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The Groups Support team is the incubator for assessing interest in an idea for a new group and helping it to get started. Once a new group has found its feet, a the group will be set up with its own page on the website and will be accessible via the group menu.

If you have an idea for a new group contact the Groups Support Team see first article below Or you can email them at


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Groups Support team

Astrid Hansen
01462 337991
George Barnes
01462 673710
Ronnie McInerney Gilbert
07809 100647
Steve Green
07710 542803
Val Quieros
07787 512580
William Armitage
01462 643537

Or you can email them at


 This has become established and is now a full group - click here to go to its page.


We have held our first clear up - more news will follow.

Did you know there is a British Spring Clean from Friday 20 March to Wednesday 15 April?

If you are interested in helping, please contact: Acting Group Contact: William Armitage  01462 643537;


This group could meet on a regular basis and/or contact each other for a game. It would be for players of any ability, beginners to advanced.

To record your interest please contact: Jane Fae 07780 994646; 


This group has been very popular in the past. We will use a local historian from the village who will walk around the parish pointing out places of interest. 
We need one or two members to get the group re-started. William is happy to give assistance and ideas of places to visit and finding a guide. If you are interested in helping please contact William.
William Armitage 01462 643537


The manager of the St Christopher’s Swimming Centre has offered the following dates for 2020: Monday/Tuesday 17/18 February.
On each day classes will be offered from 9.30am to10am and from 10am to 10.30am.
The instructor / participant ratio will be 1:4, allowing individual tuition within a small group class. There will not be any other groups in the pool as we will have sole use of the facilities. A maximum of 8 participants can be accommodated within each of the two sessions as two swimming instructors will be present. The cost will be between £10 - £12 per session. If you are interested in joining this group please contact Steve.
There will also be some further classes arranged during the Easter vacation (Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April and Monday 6 April to Wednesday 8 April). Further details in the February newsletter and on this website.
Group Contact: Steve Green 07710542803


Thursday 16 April, 7.30pm - CANCELLED

We meet once a month to encourage the writing of stories about our life experiences and learn about other people’s lives. If you are unable to attend but are interested please contact Stanley Bonin 01462 672178


Wednesday 22 April, 12.30pm CANCELLED

Acting Group Contact:  Val Quieros, 07787 512580

Meet for Coffee 3

We have two popular coffee groups which are full. We think there is a need for a town centre group which is more accessible. At our first meeting we will decide where to meet and how often. No booking required, just turn up. 

Friday 17 April - cancelled

Friday 1 May,  10.30 - 12 noon The Gallery, Leys Avenue (above Wetherspoons)

Group Contact: William Armitage, 01462 643537 


No more walks until the Letchworth Festival which will include a very early morning walk followed by breakfast.
Please contact: William Armitage 01462 643537; for details closer to the time.

Pie & Mash Evening

Wednesday 25 March, 7pm - 9pm Poppin Pies and Bakery,  Leys Avenue, Letchworth  - CANCELLED

Seven traditional pies (with mash!) and six puddings to choose from, all home-made. Tea or coffee provided or you can bring your own beer etc. £10 LALG members only. 

Book from Monday 2 March at David’s Bookshop. Please pay when booking.


This group could meet Wednesday mornings. Suitable for beginners and people who haven’t played since school. 
Group Contact: Rayna West 07415169511;


This new group is very successful and has transferred to the main groups section - click here to find out about it.


Alternate Saturdays, 12.30 for 1pm Bring and share plant-based food which we have in silence. Afterwards we can share our experiences. Venue is the Group Contact’s home in Hitchin. If interested please contact:  Group Contact: Irmtraut French 01462 453950 


Thursday 19 March, 2pm to 4pm - CANCELLED
A snooker afternoon for LALG members at the refurbished ABC Snooker Club in Leys Avenue. Cost is £3 entry plus shared cost of a full-size snooker table at £10 per hour.
Times are either two hours from 2pm (cost £13) or one hour from 3pm (cost £8). If you are interested please contact Steve as soon as possible (by email only).
Next month: Thursday 16 April - CANCELLED
Acting Group Contact: Steve Green


This new group will appeal to you if you have a general interest in British social history (not an academic interest).
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.
We may also visit places of interest.
We need six people to get this new group started.
If you are interested, please leave your name and contact details at David’s Bookshop or contact:
Acting Group Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537

Summer Evening Strollers

Tuesday 28 April, 6.30pm

Meet at Sollershott Green, Letchworth for car sharing or go direct to Ashwell church main entrance. If the walks are popular, we will run them through the summer months and include an optional visit to a pub afterwards.

Booking preferred (to gauge numbers) at David’s Bookshop.


Wednesday 19 September, 10.30am Broadway Gallery, The Arcade, Letchworth We will discuss productions and explore small experimental groups as well as the more established ones. Also we will visit in a small group locally and further afield, including London and Cambridge live theatre. If you are unable to attend or would prefer an evening meeting please leave your contact details at David’s Bookshop.


Wednesday 15 April - CANCELLED

We are supporting The Station pub, Knebworth which has reopened as a community pub owned by the village. Meet at Letchworth station at 7.15pm for the 7.29pm train. Return from Knebworth on the 10.04pm train.

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.

And thank you for the many offers of help.  We hope to contact you soon.

Contact Details

William Armitage 01462 643537

Or email

Or leave your name and contact details at David's Bookshop, Eastcheap.


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