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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

Food and Cooking - The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

The group will be finding out the principles of cooking around the world, culinary lore and scientific explanations. The group could investigate nutrition, bread, grain, milk, dairy, meat, fruit, vegetables, herbs, spices, drinks, food additives and more.
We may plan visits, invite specialist speakers and members may do their own research. Six names will ensure we can make a start.
If interested, please send your details including email and phone number to: William Armitage 01462 643537,

Night Walk with a Full Moon

Restart is set for around the full moon (Strawberry Moon) which will occur on Thursday 24 June. Full details will be provided at the beginning of June. If you are interested please send your details, including email and phone number to:
William Armitage 01462 643537 or

All Things Scottish

Thistle, Insect, Nature, Close Up, Plant

Meeting Tuesday 22 June, 10.30am at Vutie Beets, The Wynd, Letchworth

At this first meeting we will discuss future plans, for example, the geography and geology of Scotland, the history of Scottish people, emigration and the best places to visit, or whatever we like.

Cambridge Capers

We will be visiting Cambridge once a month to see the history and life of the city.

If you would like to be on our list for future capers, or you are prepared to lead a visit to somewhere in Cambridge, we would love to hear from you.

Contact the Acting Group Contact, Jackie on 07970 407635

Ceramics - Taster Day

We hope to arrange a special taster event at the Made With Clay Studio in Letchworth for LALG members only.
The date for the Taster Day will be confirmed by the beginning of June.

William Armitage,

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 was on 14 April, if you would like to know what happened please contact: William Armitage, 01462 643537,


We have enough members interested to start this group.
Realistically June / July will be the earliest we will be able to meet and play indoors. In the next couple of months Steve will contact all those that have expressed an interest with suggestions of dates/times/venues. If any other members are interested please contact:

Acting Group Contact: Steve Green 07710 542803;

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.

Last month we discussed the objectives of the group.

To find out what we are planning to do contact:

William Armitage, 01462 643537, Please include your phone number.

Lunch Club

Wednesday 26 May, 12.30pm The Three Horseshoes, Norton.
We are hoping that the weather will be good enough for us to sit in the garden where there are plenty of socially distanced tables. Otherwise, groups of six will be able to eat inside. To whet your appetite, see the menu on the pub’s website at:

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;


LALG members can play at the ABC Snooker Club (Leys Avenue, Letchworth).
When government guidelines allow we play once a month (or more regularly if members prefer).
£3 entry plus the shared cost of a table at £10 per hour.
You can play for either one hour (£8) or two hours (£13).
If you are interested contact Steve at least a week in advance.
LALG members only.

Social History

Your ideas for talks and visits will be most welcome.

For future plans please contact William on:

Trail Walkers

Tuesday 8 June The first leg of the Stevenage STOOP will be led by Nigel Bellis. For full details, please email Nigel at:
Tuesday 13 July Second leg of the STOOP walk. Further walks will be on the second Tuesday of every month.
See Trail Walkers for further information.

Visiting Pubs and Bars ...

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

Open Water Swimming – sea, rivers, lakes

An exciting, natural, challenging and invigorating form of exercise. Swimming in the open sea, lakes and our rivers is becoming more popular. There are many health benefits, including a good way to reduce stress.

Contact Details

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


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