Aspects of History – October meeting

Yes, we have changed our group’s name from ‘Civilisations of the Past’ to more accurately reflect our wider historical remit.  We look at a wide range of different history topics relating to people’s interests.  Next month, we will continue with ‘Normans of the South’.  New members are very welcome to share with us their particular […]

Patchwork & Quilting (No 1) – September meetings

We had a relatively quiet month in September, just getting on with our own projects and sorting out our lovely offerings for our stand at the Open Morning next month.  We did have a welcome visit from our patchwork and quilting friend Jenny, who brought along lots of fabrics to sell after retiring earlier this year. […]

Bird Watching (Monday) – October meeting

We are a local (within one hour’s drive of Market Harborough) birdwatching group who try to help each other improve our identification skills and which beginners are very welcome to join.  Our 2016 annual species list stands at eighty-nine so far.  For a variety of reasons and for the third month running there was no […]

Bridge (Tuesday) – September meeting

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 (including a prepared lesson board) will be on 1st November.  Last month’s winners were N/S Cornelia Wontner and Paddy Jerman, E/W Jan and Don Collins.  Our next […]

Local History – September meeting

On Tuesday, 20th September, twenty three members of the Local History Group had the pleasure of a private tour around Boughton House near Geddington.  We were split into two groups, each with a very friendly and knowledgeable guide, and taken around the ground floor of this magnificent house.  It was a wonderful afternoon where we […]

Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust – The Secret Wild

When:  Sunday, 9th October 2016, 11am. Where:  The Guildhall, Guildhall Lane, Leicester, LE1 5FQ Summary:  Visit the exhibition for a wonderful showcase of both local artistic talent and the Trust’s amazing nature reserves. During this 60th anniversary year you can discover just how amazing our nature reserves are, and a large number of local artists […]

Singles Sunday Lunch (No 3) – September meeting

On Sunday, 18th September, eight members of Group 3 (Singles Sunday Lunches) sat down for a meal at The Shoulder of Mutton pub in Great Bowden.  For several of the members this was the first lunch they had attended since the Spring so there was a lot of ‘catching up’ to do.  The conversation was […]

Bird Watching (Thursday) – September meeting

According to the BBC weather reports for our September outing, the mist/fog should all have dissipated by 9.30.  Pah!  We all arrived just after 10am at the RSPB’s Frampton Marsh reserve on the Lincolnshire side of the Wash still gloomy in the mist.  A good hour later the mist finally lifted to leave the rest […]

Transport – November meeting

The November meeting of the group will be on Wednesday, November 2nd at 10am in the Little Bowden Bowling Club when Ian Storey will be presenting a talk entitled ‘Fighting a Losing Battle’.  Ian has not disclosed which battle we are currently losing, so to find out more you will have to come to the […]