Occasional Day Trips

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.

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  • Leader:  tba  - Volunteer(s) needed
Message from the former Leader:
This is to inform you that I am retiring from organising day trips.  Interest in day trips has waned considerably since pre-Covid times. In the early days especially we had some good trips such as Penrhyn Castle, the RAF museum, Jodrell Bank, Fountains Abbey and many others.
I shall be happy to assist a new Leader if requested.
Cathleen Barnes
Message from the Web Manager
Cathleen’s trips were very much appreciated by all those who enjoyed the opportunities you provided, including myself.
But, as she says, the Covid situation has affected this group and others.
A Great Big Thank You is due to Cathleen for all her planning and hard work that made the day trips so successful in pre-pandemic times.
Hopefully a new Leader (or Team of Leaders) will come forward soon and, perhaps with Cathleen’s kind offer of assistance, be able to reinstate this most valued Group.

Last Updated on February 22, 2024

May 12 2022 – Visit to Leighton Hall, Carnforth.

We had a lovely trip to Morecambe and Leighton Hall on May 12.  The sun shone for us and the wind blew – but not too strong.  We started with morning refreshments at the famous Midland hotel, a walk down to the jetty, and back to say hello to Eric Morecambe – then time to board the coach again.

From there a comfortable journey to Leighton Hall where we were given a guided tour and the history of the house and family – which was fascinating.  Following that, some of us had tea and cake or took a walk in the walled garden until the owls were ready to show us what they could do.

We were back home at a nice time around six o’clock.  A good day was had by all!

Last Updated on June 18, 2022

May 2019 visit to Erdigg Castle

Our trip to Erdigg Castle in Wrexham – a National Trust location


Last Updated on May 14, 2019

June visit to Penrhyn Castle

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.

Last Updated on February 9, 2022

A Springtime 2018 Trip to Lichfield

Great day out at Lichfield

        with the Occasional Tours group. 

Organised by Cathleen Barnes.

Photos  by Bill Fitzpatrick.



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Last Updated on May 27, 2018