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Discovering Poetry – January 2020

As The Angel is no longer available to us,  in January we meet at the Three Swans, followed by our New Year lunch. From February we will be meeting at my house – please phone for details – when the February theme will be Water, followed by a look at Irish poets in March. We […]

Local History – January 2020

  We wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year. Our first meeting of 2020 will be on Tuesday 21 January at 2.00 pm.  Colin Cohen, one of our members, will speak to us on Lost London.  Not so local you might say, but our capital city is only just under an hour […]

Science and Technology – January 2020      

The first meeting of 2020 is on Wednesday January 22nd at 2:00 pm in the Ashley Room of the Congregational Church. I will be presenting a talk entitled “A tale of two cities”. Apart from use of the first line, this talk bears no relationship to anything written by Charles Dickens. New members are always […]

Transport – January 2020

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 first meeting of 2020 will take place on Wednesday February 5th, when Colin Ford will be presenting a talk about “Man of Iron”, this could be about Stalin or […]

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Book Club 2 – January 2020

We discussed two months’ books at the December  meeting. The first was “Bees” by Lalline Paull a book on which our opinions were very divided in that some loved it and some really disliked it. However that’s what a book club is all about. However the second choice was “Entry Island” by Peter May. This […]

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Walking Tuesday – December Report

It was a glorious December day for our Christmas walk from The Queens Head pub at Saddington. Our circular walk took us over to Smeeton Westerby via the canal, where we had a break for mulled wine and mince pies. Then it was back over the fields with some wonderful views before we climbed   up […]

Railway Exploration – January 2020

An essential constituent of the steam locomotive diet is water. We’ll start the year by looking at how the railways coped with this requirement which sometimes necessitated expensive engineering and always careful management by drivers & firemen.  Should you be intrigued by the illustration alongside then come along to our next meeting (10.00 am Wednesday […]


Thank you Jenny & ladies of the table tennis group for manning the kitchen at our December ( concert & mincepie ) meeting . Also thanks to an unnamed person . Pleased to report £47.00 was passed to a charity earlier in the month from the donations for tea & coffee . After the hall […]


Twenty-two of us enjoyed our Xmas meal , sorry you were unable to join us Mary .The same  venue is  booked for next year on Dec 11th .  We have stroll leaders through to Dec 2020.  Thank you for our  card, and chocolates  the gesture is much appreciated . On Friday 14th February 2020 we […]

Singing for Fun – January 2020

  If you enjoy singing then why not come along to one of our meetings?  We sing all kinds of songs just because it’s fun to be with like-minded folk doing the same in a friendly convivial atmosphere.  We meet monthly on the 2nd & 4th Friday afternoon from 2pm to 3.45pm in the Youth […]