Photography (Digital) – August & September meetings

The subjects for members’ photographs (maximum of 12) at the forthcoming meetings are: August 18th:  While I Was Away (photos from recent days out or holidays) September 15th:  The Best of Our Bunch (fuller details next month) We meet on the third Friday of the month at 2pm and new members are very welcome.  Chris […]

Bird Watching – July meeting

As the weather slowly improved throughout the day at Egleton (Rutland Water) during our last meeting, so did the birding!  As is the norm these days, little egrets were everywhere but also three or four great white egrets were in evidence.  Waders were scarce but at the last hide we visited in the by-then sunny […]

Local History – July meeting

On the afternoon of Tuesday, 18th July, thirty-four members of the Local History group met at the Congregational Church to listen to a fantastic talk given by Douglas Clinton on ‘The Death and Afterlife of Wistan, Saint of Mercia’.  This was a departure from our normal local history subjects, being local history but with a […]

Walking (Half Day – Tuesday) – August meeting

As everyone enjoyed our walk from Saddington last year I thought we would make a return visit this month.  Please meet at the Queens Head in Saddington village on Tuesday, 1st August, at 10am to order food.  Expect walking by the canal, undulating fields, the occasional stile and lovely views.  If you intend to stay for food please let […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]