Aspects of History – February meeting

At our last meeting Elaine presented ‘A Local Railway Disaster in 1892’, a crash at Melton made alive for us through her personal family interest.  In March and April, we shall learn about ‘The Wars of the Roses – A Bloody Crown’.  As you see, we cover a wide range of topics!  New members are […]


Is there anyone who hasn’t noticed the vast number of potholes in the roads?  Help may be on its way.  Ford engineers at the research centre in Aachen, Germany, are creating a virtual pothole map to warn drivers of hazards ahead.  On board sensors could adjust the car’s suspension to help reduce potential damage.  So, […]

Mike’s Monthly Musings – March

In the Listening to Jazz group recently, individual members have been asked to choose several examples of work by one of their favourite musicians.  After a session by myself on tenor saxist Stan Getz, we have heard something of the work of Dave Brubeck and more recently, the pianist Brad Meldhau.  The general feeling amongst […]

Proposed new Home Movie Making group!

Many of you have video and DSLR cameras, smartphones etc. that all record good quality video.  Colin Sullivan and Len Holden of the Market Harborough Movie Makers are proposing to set up a new group designed to help you become more proficient at home movie making.  The group would examine the ways that can be […]

Bridge (Tuesday) – February meetings

We meet on Tuesdays 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 will be on 2nd May.  The February winners were N/S Pauline & John Cameron, E/W Ann Wood & Mary Hill.  Our next ‘please yourself’ mornings […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – February meeting

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am.  In February we continued with our plan to listen to all the Beethoven (1770-1827) piano sonatas when we reached the ‘Piano Sonata No 16 in G Major’.  This is the first sonata in the Middle Period of Beethoven’s development of the piano sonata.  The […]

Architecture – February meeting

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2pm in the Lounge at the Congregational Church.  In February, Trish took us to look at Wentworth Woodhouse near Rotherham, Peter showed us around Mottisfont Abbey House, a National Trust property in the Test Valley and Colin intrigued us with a talk under the Heading […]