Wednesday meetings and Thursday workshop

Monthly meetings

Following Government advice as you will be aware, social contact is being severely restricted as a result of Covid-19 so physical meetings and the workshop are currently cancelled, however ………

Formby U3A is organising a series of Speaker Meetings via Zoom.  We will be telling members how to register in the regular emails,


Wednesday January 20th at 10:30Confederates, Canals & Cotton

We have set up another virtual tour of Liverpool by Zoom with a blue badge guide. It covers 7 Streets mostly around and between Old Hall St and Chapel St and will explore some of Liverpool’s oldest medieval streets. During the tour we’ll learn about the important role played by Liverpool during the American Civil War and the city’s unofficial Confederate Embassy, about the cotton trade and its legacy and the importance of the canals. We expect it to be of more interest to Local History Group members but all members are welcome.  We will send a separate email with the link nearer the time.  The tour will be led by Formby-based Blue Badge Guide, Julie Kershaw and these have proved very popular.

Wednesday 10th Feb 2021 at 2 pm – Dark Light by Fool’s Gold ( Acoustic Musicians)

Fool’s Gold shows blend together a story, fabulous supporting visuals and live acoustic music.  Dark Light has been created as a wholly new show specifically for zoom using some of the clever functions available to build a fascinating and creative show.  It describes the Flannan Island mystery of 1900 when three lighthouse keepers disappeared from the remote island in the Outer Hebrides. The mystery is unsolved to this day.  Its amazing how many songs of that the time that you will know so smile and sing!

Details of the show programme can be found here

Wednesday 10 March 2021,

The AGM will be held via Zoom and be followed by a virtual tour of Liverpool given by Julie Kershaw
The AGM papers can be found here

Meetings (when running) are usually held on the second Wednesday of each month (except August – no meeting) in Holy Trinity Parish Hall at 2pm and normally last just over an hour (please see map at the bottom of the page for Wednesday and Thursday locations)

Please remember to bring your current membership card to show at each event and activity – for 2021 the card is ORANGE

Monthly Thursday

Weather and Covid restrictions permitting (!) the book and jigsaw exchange will be available in Holy Trinity car park just outside the Workshop each month at the time we would normally have our monthly coffee morning. Please check the latest news page for more details.

Please come and visit and bring us your old books and jigsaws.

Monthly Workshop (when running)

Members are sometimes a bit puzzled by what happens at ‘The Workshop’ on the Thursday following the Wednesday meeting (except August) and wonder what WORK we do there! So…….… here’s some enlightenment.

The ‘Workshop’ is the small modern building behind Flames, from Chapel Lane go through Holy Trinity gate and it is on your left. It’s open from 10.30am to 12 Noon.

Here a few reasons to call in:

  • Free cup of tea or coffee
  • Pick up your monthly Newsletter and collect Newsletters for your Group
  • Meet representatives from your Committee
  • Find out about new groups
  • Read the information about all our groups in the files which our Group Secretary, has kindly compiled
  • Enjoy the talks and presentations that are sometimes arranged by your Committee
  • Obtain information about National U3A courses from our Secretary
  • If any concert or theatre trips are being planned, usually someone is available to collect names and payment
  • Meet members from other groups
  • The inaugural meeting of new groups sometimes takes place in ‘The Workshop’
  • Pay your £9 annual membership fee in January or February

Please pop in you will be most welcome