Bishop Auckland & District

Odds & Ends

This page has been added to provide helpful or useful information to our members during the current pandemic. A couple of examples of content have been added below. Please tell a committee member if things like this are useful to you (see Contacts page for committee members). Would you like to see more things like this? What else would you like to see?

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As you will have read in other pages some events and groups have started up again using Zoom. Starting with just a handful of people at a coffee morning last June more and more members have joined in for this as well as the AGM, monthly meetings, the Christmas party, and some group meetings so that now more than 20% of our members are using Zoom. It’s really easy. All you need is a smart phone, tablet, or laptop/desktop computer with microphone and speakers so you can speak and hear and a screen so you can see others at the meeting and they can see you. Most modern devices have these facilities already built in.

If you have asked the organiser if you can attend a meeting then you will get an email in advance to confirm. Below is an example of an email that you would receive to join a meeting, see other members, and have a catch up. The invitation gives you the date and time. The only thing you have to do is click on the very long line of numbers and you will automatically join the meeting. Give it a try.

Ann Carr is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Ann Carr Zoom Meeting
Time: Feb 4, 2021 09:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73905193424?pwd=dGk3WVBzRERlL0hOMlAzVjQ3NTFuZz09

The bold line above is where you click and just wait and be directed to the meeting, that is all.
Meeting ID: 739 0519 3424
Passcode: 97tsyZ

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Raby Castle Walled Gardens reopen Monday, 1st March with bookings in advance to allow for social distancing. https://www.raby.co.uk/raby-castle/