Our Local History group joined Jim recently to visit the new Chester Museum called
" Chester- A life history"which traces the history of this famous Roman Town with interactive
exhibits describing the lives if it's inhabitants across 2000 years.
A visit to the Museum would be highly recommended and
it is situated in Old St Michael's Church in Bridge Street.
In April 2019 our walking group braved the windy
'Sands of Dee' ( at low
tide) in a jaunt to Hilbre Island,
a well known & picturesque nature reserve just off the
tip of the Wirral Peninsula
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
In September 2018 Jim
took his 'Local History Group' on a conducted tour br>of the RNLI facility in
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
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
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
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
short series of locks once linked the Shroppie Canal to the River Dee.
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
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
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