Group Co-ordinators’ report – November

Many thanks to our interest group representatives for exhibiting a wide range of activities at last month’s Open Morning.  Members wishing to learn French, Italian or Spanish; to Sing For Fun; to Draw or Paint For Pleasure; to Discover Poetry; to read Shakespeare or more modern plays; to learn about Aspects of History, etc, can […]

Papercraft and More

The group has had a fun month making things for Christmas, which are still ongoing, plus we had an outing!  We heard on the grapevine that Coleman’s, the stationers and craft items shops, have had major refurbishment work done at their warehouse in Rushden, so of course, we had to go along and see it. […]

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Walking (Half Day – Thursday) – November meeting

Our next walk is on Thursday, 17th November, starting at 10am.  It will be from Draughton Crossing car park, on the Brampton Valley Way.  From Market Harborough follow the A508 south to Maidwell.  Turn left in the village (sign says ‘Primary School’) and the BVW is about three-quarters of a mile further on.  The walk […]

Singles Sunday Lunch (No 1) – October meeting

On Sunday, 23rd October eleven members of Group 1 in the Singles Sunday Lunch Groups met at Market Harborough Golf Club.  It was lovely to be back there (on two round tables) with plenty of room around us and a perfect sunny view from the windows.  The meal was, as always, excellent and the conversations […]

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Walking (All Day) – November meeting

The next walk, the first of the winter, is on 24th November starting from Gumley.  Please arrive in plenty of time to pre-order lunch at The Bell Inn and for a prompt start at 10am.  The walk is a circular 6.5 miles, including ten stiles, via Debdale Wharf, Smeeton Westerby village then return to Gumley […]

Society Today – October meeting

At the October meeting the subject ‘Money is ruining sport but there is a good side too’ was fully explored: the relentless drive to be top team in football, or champion in some other sports creates competition to buy the best players and prompts the sponsors or owners to pour money in to encourage this […]

Card Craft (No 2) – October meetings

In October we had a good time as usual.  During the first session we were given a card and a gift bag to decorate with a Rennie Mackintosh design, materials provided.  It is always interesting to see the different styles emerge on these occasions.  Well done everyone! The next session was equally satisfying when we […]

Plays or Poems? Try a New Activity!

Most of our groups welcome new members, so why not give a new interest a try? Here are two to whet your appetite – just contact the group leaders for more information. Play Reading (Shakespeare) If you would like to explore some of the many plays written by William Shakespeare, then new members are very […]

Potential New Group – Flowers for Fun

Flowers for Fun If you are interested in joining a new group to explore different ways flowers can be used in all sorts of creative ways, then do get in touch with either of the Group Enablers, Geoff Woods or Helen Salisbury at  As soon as we have several people interested, we will set […]