Bird Watching (Thursday) – March meeting

Our visit to Daventry Country Park coincided with a return to winter after the previous day of spring sunshine and warmth.  To prove that spring was sort of around we saw our first chiffchaff of the year.  In the same vein goldeneye and goosander on the reservoir made you realise winter was not yet finished […]


Singles Sunday Lunch (No 2) – March meeting

On Sunday, 5th March, a slightly depleted Group 2 met at The Bell pub in Gumley.  We all enjoyed the friendly ambience of this pub with its very willing staff, good food and lovely village atmosphere.  For further details of the group do please contact me.  Jan Tilley.

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Singles Sunday Lunch (No 1) – February meeting

On Sunday, 26th February, thirteen members of Group 1 of the Singles Sunday Lunches met at The Bell pub in East Langton.  We all had a great time enjoying each other’s company and eating great food, plus the whole experience was made even better with the ongoing jokes of Landlord.  All very funny and an […]


Group Leaders Meeting

More than forty of our groups were represented at a meeting in the Angel Hotel on Friday, 10th February.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a range of topics concerned with the organisation and smooth running of groups and was designed to help develop a sense of common identity between group leaders, Groups […]

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Art History – May meeting

The group will not be meeting in May as the first Monday of the month is a Bank Holiday.  Details of our June meeting will follow in April.  Linda Carruthers.


Singing for Fun – March meeting

A lovely afternoon, as usual, with a few minor catastrophes – as are almost bound to happen in a real live show – especially one that is unrehearsed. We tried out our new formula and it seemed to work.  But we are big enough to accept any criticism.  George sang a solo of Begin The […]

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Discovering Poetry (Friday) – April & May meetings

Having looked at poems on ‘Children and Childhood’ at the beginning of April, we are turning our attention to ‘Fruit’ in May.  In the past we have done this in conjunction with vegetables, but we felt there were enough fruit-related poems for it to stand on its own. We shall see …. We meet at […]


Let’s Talk About Language!

Our everyday words have been evolving since the Stone Age but it was a 19th century German, August Schneider, who first theorised that languages are like living organisms, to be born, develop and die – the concept of evolution applied to language.  We are all aware of words whose meanings have altered in our lifetime: […]


Family History

Interest in genealogy, that is tracing a family tree, has been heightened by TV shows such as ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ and ‘Heir Hunters’.  In addition, on-line resources such as Ancestry and Find My Past make it much easier for the amateur to research their family history without needing to access public records […]