Biff and Chip and the Lovely Librarian

Biff and Chip and the Lovely Librarian Oh, Cyril. That was quick. Well done.” Louise was quick to praise the young librarian. “What have you found?” “Well,” said Cyril proudly, “I remembered the magazine that you ordered, Miss Lovelace. You know, you wanted to encourage our members who wanted to learn Spanish.” “Oh, yes. But […]

Biff and Chip and the Slightly Dodgy Doctor

Biff and Chip and the Slightly Dodgy Doctor Sorry, Biff, but no training for a week and I wouldn’t advise going to work, either. Biff groaned aloud. But Doc, isn’t there something you can give me? Well, these painkillers are stronger than most but you must only take them when you really need them and […]

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All Day Walking – April

Assuming the Covid Regulations allow it, the walk on Thursday 29th April will be led by Bruce and start at 10.00 a.m. from the public car park at Wistow. The easy walk is a tad over 7 mile, barely a hill to be seen and NO stiles! I can’t think of any hazards, mud aside, […]

Bird Watching March Report

For our last (hopefully!) Zoom meeting Jonathan Cook, the County Recorder for Northamptonshire and our member Tony’s son, joined in for half an hour to show us some of his super photgraphs. Living in Hollowell he is handily placed for daily early morning visits (!) to the reservoir there and nearby Ravensthorpe Reservoir so most […]

Jazz March newsletter.

Weekly Newsletter: 6th March 2021 Here we are roughly a year after we first went into lockdown, still in the same condition, even if some/many of us have now had a first vaccine shot. Looks as if the cold weather is back with us again and what I’ve become accustomed to here in the east […]

Weds Half Day Walking

Wednesday Half Day Walking – April

Assuming Covid-19 rules allow, the walk on the 14th will be the much postponed one, led by Avril and Joy, from the bridge on Peter Callis Road over the canal just off Leicester Road. You can park by the side of the road here or in the old Woodlands lay-by. There are eight stiles, one […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – March Report

Once again, as group walking was still off the agenda, for March we met via a Zoom meeting. The topic this time was ‘a favourite walk’. These ranged from local to the Antipodes! A few local walks along with some in Norfolk featured heavily amongst the favourites. Others in England, no surprise, were in Derbyshire […]

u3a Eye

u3a Eye Whilst browsing the National u3a website, I noticed a rolling fortnightly project to encourage members to take and submit photos of their surroundings during this unprecedented time.  The theme on this occasion was ‘Numbers and Letters’ and I decided to give it a try.  I took a photo of the sundial sculpture in […]

Thank you from Growbaby, Northampton

Early last month, members of the group were able to collect in their second donation of items for the Growbaby charity based in Northampton.  This supports families with 2 to 7 year olds that have been referred to them by local, professional services.  Items included jackets, jumpers, ponchos, hats, gloves and blankets, all in bright […]