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OUTINGS

Co-ordinators: Pat Cooper and Barbara Matthews
e-mail: outings@newmillsu3a.org.uk
Please use this email address for all messages regarding outings. Thank you
Meetings: various monthly - all outings are open to the full membership

When possible information will be printed in the news letter, and during monthly meetings can be found on the notice board at the back of the hall. Places are limited therefore we recommend checking at the beginning of each meeting.
The co-ordinators Barbara Matthews and Pat Cooper are always happy to answer any queries and take your booking by phone.
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Members are requested to join outings at New Mills unless the journey passes through your area and pick ups have been arranged in advance with Barbara or Pat.

25 March 2020
Liverpool

CANCELLED

WE HAVE DECIDED TO CANCEL THIS OUTING TO LIVERPOOL. WE DON'T THINK IT'S WISE TO GO THERE AT THE MOMENT AND WE MIGHT ALL HAVE TO SELF ISOLATE ANYWAY.

Liverpool
Wednesday 25 March 2020

Tours of the Royal Liver Building tower are available in the New Year. Cost is £15. We suggest anyone interested in a tour should email the website and book individually. There are lots of other things to do in Liverpool.

Depart: 9.15 am

Cost: £12

2 April 2020
Amazon Fulfilment Centre

CANCELLED

Amazon Fulfilment Centre - Tour
Thursday 2 April 2020
10.00 am

Own transport/lifts are available.

Places are limited.

 

8 April 2020

Churnet Valley Railway

CANCELLED

Churnet Valley Railway
Wednesday 8 April 2020
Depart New Mills 9.15 am

Take a steam train through the lovely hidden Staffordshire valley of the river Churnet and the Caldon canal. Your Rover ticket allows you three 11 mile round trips, alternatively you can break your journey for lunch at Cheddleton and catch a later train back or walk back along the towpath to Froghall where your journey began.

Coach: £12

Train: £9

14 May 2020

Nostell (Nostell Priory)

Nostell (Nostell Priory)
National Trust property near Wakefield.
Depart New Mills 9.15 am

Coach: £12

Non NT members: £11.30

RHS Garden
'Bridgewater'
There will be a visit to the new RHS garden 'Bridgewater' towards the summer.

9 July 2020
5 nights (6 days)

Northumberland holiday

Deposits now due.

Northumberland holiday
9 July 2020
5 nights (6 days)

Jury's Inn, Quayside, Gateshead

Full itinerary to follow

Option to watch the UK's "must see" live action show "Kynren" (see board or Google)

£459 (single supplement £50)
Kynren ticket £55
Deposits now due

No deposit required at present but we recommend securing a place at a Tuesday meeting if you are interested in joining us.

21 September 2020

Recently restored RHS garden near Manchester

Recently restored RHS Garden near Manchester
Monday 21 September 2020

Depart: 9.30 am
Cost: £7 (RHS members free) + coach

13 November 2020
2 nights (3 days)

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Thursford Christmas Spectacular
13 November 2020
2 nights (3 days)

Palm Court Hotel, Great Yarmouth.

Full English breakfast
3 course choice menu dinner with tea/coffee
Ticket to show

Price: £289
Single supplement: £30
Deposit: £60


Riveria Travel

The success of the affinity partnership scheme between Riviera Travel and the University of the Third Age has resulted in over £110,000 in commission being paid out to individual U3As for 2019 alone.

This has resulted in thousands of individual payments being made to different accounts – in itself this is no longer sustainable but neither the Third Age Trust or Riviera Travel would want to withdraw the offer completely.

Therefore, the process for the payment of the commission from Riviera Travel for members of the U3A taking their holidays and cruises is to change.  For all travellers departing on or after 1st April 2020, the 10% commission payment will be made directly to the Third Age Trust, in the month following that of departure, for them to distribute to the appropriate U3A.

All payments for departures before 1st April 2020 will be dealt with by Riviera Travel in the current manner.


NEW YEAR BUFFET

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Away with the Fairies at Trentham Gardens

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DONKEY SANCTUARY

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Thursford Christmas Spectacular

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

photos taken by Pat Cooper

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We had a lovely day, everyone enjoyed it and the weather was great.

BODNANT GARDENS
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LANCASTER CANAL CRUISE OUTING

We never saw the canal, the coach broke down. Spent the day at a garden centre.

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GROUP GET TOGETHER
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RHODE HALL
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March 2020