Conference and AGM 2017

We will be holding our Conference and AGM at the Liner Hotel in Liverpool on 18th March 2017 from 10:30, arrival and welcome drinks.

The theme for this years conference is  ‘Assistive devices, hearing better with your CI’.

The main speaker who is the technical advisor to Hearing Link will be showing a range of devices to improve hearing in many different situations and there will be an opportunity for delegates to try them out and ask questions during the day.

Full details and joining instructions are here, friends of members are welcome.

Preston meet up

We will be meeting for lunch at the Italian Orchard Restaurant in Preston on Saturday 25th February 12:00 for 12:30. The address is :-

96 Whittingham Lane
Preston, PR3 5DB

and the full details of the Italian Orchard  are here.

If you would like to come along please let the Secretary know, also if you need help with transport let us know.

Events 2016

This is a list of the events so far scheduled for this year, other meet ups for lunch etc. will be added as they are finalised. If you would like more information (details for each event will be sent out nearer the dates) or are interested in attending any event please contact the secretary

Venue Date Comments
Italian Orchard Saturday 14th May (details) Lunch at Preston
Elizabeth Gaskell House Tuesday 28th June (details) Tour and tea
Coach trip to the Lake district Friday 8th July (details) Coniston, boat trip and lunch
The Axe and Cleaver Wednesday 3rd August (details) Lunch at Altrincham
St George’s Hall tour Liverpool Wednesday 14th September (details)  Tour and Lunch
 Ring O’Bells October (details to follow)  Lewis Carroll Centre tour and Lunch
XMAS lunch Saturday 26th November (details)  The Liner Hotel Liverpool

CICADA Christmas Lunch 2014

The Churchill Room

We will be holding out annual Christmas meal at the Westminster Hotel in Chester where private rooms have been reserved for us for drinks on arrival and the meal itself which will be in the Churchill room.

We will be meeting from 11:30 and the meal will be at 12:00.


Leek and potato soup flavoured with smoked cheese and air dried vegetable crisps
Sundried tomato, feta and olive salad with balsamic reduction dressing and garlic croutons
Sauteed button mushrooms in a cracked black pepper and brandy sauce with toasted focaccia
Main Course
Sage and thyme infused British turkey accompanied by honey glazed chipolatas, cranberry and fresh garden herb
Arancini risotto cake of sweet potato and butternut squash with a centre dolcelatte cheese in a tomato and basil
Roast loin of cod with a herb and chorizo crust on a bed of buttered spinach
All accompanied by festive roast potatoes and vegetables
Hot sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce
Mini selection of desserts
Tea, coffee and mince pies

If you are interested in attending or would like further information email treasurer@manchester

The cost will be £12:50 per person

Important check list when booking:

1. Please make your cheque payable to ‘Manchester Cicada’
2. Please indicate the menu selection for each person in your party.
3. The booking deadline is Friday 21st November 2014
4. Return payment and menu option(s) to: Mr. Alan Corcoran, Hon.Treasurer, 45 Polefield Rd, Prestwich, Manchester. M25 2GN.

Full directions and hotel details are here 



Canal cruise

Boat trip and meal on the Leeds and Liverpool canal
Wednesday 16th October starting at 11 am.

(This trip replaces the trip ­on Saturday 18th October)


This will be a 3 hour cruise with Hotpot or Potato Pie & Red Cabbage meal, and will take you from the base at Riley Green Marina, through Withnell Fold Nature Reserve, past the old Withnell Fold paper mill, on through delightful countryside set against the stunning backdrop of the famous Hoghton Tower where James I Knighted the loin of beef Sirloin.

Carrying on to the lovely hamlet of Wheelton and Johnson Hillocks where we descend and ascend two locks before we commence the return journey.

Members may recall we had a trip from here last year which was a ‘cream tea cruise’ and was very popular.boatrestaurant

If you would like to reserve a place or want more details please contact the Secretary of the club, address below by the 1st October or fill in the online enquiry form.
Friends and family are all welcome.

The cost for the boat trip and the meal will be £15.50 per person (tea/coffee extra)

Travelling by Car/Parking:

From the South and West, at the M6 at junction 9 take the M65 exit to Burnley/Blackburn/Preston south.
At the 4th exit take the M65 to Burnley/Blackburn.
At M65 junction 3 take the A674/A675 exit to Blackburn W/Bolton.
At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Bolton Rd A675.
Destination will be on the right.

Parking is free at the boatyard, the full address is :-
Riley Green Marina,  Bolton Road, Hoghton,  Nr Preston,  PR5 0SP

For further information please contact the club secretary via email: or by post to : Jonathan Salas, Flat 1, 17a Bridge Street. Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 1AB.