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Society Today – March meeting

We had a very interesting and absorbing talk on the situation, opportunities for development and problems in the businesses of English farmers today.  The NFU speaker, Mr Oliver Lee, was quite brilliant; he covered the advances in farming techniques, the range of opportunities available to all farmers to work hard with EU support and despite […]

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Singles Sunday Lunch (No 1) – March meeting

Nine members of Group 1 of the Singles Sunday Lunch Group found ourselves free for lunch on Easter Sunday where we got together at the Bell in Burton Overy.  We all had an enjoyable lunch with good food and excellent conversation.  We all agreed in future to move around after each course so we could […]

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Singles Sunday Lunch – No 3

On Sunday 20 March the 3rd Group of the Sunday Singles Lunches met at the Cherry Tree Pub in Market Harborough.  The twelve members attending enjoyed a lively meeting coupled with a delicious lunch.   This Group meets every third Sunday in the month.  For more details please contact Jan Tilley on 01858 461186 or

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Local History – March meeting

At our March meeting, the Local History Group enjoyed a talk from Mary Matts regarding life and art on the canal boats around Market Harborough.  She was full of knowledge, showing artefacts and clothing (some original) used by the boat people in the 18th and 19th century.  She finished by showing us how the naive decorations […]


April Walk (Half Day – Tuesday)

Tuesday 5th April 2016.  We will meet at The Stamford Arms pub in the centre of Groby village at 10am to order food. We will walk to Groby pool then on a field track through the fields to Newtown Linford where we will enter Leicestershire’s premier beauty spot Bradgate Park.  The spectacular scenery of the […]


Quilts UK – Malvern

Quilty Pleasures is going to Quilts UK at Malvern, on Sunday, May 22nd.  If you are interested in coming along, you can contact me by telephone or email me but do please be in touch as soon as you can as there are just a few places left – Patchwork & Quilting No 1.  For more […]


Hallaton in the Great War – Tales of the Unexpected

In Hallaton the Great War Project Group is mounting a major exhibition in the Tin Tab Museum, based on some of the unusual stories uncovered while researching the life stories of the 211 men and women from the village who served in the Great War. Its title is Hallaton in the Great War – Tales […]


Your Committee Needs You!

At the next AGM a number of committee members will stand down but our U3A cannot function without members who are willing to join the committee and keep our organisation running well into the future.  The workload of each individual member is not large, so if you are interested in joining the committee please contact […]

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Help form a ‘Coffee Committee’

Helpers needed! We all like our cup of tea or coffee (and biscuit!) at the monthly General Meeting, but the committee is finding it evermore difficult to man it each month.  With this in mind, we feel the best way forward is to form a ‘coffee committee’ with around fifteen to twenty people.  We’ve found […]


U3A Summer Schools at Harlaxton

Summer Schools at Harlaxton Manor, Grantham (10-13 and 14-17 July) Courses running at beautiful Harlaxton Manor this year are: Great Art Museums of the USA; The Golden Age of Greece; Railways; The Musical and Arts and Crafts Gardens running from 10-13 July and: Treasured Possessions; Antiques and Collectables; Geology – The History of the Earth […]