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Bird Watching (Thursday) – April meeting

A fairly disappointing morning at Melton Country Park in April due, no doubt, to the fine drizzle that persisted for most of our time there.  Warblers were confined to chiffchaff, blackcap and willow warblers.  The only other birds of note were several bullfinch, a reed bunting and a solitary swallow.  As not many of us […]

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Groups Co-ordinators’ report – May

We’ve had an encouraging response to our proposed new Home Movie Making group and will shortly be arranging a preliminary meeting to consider such things as where and when the group should meet.  Led by experienced local movie makers, this exciting new venture will appeal not only to those who already record videos on their […]

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Singles Sunday Lunch (No 1) – April meeting

On the sunny afternoon of Sunday, 23rd April, twelve members of Group 1 in the Singles Sunday Lunch groups met together at the Bell Inn in Gumley.  I am afraid we were all rather boisterous and loud – lots of chatter and much laughter.  This, together with an excellent lunch, was an altogether delightful experience […]

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Card Craft (No 2)

At our first meeting of the month we made ingenious cards each using three circles, folded, stuck together and fanned out to make a very attractive card.  There were fewer of us at the next session but a lovely time was had by all, doing our own thing (with cards, of course )!  We were […]

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Walking (Half Day – Tuesday) – May meeting

The next walk on Tuesday, 2nd May, is a leisurely woodland walk a bit further away than usual, but worth it.  Glapthorn is about 21 miles away via the A427.  Please meet at Glapthorn village church, which is near Oundle.  Please park on the road near the church.  The walk will start at 10.15am and will be about […]

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Walking (All Day) – May meeting

The next walk will be on 25th May starting at 10am from the village hall car park in Barnwell.  Barnwell is off to the right of the A605 Thrapston to Peterborough road before reaching Oundle.  On arrival in the village go straight on over the bridge and after a short distance the village hall car […]

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Ukulele – April meeting

Music Halls, featuring Music Hall songs and performers, such as Florrie Forde and Marie Lloyd, grew in popularity from the late 1880s, and were very popular in the first quarter of the 20th Century.  After 1945, the songs themselves continued to live on in pub piano singalongs.  We reviewed the old Music Hall songs, such […]

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Walking (Half Day – Thursday) – May meeting

Our next walk is on 18th May.  It will be from Medbourne to Blaston and Nevill Holt, and will cover about 4.9 miles.  The start time is 10am and we should finish by 12.30.  The meeting point is the Village Hall, Main Street, Medbourne, near the Nevill Arms car park.  The most direct route from […]

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Local History – April meeting

On the afternoon of Tuesday, 18th April, members of the Local History group met at the Congregational Church for a very informative and interesting talk given by Stephen Warden (retired paramedic), on the history of the Paramedic Service in the East Midlands.  Most interestingly, Stephen was Market Harborough’s very first Paramedic, based in our local […]

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Art History – June meeting

The meeting on June 5th will be ‘Baroque from St Peter’s to St Paul’s’ as we were unable to use this DVD in April owing to its late arrival.  Baroque architecture will be followed by discussion.  Linda Carruthers.