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Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

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Additional presentation due to demand on Friday 7th August 2020 at 2.30pm

Following our success with Zoom we are again planning our speaker programme in the same way with an additional meeting in August. David Skillen will present The Bentley Boys - the Playboy Racers. If you haven't joined a Zoom presentation before please contact Sheila Crawley on sheila.crawley@gmail.com for the passwords you require to join the meeting.

Sheila Allen
Chairman

10th July 2020


Dates for your Diary
August 2020
Thu Aug 6thPhotographyTheme.... Engineering or Gates
Fri Aug 7thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm via ZOOM
The Bentley Boys - The Playboy Racers by David Skillen
Details of how to join this event will be sent out, by our secretary, a few days before it is due to take place.
Mon Aug 10thStrollersTBA
Tue Aug 11thHikingTo be confirmed.
Wed Aug 12thPetanque / Boules2 groups of 6 will play, one pre-lunch, and one post lunch.
Fri Aug 14thGerman ConversationZoom meeting at 2 pm
Tue Aug 18thGardensTO BE CONFIRMED Rockingham Castle and Gardens Market Harborough (change of proposed date) 1hr 40 mins journey time. Complimentary garden tours giving history of gardens, views and buildings. Opens 12.00 Self guided tour of Castle with guides in each room.Entrance £11.
Wed Aug 19thPetanque / Boules2 groups of 6 will play, one pre-lunch, and one post lunch.
Mon Aug 24thStrollersStanton Moor

Walk led by Jane Harland. Drivers please note this will be CAR SHARE. Further details to follow.
Contact details: Karen Tallant: 01335 345122 Mobile: 07411430763
Jane Harland: 01335 370992
Wed Aug 26thPetanque / Boules2 groups of 6 will play, one pre-lunch, and one post lunch.
Fri Aug 28thGerman ConversationZoom meeting at 2 pm
September 2020
Wed Sep 2ndWalking3.30pm "A Walk in the Countryside" Quiz Session by Zoom to be conducted by Brian Stockwell who has enough material to make another quiz feasible, but would welcome more material, especially of a pictorial nature & particularly of things we might see while walking locally or in the countryside generally.
The question session will last 40 minutes.
Participants will need pen or pencil & paper on which to record their answers.
For further details, Walking Group members should email Brian at brianstockwell44@gmail.com or Peter Worboys at p.worboys@outlook.com
Wed Sep 2ndWalking4.30pm
Another 40 minute session on Zoom to check the answers of participants to the Quiz held at 3.30pm
Thu Sep 3rdPhotographyTheme.... Wildflowers
Fri Sep 4thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm via ZOOM
Kathryn on behalf of Dorothy Clive Gardens. This garden was chosen, by the RHS, as one of the 'Top Ten Woodland Gardens for 2015'. Kathryn's talk includes recent changes made within the garden, plants, personalities and plans.
Details of how to join this event will be sent out, by our secretary, a few days before it is due to take place.
Mon Sep 7thStrollersTBA
Tue Sep 8thHikingTo be confirmed
Fri Sep 18thLandscape & HeritageMalcolm and Pamela Boura will lead the 4 mile round walk to Roystone Grange using historical notes kindly prepared by Tony Stephens. Meet at Minninglow car park (DE4 2PN) at 10.30am.
Mon Sep 21stStrollersTBA
October 2020
Thu Oct 1stPhotographyTheme.... 2/3 Sky
Fri Oct 2ndMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm via ZOOM
Jenny Mallin - A Grandmother's Legacy. An insight into five generations of Jenny Mallin's family who lived in India during the days of the Britsh Raj.
Details of how to join this event will be sent out, by our secretary, a few days before it is due to take place.
Mon Oct 5thStrollersTBA
Tue Oct 6thHikingTo be confirmed
Fri Oct 16thLandscape & HeritageCathryn Walton from Leek Historical Society will give a guided tour of central Leek. Meet in Leek market place at 10.50am.
Mon Oct 19thStrollersTBA
November 2020
Mon Nov 2ndStrollersTBA
Tue Nov 3rdHikingTo be confirmed
Thu Nov 5thPhotographyTheme.... Into the sun
Fri Nov 6thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm: to be arranged
Fri Nov 6thMeetingMonthly Meeting via Zoom.at 2.30pm
Nick Lockett "From Newspapers to Art Galleries." He describes it as an eye catching talk about his own journey. It includes interesting photographs of news events, lots of famous faces from TV and film, and some thoughtful personal work.
Details of how to join this event will be sent out, by our secretary, a few days before it is due to take place.
Mon Nov 16thStrollersTBA
Mon Nov 30thStrollersTBA
December 2020
Tue Dec 1stHikingTo be confirmed
Thu Dec 3rdPhotographyTheme.... Trees
Fri Dec 4thMeetingMonthly Meeting - 2.30pm - to be arranged
Mon Dec 14thStrollersTBA
January 2021
Tue Jan 5thHikingWalk will be followed by Post Christmas lunch
March 2021
Thu Mar 25thTheatre VisitsProvisional trip to Curve Theatre, Leicester to see the evening performance of Dial M for Murder starring Tom Chambers & Samantha Womack