of us(6 members and 4 partners) should have left for Germany on the 6th
July, so we will probably be forced to watch the World Cup Final.
Our next meeting after the trip will be on Friday 21st July.
Expect a full report in our next issue.
|We look forward to your report and hope the World Cup Doesn’t intrude too much on your holiday.
|We exhibited some of our work at the High Lane Fun Day on July 9th.
We have had quite a lot of orders for special anniversary cards this summer but hope that the rush is now over, so we can concentrate on Christmas Cards which will be on sale at our November meeting.
Thanks are due to the needlework group for the work that they have put in to
producing some lovely cards.
Your work is very much appreciated. New members are always welcome if you would like to join this group
very successful summer party was held, playing Chicago. There were 24
players and prizes were presented to the highest and lowest.
The attendance is healthy with an average attendance of 25 since last
and a monthly average between 23 and 30. With these numbers it is
possible to reduce the weekly cost to £1.00 each.
The room is open from 1.30pm with play commencing at 1.45pm.
|The group usually finishes at 4.15pm
If you would like to join us you will be made most welcome, just come along to Woodside Tennis Club.
17th July Duplicate 7th August Rubber 28th August To be decided (Bank holiday)
24th July Duplicate 14th August Duplicate 4th September Duplicate
31st July Chicago 21st August Duplicate 11th September Rubber
Hoghton Tower and
This trip includes a tour of the Tower, a meal at the Mill and a coach tour of the Pendle Witch country.
£20.00 including Meal
£17.00 without a Meal
Please note that Coach fares are much higher now and your Heritage Group committee are working hard to provide these trips for YOUR benefit.
A lovely town to visit with the Castle and the estuary
and shops. Plenty to see and do, you could even have a sail; on the River Conwy.
Cost of the coach £13.50
Bring a child for half
If you want to go on either of these trips book at the next General Meeting or ‘phone Margaret Dodd
The balance for the
Must be paid by the AUGUST meeting
Interesting Web Sites:-
|Since the High Lane U3A was formed Frank Singleton
has been the leader of the Gardening Section. He has led a band
of enthusiastic gardeners with dedication over the years, but has now
decided to relinquish this post. All the members of the gardening
group would like to thank Frank for his efforts over the years inn
making this group so successful and enjoyable.
The committee also wish to add their thanks to Frank, enjoy a well earned rest. Editor
|Over the last few weeks I have heard several people commenting that they find weekends dreadful and that time drags.
This caused me to wonder whether there would be any demand for activities during
|the weekend, either Saturday or Sunday.
In order to keep costs to a minimum, consideration could be given to using cars or public transport.
If anyone is interested will they please contact me Chris Gibson
|May 26th Walk Report
From Knolls Green near Mobberley, Sonia Brown and Audrey Hyslop led us on an easy walk through the
lush Cheshire countryside. An unseasonal Manchester monsoon had left the field paths wetter than usual,
but the weather was kind. We started with a lovely bluebell wood, and a sight of a young foal, before we
visited the most interesting church of St.Wilfred at Mobberley. George Leigh Mallory, the mountain
climber lost high on Everest in 1924, is commemorated in a stained glass window in the North Aisle. In
fact, 6 rectors of the church were from the extended Mallory family.
We had a brief rest under a large tree which many of us thought was one of the types of Oak found in the UK. It appeared to have the remains of flowers left on short suspended fronds which seemed strange for an Oak. The leaves have been scanned on 1mm grid.
We continued passed the bird garden, alas no longer open to the public, and managed to resist the
temptation of the 4 pubs between the Church Inn and the Mob Cap, until retreating from Antrobus
Bridge to a lunch stop at the Bird in Hand. Thanks to Sonia and Audrey for a most interesting walk. Walter Mason
Wednesday 27th September
An easy 5 mile walk taking in the villages of Eyam and Foolow and
finishing with a Pub lunch. Meet at the Village Hall car park say 9.30am
The leader will be Mike Snape.
|TRY THE ITALIAN DIET.
1. You walka pasta the bakeryYOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT!!!
2. You walka pasta the sweet shop
3. You walka pasta the Ice-cream shop
4. You walka pasta the table and the fridge
There will be no meeting in July. Therefore the next meeting will be in September following the normal
U3A monthly meeting in the Village Hall from 15.45.
The subject will be the changes made by Gordon Brown in this year's budget plus an outline of a new
recently Inland Revenue authorised and approved concept for passing your house onto your children
without paying Inheritance tax.
1. Why did Ronaldo change his hair style after Brazil beat
England in the 2002 quarter finals?
2. Why was Mexico banned from competing in the 1990
3. In which finals was a French player sent off, for the
first time in World Cup history?
4. Why did the referee add on 8 minutes of injury time to
the first half of extra time in the 1990 semi-final
between Italy and Argentina?
5. Which country has competed in each qualifying
competition but never qualified for any finals?
6. When did the tradition of swapping shirts begin in the
7. What is the most common score in a World Cup finals
8. Why did the USA trainer have to be carried off
unconscious during a 1930 World Cup match against
9. The 1966 opening match between England and
Uruguay was delayed, why?
10. Why did the Albanian coach ask his player not to swap
shirts after playing against Spain in a qualifying match
Answers (by members of High Lane U3A only) to the Editors
to win a Bottle of wine for the first correct answer received,
(Answers in the next Newsletter)
June 27th we had our lunch at the Andrew Arms, Compstall. Everyone
agreed it was a very good meal and can certainly be recommended.
On July 20th we are going to Browns Cafe Bar & Restaurant for an Evening Meal, anyone wishing to go can put their name down at the meeting on July 12th or telephone
|Edna by Friday 14th at the latest.
There will not be a meal out in August but on September 26th we shall be going to The Waltzing Weasel, Birch Vale.
The final meal of 2006 will be on Thursday October 19th when we shall be going for a lunchtime meal at the Little Mill Inn, Rowarth.
July 12th . Garden Pests. Advice from members on the treatment of pests.
August 9th. An Allotment Walk. (to be confirmed).
September 13th. An introduction to a National Collection.
October 11th. A DVD on a well loved garden.
November 8th. Wild about Weeds. A talk by David Warner.
December 13th. Christmas Decorations from your garden by Brenda Vause.
Meetings are held at Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple
on the second Wednesday of the month - coffee at 9.45 and the speaker at10am.Cost including coffee £1.50. Cheap plants and magazines for sale.
a warm July day Walter Mason led fifteen members of our group to the
lower reaches of Kinder Scout. We walked from the centre of Hayfield
towards Kinder Reservoir observing the differing bird life along the
way - sanderlings running along the water's edge, and further
on,lapwings, curlews and grouse; plus numerous wild flowers (Whatever
those I Spy books?)
We stopped to eat our butties with an excellent view from the hill over the reservoir before making our way back across Middle Moor, past the shooting cabin, to Little Hayfield.
Many thanks to Walter for leading this walk and providing such good weather!
I would like to thank all those members of the High Lane U3A who were kind enough to send me cards and good wishes during my recent illness in particular members of the Bowling Section.
It is nice to see you up and around again
Membership Secretary ` General Committee
Marlene Brookes, Ida Butler, Grace Shaw, Mike Snape, Ken Bentley