Group Co-ordinators’ report – December

We’ve had only a limited response to our proposed new French Beginners and Flowers For Fun groups but if you’re interested in either (or both) please let us know.  We’re pleased to report that Singing For Fun has a new resident (and very accomplished!) pianist – new members are always very welcome.  Group leaders have […]

The Joys of Wine

One of the joys of retirement is being able to enjoy a nice glass of wine with my meal without having to worry about driving home or the need to keep a clear head.  In the UK we are fortunate in being able to choose wines from all over Europe and the New World and […]

Drawing and Painting for Pleasure – January meeting

We have now finished our meetings for the year and have really enjoyed the ‘painting partners’ project most of us took part in.  We have had a variety of ideas which most take part in, but others prefer to work on their own projects.  Derek is there to offer guidance if requested, and if you […]

Card Craft (No 1) – December meeting

We continue to meet 1st and 3rd Thursday afternoons in the Upper Room in St Nicholas’ Church from 2-4pm.  There are no meetings in December and we will start again in January.  We are getting together for a festive Christmas meal at The Crown, Tur Langton, in December.  We wish all SLU3A members a very […]

Science and Technology – January meeting

We start the New Year with a Science and Technology based team quiz.  Following the spirit of scientific philosophy, the answers will be debated as the question master’s answers are not assumed to be final.  The quiz will take place on Wednesday 25th of January in the Langton Room at 2pm and new members are […]

Transport – January meeting

The Transport Group meets at the Little Bowden Bowling Club, Kettering Road, Market Harborough, on the first Wednesday of the month from 10am until noon.  The first meeting of 2017 will take place on the 4th of January when there will be a transport-themed team quiz and the annual SPARC ‘Superior Paper Aeroplane Range Competition’. […]

Walking (Strollers) – November meeting

Our November walk was in lovely sunshine, thank you Esther, and for providing leaflets about Lubenham village, which made interesting reading.  As it was 11th November we held a two minutes silence under an oak tree.  Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year to all strollers. On Friday, 13th January 2017, we will meet in […]

Photography (Digital) – November meeting

‘Mist/Fog’ was a challenge this month that inspired some great photography.  We now have a rest until the New Year.  The topics for the January – April 2017 sessions are: Seasonal Décor (20th), Twelve in a Row (17th), Old Technology (17th) and Street Furniture (21st).  The group welcomes new members and strives to provide a […]


It’s that time of year again – parties, dinners, drinks, perhaps a few pretzels.  Originating with German monks, their distinctive knots are a symbol of a monk’s arms crossed in prayer.  At an archaeological dig in Regensburg a pretzel was found which had been baked when George III was on the English throne.  That one […]

Railway Exploration – December & January meetings

We meet monthly at 10.30am on the third Wednesday of the month at the Bowling Club on Kettering Road (but not in December when we are all too busy!).  At our next meeting on January 18th we shall start our new project: the history and all things connected with the Harborough to Northampton railway – […]