Architecture – September 2021

Welcome to the twenty fourth instalment of the Virtual Architecture Group. Guided architecture walks The guided walks have been running since April, and a few people had told me that they were disappointed to have missed some of them due to other commitments. I recently invited members to vote for the walk that they would […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – September

The walk on the 8th September is from Twywell Hills and Dales. Take the A14 East to junction 11. First exit at roundabout towards Cranford. Entrance to TH&D is 50/60 metres on your right. Car park is free.  25-30 min journey time from M.H. Meet for 10:00 start. Bruce

Birding Thursday August Report

Recent reports of much wader activity took us to Eyebrook Reservoir – the first time the group had been there since September 2015! The first sightings were of much wagtail activity, starting with five Grey Wagtails sitting on a wire fence, then followed by probably a couple of dozen or so Yellow Wagtails interspersed with […]

Port Sunlight Trip

PORT SUNLIGHT FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER 2021   Originally built by William Lever for the workers of the nearby soap factory. He had a strong sense of social responsibility and created a village with open spaces, an uplifting place to live and work. Port Sunlight is now home to 2000 residents, an award winning Museum, an […]

Writing for Fun

The Writing for Fun group will be finishing with the publication of Episode 17 of the Biff and Chip series. This might be a surprise to most of you. Not because the story has finally reached a conclusion, but the fact that there actually is a Writing for Fun group. It is one of the […]

Cycling – August 2021 3rd Friday

Friday 20th August saw us leaving from The Crown at Tur Langton ( again !) but following a new route through the lanes up to Billesdon where we stopped at Buttercups Tea Room             After our stop we headed South through the beautiful Rolleston estate and over the Gaudby hills […]

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All day walking – September 2021

The next walk, which will be led by Frank Carruthers, will be on 30th September starting from Harlestone Village Institute car park at 10.00am. Sat Nav NN7 4EH does not find the correct address on some systems, so best route is A508 Northampton Road to Pitsford. Turn right on Brampton Lane to Chapel Brampton and Church Brampton. […]

Episode 15—Biff and Chip decision time

“So what are you going to do Chip?” asked Louise.   Chip had gone straight round to Louise’s after he received the phone call. The Manager of Athletico Madrid, no less, had phoned him and after a brief catch up, he had asked him how he felt about joining him in Madrid as first team coach. […]

Wednesday Half Day Walking – August Report

Setting off North from Glooston we traversed several fields of wheat, then oats before a right turn took us down the bridleway to Glooston Lodge. From there we took the lane towards Goadby and on reaching the Goadby Road stopped for a coffee break. Carrying on down the Goadby Road (nothing more than a dirt […]