Ukulele – June

In mid-to-late 1950s Britain, we experienced a fairly brief period of Skiffle music. Many will remember this as a kind of uptempo folk/jazz, often incorporating improvised instruments. Although none of us could provide a washboard or tea-chest, we enjoyed our ukulele skiffle session, often involving songs about trains. Our other May session, inspired by the […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – June

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 5 Holdenby Close, MH, at 10am. Our next meeting is on Tuesday 19 June when Amanda will present the programme of music. We have two vacancies in the Group, so please contact me if you are interested in joining. Peter Ellement   01858 432966

Corn Exchange Devizes

Architecture – June

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2.00pm in the Lounge at the Congregational Church.    Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 26 June when we will be visiting more English towns with Alec Clifton-Taylor – on this occasion Devizes (Wiltshire) and Richmond (Yorkshire).  Our thanks to three of our members who […]

playing cards

Bridge (Tuesday Improvers) – June

We are a friendly group who play rubber bridge in the Ashley Room on Tuesday afternoons between 2 and 4 pm. If there is enough interest we will start a beginners group. Please contact Sue Jones for further information. Sue Jones


Card Craft 2 – June

In May we had two sessions as usual, on the 1st and third Thursday mornings. On May 3rd we tackled ‘never-ending’ cards, requiring a great deal of concentration in order to achieve cards which folded this way and that way to provide four different decorated surfaces. ( It has occurred to me that perhaps these […]

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Walking (Half day, third Thursday) – June

Our next walk is on 21 June. It will be from Great Easton, across fields towards Nevill Holt, then down to Drayton and up to Bringhurst, with varied views across the Welland Valley. The start time is 10.00 am, and the meeting point is the grass triangle at the centre of Great Easton, at the junction of Cross Bank, […]


German Conversation

At this time of year I often talk about my Schrebergarten. After the death of a Doktor Schreber a park in Leipzig was named in his honour; around the edges were small gardens allocated to families with children so they could enjoy fresh air and learn to grow things. A German company now plans to […]

Group Enabler’s Report

It was really good to see so many of you at the AGM. Let’s hope we have another successful year. I managed to secure a grant from the Rotary Club as part of their Swimarathon to buy a ramp for the New Age Kurling Group. This will enable anyone to play who finds it difficult […]

Local History – June

In May, we had very interesting talk from Bob Trubshaw on Little-known Leicestershire and Rutland. Concentrating on the Standing Stones, Holy Wells, Ancient Crosses and Medieval Carvings, within the 2 counties and discussing their history and legends and position. There is no meeting in the Hall in June. Instead 44 Members of the Group have booked […]

SLU3A Ladies Choir – June

We have been to the Kibworth Methodist Church Fellowship May meeting where we again performed Hip Hip Horatio. It went down really well and it was wonderful to see and hear the pleasure we gave to the members. It is always a small audience but we enjoy going. We have another two meetings in June […]