Sampler by Sylvia's Uncle Alexis

German Conversation – May

My uncle Alexis, a Major in the royal Army Ordnance Corps, was held captive in four different POW camps in Germany between 1941 and 1945. He began sewing six months into his time at Dossel-Warbung, using threads pulled from the jumper of a fellow inmate, a Cretan army General.  His captors were so impressed by […]

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Learn to play Bridge

Would you like to learn how to play bridge? If there’s sufficient interest then we hope to start beginner sessions in the summer. No experience of bridge is necessary as we will start from the basics but some experience of playing cards would be an advantage. If you are interested in joining our beginner sessions then please contact […]

Crafting for Charities

Crafting for Charities had its first meeting earlier this week.  Five of us enjoyed chatting over coffee in the town.  If you enjoy knitting, sewing or crocheting and want to have a reason for making things, then come along to meet others with similar aims.  We thought we would share patterns, help each other learn […]

Tuesday U3A walking group – April report

Despite a rather wet and cold day sixteen walkers set off up a steep hill from Launde Abbey . We then enjoyed a short walk in Park wood where we saw some early Bluebells in flower. Then it was across fields and downhill along roads and tracks back to  Launde Abbey followed by  a lovely […]

Country dancing – April

We had our first meeting of this new group on Tuesday 26th March. There were 18 of us and I was very impressed with the  dancing. We learnt about 7 dances and I think that everyone enjoyed themselves and were rewarded with a cup of tea and a biscuit half way through the afternoon. Hopefully […]

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Play reading – April

A switch in our allegiance is on the cards for our next play.  Having last month had the satisfaction of witnessing the fulfilment of the illustrious barrister’s wish, ‘Let right be done’, in the case of the wrongly accused Winslow Boy, our sympathies this time may lie elsewhere as we get to know the joyfully […]

Gardens Etc. – April

There has unfortunately been no response to my appeal for someone to organise trips and/or winter talks. If we cannot fill this position by the end of April then the club will cease to exist. In the meantime, the Malvern trip planned for May 12th is now being opened to the general SLU3A membership which […]

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Langton Lunch Clubs – April

LANGTON LUNCH CLUBS Bon appétit!!! Our regular THIRD THURSDAYS and LAST WEDNESDAYS gatherings at The Langton Inn – just off the McDonalds roundabout on the A6 bypass north of Harborough – are this month on 18th and 24th April. There is ample car parking and we assemble at 11-45am for 12 noon. You can order […]

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Langton Lunch Clubs – April

LANGTON LUNCH CLUBS   Bon appétit!!! Our regular THIRD THURSDAYS and LAST WEDNESDAYS gatherings at The Langton Inn – just off the McDonalds roundabout on the A6 bypass north of Harborough – are this month on 18th and 24th April. There is ample car parking and we assemble at 11-45am for 12 noon. You can […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – April

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 5 Holdenby Close, MH, at 10am. Our next meeting is on Tuesday 16 April when Peter will present the programme. In March, Peter chose the programme of music. The programme concentrated on the music of two composers Liszt(1811-1886) and Korngold((1897-1957). We listened to an orchestral […]