Patchwork & Quilting (No 1)

After many a year running this wonderful group, I am stepping aside as I am relocating to pastures new.  But worry not, dear quilters, you will continue to be incredibly well served at Quilty Pleasures with workshops, demonstrations and tuition carrying on as usual with Edith and Chris, along with Gill and Di.  They are […]

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Singles Sunday Lunch (No 3) – July meeting

Ten members of group 3 in the Singles Sunday lunches met on Sunday, 16th July, for a meal at The Bell in Gumley.  It was extremely busy in the pub, which meant a slight wait for our food but when it finally came it was very good.  We were a very jolly bunch – lots […]


Singing for Fun – July meeting

We welcomed new member Irene Millard to the group.  Robert led the singing of ‘The Quartermaster’s Stores’, in which he had made up silly rhymes using the names of some 8 or 9 members present.  Judith however had opened the afternoon’s entertainment with a better rendition of the comic Cockney song ‘When Father Papered The […]

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Art History – September meeting

September meeting Thomas Gainsborough, Corot to Monet A Fresh Look at Landscape, Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries.  All DVDs followed by discussion.  Linda Carruthers.


Singles Sunday Lunch (No 2) – July meeting

On Sunday, 2nd July, nine members of group 2 of the Singles Sunday Lunch groups met at the Wheel and Compass pub in Weston by Welland.  Everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves – good food and service and excellent company.  The only downside is that the current lease is coming to an end and it is rumoured […]


Drawing and Painting for Pleasure – August & September meetings

We have now broken up for the summer, but plan to have an outdoor painting day on Thursday, 17th August.  Meet at 10am at the Wharf, off Leicester Road, parking near the Waterfront restaurant.  There is coffee from 11am there, also snacks (or bring your own refreshments), so hopefully we will have a dry day […]

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Society Today – June meeting

John Pearse gave us a thoughtful presentation of the topic: ‘The decline in integrity in business life’.  It was very well received.  We then discussed the changes for the worst in many areas and practices in business (food industry quality, cost – competition, cutting corners, cigarette sales abroad, suspected dilution of drugs, doubling of prices, […]


Bridge (Tuesday) – June meetings

We meet at the Evangelical Church in Bath Street, Market Harborough at 10am and normally play progressive rubber bridge for two hours.  Our next ‘Gentle Duplicate’ (pairs) competition will be on 1st August.  The June winners were N/S Marian Mitchell & Zoe Eisler, E/W Ann Wood & Mary Hill.  Our next ‘please yourself’ mornings will […]

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Science and Technology – July meeting

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday, 26th of July at 2pm.  Shaun Coles will be presenting a talk about the Manhattan Project.  Shaun will probably not be demonstrating any of the outcomes of this project.  New members are always welcome.  Michael Milsom.