Local History

As you may be aware, we are taking over the roles of Group Leaders of the Local History group from 1st January 2018 and we have pleasure in enclosing a list of speakers for the first quarter of the year:  Local history programme 2018 A full list of speakers planned for 2018 will be published in […]

Singles Sunday Lunch (No 2) – November meeting

On Sunday 5th November eleven members of Group 2 of the Sunday Singles Lunch Clubs met for a really enjoyable lunch at The Royalist pub in Market Harborough.  This pub did not disappoint with an extensive and reasonably priced menu, friendly staff and ambient surroundings.  We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal together with plenty of […]

Ukulele – November meeting

November will see us complete our journey into Country music.  We also have our eye on the upcoming festive season, so we will be taking a look at some of the Christmas classics.  November also sees us following up our performances in October with some more concerts, some of which are new venues and some […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – October meeting

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am.  In October, Amanda presented the programme of music.  We began the morning with the ‘Symphony No 1 (Titan)’ by Mahler (1860 – 1911).  This is a monumental work lasting an hour – it was great to have the opportunity to hear it uninterrupted.  After […]

Society Today – October meeting

‘The Right to Privacy’ – a matter of growing concern in our times. The Press has long exploited any notable failings it can unearth in social behaviour.  Nowadays it has fresh ‘friends’: TV, radio and Facebook etc, which extend the scope for intrusive prying.  There is, of course, commercial exploitation of personal details.  There is […]

Architecture – November meeting

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2pm in the Lounge at the Congregational Church.  Our next meeting is on Tuesday 28th November when Dudley will give a talk on ‘Urban Houses’.  We will also be talking about the programme for 2018.  There will not be a meeting in December.  New members […]

Walking (Half Day – Tuesday) – November meeting

The next walk is on Tuesday 7th November.  Please meet at 10am at The Bell Inn in Gumley village.  This  short walk goes across the fields towards Laughton and back.  There are just a few stiles and a short fairly steep climb.  Please let me know by Sunday, 5th November, if you intend to stay for lunch so I can let the pub know numbers.  The lunch […]

Card Craft (No 2) – October meetings

In October we had a successful time as ever, firstly making what I can only describe as ‘construction’ cards as demonstrated by Jill.  One was an accordion-style card sporting playing cards and the other a maritime-themed flip card.  Thank you for these ideas, both suitable to give to men – we always struggle with ‘man’ […]

Papercraft and More – October meetings

The group has been making Christmas and birthday cards this month and will continue next month, as well as making bath bombs, which make lovely gifts.  We meet at Foxton Village Hall on the first and third Fridays at 10-12.  We welcome new members, no experience is necessary, just have the ability to use paper, […]

Bird Watching – October meeting

En route to Lyndon (Rutland Water) last month as the visibility got worse and worse I was thinking ‘oh no, not a third disaster in a row!’  However, the morning turned out to be very productive despite only being able to see half-way across Manton Bay.  The first redwing, redpoll and siskin of the winter, […]