“There should be a will” and Awful Annie

For some years now, local charity Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland has campaigned to reduce the 7 out of 10 people who die without a will. To that end this year, more than twenty offices of local Solicitors have generously agreed to reduce their Will Writing charges for older people to only £35 + VAT […]

Local History – August

At the July meeting, David Bell kept us entertained with stories of murder cases in Leicestershire over the last few centuries.On Tuesday 21 August at 2.00 pm, we look forward to welcoming Alan Langley, giving us an insight into The Harborough Workhouse: Who Were The Inmates. Reminder:  Our visit to Deene Park on Tuesday 18 […]

Walking (Evening) – August

The August evening walk will start at 6.30pm from Thorpe Langton on Thursday 23rd August. The walk is 3.5 miles long and starts from outside the Bakers Arms. Please park in Main Street, rather than in the pub car park. Frank Carruthers 01858 410019

All day walking group weekend

All Day Walking Group Short Break

All Day Walking Group Short Break Stourport on Severn 16 members of the all day walking group went to Stourport for the annual walking break and enjoyed excellent weather with walking on 3 days. The walks were around Lickey Hills overlooking Birmingham, the Severn valley around Chelmarsh and Kinver Edge including a visit to the […]

Strollers – August

Thank you Toni & Mike your walk from Foxton was all very good, the route , the weather, the pace, the food & the company. On September 14th we meet at the Spread Eagle, Cottingham, LE16 8XL  tele 01536 772038, at 10.15 for a 10.30 start. The walk is mainly in and around Cottingham and […]

Ian Webb

From the Membership Secretary

As David Kyle advised in last months Newsletter, the Period of Grace to pay 2018 Membership Subscription has now passed. Therefore, any person who has not paid are no longer members of the SLU3A and cannot attend any of the meetings or events.. However, if you are aware of someone who still wishes to renew, […]

Book Club 1 – August

The White Princess   by   Philippa  Gregory. Employing her in-depth research,  Gregory has skilfully woven her novel around the lives of Elizabeth of York and her husband Henry VII from the period immediately following  the Wars of the Roses.   The narrative is filled with intrigues and betrayals involving and surrounding the many vividly portrayed characters. We all […]

Bird Watching

July outing report

A change from our usual sort of July habitat was to go to Fermyn Woods Country Park. Birds, as expected, were few and far between but the variety of butterflies on the wing made up for that. At least twelve different species were seen with White admiral, White-letter hairstreak (pictured) and two differently coloured Silver-washed […]

Cup of coffee and biscuits

Coffee and Tea

COFFEE TEA & BISCUITS AT THE MONTHLY MEETING Many thanks to the Family History Group for undertaking the coffee duties so well at our July meeting . Passing a board round for the coffee rota at the monthly meeting seems to be going well . For those people who have put their name down , […]