

Long walk, short walkers!

Malhamdale walking holiday 2019 Thank you to both Kens for a great holiday. Other photos can be found  on this link:  Gallery – Malhamdale HF Holiday June 2019



Belfast trip 15-18th September: A great international (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Irish Republic and Wales) trip was enjoyed by some 48 members. Photos illustrating this can be found on this link Gallery – Belfast 2019 , with views from Belfast, Titanic museum, Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Many thanks to Janet and Ken for all the organising.

General Notices

The latest letter from the Chairman to all members can be accessed via the link below.

Chairman’s letter June 2019

Friday Social meetings

These are now held at Eccles Town Hall, opposite the Gateway centre, on the third Friday of the month, between 10am and 12noon.   For the full programme with speakers etc please look under 2019 events

Pictures of our 30 year celebrations in October 2016 are now under memories:

New Group

Exploring Greater Manchester: This new group will start on 11th June and will meet on the second Tuesday of the month, usually at 10.30am and at various venues of interest. See web page: Exploring Greater Manchester.

Book Club 3: This new group has now started and is now convened by Lynda Pearson.  It is on the first Wednesday of every month at Walkden Gateway from 11am – noon.   Anyone interested should let either  Marjorie or Lynda,  by email  –, or telephone 0161 670 3764;  tel: 07979 913788.  The book clubs are popular so membership is on a first come first serve basis as 12 members for a book club is the ideal number we work with.

General Group News

Family History Group: This group  meets at Eccles Library, the second Wednesday of each month from 10.15 – 12.15.  The first meeting is on 10thOctober 2018.  If you are interested in joining this group please contact Frances Healey (group convenor) – 0161 790 7287, or Sylvia Young (group leader) – 0161 790 9594. See web page Family History

Backgammon Social Group: This group meets every other Thursday at Eccles Gateway. New members are welcome. The convenor is John Lambert tel: 0161 281 9265 – email: . Details are displayed on their web page.

Birdwatching Group: If you are interested in birds, why not join this group? More members would be very welcome, they meet alternate Mondays

Similarly the following groups are also looking for new members, so why not give these a try:  Discussion (every third Tuesday) Discussion Painting and Sketch (Alternate Mondays) Paint and Sketch; Handicrafts (second Thursday of month) Handicraft ; Gardening (last Tuesday of month) Gardening; and Table Tennis (alternate Tuesdays)Table TennisGroups.  More information on each can be found using these links.