27 February 2022

Peter Gateley gave us an interesting talk about the trees in St Anne’s Churchyard.🌳🌳      This was followed by refreshments ☕ 🍪 and a game of prize bingo.  


Welcome back to everyone who has managed to make it to the last two meetings in July and August.  It was wonderful to see so many of you. In July 2021 we were delighted to welcome back the famous Bill Evans to entertain us with his video 📺and comedy 🤣😂😆clips then, with the gorgeous weather, we were able… Read More »

Pre-pandemic 2020

26 January 2020 We had a splendid  ‘cabaret’ of sketches, songs🤣🎤, and all-round entertainment provided by our Drama group!   Refreshments 🍪 midway,  of course. 23 February 2020  We held a  special ‘Quiz on Ormskirk’ ✍  courtesy of Bill & Sue Watkinson, then a presentation by Peter Gateley on ‘Trips by the U3A Bird  🐦🕊🐤Group’

24 November 2019

Our Creative Writing ✍ group make a first appearance for our last session of the year.  They are very talented and and were  well received. After early festive refreshments the ‘Sunnysiders’🎻🪕🎸🎷🎤🎧🎶 (musical variety show) entertained us further.

27 October 2019

’REVAMPED’ returned to entertain us with their songs & guitars  🎸🎸🎼plus we had  a display by our Textiles & Quilting group🧵🧶.  

22 September 2019

22 September 2019 – Our marvellous U3A choir 🎤🎶 performed  for us in September followed by refreshments as usual and Prize Bingo🎁  

25 August 2019

  We had a fantastic Sing-a-Long with our famous Guitar 🎸🎸🎼🎶Group then refreshments☕🍰 before we a lively Beetle🐞 Drive.

28 July 2019

  The Great Mr Bill Evans returned with his Annual Comedy 🤣🎼and Quiz Show and, as always, had us all in stitches

23 June 2019

  A great range of poems were  read by the Poetry 📜Group and The Sunday Social Group.   Refreshments 🍪☕ as usual then the Recorder🎼🎶 Group  entertained us with some excellent tunes.

26 May 2019

Dee Sheard displayed her digital keyboard memorabilia 🎹and entertained us with some🎶🎶 tunes, followed by Peter Gateley talking about 🏛🏫Georgian Buildings in Liverpool’

28 April 2019

A Debate was chaired by Mia Faza ‘Habitual offenders should forfeit their benefits and Council Homes’. Refreshments(of course) and   a sing-a-long with local guitarist 🎸🎙Ken Waters

24 Mar 2019

‘The Welsh Kingdoms of Old England’ – a very interesting presentation by Edmund Moynihan.  After our refreshments Tony Crimlisk & the U3A ‘UKULEERS’🎵🎶 entertained us plus supporting dance troup from our Musical Theatre Group.  

24 Feb 2019

A Talk from Pete Trigwell about  Punishment 🔐through the ages.  Followed by a quiz  and tea☕ & cakes🍰 for a treat.  

27 Jan 2019

27 Jan 2019 – The Musical Theatre Group🎼🎤🎶🎹  provided us with a fantastic, full and varied afternoon of entertainment.  Tea ☕ and Biscuits🍪 in the interval of course.  

25 Nov 2018

Our Pre-Christmas Party’.✨🎄  The Cabaret 🎩🎤was  provided by our very own Drama Group who encouraged us to join in.  We had a fabulous time  Yuletide refreshments 🥨🍰were on offer of course. 

28 Oct 2018

– Our regular humourist😁 and local botanist🌲🌼 Peter Gateley talked to us about ‘Autumn Colours in our Countryside’.   Refreshments and a quiz followed.

23 Sept 2018

Dee and the Digital Keyboard Group 🎹gave us a full afternoon’s entertainment with some information about how the instruments work, lots of wonderful music🎵🎶🎼 and a music quiz.  The session was well attended and great fun.  We had home baked cakes for a special treat

26 Aug 2018

Denise presented us with some ‘Galton and Simpson Playhouse’ film comedies on this Bank Holiday weekend, a throwback to the 1970s that had everyone laughing 🤣.     Pop corn 🍿and Ice cream🍦 were of course served for the authentic Cinema Experience.

