Wednesday Half Day Walking – June Report

A very easy walk (3 stiles, no hills) from Wistow saw 21 of us take the lane along to Newton Harcourt, then via field paths to Great Glen where we stopped in the Memorial Gardens by the church for a drink. Carrying on through the nature reserve and along lots more field paths we eventually […]

Wildlife group June report 2021

Near Aldwincle is Titchmarsh a  wonderful peaceful nature reserve . The reserve  is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the wildlife group were not disappointed when they visited in June. As we walked through the meadow we identified Goatsbeard and Cut -leafed Cranesbill and Yellow Meadow Pea. We were greeted by huge numbers of […]

Biff and Chip and the morning after

(Recently … The Social Evening is still in full swing, although Biff has left early. Miss Lovelace, one of the lovely librarians, is getting to know Chip better…) After Thelma’s dramatic departure, Louise and Chip enjoyed the relative peace. “Well, this is nice,” said Chip. “Librarians don’t like that word,” announced Louise, in a mock […]

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Walking All Day – June 2021

There will be no local walk this month as the 2020 planned walking break, organised by Helen and Bob, which was postponed due to Covid will be taking place in the Peak District from 22nd to 25th June assuming government regulations permit. Eddie or Edith Dixon Tel: 01858 468758

Painting of giraffe

Drawing & Painting – June 2021

June will, hopefully be the last month when we are only able to communicate electronically. We have an outdoor painting day planned for July 1st with another to be arranged for August. We shall then take stock, and review the options open to us.  In the meantime, our topics for June are twofold: first, Decay, […]

Liz Brett

Speaker coordinator

 At our May Monthly Zoom Meeting, speaker Ian Keable gave us an amusing, informative guide through the history of cartoons, from Hogarth to Private Eye. In June, we welcome back Mark Temple who early in the year gave an interesting talk to the Local History group, on ‘Vanishing Windmills’ in Leicestershire. This time Mark’s presentation […]

Louise Elsome

Group Enabler

At last we’re enjoying some sunshine along with a return to more sociable times. With the prospect of restrictions being lifted (all being well) on June 21st, many groups are now contemplating their future and planning for meeting up face to face if possible. To ensure that Group Leaders are ready to start up their […]

Tennis – June 2021

Tennis Group As I write we expect to be back to normal playing friendly doubles on the Market Harborough Tennis Club  Courts in Great Bowden every Thursday morning from 10.00a.m to 12 Noon Rita Moth tel: 01850 432275   email: themoths85@

Architecture – June 2021

Welcome to the twenty first instalment of the Virtual Architecture Group.   Guided architecture walks In April we held the first of our guided architecture walks in Great Bowden. And in May we held the second guided walk around Kibworth Harcourt. The walks were very well attended, and I would like to thank Roger Lewin […]


Railway Exploration – June 2021

At the start of lockdown, now well over a year ago, the Railway Exploration Group made a diversification into self-publishing as a substitute for defunct face to face meetings.  We got together as a small circle of writers specialising in anything railway connected and called ourselves the LRWG (Lockdown Railway Writers Guild).  Since that time […]