Market Harborough

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 […]

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Groups Co-ordinators’ report – April

If you record videos on your camera, phone or other portable device and would like to become more proficient we have just the thing for you!  Some of the leading lights of the Harborough Movie Makers are keen to set up a new group to show you how to improve the quality of what you […]


The Treasury Team – April ramblings

Questions to the Treasurer are seasonal by nature.  Currently two issues are in focus: 1 ‘Have I paid my 2017/18 subs?’  Answer: invariably ‘No’. 2 ‘How many members have already paid up?’  Answer: 276. We have just a bit of a way to go yet!  (743 to be precise) and so your help in removing […]