Groups – October 2018

Walking Group
Date Location Leaders
All Walks are on Friday, start at 10:00 am and are around 5 miles.
New members always welcome. Leaders always needed.
For more information contact Helen Wright t: Bourne 590037
Oct 5 Cambridge Colleges — meet in the St Ives park and ride car park at 10:00 to catch the guided bus into Cambridge Bus Station. Take a coin or two for parking and don’t forget your bus pass if you have one. This is easy walking on the flat round the city taking about 2 hours allowing for sightseeing. Afterwards you can take the bus back, have a spot of lunch or do some retail! Also anyone wishing to bring a friend or partner is fine even if they don’t walk plenty to do in Cambridge.
Oct 19 Maxey  – meet at the Blue Bell pub in the centre of the
village, parking will be on the road.
Sue and Chris
Oct 19 Ferry Meadows  – meet in the Orton Mere car park. This is easy
walking along by the river Nene and Ferry Meadows.
Denise and Lynn

Local History Group

Our next talk will be on Tuesday 9th October and because illness will now on

Stamford and the Royal Mail
by Keith Hansell

Meetings are in the downstairs hall at Barn Hill. Coffee from 10 am, talk start at 10:30.
Everyone is welcome,
Christine Bearne 480286

Church Visiting Group

The next visit will be on Friday 26th October to St Andrews church in Collyweston, starting at 11:00 am as usual. We will learn about the life of Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and mother of Henry VII, her palace in the village was
dismantled in the 1600s.
Lunch will be available as per last time at the Collyweston Slater
Further details and the menus will be sent to members later in the month. As this will be the last visit this season, please do come if you can.

Michael Crowe – 762490

Art  Group

There are now places available in the Art Group.
Any medium is suitable, any ability is welcome,
come and have fun. Meetings are held on the 1st
and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 10 am in Barn
Hill. For more details contact –
Pat Burnett 767933

Art Workshop

We have spaces for this group, if you would like to come along. We meet in Essendine village hall, which is reachable by bus from Stamford. There is no tuition, and everyone is free to paint or draw in any medium they wish. If you are interested give us a try. The next meeting is on Monday 8th October. You will be welcome to join us.
Rita Wood 766345

Bridge Group

Our group is looking for new members and would welcome players who enjoy playing in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. We draw for partners at each meeting and we also stop for tea and a chat. Mixing informally means we get to know each other well and appreciate the new company.
Do join us. You won’t regret it.
Ellie Edmans 762610

Book Binding and Restoration

This new group has now started and is open to anyone who wishes to come. New members from the general public are welcome if they wish to join our U3A.
Chris Gardiner 752939

Chess Group

Starting again this month, new members welcome.
When: Mondays— 1st/29th Oct, 12/26th Nov, 10th Dec
Venue: 23 Priory Gardens, Stamford, PE9 2EG
Time: 1:45 until the tea and biscuits run out .

Stanley Daniels 752706

European Studies

If you interested in the European dimension, come and join us at our next meeting on Thu Oct 11 at 10:30 am in St Augustine’s Hall, Broad Street.
We present and discuss the politics, culture, history, economics, language, business, and the social issues of individual countries, but we also reflect on some of the challenges which Europe as a whole is faces: globalisation, anti semitism, populism, immigration, Donald Trump, NATO, Russia… and currently Brexit.
The only qualification is having an interest in the topics and issues, or wanting to find out more. You can simply listen or you are very welcome to contribute to discussions. The atmosphere is entirely informal
Contact me for more details or a copy of our next agenda—hope you can join us this month.
George Grainger

Jazz – Ryhall Rhythm Club

Our September meeting was very interesting and enjoyable despite the late change of date. The next meeting is on the 4th Monday as usual, which is the 22nd October at 2 pm. The theme is Our Favourite Tunes – hope to see you then.
Terry and June Watkins 751067

Singing For Pleasure

The group has now restarted after the summer break and we have room for a few more members. Our next meeting is on Thu 11th Oct at the United Reformed Church Hall at 10:30, if you would like to give us a try. It is a large and friendly group.
No need for experience, and no auditions!
Rita Wood 766345

Sunday Lunch Group

Our group is looking for 2 more members to join them. It would be useful if the incoming members have a car, as we usually book our lunches outside of Stamford on a Sunday, usually 12 for 12:30 pm. There are some variations on the time when a restaurant is busy and have 2 sittings which doesn’t happen very often.
We all take a monthly turn following a list when we are responsible for the booking and informing everyone on the list, so we are looking for new members who have the time to join us most Sundays.
Please ring me if you would like to know more.
Shirley Draheim-Jackson 481292