New Groups

The New Groups group 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 Group Support Team see first article below Or you can email them at


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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

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Visiting PubsThis group could visit pubs and bars in local

Like Group 1 of the same name but in the daytime. If you are interested, please contact:
Anne Sparrowhawk 07711 145736;

Mondays 14 October and 11 November, 7.30pm - 9pm Broadway Hotel bar, through the main doors and turn right.
In October we will discuss: Is banter acceptable behaviour? This follows the recent rape chat scandal at Warwick University.
No need to say you are coming, just turn up.
For more information please contact:
William Armitage 01462 643537;

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.

This group will cycle around 6 miles according to the group’s wishes but definitely less than our other cycling groups.
We have enough interest to start but can still take more members.

pudding club This is a fun way of trying new recipes and enjoying puddings you have never eaten.
We take it in turns to provide a pudding (bought or home-made) and we pay £1 each to the person who has provided the pudding.
We are a small friendly group with space for a couple more so please do get in touch.

We had some interest but it was difficult to get everyone together. We might try again next year.

Some of us will remember the excitement of a night’s walk as a scout or guide. On a warm summer’s night or in the depth of winter, even better with a light covering of snow.
To register your interest, please send your details by 6 November to:

Arrangements are being made for classes at St Christopher School, probably around Easter 2020. Further news in the November newsletter.

Group Contact: Steve Green 07710542803

Country Dancing

Tuesdays 15 October, 5 and 26 November, 7pm
The Cloisters, Barrington Road, Letchworth SG6 3TH

Come and try any or all of these Country Dancing sessions led by Mandy Baldwin. This was originally called social dancing. It is usually performed in pairs, in one or more sets. Mandy Baldwin will teach this new group and she welcomes beginners; no experience is needed.

There is a large car park at the rear of the building, and the bar will be open for a cooling-off drink afterwards!

Cost: around £4 to £5 per person, payable on the night.

Group Contact:
Val Quieros 07787 512580;

Thursday 12 September, 2.30pm. If you would like to attend this group’s first meeting, please get in touch, preferably by email. Group Contact: Val Quieros 07787 512580;

This group will not be running as the topic is well covered by other groups in the area.

We will focus on a particular composer each month - those less well known as well as the great names, through recordings and possibly live performances. Members will be encouraged to present their own ideas to the group. Programme and venues to be set by the group. If interested please leave your details at David’s Bookshop or call the Acting Group Contact

George Barnes 01462 673710;

This group could study a particular battle, visit battle sites or look at a particular war, such as the Wars of the Roses or the Barons’ Wars.

If you are interested in any of the above, please leave your name and contact details at David’s Bookshop or contact:

Acting Group Contact: George Barnes
01462 673710;



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