2nd DECEMBER : Gardening group Christmas meal – somewhere in Cheshire cost: £26.00

4th – 6th DECEMBER The Cotswold and Blenheim Palace at Christmas visiting Morton-in-the-Marsh, Cheltenham for the Christmas markets and Bourton-in-the-Water for the switching on of the Christmas lights. Continue reading


Foodie Group

Change of meeting times in 2016

To fit in with a number of other groups, namely, Walking,  Architecture for Fun, and Discussion/Debating,  the Foodie Group have agreed to meet/go out on the third Thursday in the month from 2016.  Taking this approach means that members can attend all four groups if they want, as they will now meet on a different Thursdays in the month – a win win situation for all.

Spanish Tapas at Heathcotes in Preston

Foodie Group at Heathcotes

20 members attended a cooking demonstration at Heathcotes in Preston.  Members of the Foodie group and friends made their way to Preston on the train and enjoyed the delights of Spanish Tapas as well as sampling three different wines. This was followed by a lunch which included dishes from the demonstration.  This is the second time we have been to Heathcotes.  We will continue our round the world trip when we have lunch at the Indian Street food restaurant Mowgli in Bold Street LiverpoolWednesday 28th October.20151017_12171620151017_121816

Easy Riders

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Last week a group of Easy Riders tackled our longest ride to date – all of 25 miles! We took the train to Hooton on the Chester line. The first section took us along the Wirral way past the preserved railway station at Willaston and on to Parkgate where we we stopped for a coffee break.

Suitably refreshed we joined the Wirral Way  and continued to West. Kirby.  – 15 miles covered so far. Two members had to leave here but the rest of us carried on after a leisurely break down at the coast.

We then joined the coast route through Hoylake, Moreton, Leasowe and finally New Brighton. The head wind on the last leg made it very hard work and we realised we wouldn’t get to the ferry in time so had a short break before pushing our bikes up the hill to the station.

Great day out. John Ramsden

Star Trek & Maps

Have you ever wondered about how maps and mapmaking can throw light on local history or at the science behind Stat Trek? If so the next two meetings of our popular Science and Technology Group might be of interest. All meetings at Kensington House, Station Road, Maghull. New members/visitors are always welcome:

Wednesday 14th October 14:30

History of Liverpool by Maps ( see some maps here)

Wednesday 28th October 14:30

The Science of Star Trek

Wednesday 11 November 14:30

Secret Weapons

Wednesday 25 November 14:30

Natural Gas

The group is now on holiday until Febuary.

Watch this space for the upcoming events.


A new trip has been arranged for Thurs.25th February 2016.  We will pay a visit to the ever popular Trafford Centre where you can “Shop Till You Drop!!!’  Then by popular request we are making a return visit to Olympus Fish and Chips, Bolton for a 2 course  fish and chip lunch (veggie or alternative choice available) followed by tea/coffee.  Time to visit Bolton Market, which has just undergone a multi million pound upgrade with its’ wide choice of foodie and other goods.  Then back we go to Olympus for an afternoon tea. Trip departs from the Square at 9.l5am Price £19 inc.lunch and afternoon tea. Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 13th October 2015.