Cycling – January 2019

  Thanks to Frank and Roland for organising the December bike ride.  Frank consulted the BBC website which predicted heavy rain and gales until 11 am and sure enough at the allotted time the sun broke through and the rain stopped.  As a result eleven of our members took part in the ride, two of […]

German Conversation – January 2019

Humans use blinking as a subtle way to control conversations! Rapid blinks can encourage others to speak more,while slower ones can discourage speaking. They should be considered as conversational clues,a bit like nodding. Blinks have a clear physiological function,keeping the eyes moist and clear,but we do about 13,500 a day,many more than needed for this […]

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STROLLERS – January 2019

  In December 18 strollers enjoyed our annual Christmas lunch at the Bulls Head, Clipston.. On February 8th we meet at the Canvas  Cafe . Waterloo Cottage Farm , 34 Harborough Road , Great Oxendon  LE16 8NA tele 07375 024672 at 10.15am to order our meals . The Cafe is situated on the left hand […]

Railway Exploration – January 2019

January is when we start to look for our summer holidays.  Your writer will assist the group, possibly even bring back memories, with a photographic foray into the “Camping Coach” and a look at how the railway companies participated in the provision of holidays in much the same way as package-holiday airlines do today.  We […]

Bridge (Tuesday morning) – January 2019

JAN/FEB NEWS The winners of our December duplicate (pairs) competition were N/S Ann Wood & Betty Hudspith, E/W Cornelia Wontner & Paddy Jerman. Our next 12 board duplicate (pairs) competition will be on 29th January. John Cameron  tel. 01858 440686.

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Walking (Wednesday Half Day) – January

This month’s walk is on the 9th from Clipston. Meet on the Village Green ready for a 10:00 start. Parking around the green or on any of the approach roads. The route planned does have three longish seeded fields (about half mile total in length) which would be very claggy if wet so if conditions […]

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Voluntary Action S. Leicestershire

Would you like to be a volunteer driver? At our October monthly meeting we welcomed Peter Mottley of VASL (Voluntary Action South Leicestershire), who told us about this opportunity to help out in the local community.  If you think you might be interested, click on this link: https://vasl.org.uk/our-projects/about-social-transport/volunteer-opportunities

Bird Watching

December Outing Report

We couldn’t have had a better morning weather wise for our visit to Barnwell Country Park at Oundle and the birds were pretty good too! That was a ‘little bird’ day really with many more seen around the reserve than of late. We got a few sightings of a gorgeous male Bullfinch and the low […]

Transport Group – January

The Transport Group meets at the Little Bowden Bowls Club, Kettering Rd, Market Harborough, on the first Wednesday of the month from 10am until noon. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday February 6th when Dudley Brown will be presenting a talk entitled “The Wimpy”. New members are always welcome. Michael Milsom 01858 419874 […]

Science and Technology – January

At our next meeting on Wednesday January 23rd at 2:00 pm and will take place in the Ashley Room of the Congregational Church. To start the year we will be having a Science and Technology Quiz. We are a small group who share a common interest in all aspects of Science and Technology. New members […]