New Groups

New Groups

A NEW GROUP

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.

The New Group Team:
William Armitage: 01462 643537, armitagewiliam@hotmail.co.uk ​and Jane Webb: 01462 339338.

Contact publicity@lalg.org.uk​ to seek help for a new or an existing group on promotion or publicity. For anything else, including finding a venue, please contact William Armitage

 

NEW GROUP SUGGESTIONS

 

ALL THINGS VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN or HEALTHY EATING GROUP?In November we held an exploratory meeting to test demand. To find out what happened, see January newsletter. If you are interested in this group, leave your contact details at David’s bookshop please.

Thursday 19 July, 7.30pm David’s Bookshop

We will discuss the future format of the group. If you prefer, the group could have a much broader role, changing the format to the Healthy Diets or Eating Group. This could include a more open-minded approach to what is the right diet for you as well as discussing ethical issues
Acting Group Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537; armitagewilliam@hotmail.com

 

BEGINNERS BADMINTON GROUP

We have found a tutor who would give us sufficient proficiency to continue on our own.

We are making arrangements to book a venue, probably starting the 2nd week of September.

Further details will be published in the August newsletter, to include date/times/venue and booking arrangements.

Group Contact: Steve Green 07710 542803; tosh1966@hotmail.com

BIRD WATCHING IN A SMALL GROUP

The next visit will be to the Nene Wetlands at Rushden
Lakes. For details please see the August Newsletter.


Acting Group Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537; armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk

 

BRITISH HISTORY DISCUSSION GROUP

POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS

The group is in its early stages so the format will vary. There will be talks, members recommending history books and studying a particular period.

Thursday 19 July, 10.30am-12.00 noon The Hub, Station Road, Letchworth
Andrew Nicholas will give a talk on The Benefit of Experience, British Army in 1900.

Acting Group Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537; armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk

 

ENJOYING CURRIES

There are many different types of curry throughout the subcontinent, with regional variations including, for example, Biryani and Madras. The group could visit restaurants which have been recommended by members or they might visit each other’s homes and share a curry.
If interested, please leave your details at David’s Bookshop.

 

GETTING THE MOST FROM GPS

GPS devices are used by walkers, cyclists and runners. They are used for finding your way in addition to the traditional method of map and compass. We could arrange an evening to discuss ways of maximising the benefits of GPS. To gauge interest, please leave your contact details (including phone number) at David’s Bookshop. Six or more people will mean we can go ahead.
 

LONDON WALKS

It has been proposed that LALG set up a London Walks Group that sits somewhere between the London Villages Group and the occasional London walks of the Long Distance Walkers. Thus we would undertake walks of 7-8 miles, hopefully taking in locations of cultural and historical interest, and with stops for appropriate nourishment, all within the Greater London area. The walks would probably be on a Saturday in order to benefit from cheaper Travelcard fares and no restriction on rail travel times.
At the moment, this is very much at the planning stage, and no dates or walks have been chosen. Those interested should contact Peter Briercliffe on 01462 637349 or email pbriercliffe@hotmail.com

 

MEET FOR COFFEE 3
As at beginning June 2018 there was not enough interest to start this group.

 

MEN IN SHEDS

Wednesday 18 July, 10.30am

The Gallery (formerly the Arts Centre), Leys Avenue, Letchworth. Entrance via the Arcade.
Our first meeting will be to decide what sort of Shed Group we want to be. Please make an effort to attend to guarantee a good start.

 

PATCHWORK GROUP

Following a lively and successful initial meeting, this group will continue 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.

 

 

 

PETANQUE

The Group meets on Wednesdays at 2.00pm, at the Par 3 Family Golf Centre, Willian Way.
£2.00 per session - no need to book, just turn up.

 

PLAYING THE RECORDER FOR FUN

In a recent LALG survey of what group members would like, recorder playing came out near the top. So if you are a beginner or more experienced and are interested please leave your details at David’s Bookshop.

 

PLAY READING GROUP 3

New play-reading group. Just-for-fun reading of plays old and new, dramatic and comic.
Please contact Pat Baskerville 01462 623959 for venue and more information.

 

POLE DANCE

As at beginning June 2018 there was not enough interest to start this group.

 

SOCIAL BREAKFAST CLUB

Our next breakfast is expected to be at The Crown, Henlow, on Saturday 25 August, 9.00am.
For details and booking please see the August Newsletter.

 

UKULELE - ADVANCED If you already play and would like a more advanced group please leave your details at David’s Bookshop or contact William.

Acting Group Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537; armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk

or leave your details at David’s Bookshop.

 

VILLAGE AND TOWN WALKS WITH A GUIDE

Date for your diary: Saturday 8 September.

Guided walk in Weston. Booking details next month. If you can give a hand to get the group going please contact William.

 

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