Music Appreciation (Friday) – September & October meetings

At our September meeting we listened to a varied selection of musical styles ranging from a chamber work by Anton Arensky, a pupil of Tchaikovsky, to a suite for violin and piano by Erich Korngold, written long before he moved to Hollywood and the colourful Warner Brothers historical extravagances.  On the way, we dipped into […]


The largest evacuation since World War II was carried out in Frankfurt recently after an unexploded RAF bomb was found on a building site.  Sixty-five thousand people were moved to safety during the twelve hour operation to defuse the 1.4 ton bomb nicknamed ‘Blockbuster’.  The mile-wide exclusion zone included twenty retirement homes, two hospitals, an […]

Railway Exploration – October meeting

Our September meeting welcomed two new faces for a taster session and hopefully they enjoyed our varied discussion and presentations which ranged from funeral trains in the south of England to the forerunner of HS2 in the North.  On 18th October we shall meet as usual at the Bowling Club, Kettering Road at 1030am to […]

Walking (Strollers) – November meeting

It rained before and after our last stroll, but not whilst we strolled, so we all enjoyed the scenery, plus we ended up listening to jazz whilst we ate.  Many thanks to Toni and Mike.  On Friday 10th November, we meet at 10am (note 10am) at the Griffin Inn, Pitsford, (park in the pub car […]

Science and Technology – October meeting

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 25th of October.  There will be two short talks, the title of John Larkin’s talk is ‘Lithium, the new oil’.  The title of my talk is ‘Every breath you take’.  New members are always welcome.  Michael Milsom.

Photography (Digital) – October meeting

Making known last month that the group was at capacity caused two members to resign and make way for others.  We are open for business again… just!  Members are asked to bring eight photographs on the chosen topics which are:  October 20th – Animals;  November 17th – What is it? (five only);  December 15th – Lunch at […]

Creative Writing for Fun – October meeting

The group will put down their pens after October in order to enjoy a hospitable lunch in November and, as the December meeting would follow Christmas, we will have no appetite to gather then!  Chris Mosley. Forthcoming topics (500-600 words read out at the meeting): October 27th – The Invitation;  January 26th – With the […]

Aspects of History – October meeting

We cover a wide range of topics so why not come along on a regular or occasional basis?  We next meet at 2.30pm, on the 26th October at St Nicholas Church, Little Bowden.  For further information on this small, friendly group, do please contact me.  Ernie Parsons.

Wine Tasting – October meeting

Jon brought a contrasting selection of Chilean ‘whites’ to our September meeting, including a delicious Chardonnay which showed that not all New World Chardonnay tastes of vanilla and oak!  Helen is bringing some Argentinian reds to our next meeting on 26th October.  Members have chosen the wines for tasting in 2018, and we have agreed […]