Answers to Kevin’s 60s Songs Quiz

1.Cathy’s Clown 2. Green Green Grass of Home 3. Telstar 4. Wooden Heart 5. Distant Drums 6. Sugar Sugar 7. Apache 8. Lily the Pink 9. The Good the Bad and the Ugly 10. Good Luck Charm 11. If you’re going to San Francisco 12. A Whiter Shade of Pale 13. Puppet on a String […]

Railway Exploration – July 2020

  The Lockdown Railway Writers Group (LRWG) a.k.a. Railway Exploration continues to thrive as an online publishing co-operative.  With over 50 articles contributed to date,  we have established a good way of increasing our knowledge of railway history while maintaining contact during the most restrictive period of lockdown.  With topics ranging from Victorian railway etiquette […]

Music Appreciation (2) – July 2020

Listening to a BBC C.D of  the complete Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe Ballet score taken from a live BBC Prom performance by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, I was reminded of the great contribution the Ballet had made to the Classical Music World. It seemed appropriate therefore to base the programme […]

Tennis Group – July 2020

I am happy to report that the Tennis Group has been able to come together again after lockdown. We have the use of two courts at the Market Harborough Tennis Club Courts and will be returning to our usual Thursday mornings from 10a.m to 12noon (Weather Permitting). Rita Moth Tel 01858 432775    e-mail:

Bridge (Tuesday morning) – July 2020

The UK government has announced further easing of the lockdown restrictions in England from 4th July including reopening churches for worship and prayer but no singing allowed. However, having studied the new guidelines they still clearly state: “Only visit venues in groups of up to TWO households (your support bubble counts as one household) or […]


Pleased to report have passed £55.84p to charity from sales of coffee, tea & biscuits . Preparing for whatever happens next, so am listing what I will require to shop for – Biscuits, those listed a couple of months ago. Nescafe Gold Blend Instant Coffee, Taylors Yorkshire Tea, Tate & Lyle Sugar Lumps, And for […]

French Refreshers – July 2020

We started a Whatsapp group at the outset where we message each other and share funny videos and YouTube finds.  Like many others we seemed to feel at first that we would need to cheer ourselves up.  Very soon we started to have Zoom meetings  at our regular time on Mondays, sticking initially to our […]

Discovering Poetry – July 2020

The number of poetry readers who are participating via Zoom has now risen to five and we much enjoyed choosing poems from a favourite anthology in June. Now that the rules have changed, and the sun is shining, those who do not wish to join our virtual group will be able to meet in person […]


And so we continue and although lockdown is easing, these are still uncertain times.  We think it best that we cancel our intended August meeting and we will assess the situation with regards to our proposed visit to the Abbey Pumping Station in Leicester in September.  Please don’t worry about cancelled topics, because wherever possible […]

Walking – Half Day Third Thursday – July 2020

We’ve started walking again, but separately rather than as a group. The two of us have chosen some of our favourite 4-to-6-mile local walks to share with members. We are re-trialling the routes and then sending out details with maps by e-mail. So far, we’ve walked from Medbourne, North Kilworth and Maidwell. We’ve had good […]