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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 newgroups@lalg.org.uk, or leave your name and contact details at David's Bookshop, Eastcheap, Letchworth.

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Group Support team

The 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.

APPLES AND APPLE PRESSING

Each year Letchworth holds apple pressing days in September and October. The group could help run the day and we may arrange visits to orchards and cider makers.

If you are interested, please send your contact details, including phone number, to William on 01462 643537; armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk or leave them at David’s Bookshop.

BLITZ AN OPEN SPACE

We meet in the morning to clear rubbish and weeds from forgotten places in Letchworth or Baldock.

Saturday 12 September: We tackled recreation grounds on Baldock Road and The Grange Estate.

Saturday 26 September: We plan to tackle the path from Weston Way, Baldock to Altro Floors, Letchworth. More Volunteers are needed. If please contact:

If you would like to join in or know of any areas that need attention, please contact Brian Noble 01462 490906; or text 07776 671487

CAMBRIDGE CAPERS

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 armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk or leave them at David’s Bookshop.

COUNTRYSIDE, FARMING AND WILDLIFE

(Something Garden Cities should be concerned about)

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.

The 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.

CRIBBAGE

Cribbage is a very popular pub game, usually for two players. The object is to be the first player to get to 121 points. It can also be played online.

If you are interested, please send your contact details, including phone number, to William on 01462 643537; armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk or leave them at David’s Bookshop.

IRELAND AND THE IRISH LANGUAGE

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 armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk or leave them at David’s Bookshop.

LIFE STORIES WRITING

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 William Armitage 01462 643537.

LUNCH CLUB

In September we went to The Cricketers, Weston, for lunch in the garden.

Check here towards the end of September for the date of the October lunch.
Acting Group Contact: Val Quieros 07787 512580 val.quieros@yahoo.co.uk

MEET FOR COFFEE 3

We have two popular Meet for Coffee groups which are full. We think we now need a town centre group which is more accessible. We have just had the first meeting of this third group - details to follow.

If you could not make the inaugural meeting but are interested in future ones, please email your contact details to William Armitage, 01462 643537; armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk

NIGHT WALK WITH A FULL MOON

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; armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk when the Covid-19 situation permits group walks.
 

 

PIE AND MASH EVENING

Details of our next meal out will be published here soon.

RECORDER FOR BEGINNERS

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; recorder@lalg.org.uk

SEWING

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

sewing@lalg.org.uk

lalg.org.uk/sewing

SHAKESPEARE STUDY GROUP

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

shakespeare@lalg.org.uk

lalg.org.uk/shakespeare

SNOOKER

We have resumed playing at ABC Snooker Club. Leys Avenue, Letchworth (above Wetherspoons). Cost is £3 entry plus the shared cost of a table at £10 per hour. You can play for either one hour (cost £8) or two hours (cost £13).

SOCIAL HISTORY

 
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 - details of our next meeting will be published here shortly.

TRAIL WALKERS RESTART

The original Trail Walkers group has completed all the trails within easy reach of North Herts and has decided to retire having completed the Bunyan Way, the Icknield Way, the Ouse Valley Way, the Lea Valley walk and many more. We think there are many LALG walkers who would like the opportunity to walk these trails.

VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN GROUP

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 vegetarianandvegan@lalg.org.uk lalg.org.uk/vegetarianandvegan

VISITING PUBS AND BARS

NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE

Thursday 17 September, 7.30pm

Results of the 2019 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

Sat, 26/09/2020 (All day)
 

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