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Members News

This page is for members to share any photos and activities that they think the full membership would enjoy reading about, such as a visit to a place of interest or an exhibition. Photographs are especially welcome - pictures say a thousand words !
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The 2020 Travel Programme is now available
See the Events page for details of upcoming trips and to print off the whole programme for your records.

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Feb 2020 - walking group 1 The Walking group this year has been supported by Feb 2020 - walking group 3 over 20 intrepid explorers in both January and February. It continues to provide fresh air, exercise and enjoyment for the well-being of everyone. This second walk of the year was led by Janet and Norman.
Feb 2020 - walking group 2 Feb 2020 - walking group 4
From The Millstream to Willian in beautiful sunshine (note the shades) it took in water hazards, early flowers and architecture. All rounded off by lunch at the hostelry.

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The 2019 Xmas event Xmas party 2019 -1
was very well attended with over 100 members eagerly anticipating a fun afternoon. And we weren't disappointed.
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Xmas party 2019 -2 The Creative Writing group got everything off to a great Xmas party 2019 -3 start with a pantomime that they had written and performed. The baddies were booed and the boy and girl lived happily ever after - and there was a well-earned round of applause.
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Xmas party 2019 -4 The quiz had people scratching their heads, Xmas party 2019 -5 and the winning team was awarded a small prize.
After tea and snacks Ruby led the carol singing while Angela ensured everyone gave their all, including solos from the 3 wise men.

Xmas party 2019 -6 And not to forget behind the scenes - with the Roadies on heavy duty work, the Hospitality team providing sustenance, and the Arts and Crafts group who produced the amazing table decorations.

An excellent way to end the year. Happy Xmas and a good New Year to everyone.

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Xmas lights

Margaret went to see the switching on of the Xmas lights in Hitchin and found some lovely views
St Mary of St Mary's with the new fountain at its best Hermitage Rd Xmas lights
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and the lights along Hermitage Road - a view seen from Windmill Hill.
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Well done to the Hitchin Initiative for doing such a grand job keeping the town lively and vibrant.

And a small band enjoyed the carol singing in the square. Despite the dodgy weather the event was outside and luckily the rain held off.

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Herts Network Quiz 2019

After a year off the Herts Network quiz resumed this year with a vengeance.
Quiz 2019 - team 26 teams took part leaving little room Quiz 2019 - one of 26 teams for the scorers to collect the answers. Our intrepid team this year is seen taking a breather from the full on concentration. The myriad brain teasers left one of us wondering when tea would be served. But we managed a very creditable mid-way result.
The winners were Chorleywood. The full score sheet is attached.
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Saroj continues to entertain us with her wonderful images.
saroj - autumn colour She spotted this saroj - horses relaxing example of the first of early Autumn colours on Broadway opposite St. Francis school in Letchworth.
And, to the right, this photo opportunity was spotted on a walk along the River Ivel. The pony was having a little scratch in between taking mouthfuls of hay - a lovely sight. Don't we all long to do that !

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