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In October 2018 Sheila took her 'Stately Homes Group'
on a tour of Speke Hall, in the back garden
of John Lennon Airport in Liverpool





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In September 2018 Jim took his 'Local History Group' on a conducted tour br>of the RNLI facility in Hoylake.
 The highlight of the afternoon was to have been a practice launch of their rescue Hovercraft,
regret to report however that the tractor was on the blink so it never got launched!


         



Towards the end of the Summer of 2018 our 'Stately Homes' group visited
Powis Castle near Welshpool,a fascinating glimpse  of  17th century high life
and a fabulous near vertical garden, estate and Deer park.





        









The Speaker at our August '18 meeting was Dr Frank Nicholson who gave us an insight into the problems
facing the builders of the A55, the North Wales Expressway which crosses several very different
 geological zones and early mining areas.
Click here to see a copy of the lecture slides,
and should you wish to explore the geological trail by car,
then a field trip guide can be found here





Bromborough U3A celebrated a 20th Birthday in June 2018
with a Strawberry Tea entertainment.






and a good time was had by all.







Early in 2018 the Walking Group  circumnavigated the City of Chester.
They are seen here in front of Telford's Warehouse   at Canal Basin Workshop
where a  short series of locks once linked the Shroppie Canal to the River Dee.






The Walking Group pause for a breather en route.



     
A couple of years ago Sheila took a large group to explore Erddigg, A N/T stately home near Wrexham
Maureen spotted a Grand Piano in the music room and we were all entertained to an impromptu recital.




One November  our Local History group visited the Hooton Park 'Griffin Trust'
and learned of their efforts to preserve three Belfast Trussed aircraft hangers dating from 1917.

     
We admired their small but interesting museum and posed ( as we usually do) for our group photo,
this time in an 1875 Birkenhead tramcar.




Our traditional 'walkers' Christmas Luncheon  is often held at Heatherlands in Thursaston




          

Our November AGM often takes the form of a 'Showcase', where each of the groups boasted a little about their activities.
the Arts and Crafts exhibition was particularly well received.




An October stroll in Lymm
for our 'all weather'walkers!


The Jazz Club heads for a Summer gig
at Heswall's British Legion hall





The U3A celebrated it's 30th Birthday
with the North West Region's AGM held on 23rd May
in Chester's magnificent Cathedral.




Our early Spring walk around Ruthin
before the snows of March

                  






 Our February Feast
Once more Diana and Derek organised a celebratory lunch for 100 of our members.








The  Walkers enjoy a Festive Hot Pot.






The U3A Strollers used to meet monthly and do less rigorous walks than the Ramblers
here are some 'Strollers' photos from our archives.


Thirsty work this walking, but we often found a convenient pub.

     
                                                                                                     A sunny day at Heswall Dale.



A stroll by the Weaver Navigation, near Northwich
ticked all the boxes!



On another occasion we circumnavigated Delamere Forest
only stopping for the obligatory photo
Pat decided to try the school girl trick of tripping from one
end of the panorama to the other- it worked!



Occasionally when a blizzard set in,
we were happy to retire to the pub, still smiling!



Once every year the Strollers and the Ramblers got together to work up an appetite
before a seasonal Christmas Hot Pot lunch.The tradition continues!




We have a further 250 photos stored in our photo archive with Goo.gl.
For a nostalgic brouse, all you need to do is click here