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Bird Watching (Thursday) – November meeting

There were plenty of Winter visitors on show at Stanwick Lakes – a typical mix of wildfowl with passerines represented by fieldfare and redwing, gorging on the abundant supply of berries.  A great spotted woodpecker is always an attraction, a pair of them doubly so!  Our next outing is on the 15th December.  Bruce White.

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Discovering Poetry (Friday) – December meetings

Having (we hope) successfully dealt with ‘Entertainments’ and our Christmas lunch in December, we shall welcome in 2017 by looking at ‘Special Places’.  We meet on the first Friday of the month in the Bowden Room at 10am.  Jill Hart.

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Walking (Half Day – Tuesday) – December Walk

The next walk is on Tuesday, 6th December and is from The Harrow Inn, Thurmaston, LE4 8EB.  This is a flat, easy walk on hard tracks and paths around the lakes, woodland and canal of Watermead Park.  There are no stiles and there will be a coffee break so bring a flask and I will provide […]

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Wine Tasting – November meeting

We have completed this year’s wine tasting tour of the north Mediterranean coast with a selection of wines from Sicily and the foot of Italy.  These included a delicious Ca Vittoria Appassimento, obtained from Bakers and Larners in Holt for £9.99 – worth twice the price!  If you are ever in this part of Norfolk […]

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Mike’s Monthly Musings – November

Keep Music Live! Even though our Listening to Jazz group spends its monthly meeting listening to music on records, there is nearly always at least one or more disc which features a live recording.  There is nothing like hearing music live, whether it is a classical concert, a leading pop or rock group, or (for […]

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Transport – December meeting

The last meeting of 2016 will be on Wednesday, December 7th, at 10am in Little Bowden Bowling Club when I will be presenting a talk entitled ‘Herbert Austin, 1st Baron Austin KBE’.  This describes the life and times of the founder of the Austin Motor company.  New members are always welcome.  Michael Milsom.

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Railway Exploration – October meeting

At our last meeting Tony Cook explained his researches into the opening and subsequent remains of a 19th century cross-country railway in Worcestershire, together with the associated family history of his great-uncle who was one of the first engine drivers on the then newly opened line.  At our next meeting on 16th November we will […]

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The Treasury Team – November ramblings

The ‘Year 2017 Diaries Selling Like Hot Cakes’ department continues to do good business (within the framework of 24/7 !!!!!) and 3 Dunslade Close must have a close affinity to the former Windmill Theatre (so far as opening hours are concerned, that is).  Make contact with Margaret or David without delay so as to ensure […]