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Walking (Wednesday Half Day) – May

May’s walk on the 8th takes place before the General Meeting. Eddie and Edith are leaders for the walk from Great Bowden. Meet on the Green ready for the usual 10 o’clock start. Bruce

Wine Tasting, April 2019

As we reach warmer weather, so we have moved over from red wine to white, and this month we tasted wines made from the Riesling grape.  Michael brought us four to try as part of our theme “Old World, New World”.  The Old World was represented by Neubern Riesling 2017 from Austria – Lidl, £3.99, […]

New Experiences – May

In April we visited Brockleby’s Pie workshop in Melton Mowbray to make our own pork pies. We all donned aprons and hats and got stuck in with the watercrust pastry, raising the pies around a wooden dolly. After filling the pies and crimping the pastry top we took them home to bake and eat. Delicious! […]

New Age Kurling – May

The Group has acquired another set of equipment which means we could accommodate more members.  New Age Kurling is an all inclusive sport which can be played by people of any age or ability.  Please contact me If you would like to come along to any meeting to see if you would like to join […]

April Outing Report

A bumper morning at Summer Leys for the half a dozen of us not involved in other Easter holiday activities! Not for a very long time have we seen the water levels on the scrape just right for waders with the result that Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Little Ringed  Plover, Ringed Plover and Snipe were observed. […]

Hambleton Peninula


Our next walk is on Thursday 16 May starting at 10.00 am.  It will be from Upper Hambleton, Rutland.  The walk will cover about 5.3 miles.  It’s a circular route around the peninsula that stretches into Rutland Water there.  We’ll follow the track near the shoreline, and end with an uphill path to the church […]

Sampler by Sylvia's Uncle Alexis

German Conversation – May

POW who stitched up Hitler. My uncle Alexis, a Major in the royal Army Ordnance Corps, was held captive in four different POW camps in Germany between 1941 and 1945. He began sewing six months into his time at Dossel-Warbung, using threads pulled from the jumper of a fellow inmate, a Cretan army General.  His […]

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Learn to play Bridge

Would you like to learn how to play bridge? If there’s sufficient interest then we hope to start beginner sessions in the summer. No experience of bridge is necessary as we will start from the basics but some experience of playing cards would be an advantage. If you are interested in joining our beginner sessions then please contact […]

Crafting for Charities

Crafting for Charities had its first meeting earlier this week.  Five of us enjoyed chatting over coffee in the town.  If you enjoy knitting, sewing or crocheting and want to have a reason for making things, then come along to meet others with similar aims.  We thought we would share patterns, help each other learn […]

Tuesday U3A walking group – April report

Despite a rather wet and cold day sixteen walkers set off up a steep hill from Launde Abbey . We then enjoyed a short walk in Park wood where we saw some early Bluebells in flower. Then it was across fields and downhill along roads and tracks back to  Launde Abbey followed by  a lovely […]