Local History – October 2020

In view of the latest Government announcements regarding Groups meeting together, it is unlikely that we will be able to meet as a Group in the Hall until Spring or even Summer of next Year. However, if any member has any photographs of old Harborough that they are happy for us to circulate amongst the other […]

Photography – October 2020

The theme for the Photography group at the September meeting was ‘A Village’. Each member provided six photographs of a village of their choice. Here is a selection. More can be seen in the gallery on the right of the Photography group home page.  

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles – October 2020

The themes of our recent virtual sessions have included songs from MUSICALS (eg. My Fair Lady), songs written by SONG-WRITING PARTNERSHIPS (eg. Goffin + King) and songs from the 1950s explosion of ROCK ’n’ ROLL (eg. Little Richard). All splendid stuff. Some members continue to give their performances a more public exposure by posting video’s […]

Music Appreciation (2) – October 2020

On reading a glowing review of a second C.D of Eric Coates music played by John Wilsons remarkable London Symphonia , I wondered what has happened to the vast library ‘Light Music’ over the last twenty Years. Today the music available  in concerts and broadcasts seems to fall into two groups -Classical and Pop  Perhaps the Light Music […]

Membership Secretary

Further to my note in the September Newsletter, I stilI have the majority of the 2021 U3A Diaries that we were able to obtain from the U3A Trust, available for sale. The cost is £3.50 including postage. These can be purchased by contacting me on 01858 440851 and paying using either a Debit or Credit Card. I will need […]

Railway Exploration – October 2020

This month is the 9th anniversary of the foundation of our group.  When I first put forward the idea in 2011 of exploring the background of the Rugby to Peterborough railway line I would never have imagined what has since developed.  The original number of 11 members has increased to nearly 30, and our activities […]

Evening Walking – October 2020

As members of the group will know all too well, there have been No walks this Summer. It was a difficult decision but in the light of No tennis from Wimbledon, No cricket from Lords and No Olympics from Tokyo, we were in good company. That is not to say that Ann and I have […]

Architecture – October 2020

Welcome to the ninth instalment of the Virtual Architecture Group. Thank you for the feedback I’ve had in response to these messages. Please feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions about architecture related films or tv programmes that might be of interest to the rest of the group. The theme last time […]

New Experiences – October 2020

The rescheduled Boules/Petanque in September was a great experience. It is a game that can be played as an absolute beginner, but it certainly brought out everyone’s competitive spirit and we had some very close games. There was a lot of interest in playing again, so I am looking at the feasibility of starting an […]

People cycling

Cycling (Fridays) – October 2020

We have been meeting up on the 1st and 3rd Fridays and cycling in small groups, making the most of what has been some very nice weather to explore the quiet lanes around Market Harborough. Many thanks to John Church for leading the ride from Rothwell on Friday 2nd October. The 3rd Friday ride on […]