22 July 2018

An Excellent Presentation on Southport Hesketh Park Observatory was given to us by Edmund Moynihan.  Followed of Course by Refreshments then a few rounds of  Lucky Dip Bingo

24 June 2018

Our very own Bill Evans entertained us with a Picture Quiz and a variety of Comedy clips and videos.  Refreshments as always.

22 April

22 April:   Peter Gateley gave us a very interesting talk about Local Buildings which was followed by a couple of frantic rounds of a  Beetle Drive

25 March

A Lively Debate was Chaired by Mia Faza – ‘The Police Should Carry Firearms’

25 February 2018

The recorder group gave us an wonderful  performance and were followed by a great  range of poems read by Pauline Jones, Pete Trigwell and Pat Morton who also wrote her contributions.

28 January 2018

The Drama group performed Radio Aughton Live to a sell out audience. A fun filled afternoon of news, sketches and stories. A big thank you to everyone.

26 November 2017

Early Christmas Party Time .    The RECORDERS & UKULEERS groups gave us a fantastic performance followed by festive refreshments…

22 October 2017

 ‘A Chinese Tea ceremony’ was presented by members of the Confucious Institute of Edge Hill University,  followed by our traditional refreshments Margaret Gibbon then talked to us about  ‘Some of her Favourite Ladies from Local History‘.

24th Sep 2017

A great presentation about  Martin Mere Wetland Centre  by volunteer Eileen Seabright. Tea, Coffee and cakes were followed by some poetry  read (and in some cases written) by our very own Sunday Social members

27 August 2017

Members of the U3A Guitar group  played and sang for us in August.  Refreshments were followed by Peter Gateley presenting Butterflies in your Garden.   An excellent afternoon was enjoyed by all.

23 July 2017

Billy Coleman sang some Sounds of the Sixties for us and introduced us to Just Midnight an Acapella Group who were ‘Just Marvellous’.   A great afternoons entertainment.

25 June 2017

Bill Evans entertained us with his great selection of funny videos and clips.  Followed of course by tea and cakes.

23 April 2017

An Afternoon at the Movies – Three short films selected by Denise which between the three of us we managed to present.   The popcorn went down well and we have delicious  cakes with our tea and coffee.

26 March 2017

Our famous raconteur Pearl Webster entertained us and Pauline Jones made us laugh with her regional poems

26 February 2017

  We were highly entertained by Dee with Keyboard Music and a great story quiz supported by Pat then Peter Gateley gave us a most informative and entertaining talk on Leaves

Sunday 22 January 2017

We enjoyed a series of performances  by our Drama Group  followed by refreshments and an impromptu quiz.    A great start to the New Year

Sunday 27 November

We had a lively Debate on Foreign Aid – introduced by Mia Faza – followed by Festive Refreshments The Sunnysiders then gave us a wonderful  variety show.

Sunday 23 October

The Story of Ormskirk Gingerbread was wonderfully  presented by Margaret Gibbon Followed by Gingerbread refreshments  and then a great Music Quiz  from Bill Evans with great animations and a rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone.

Sunday Social 25 September 2016

Denise Lathom presented us with 3 Somerset Maugham films which we thoroughly enjoyed, even when the ‘reel’ broke down.     We had ice creams at the interval served by our very own usherette Pauline Jones  

Other Events

Listed below are upcoming events being held in the North West, and further afield, you may be interested in attending. 22nd – 23rd July 2016 Patchwork Exhibition.  All Hallows Church, Allerton, Liverpool L18 6JJ 10am-4pm 11th – 14th Aug 2016  Festival of Quilts, NEC Birmingham 2nd – 4th Sept 2016  Great Northern Quilt Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate 8th –… Read More »

Dates for Your Diary

During the year we hold workshops, enjoy days out and hold show and tell events.  The list below has details of these activities, don’t miss out, add them to your diary today. 2016 29th June    10am – 4pm     Linus Day  UNFORTUNATELY  THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED Lesley from the Linus group will be joining us… Read More »