Ukulele – April meeting

Music Halls, featuring Music Hall songs and performers, such as Florrie Forde and Marie Lloyd, grew in popularity from the late 1880s, and were very popular in the first quarter of the 20th Century.  After 1945, the songs themselves continued to live on in pub piano singalongs.  We reviewed the old Music Hall songs, such […]


Walking (Half Day – Thursday) – May meeting

Our next walk is on 18th May.  It will be from Medbourne to Blaston and Nevill Holt, and will cover about 4.9 miles.  The start time is 10am and we should finish by 12.30.  The meeting point is the Village Hall, Main Street, Medbourne, near the Nevill Arms car park.  The most direct route from […]

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Local History – April meeting

On the afternoon of Tuesday, 18th April, members of the Local History group met at the Congregational Church for a very informative and interesting talk given by Stephen Warden (retired paramedic), on the history of the Paramedic Service in the East Midlands.  Most interestingly, Stephen was Market Harborough’s very first Paramedic, based in our local […]

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Art History – June meeting

The meeting on June 5th will be ‘Baroque from St Peter’s to St Paul’s’ as we were unable to use this DVD in April owing to its late arrival.  Baroque architecture will be followed by discussion.  Linda Carruthers.


Photography (Digital) – April meeting

Our numbers are such that we are bulging a bit in the Little Bowden Church room but not yet discouraging new members.  The April challenge was ‘Street Furniture’ of which we saw street furniture from across the world.  For the next topic I am urging members to offer photographs taken contemporarily, the choice of subject […]


Creative Writing for Fun – April meeting

Members may recall a recent challenge to you all:  Write a Story in 50 Words.  Here are two amusing c. 50 word stories by one of our very ‘Creative Writers’: I watched a boy feeding chickens, Singing as he worked. Unassuming. Another boy came with sharpened stick, Threatening! “Give me the eggs!” He demanded. A […]


Bridge (Tuesday)

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 6th June.  Our next twelve-board Teams Match will be on 16th May and our next ‘please yourself’ morning will be on 4th July when […]

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Discovering Poetry (Friday) – May & June meetings

Having concentrated our thoughts on ‘Fruit’ in May, we will turn our attention to ‘Warmth’ in June, in the hope and expectation that this will be a reflection of the weather we will be experiencing then!  We meet at 10am in the Bowden Room on the first Friday of the month.  Jill Hart.


Patchwork and Quilting (No 1) – February & March meetings

We are now cracking on nicely with our project, where we are concentrating on accuracy and, even though there has been some gnashing of teeth because a block isn’t quite spot-on, the results are lovely!  We will be re-visiting English paper-piecing for a couple of the blocks before we shift onto foundation piecing. We have […]

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Mike’s Monthly Musings – April

Just Jazz? People always say that one of the advantages of retirement is that we have all the time we need to do the things we have always wanted to do but never had the time to do so!  The first things retired people tell us is that they have never been so busy…. something […]