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New Groups

We usually trial up to a dozen new groups each month. After a pause during lockdown we are starting to revive some of our new group ideas - see the Group Events panel on the righthand side for event details.

Suggestions for new groups are always welcome, especially if you can volunteer to lead the group. Please contact:
William Armitage 01462 643537 or, or leave your name and contact details at David's Bookshop, Eastcheap, Letchworth.

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Group Support team

This team is here to help any LALG group which is struggling or needs assistance with any aspect. The team also helps get New Groups underway. They can be contacted by emailing or by phoning them:

Brian Noble           07773 671487
Steve Green          07710 542803
Val Quieros           07787 512580
William Armitage   01462 643537

Acoustic Guitar Group

This group is for all ages and levels. The idea of the acoustic guitar group is to have fun and learn from each other. If interested please contact Katie Wilson, text 07931 653623, or email William Armitage, later than Saturday 6 March.

All Things Scottish

Thistle, Insect, Nature, Close Up, PlantWe could cover history from St Columba founding a monastery on Iona in 563 to the push for independence in 2021. The group could investigate the natural history, language, Highlanders and Lowlanders, emigration, work and play.

To record your interest please contact William Armitage,

Art Appreciation

Is anyone interested in joining a new group, initially via Zoom, to look at works of art? Occasional group gallery visits could also be arranged if the group wanted. Please contact Anne at

Cambridge Capers

We will be visiting Cambridge once a month to see the history and life of the city. The trip to Cambridge Botanic Garden will be in the Spring or when government regulations allow.

If you would like to be on the list for this group please contact William, Caper Organiser: Frances Sly 01462 684216;

Ceramics - Taster Day

We are hoping to arrange a special taster event, for LALG members only, at the Made With Clay Studio in Letchworth. If you are interested, please contact: William Armitage no later than Saturday 6 March.

Countryside, Farming and Wildlife

The dramatic decline of car and aircraft noise in the last four months has made many of us rethink the way we manage the countryside. This group could discuss rewilding, how to feed us, the decline of nature and the pressure to build new houses. We may also visit places of interest such as farms. 

Our first meeting is provisionally set for Wednesday 31 March, 12 noon, in the Broadway Hotel, Letchworth. The organiser will confirm plans closer to the time.


Cribbage is a very popular pub game, usually for two players. The object is to be the first player to get to 121 points. When the Coronavirus rules allow we will meet in a café or pub, but it can also be played online.

If you would like to try it, please contact:
Acting Group Contact: Steve Green 07710 542803;

Friday Afternoon Walks

The walks will be two or three miles on alternate weeks starting when Covid restrictions allow and the weather improves (March?). We will be leaving at 2pm from Willian Green outside the Fox.

Marian Cowdrey is happy to be the contact and lead some of the walks but she will need someone to be an additional contact to cover holidays etc.

If you might like to go on these walks please contact Marian, 07854 678952.

Fun with Maths


Time, Split, By, Divide, Multiplication, Multiplier

This could include Zoom games, children’s games and maths games for all ages. To record your interest please contact William William Armitage,

Grow Your Own Vegetables

Sharing knowledge and visiting members’ vegetable patches. Suitable for a small group. If interested please leave your details with William Armitage,

Ireland and the Irish Language

This group could study Irish history and culture, life in Ireland today and North and South issues. It could also be an Irish conversation group.

Tuesday 30 March, 2.30pm Broadway Hotel, Letchworth (tbc). In this first meeting we will be finding out what the objectives of the group will be. Will it be just a friendly group who love Ireland, or something more? Government regulations will apply.

Jigsaw Social Group

This group could either swap jigsaws or do them together. We could complete jigsaws in small social groups when allowed. To record your interest please contact: William Armitage 01462 643537;

Lunch Club

During the better weather we have eaten outdoors, socially distanced. In the winter we are hibernating. Acting Group Contact: Val Quieros 07787 512580

Recorder for Beginners

This group is hoping to meet on Wednesday mornings once social distancing rules allow.

Suitable for beginners and people who haven’t played since school.

Group Contact: Rayna West 07415 169511;


Third Tuesday of every month, 2pm to 4pm (we will resume when government guidelines allow)

ABC Snooker Club in Leys Avenue. You can play for one hour (cost £8) or two hours (cost £13) between 2pm and 4pm on days shown in the Events list. The venue is Covid-secure.

Social History

After three popular meetings on Zoom our next meeting will be when we can meet in person. Please check the website for details ( or email:

Trail Walkers Restart

We will discuss which trails to tackle and how to plan them. We are grateful for offers of guidance from the original Trail Walkers group. Our first meeting will now be in the Spring as soon as regulations allow us to walk together.

Please continue to let William know if you would like to join the group William Armitage 01462 643537;

Visiting Pubs and Bars ...

This group is on hold until social distancing restrictions are lifted.
William Armitage 01462 643537;

Wild Swimming – sea, rivers, lakes (when it gets warmer)

We expect to meet for the first time in April. Please see the April newsletter for details.

Contact Details

William Armitage 01462 643537, or leave your name and contact details at David's Bookshop, Eastcheap, Letchworth

Group Events

Tue, 30/03/2021 - 2:30pm
Wed, 31/03/2021 - 12:00pm

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