A message from Age UK

Bespoke and Personal is the Best Approach for Community Support Increasing numbers of older people have been asking Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland to take them out rather than provide support within the home – so much so the charity has decided to launch a Personal Assistant Service. Executive Director of Age UK Leicester […]

Sunday Lunch

Singles Sunday Lunch Group 2 – June

“On Sunday 3rd June, 9 members of Group 2 met at The Fox pub in Hallerton for what turned out to be a superb lunch in good company.  The only downside was that, as it was an extremely warm day, all the pub’s windows and doors were opened causing a large number of flies to […]

Gardens ETC trips coming up.

HELMINGHAM HALL GARDENS, THE COACH HOUSE TEA ROOMS AND STABLE SHOPS. Wednesday 15th August 2018  Helmingham Hall Gardens, winner of the 2017(HHA). The gardens surround the impressive Tudor moated Hall set in a 400 acre ancient deer park, the drawbridge is raised every night and has been for the last FIVE CENTURIES. A timeless beauty […]

Ukulele – June

In mid-to-late 1950s Britain, we experienced a fairly brief period of Skiffle music. Many will remember this as a kind of uptempo folk/jazz, often incorporating improvised instruments. Although none of us could provide a washboard or tea-chest, we enjoyed our ukulele skiffle session, often involving songs about trains. Our other May session, inspired by the […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – June

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 5 Holdenby Close, MH, at 10am. Our next meeting is on Tuesday 19 June when Amanda will present the programme of music. We have two vacancies in the Group, so please contact me if you are interested in joining. Peter Ellement   01858 432966

Corn Exchange Devizes

Architecture – June

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2.00pm in the Lounge at the Congregational Church.    Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 26 June when we will be visiting more English towns with Alec Clifton-Taylor – on this occasion Devizes (Wiltshire) and Richmond (Yorkshire).  Our thanks to three of our members who […]

playing cards

Bridge (Tuesday Improvers) – June

We are a friendly group who play rubber bridge in the Ashley Room on Tuesday afternoons between 2 and 4 pm. If there is enough interest we will start a beginners group. Please contact Sue Jones for further information. Sue Jones     sue.sgjones@btinternet.com


Card Craft 2 – June

In May we had two sessions as usual, on the 1st and third Thursday mornings. On May 3rd we tackled ‘never-ending’ cards, requiring a great deal of concentration in order to achieve cards which folded this way and that way to provide four different decorated surfaces. ( It has occurred to me that perhaps these […]

Walking (Half day, third Thursday) – June

Our next walk is on 21 June. It will be from Great Easton, across fields towards Nevill Holt, then down to Drayton and up to Bringhurst, with varied views across the Welland Valley. The start time is 10.00 am, and the meeting point is the grass triangle at the centre of Great Easton, at the junction of Cross Bank, […]


German Conversation

At this time of year I often talk about my Schrebergarten. After the death of a Doktor Schreber a park in Leipzig was named in his honour; around the edges were small gardens allocated to families with children so they could enjoy fresh air and learn to grow things. A German company now plans to […]