Photography July 2021

In July our theme was ‘Framed Compositions. You can see many of them in the top gallery on the group’s home page. Here are a few of them:  

four people walking on path between trees

Walking half day third Thursday – August 2021

Our next walk is on 19 August, leaving at 10.00 am. The meeting point is the telephone box in the centre of Hanging Houghton (Manor Road). It will be a circular route to Lamport and Scaldwell, covering a distance of about 5 miles. It’s a walk with a range of views, pleasant arable fields, a small part of […]

Walking Evenings – July/August 2021

The Monday evening excursion from Tur Langton was a great success, again blessed with a beautiful evening as we made our way through the fields around this delightful village. There were 17 walkers and although the walk was short on miles but long on stiles (11) everyone made it back to the Crown more or less […]

walking boots

Walking All Day – August 2021

The next walk will be on 26th August 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 […]

Wildlife group July 2021 report

It was a hot day with the temperature in the high twenties when a small group from the wildlife group met at Fermyn Country Park . We were lucky to see a variety of different butterflies including Gatekeeper, Ringlet, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Peacock,  Comma, Brimstone ,Large White and  Marbled White however once again no […]

Episode 12 – Biff and Chip and the Library Visits

(Chip and Louise have been enjoying the delights of Spanish Master artists, particularly the work of Goya. Louise was temporarily flummoxed by the reference to pornography, especially the thought that it might be available in of the town’s library books. “So how was the match, I heard that you won 3-0.?” “Aye, it was great, […]

New Experiences July Narrow Boating news

We had so much interest in the Narrow Boating experience we had to run it over two days. Union Carriers at Braunstone made us very welcome on their day boat Ouzel and we had perfect weather for both days. Thank you to all those that helped steer and for the locking crews, maybe you might […]

Online training opportunities

The latest addition to the learning events available through National Office is a 1-hour talk entitled Wellbeing in Nature on Thursday, 5th August at 2pm. It’s an interactive talk and discussion on the benefits of spending time in nature. For details go to: u3a – Online Events. The recent talk/discussion “Alternative Ways of Meeting – […]

u3a 40th Anniversary Quilt Competition

40th Anniversary of the u3a movement 2022 In 2022, u3a will celebrate its 40th anniversary and a number of national events are planned throughout the year. Because there are so many Craft groups, there will be a competition to create an Anniversary quilt as a lasting souvenir of the occasion. This quilt is envisaged as […]