Walking (Half Day – Wednesday) – October & November meetings

The October walk is on Wednesday 11th and will be led by Alec and Carol, commencing from the Horse and Jockey pub in Manton.  Manton is off the A6003 Uppingham to Oakham road.  The walk is circa 5.5 miles and goes to the village of Brooke and passes where the lost village of Martinsthorpe once […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – September & October meetings

At our September meeting we listened to a varied selection of musical styles ranging from a chamber work by Anton Arensky, a pupil of Tchaikovsky, to a suite for violin and piano by Erich Korngold, written long before he moved to Hollywood and the colourful Warner Brothers historical extravagances.  On the way, we dipped into […]


The largest evacuation since World War II was carried out in Frankfurt recently after an unexploded RAF bomb was found on a building site.  Sixty-five thousand people were moved to safety during the twelve hour operation to defuse the 1.4 ton bomb nicknamed ‘Blockbuster’.  The mile-wide exclusion zone included twenty retirement homes, two hospitals, an […]

Railway Exploration – October meeting

Our September meeting welcomed two new faces for a taster session and hopefully they enjoyed our varied discussion and presentations which ranged from funeral trains in the south of England to the forerunner of HS2 in the North.  On 18th October we shall meet as usual at the Bowling Club, Kettering Road at 1030am to […]

Walking (Strollers) – November meeting

It rained before and after our last stroll, but not whilst we strolled, so we all enjoyed the scenery, plus we ended up listening to jazz whilst we ate.  Many thanks to Toni and Mike.  On Friday 10th November, we meet at 10am (note 10am) at the Griffin Inn, Pitsford, (park in the pub car […]

Science and Technology – October meeting

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 25th of October.  There will be two short talks, the title of John Larkin’s talk is ‘Lithium, the new oil’.  The title of my talk is ‘Every breath you take’.  New members are always welcome.  Michael Milsom.

Photography (Digital) – October meeting

Making known last month that the group was at capacity caused two members to resign and make way for others.  We are open for business again… just!  Members are asked to bring eight photographs on the chosen topics which are:  October 20th – Animals;  November 17th – What is it? (five only);  December 15th – Lunch at […]

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Creative Writing for Fun – October meeting

The group will put down their pens after October in order to enjoy a hospitable lunch in November and, as the December meeting would follow Christmas, we will have no appetite to gather then!  Chris Mosley. Forthcoming topics (500-600 words read out at the meeting): October 27th – The Invitation;  January 26th – With the […]