Patchwork & Quilting (No 1) – March meetings

We started our group project this month and I am astonished at how quickly everyone is producing such lovely work!  We started now to be in plenty of time for the Open Morning but I think we still would have made it had we waited until September, such is the speed of our ‘production line’, […]


Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – March meeting

At our March meeting, Peter chose a programme of music by Beethoven (1772-1827).  We began with the Overture ‘Fidelio’ and this was followed by the ‘Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major’ and the ‘Romance No. 2 in F major for Violin and Piano’.  The pre-coffee session finished with the ‘Symphony No. 5 in C […]


Architecture – March meeting

At our March meeting, Trish gave us a wide ranging talk on the architecture of textile mills.  We started with the ‘satanic mills’ of the early eighteenth century, through the ‘iron-framed mills’ of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century to the more flamboyant brick built mills of the late nineteenth century.  During our tour […]


Embroidery exhibitions

There are a few embroidery exhibitions in the local area some of you may be interested in: As part of Harborough Artists Cluster Open Studios, Market Harborough Embroiderers Guild will stage an exhibition in May, so do go along to have a look at their beautiful work.  To view all the details of the exhibition […]

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Walking – All Day

An unusual lunch stop today: on the footbridge over the Midland Mainline railway at Isham.  The train drivers were tooting us!  

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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 […]