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Local History Outdoor Visits 2023

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland

Saturday 13th May 2023

The history of commercial vehicles in the home town of truck and bus making. An indoor museum with over 50 well maintained vehicles on display, from an 1895 horse drawn steam fire appliance to the Popemobile.

Musical Theatre

The Musical Theatre Group presents  ‘Once upon a Time’  at Ormskirk Civic Hall’ in November.

The show – set in an apartment building called ‘Falling Stars’ – is for retired thespians.  Next to the building is a meeting hall called ‘Stage Door’ – which is the residents meeting place. The residents lack lustre and are depressed – until – a new resident called Penny joins them. She will take you on a journey to meet all the residents and what they did with their lives.

With witty tales and upbeat music, we go on the roller coaster ride as they fight to save their hall from becoming the next car park!!!

Tickets are on sale from September at Horizons:

Adult  £8.50  –  Children  £5.00

See Musical Theatre Group for other methods of procuring tickets and for more information about the Show.

HEOG Xmas Party

The Helping Each Other Group Xmas Party for 2023 is on Wednesday November 29th,  2-4 pm at the Scout & Guide HQ.

Cost £5 to cover expenses.

A Social Afternoon with light refreshments, punch, music and jolly fun.

All u3a members are welcome even if not been to the Helping Each Other Group before. Just come along and join in with the fun.

Please bring a small inexpensive wrapped gift to put in lucky dip box.

Any questions, please ring Judy Ingman 01695 423141.

Techie Advice

The Monday morning Computer Advice Group will open for the last time before Christmas on December 11th and will re-open on Monday January 8th 2024.

Bill S and Alan S, however, will be present at their usual table in the Aughton Room during  the Horizons coffee mornings up to December 21st, for any general Computer and Photography advice. And as usual at most Horizons Meetings, Alan N and Joyce N will also be around and about in the Scout & Guide HQ (often in the Computer Room) available to provide techie advice.

September u3a Magazine

The latest u3a Magazine is still available in print format to pick up at our weekly Horizons meetings on Thursday mornings at the Christ Church Scout & Guide HQ.  It can also be conveniently viewed online or downloaded via this website.

Membership Renewal

Membership Renewals for 2023/24 commenced at Horizons on 14th September 2023. Note that you can also renew online anytime / anywhere.

Philharmonic Visit – November

Thursday 16 November:   Beethoven’s Symphony No.7.   Concert programme also includes Rossini’s Overture  – The Italian Girl in Algiers  & Walton’s cello concerto. Please check for further details on the groups’ Philharmonic web page and also for programme notes on the October’s concert.

The Philharmonic now requires booking confirmation 4 weeks in advance and there can be a demand for tickets – so book early to avoid disappointment. 


Last Updated on October 15, 2022