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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 items below and the events panel for 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

George Barnes
01462 673710
Steve Green
07710 542803
Brian Noble
07773 671487
Val Quieros
07787 512580


Saturday 12 September (provisional)

We meet in the morning to clear rubbish and weeds from forgotten places in Letchworth or Baldock. This time we will focus on the footpath that runs alongside Spirella from Bridge Road to Spring Road.

The next one will be the path from Baldock Fire Station to the Altro factory in Letchworth.

If you would like to join in, please contact Brian Noble 01462 490906; or text 07776 671487


This famous city is on our doorstep and accessible by personal or public transport. This group could make monthly trips to the colleges, cultural venues, shops, eateries, recreation and open spaces. It’s all there!

We need six names to get this group arted. Please email your interests and contact details to William at or leave them at David’s Bookshop.


This group could investigate Irish history and culture, life in Ireland today; it could be an Irish conversation group.

Interested? Please email your interests and contact details to William at or leave them at David’s Bookshop.


Meetings are currently suspended while the latest coronavirus restrictions are in place.

We are hoping to start monthly meetings to encourage the writing of stories about our life experiences and learn about other people’s lives. If you are interested please contact Stanley Bonin 01462 672178


Wednesday 12 or 19 August 12.30pm The Three Horseshoes, Norton

Come and join us for lunch in the garden, weather permitting. No need to book, just turn up and enjoy a delicious selection of English / Thai dishes at a reasonable price.

As we are eating outside, we have set two possible dates. To check when we are meeting, please call Val Quieros 07787 512580


Tuesday 15 September, 10.30am - 12 noon Broadway Hotel, Letchworth
We have two popular Meet for Coffee groups which are full. We think we now need a town centre group which is more accessible. At this first meeting we will decide where to meet in future and how often. We might be restricted for space so if you plan to come to this or future meetings, please email your contact details to William Armitage, 01462 643537;


No more walks until the Covid-19 situation permits.
We could include a very early morning walk followed by breakfast.
Please contact: William Armitage 01462 643537; when the Covid-19 situation permits group walks.



We are hoping to be able to start with an early evening meail in September at the Garden City Bakery, 43 Leys Avenue. Two-course menu to include a variety of traditional pies (with mash!) and quiches, along with a choice of home made puddings. Tea / coffee provided or bring your own beer / wine.

£10, LALG members only. If interested contact Steve Green


This group could meet on Wednesday mornings, hopefully starting in September. It will be suitable for beginners and people who haven’t played since school.

Group Contact: Rayna West 07415 169511;


We hope to reinstate this group in September. We can cover any type of needlework, so please get in touch if you are interested.

Acting Group Contact: Jackie Sayers 07970 407635


Meetings have been cancelled while the coronavirus restrictions are in force. We are hoping to restart in September.

An informal get-together on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss our interest, knowledge and questions on Shakespeare’s work and life. All welcome, just turn up. 

Group Contact: Lorraine Gregory 07708 580308


The ABC Snooker Club (Letchworth) has reopened, but for members only. At some time in the future we may be able to book a slot during the week when they are quiet.
Cost is £3 entry plus the shared cost of a table @ £10 per hour. You can play for either one hour (cost £8) or two hours (cost £13). If you are interested in playing from September onwards contact Steve Green 07710 542803;


Wednesday 12 August, 10.30am Broadway Hotel, Letchworth
This new group will appeal to you if you have a general interest in British social history (not an academic interest, which is covered by our British History Reading Group). We may look at a period in history as chosen by members of the group, for example the Victorians; how they lived, worked and socialised. No need to book, just turn up.


Tuesday 25 August, 7.30pm Vutie Beets, The Wynd

The vegetarian and vegan group is open to new members. You don’t need to be vegetarian or vegan, just have an interest in this type of food. We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month. No need to book, just turn up. Meetings are free to attend. Drinks and snacks are available to purchase at a discounted price.

Group Contact: Lara Mitchell


Thursday 17 September, 7.30pm Moon and Stars PH, Mill End, Rushden SG9 0TA

Booking details in the September newsletter.

Acting Group Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537;

Results of a Survey of Members' Interests

The most popular visits suggested by members:

  • Museum of Childhood, Horniman Museum, Geffrye Museum
  • Cathedral Cities
  • Behind the scenes tours eg The Globe Theatre
  • Visits to places which do not include admissions - National Trust is too expensive.

Contact Details

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

Group Events

Wed, 12/08/2020 - 10:30am
Wed, 12/08/2020 - 12:30pm
Wed, 19/08/2020 - 12:30pm
Tue, 25/08/2020 - 7:30pm
Sat, 12/09/2020 - 9:00am

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