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Barn Dance

Saturday 19 January, 7.00pm Barn Dance

This time the venue is The Cloisters in Barrington Road, an interesting old Listed building with lots of charm and atmosphere.

There will be a Real Ale bar and a light snack during the interval. We have an excellent group and caller in ‘Carousel’ and Barry Goodman. Doors open 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

Holy Saviour, Hitchin

Thu, 18/11/2021 - 2:30pm

We will start with a talk about the building (architect: William Butterfield) and the history of the immediate area including the almshouses, school and orphanage founded by people associated with the church. We will then look round, seeing the “back-to-front” windows, and hopefully visit the almshouses’ private garden opposite the church.
All ticket money will be given to the church.

Booking for members from 1 October

Booking for non-members from 1 November

The address is Radcliffe Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1QG. Parking is on-street or in the Nightingale Road free car park next to the petrol station. Here's a map
This non-religious group visits places of worship to learn about their architecture, monuments and history, and about the people who have been associated with them.

Commonwealth War Graves

Tue, 30/11/2021 - 7:15pm

Paul White will help us discover the unique architecture and conservation work of the CWGC.
The CWGC honours and cares for the men and women of the Commonwealth who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, their work began more than a century ago building cemeteries at 23,000 locations all over the world.


Tue, 16/11/2021 - 7:30pm

A talk by a representative of the UK Parliament covering, how UK Parliament works, who is your representative, how are they chosen and their role, what is the House of Lords, and how are laws made.

We are also researching a talk by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on architecture and conservation – watch this space. And if you have any other ideas for a speaker, please email chair@lalg.co.uk.

Cold Water Swimming

Tue, 12/10/2021 - 7:30pm

Cold water swimming: Letchworth and beyond - an online talk by Professor Mike Tipton MBE. Mike grew up in Letchworth and started his journey in the cold water of the open-air pool before it was heated! He is Professor of Human and Applied Physiology at the University of Portsmouth. 


The first in our series of online talks this season. Versus Arthritis: Physical Activity & Support by Ashleigh Ahlquist. Versus Arthritis is the UK's largest charity dedicated to supporting people with arthritis. 

Tour of the Cloisters

Tour of the Cloisters with Optional Afternoon Tea (Tea at 2.30pm)


The manager is conducting guided tours for up to 25 people (socially distanced as much as possible), followed by a substantial Afternoon Tea. The cost will be £10 for the guided tour only, or £24 for the tour followed by Afternoon Tea.

If you would like to take part please contact Val by Monday 6 September.

Royston Arts Festival

Friday 24 to Tuesday 28 September

A major part of the festival will be an exhibition by Royston Arts Society in Royston Town Hall on the weekend of 25 to 26 September.
For more information call 07907 880355 (September only) or visit www.creativeroyston.org

Trip to Chelsea Physic Garden

A guided tour of the World renown Chelsea Physic Garden, plus time to enjoy the grounds on your own. We travel off peak by public transport. The organisers would like confirmation of numbers as soon as possible so if you are thinking of coming, please book online now.

Coptic Cathedral, Stevenage

The first Coptic Cathedral in the UK is built in a characteristic cross shape with distinctive Coptic elements. Decorated in a traditional style, it includes wood carved by Egyptian craftsmen. We will have a talk about the Coptic faith and culture, and a tour of the building.


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