Music Appreciation 1 – March

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 5 Holdenby Close at 10am. Each meeting lasts for two hours. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 17 March when the programme of music will be chosen by Peter. We will be listening to music by English composers. At our last meeting in February […]

Ladies Choir – March

We continue to practise the music from the musicals. We have made a start on a medley from The Sound of Music which we are all enjoying. It is an arrangement for 1st and 2nd Soprano’s and Alto’s so it is proving quite challenging for the 2nd Soprano’s as we are more used to singing […]

Architecture – March

At our February meeting we were treated to a pictorial tour of two Midlands villages each with a church dating back to Saxon times. Judith took us round Geddington in Northamptonshire highlighting the royal hunting lodge (which sadly no longer exists), the medieval bridge and of course the fine Eleanor Cross. Saxon features are still […]

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All day walking – March

The next walk will be on 26th March starting from St Peter’s Church, Church Street, Empingham LE15 8PN (Approx. 40-45 minutes from MH) at 10.00am. Parking is available in Church Street. This is a 9 mile walk mainly on well-defined paths over pasture and farm tracks. There are some cultivated fields to cross but only […]


Many thanks to Bruce and the Birdwatchers for making an excellent job of serving teas and coffee before our February meeting, even the kitchen clock now shows the correct time and Dorothy got her pen back. Pleased also that we have  volunteers to help with serving on our celebration day in May. Colin Ford  Coordinator   […]

Strollers – March 2020

Thank you Toni & Mike for our February Stroll showing us parts of Foxton never before visited, the weather was good, the ground a bit sticky in places and the Jazz  at the pub at just the right level. On April 10th we meet at The Kings Head, 23 Main Street, Smeeton Westerby LE8 0QJ,  […]

Crafting for Charities – March 2020

Various items have recently been donated to the Neo Natal Unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary.  If you would like to join us on the third Monday of each month, 10.30 am to 12 noon at Louisa’s Place on St Mary’s Road, we would be pleased to see you. Helen Salisbury

German Conversation

The last word in my English/German dictionary is Zygote – same in both languages {not very helpful!}. It means the smile muscle found in the cheek. Studies at Wuppertal university record that using facial muscles affects our emotions, which explains why frowning induces unhappiness and smiling improves mood. We didn’t really need a study to […]

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 Our next walk is on 19 March. It’s the route we planned for February, which was cancelled because of heavy rain. The meeting point is Brixworth Country Park main car park, which is left at the (second) roundabout off the A508 at the south end of the village bypass. The car park charges are £3.20 […]

Railway Exploration – March 2020

At our next meeting (always 3rd Wednesday of the month) we’ll be reviewing a BAFTA-winning film by one of Britain’s best Directors, continuing our look into railway publicity & advertising, viewing some clips from the Black Country, doing some railway-related twitching and discussing all our usual bits & pieces – phew!  We’ll need our coffee […]