Leisure L-Z


This year will be taken up by completing our book on Letchworth - The Only New Industrial Town in England? It's only too easy to get carried away! It will include the early industries in Letchworth, as well as celebrating Ebenezer Howard, just in case he is taken too much for granted.

Meditation for inner peace.

Every Tuesday, 7.00pm to 9.00pm at St Christopher School.

Experience joy, deep tranquillity and the ability to deal better with whatever comes your way. You will be surprised how easy it is to gently guide your mind to experience deep rest and restore yourself.

Do you enjoy looking round buildings, gardens and other significant places in London?  This group meets a few times each year to explore locations in the capital.  Travel is by train from a local station, leaving and returning outside peak hours so we can use our railcards. There is sometimes an entry charge. 

Trips are advertised in the LALG magazine about 2 months in advance.  If you have ideas for where you’d like to go do get in contact!



London is a collection of villages. When you live in one of them with its quiet back streets and its one street of stores and shops, like those of any other village, it is not possible for you to realise that you are in the heart of the greatest city in the world.’  Mark Twain'

Talks on a variety of specialised subjects.

Health for the health less: voluntary work in India.

The history of language: a lighthearted review.

Links between Britain and Finland

If anyone has missed the previous talks and would like them to be repeated, or for more information, please contact Katka.

Monitor the 'Events' panel to the right for details of these meetings when they become available


Informal gatherings to patchwork together and swap tips. Plus of course a bit of chat!

We meet at the Care Community Hub, Station Road, Letchworth.

There is a small fee to pay for hire of facilities, which are excellent including a large table to work on, and tea and coffee.

Please bring your own materials with you.

No need to book – just turn up.

A lively discussion group that discusses life, the universe and everything!!!

We normally meet at 7.30pm to 9.00pm on the third Monday of every month - please check with Dave Shane.

Meetings are open to anyone who is either a member of the LALG or non-members but who are willing to join.

Charge of up to £2.00 towards costs.


We are a small group of photographers who enjoy digital photography as a hobby.

Our monthly photoshoots are held mid-week. We then review some of our photos during an afternoon at a member's house to share ideas and knowledge.

A selection of our pictures is shown below.

We are full at present, but if you are interested in joining the group or finding out more, please contact Pat Rumpus.


We are a ‘self-help’ group and welcome anyone interested in using Adobe Photoshop to organise and edit images taken on a digital camera.

We have access to Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0Elements 11 also Photoshop CS4

We agree what books we would like to read, trying to get a balance between the various science disciplines. We meet alternate months in the Broadway Hotel café area (to the right of the bar as you enter) to discuss what we have read, and talk about general science matters. There’s no charge and all LALG members are welcome. 

You don't have to be a scientist to come along, or even to have read the book, just be interested in science.

We have nine members, a very diverse set of talented ladies.

We meet from 2.00 - 4.00pm on alternate Thursdays.

The group is now full since the house cannot accommodate any more.

If anyone would like to start a second group contact William Armitage (see New Groups) or leave your details at David’s Bookshop.

This group is a new monthly meet up for all textile enthusiasts.

We meet at The Fenners building, 7 Openshaw Way, just off The Wynd, Letchworth, behind the new Premier Inn.

Amy is a textile designer and fellow of Digswell Arts and would like to start a new monthly meet up for textile enthusiasts in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire & surrounding areas.

We meet at the home of a member to share all aspects of sewing, knitting, crochet and quilting.

The group is full but we are considering a second group if there is sufficient demand. To join the waiting list, contact Jane Bird:

01462 486947  /  07966 673092  /  thebirds48@yahoo.co.uk

We offer an interesting and varied range of speakers focusing on our industrial heritage, together with occasional group outings to museums, mills, forges, steam traction etc 

Meetings are at 8:00pm on the first Tuesday of each month, at  Jackman's Community Centre, Letchworth, SG6 2NL


We meet twice a week.

No need to book, just turn up. We are a very friendly group.


Wednesdays 3.00pm-5.00pm

at the Care Community Hub, Station Road, Letchworth

This is a longer session as we have time for coffee and chat before starting at 3.30pm.
Contact Jacky Elliott 07725 110692;

Thursdays 10.30am-11.30am

We are a non-religious group that is interested in churches and other places of worship – their architecture, monuments, art and history – and the people who have been associated with them over the years.

We generally arrange guided tours of interesting buildings during spring, summer and autumn, and a programme of talks in winter.

Everyone is welcome at all our events; although we don't worship together there is always time during our visits for those who would like some quiet reflection.

We are a small group who normally meet once a month in the evening to discuss current events in an informal atmosphere and would welcome new members.

We meet from 7.30pm to 9.00pm on the first Wednesday in each month at The Spirella Building in Bridge Road, where we are able to use their car park via the entry off Icknield Way.

We have recently adopted a new format for these meetings under the title What the papers Say.

Group Contact: Brian Nicholson





We plan several visits this spring and summer, possibly notifying members at short notice for a better chance of seeing flowers.

Radwell Meadows will feature, possibly in April; in May or June Houghton Mill and the water meadows, then Knocking Knoll a bit later. Details to be decided.

Ad hoc visits this summer have included the opportunity to see orchids on Norton Common and wild flowers at Ivel Springs, Baldock.
If we have any further ideas, members will be notified by email.