Architecture – April

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2.00pm in the Lounge at the Congregational Church.    Our next meeting is on Tuesday 23 April when we will watch two films from the series ‘More Tours of English Towns with Alan Clifton-Taylor’. On this occasion we will be dropping in on Durham and Chichester. […]

New Experiences – April

In March, eight members from the group enjoyed having a go at 10 pin bowling. Although this wasn’t a new experience for any of us, most hadn’t played for several years so we were all pretty rusty. We did better on the second game and managed to get a few strikes between us. Congratulations go […]

Table Tennis 3 Start Postponed

Due to unexpected works at the Leisure Centre which mean that our room will be unavailable for a while, the first session of the new Table Tennis group wil now take place on Wednesday 22nd May.    

Science and Technology – April

Our next meeting is on Wednesday April 24th in the Ashley Room of the Congregational Church. Jeff Williams will be talking about the Sydney Opera House. We are a small group who share a common interest in all aspects of Science and Technology. New members are always welcome, all you have to bring to the […]

Transport Group – April 2019

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 May 1st when we will be welcoming Janet Jones who will be talking about “Falkland Island Transport”. In the group we discuss […]

VW Beetle

German Conversation – April

As a former Beetle owner I was sad to learn that VW will end production of the highly recognisable car this year.The announcement marks the end of seven decades of success. The name Volkswagen-meaning People’s Car-was supposed to make Germans buy in to Hitler’s grand designs for the Fatherland and the then new Autobahns. None […]

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Walking (Half day, third Thursday) – April

Our next walk is on Thursday 18 April starting at 10.00 am. It will be from Church Langton. The walk will cover about 4.9 miles. It’s a circular route, mainly on field tracks and bridleways visiting three of the Langtons. The meeting point is the junction of the B6047 Melton Road and Stonton Road – […]

March Outing Report

A first for the group this month was a visit to Stanford Reservoir courtesy of my permit! If there was any doubt about Spring’s arrival it was put to bed by the constant singing of Skylark and Chiffchaff as we made our way around the reserve. Reed Buntings were observed in large numbers with a […]

Tuesday April walk

The April walk on Tuesday 2nd April starts from Launde  Abbey which is a residential retreat and conference  centre set in parkland near East Norton LE7 9XB. Please meet at 10.00 am to order food. The walk will start at 10.15 am.This circular  undulating walk visits Launde Park wood and is a mixture of mainly […]

Walking (Wednesday Half Day) – March Report

What is it about Alec’s walks that they invariably take place during a storm!! Storm Doris last time and Storm Gareth this time. Despite the buffeting a most enjoyable walk was enjoyed by all helped by the fine views in all directions and the fact that the rain held off! The walk took us from Morcott […]