Don Collins

From Our Chairman

This being my last opportunity to address all the members as Chairman of the association, I thought that I would like to say a very big thank you to everybody for the support, help and participation that the membership has given to the association. When I took the position over three years ago, I had […]

Cycling – May/June

Fourteen members enjoyed the April cycle ride which started and finished at The Samuel Pepys Inn at Slipton. The June cycle ride on Friday 1 June will be the one which had to be cancelled in March owing to snow. Graham and Joy will lead this ride which starts and finishes at The Cherry Tree […]

Local History – May

We enjoyed a fascinating talk on Mercian Leicestershire given by Peter Liddle.  He is an excellent speaker and we will be inviting him back in 2019. On Tuesday 15 May, we look forward to welcoming Bob Trubshaw, giving us an insight into little-known Leicestershire and Rutland – sounds intriguing! A second community minibus has been […]

SLU3A Bird Watching

April outing report

At last! Some glorious sunshine for our birding. Some said that was too hot! We were at the Rutland Water Egleton reserve on the hottest April day since 1949!! The birding was pretty hot too with Group year firsts of American Wigeon, Osprey,  Avocet, Turnstone, Bar-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull, Little Gull, Common […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – May

May’s walk is on the 9th from Burton Overy and will be lead by Ian and Sharon. Please park carefully around the village and meet at The Bell for a 10.00 a.m. start. Bruce White

Weds Half Day Walking

April Walk Report

Seventeen of us braved the damp, overcast conditions of Michael and Caralyn’s walk from Tugby. The recent persistant rain had left some exceedingly muddy parts which fortunately were interspersed with long grassy stretches as we made our way via Skeffington and Rolleston back to Tugby. Well actually, not ALL of us! Two of our party […]

Bridge (Tuesday morning) – May/June

The winners of our spring duplicate (pairs) competition were N/S Susan Stewart & Marian Mitchell and E/W Ann Wood & Mary Hill. Our next free and easy mornings with a choice between ordinary or Chicago rubber bridge will be on 1st and 29th May and 5th and 12th June. Our May/June revision board is titled […]

Singles Sunday Lunch (3) – May

The Harborough Golf Club was the venue for the latest Sunday Lunch for Group 3. Nine of us thoroughly enjoyed our lunch there and we were able to take advantage of the offer of a bottle of wine for tables of 6 and over. For those of us not driving it was a very welcome […]

Transport Group – May

The Transport Group meets at the Little Bowden Bowls Club, Kettering Rd, Market Harborough, on the first Wednesday of the month from 10am until noon. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 6th of June when Colin Ford will be presenting a talk about “” Golden Spike at Promontory Summit “, I presume that […]

Science and Technology – May

At our next meeting on May 23rd at 2:00 pm all members will be invited to present a short talk on any Scientific or Technological Subject for about 10 minutes. A suggested topic is “This made me laugh”. The meeting will take place in the Ashley Room of the Congregational Church. We are a small […]