Brackley & District

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Please note that the the next Quiz will be on 15th August instead of 22nd as previously advertised.

16 July 2018: The Poetry Group visited Weston Hall to see the house where Mary Leapor, Brackley’s ‘Forgotten Poet’ worked as a cook’s maid in the mid-1730s. They were shown around the beautiful house by Susanna Sitwell, shown in the centre of the photograph on the Poetry Group page, which also gives more details.

A Northamptonshire Network 'first' took place on Friday afternoon 23rd March at The Methodist Church in Brackley.
The event was organised by John Weaver, our Traditional Dance Group Convenor, who is also a renowned Morris Man.
A gathering of 25 U3A members from Towcester, Daventry, Northampton, Rushden, Kettering and Buckingham teamed up with 30 U3A Brackley members for an afternoon of Traditional Dancing, with an interlude for delicious refreshments provided by Brackley members.
John supplied the music for a selection of traditional dances including Gathering Peascods, Queens Jig, Black Nag, Jenny Pluck Pears and Circassian Circle, and also 2 that were written by John - Half a Ton for Charlie and Brackley 6 Hand Reel.
A good time was had by all and hopes of a future repeat were overheard.

Our new Ukulele group is on hold until September. We will meet fortnightly on Thursdays at 2pm and our aim is to play Jingle Bells by Christmas. For further details see the Ukelele group page.

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