Newtown Linford Open Gardens – National Garden Scheme

Newtown Linford Open Gardens – Sunday 28th & Monday 29th May 2017. This Bank Holiday weekend marks the 90th anniversary of the National Garden Scheme, which has, since its opening in 1927, raised over £50m, which it has donated mainly to nursing charities.  Last year alone they donated £2.7m, including £500,000 to each of Macmillan Cancer […]

Walking (Half Day – Tuesday) – June Meeting

The next walk on Tuesday, 6th June, is from Tugby and is around five miles long.  Please meet at the Fox and Hounds pub at 10am to order food.  The walk, which starts from the pub at 10.15, goes through the village then over fields to the village of Goadby where we can visit the 13th century church […]

Bird Watching – May meeting

There were two outings in May as so many couldn’t make our normal third Thursday.  So, on the first Thursday of May we headed to Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Lackford Lakes reserve (between Mildenhall and Bury if you’re wondering).  A couple of nightingales were singing but never showed.  A cuckoo could be heard all over the […]

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Discovering Poetry (Friday) – June & July meetings

Having enjoyed ‘warm’ poems in June, we will celebrate the 4th of July with poems connected in some way to America – I’m sure we will find our usual eclectic mix! We meet on the first Friday of the month in the Bowden Room at 10am.  Jill Hart.

SLU3A Singers – May meeting

The choir are looking forward to singing for you at SLU3A’s May meeting.  We have been rehearsing the piece ‘Noah and his Ark’ which we trust you will enjoy.  We are a friendly choir so don’t be afraid to come and join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month in the lounge […]

Cycling – April & May meetings

Our thanks to Bruce and Maryan for the April ride enjoyed by sixteen of our members.  Unlike March the weather was kind to us.  It has been suggested that should we have to cancel a ride owing to bad weather, we should reschedule it for the following Friday.  Perhaps you could give this some thought […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – April meeting

At our April meeting we celebrated Spring by listening to music from composers over five centuries.  Starting with Vivaldi, we went on to Robert Schumann with a movement from his Symphony No 1 (Spring Symphony), then to Tchaikovsky and Glazenov for the Spring Sections of their ‘Seasons’ pieces.  Finally we burst into the twentieth century […]

Wine Tasting – April & May meetings

We have now started to taste summer wines, and Sylvia brought along four delicious South African whites.  My favourite was an unusual Gruner Veltliner (Majestic – £10) from Durban.  This wine is commonly grown in Austria and this is the first version which we have tasted that was not grown there.  Pat is bringing a […]

Railway Exploration – May meeting

The Railway Exploration group meets at 10.30am on the third Wednesday of the month at the Bowling Club on Kettering Road.  Our next meeting on 17th May will start at the Bowling Club for coffee, which will be followed by a walking reconnaissance of the old railway route as far as Scotland Road (subject to […]