Outings Group

Meets: Varies

Location: Varies

Group Leader: Varies

The Outings Group is run by a team of 3 – Brenda Taylor, Christine Storey and Sandra Thompson.

Over the last few years we have found a variety of places to visit which are always informative but most of all very enjoyable. We normally go by coach but sometimes by public transport. Sometimes lunch is included. The outings are open to all members of our U3A.

Over the last few years our outings have been many and varied. We also support our local theatres, mainly the Colne Dramatic Society at the Little Theatre in Colne.

In 2016 we arranged some very good outings. In February we had a backstage tour of the Royal Exchange in Manchester. Ripon and Ripley Castle and had a Musical Tour in Liverpool. After more excellent days out, the year ended with 40 members attending a delightful Carol Concert and supper at Towneley Hall.

2017 started with a fascinating tour of Blackpool Winter Gardens followed by a visit to the M& S Archives in Leeds and continued with many varied and interesting trips including Wedgewood, Harrogate Flower Show, Sizergh Castle and in June a wonderful day at Conigshead Priory at Ulverston. The year continued by visiting the spectacular gardens at Arley Hall, a tour of St Helen’s Glass and ended with Tatton Hall at Christmas and in December we went to Towneley again for the festive concert as it is enjoyed so much by all our members.

2018 so far has been very successful with even more people wanting to join our trips. We have already visited some interesting places and in June 50 members are looking forward to seeing the Terracotta Warriors in Liverpool Museum.

Lots more to look forward to this year including Southport Flower Show in August and in November we are repeating the very popular event at the Dunkenhalgh…”Christmas on Broadway” and you will find details of the next outing on the website and in the monthly newsletter.

Come to our table at the meeting to put your name down for one of our trips. You will be met by a friendly face and the promise of an informative and sociable day out.

Sandra, Brenda and Christine – The Outings Group

There are always details of the next two outings below, in the monthly newsletter and on our Events page.

Event: Trip To Ripon

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Details: Coach to Ripon. Tea and Biscuits and Guided tour of the Workhouse. Free time for lunch. Afternoon guided tour of The Prison and Police Museum. £24. The coach departs from  Burnley Bus Station at 8:45am and Padiham Town Hall at 9:00am. Contact Brenda Taylor. Payment can be made, after securing a place, either at the Outings' table or by post. Cheques to be made to Burnley and District U 3A and sent to: Melinda Jackson, 30, Avenue Parade, Accrington, BB5 6PJ

Cost: £24.00

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Notices

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Burnley & District U3A will be held on Thursday 25th April at 2.00pm at the Unity Centre, Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Padiham. Three Committee members (Treasurer, Secretary and one elected member) have served for two years and therefore have to be replaced or, if they wish, stand for re-election.  Nomination forms for these positions will be available at the monthly meeting in February and March or from the Secretary.


New French Group

A new learn to speak French group will starting in March 2019. If you are interested please speak to David Wilson at the monthly meeting. The first meeting will be on Tuesday 5th March 1:00pm to 3:00pm in the quiet room at Burnley Central Library.


Submissions For February Newsletter

Please note that all submissions for the February 2019 newsletter should be e-mailed or telephoned to the newsletter editor by Wednesday 20th February 2019.


Annual Membership Renewal

It is the time of year to renew your membership; the year ends on 31st March. As agreed at the AGM last year the membership fee has been reduced to £14 April to March or £9.50 October to March per person; £26 April to March or £17 October to March for couples living at the same address. An absolute bargain, we’re sure you’ll agree. Melinda Jackson will be available at the February and March meetings to accept your money.
If you can’t attend the monthly meetings you can download a renewal form and submit by post.


Next Open Meeting

Our next Open Meeting will be held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH on Thursday 28th February 2019 commencing at 2:30pm. The meeting will feature a talk on ‘Looking at how Burnley has changed within living memory’ by Tony Mitchell. A full list of our Open Meetings for 2019 is available on our Schedule of Open Meetings Page.


Fancy Becoming A Member?

If you fancy joining Burnley and District U3A and attending one or more of our Special Interest Groups please visit our How To Join Burnley and District U3A page. Guests are welcome to attend up to two monthly meetings at a fee of £2.00 per meeting or to attend one Special Interest Group meeting as a taster session. If you have questions or just want to know more about the local U3A you will be welcome to chat with one of our Greeters at the monthly meeting from 2:00pm. The monthly meetings are held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham Lancs BB12 8JH (see our location) and commence at 2:30pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. Download our Introductory Brochure (PDF).