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Travel Organising Committee

Barbara Robertshaw Coordinator (0114) 236 9102  
Barry De Roek Treasurer (0114) 236 9169  
Margaret Bullivant   (0114) 296 2256  
Derek Shipley   (0114) 236 6257  
Val Wiley   (0114) 236 0726  
Margaret Langrish   (0114) 296 2251  

The Travel Committee meets bi-monthly and organises two to three short breaks in the UK and 10 day trips per year. Trips organised by Sheffield U3A Travel are open to all (and only to) Sheffield U3A members. 

Holidays and day trips are listed here for your information but bookings can only be made from the booking forms printed in Links.


Travel Group Visit to Macclesfield Silk Museum and Little Moreton Hall

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Visit the Silk Museum and journey along the Silk Road to discover Macclesfield’s silk story. The museum houses exhibitions exploring the properties and production of silk, Macclesfield’s diverse textile industries, workers’ lives and historic machinery. Just a few yards away from the museum is the Paradise Mill which accommodates 26 restored Jacquard looms. On our guided tour we will see demonstrations of the complex process of silk weaving, as well as insights into factory life in Macclesfield during the early 20th century. Coffee/tea will be served in the morning and after a light lunch in the Museum’s Tea Kitchen Restaurant, we will travel the short distance to Little Moreton Hall.
The Moreton family experienced the highs and lows of life in the 16th century. The Hall is a 500-year-old timber-framed building, surrounded by a moat and set within a small pretty garden. It survived the Civil War, spent 250 years tenanted, was in serious danger of falling over and is as intriguing as it is wonky. On a guided tour we will hear all about the secrets of this iconic Tudor treasure. The tea room is open for refreshments.

The cost of the day is £36.50 pp (or £26.50 for National Trust members). This includes coach travel, driver’s gratuity, entry to both venues, coffee and biscuits and lunch at the Silk museum. If you wish to apply for a place on this visit please complete the booking
form on page 32 of December Links and send it with a cheque and a small sae to Barbara Robertshaw. This is a repeat visit from earlier this year because so many members were disappointed not to be allocated a seat.

Advance notice: Short Breaks 2018

June 3-7 Kent
September Hereford
December (1st week) Thursford Spectacular (see below)

Travel Group Day Visits for 2018

Tuesday, April 17 Victoria Baths, Manchester and Gorton Monastery

Cost £28 Full details in Links Open Groups Supplement - Feb 2018 page 18. Booking details are on page 20.

Monday, 14 May Tissington Hall and Well Dressings

Cost £18.60 Full details in Links Open Groups Supplement - Feb 2018 page 19. Booking details are on page 20.

June 14 Bempton Cliffs (Bridlington) and Burton Agnes Hall
July Great Yorkshire Show
August More local churches
August Halifax Piece Hall

September Liverpool Terracotta army and Docks (June Links)

October Hawes: Wensleydale Creamery and Folk Museum (Aug supplement)

November tba

Short Breaks 2018

10-14 September Hereford (Full details and application form will be in the April edition of Links).

Future Event 2018

Join us for a visit to the Thursford Spectacular. This Festive Entertainment is now in its 41st year. It is a mix of over 100 singers, dancers, musicians and speciality acts. It attracts thousands of people every year, running from November to December 2018. A high demand for seats means we have to book them early. We leave Sheffield on Sunday 2 December, stay at the Holiday Inn in Norwich and return on Tuesday 4 December. We will be visiting interesting places en route. Full details and an application form will appear in the February edition of Links Open Groups Supplement.








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