We aim to explore local heritage, history and culture through visits to historic sites, museums and places of interest in Liverpool and the North West.
- Leader: Cathleen Barnes - 01704 889190
Booking with Cathleen at the Occasional Day Trips Desk during the Thursday Horizons Meetings,
Thursday 19 September: Trip to Ribchester (in the Ribble Valley). Roman Museum and scenic riverside walkways. Later to the Stydd Garden Centre which has a restaurant, a coffee and cake bar and artisan shops. Leaving Aughton 9.30am. Expected return by 7.30 pm.
Booking at Horizons – 5 September and 12 September. Cost per person £17.00 includes entry to Ribchester Museum.
Wednesday 4 December: Tutankhamun and Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh. Study day and discussion organised by North West region U3A at Wigan Life Museum.
Booking and further information at Horizons on Occasional Trips table.
The current leader Cathleen Barnes is standing down as Group Leader as soon as a new Group Leader can be found. If any member (or a couple of members) feel they are able to take over the arranging of occasional trips then please contact Cathleen on 01704 889190.
Our trip to Erdigg Castle in Wrexham – a National Trust location
We had a splendid day at Penrhyn Castle, a National Trust venue in Bangor with gardens, a nature walk, a railway museum and a stylish interior.
After the castle visit, we stopped off for a 2-course meal on the return journey, which was appreciated by everyone.
Photographs by Bill Fitzpatrick.
Great day out at Lichfield
Organised by Cathleen Barnes.
Photos by Bill Fitzpatrick.
Museum Gardens, Lichfield
The Tudor Tearooms, Lichfield
Chancellor Law fountain
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In 2017, we had successful trips to a Synagogue, a Buddhist monastery, Norton Priory and gardens including the walled garden and travelling onto Jodrell Bank Observatory, the Hydro Electric mountain, the RAF museum and the famous laburnum arch in Bodnant Gardens.
Our final trip was a fun day at the Dickensian Festival Ulverston, rounding off with an evening meal on the homeward journey.
Monday 5 September: Blackpool Ice Show’
Homeward bound from Betws-y-coed – tired but happy.
Friday 23 September: Trip to St Asaph and Betws-y-coed
Included calling at a mill, a church and a restaurant.
Thursday 15th December: Christmas Trip to Chatsworth House
Posing for a group photo at the end of a lovely day out. Click / tap to view full-size.