New Groups

New Groups


As LALG a voluntary self-help organisation any member is entitled to suggest or start a new group or a second one if the existing one is full. If you have an idea for a new group contact William  Armitage.

Assistance and support is always available to get it going. After three to four meetings the group would be expected to run their own activities.

Help can be sought for a new or an existing group for promotion or publicity: contact For anything else, including finding a venue, please contact William Armitage on 01462 643537 or


If you would like to take part in this group please contact William Armitage - details in the panel to the right. If anyone would like to take on either this or the OUT of AFRICA groups please contact William Armitage.


If you would enjoy sampling a selection of gins in a group run on similar lines to the Malt Whisky Appreciation Group, then this is the group for you.

We met on 21 June to plan events. Please continue to leave your contact details at David's Bookshop, Eastcheap, to get on the list.


GO can be played by all ages apart from the very young. Originally from China, GO is an abstract strategy game. Please contact William Armitage for dates (01462 643537).
Continue to leave your contact details at David's Bookshop, Eastcheap, if you are interested in playing. .





HOW TO USE AN APPLE iPAD (Basic Level) Wednesday 21 June 7.30-9.00pm LALG members only
Peter Nash will be the tutor. The cost is £6 per person, to be paid in advance at the Tourist Information Centre, Station Road (01462 487868). Any LALG member who has recorded interest at David's Bookshop or via email will have advance booking until Wednesday 7 June. Other LALG members can book from Thursday 8 June.
The meeting will be held in the ground floor meeting room, off reception, of the Spirella Building, Bridge Road, Letchworth. The free car park is accessed from Icknield Way.



The group met on 13 April - the outcome of the meeting will be in the June Newsletter

Unfortunately this group has not received sufficient interest to start.



The group could consist of two sections – a beginners group and a conversation group with a greater knowledge of the language.

If you would like to be a part of this group, stating your knowledge of the language, please leave your details at David’s Bookshop or email William Armitage



The aim is to visit three or four places or buildings a year to complement the London Villages Group. 

Our last visit was to Dulwich. Many thanks to Adrian Brace, Letchworth resident and Director of Property for the Dulwich Estate, for organising a talk and tour including an exclusive visit to Christ's Chapel.
Our next outing will be July/August: see next newsletter for details.
Acting Group Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537



Do you find what to buy and what they do confusing? Mobile phones have all sorts of uses – texting, emailing, finding information and walking maps. They come in various sizes and different price structures. Would you find it useful to share knowledge and common issues with some help from fellow LALG members? We have enough people to hold a meeting in May (details in the next newsletter) but more people are welcome: if you are interested, please leave your details at David's Bookshop.

We now are searching for a tutor - suggestions to William Armitage.



If you would like to take part in this group please contact William Armitage - details in the panel to the right. If anyone would like to take on this or ARMCHAIR TRAVEL groups please contact William Armitage.



Following a lively and successful initial meeting, this group willcontinue to meet on a monthly basis. If you are interested in practising or learning more about patchwork come along to the meeting or call the Group Contact, Jane Thorne on 01462 635745.




Next Meeting: Wednesday 13 September, 7.30pm at David’s Bookshop

We have had a good take-up. The chosen book is Sapiens, a brief history of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. No 1 best seller! How did our species succeed in the battle for

Available from David’s Bookshop or the library. Come if you can, even if you have not finished the book.

Leave your contact details at David’s to get your name on the list.


Wednesday 23 August, 10.30am,finish by 12.00noon

at the Broadway Gallery Café, The Arcade Letchworth.

The Group will share travel experiences and tips and discuss where members would like to visit with others.

Please note: a good attendance will enable us to achieve a successful start. If you cannot make it but are interested please leave your details at David’s Bookshop.



A reading group which aims to explore the ways in which our reading pleasures evolve from resonances of plot, location and character, etc and the fun and insight we get from making comparisons.

The idea is to read two books which relate to each other in some way, for example Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys - the tale of the young Mrs Rochester. Non-fiction books could also play a part in our choices.  Ideally we would meet every six to eight weeks to share thoughts on the two selected books. Time and venue to be confirmed.

If you are interested in this enterprise please contact: Jenny Ellis 01462 629539,



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