Somerton

Reading Group 2

The Reading Group 2 has grown out of the success of Jenny Oliver's original Group.

The Evening Readers Group meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. Each member takes it in turn to host the meetings in their home and so we have to restrict our group size to 8. Books are borrowed form Somerton Library and there is a charge of £1 per month to cover the book loan. We are currently at capacity but are happy run a reserve list should any of the current group leave.

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Evening Readers Group visit to Salisbury

It’s becoming a rather nice tradition. The Evening Readers choose a destination we would all like to visit, and then a classic novel that ties in to provide a wonderful excuse for an outing. This year it was Anthony Trollope’s “The Warden” set in the fictional city of Barchester, which is in reality Salisbury.
For several of us it was not only a first attempt at reading Trollope (which we regretted having left so late as it is an enjoyable book coving many modern moral dilemmas), but also our first visit to The Cathedral Close and Salisbury cathedral.
On a gloriously sunny morning we met and independently toured The Cathedral Close, dazzling in autumn colours. The Close surprised many of us with its elegant layout, the array of interesting houses and museums to visit, and beautiful walk. Far larger than we imagined in “The Warden”! After lunch at The Refectory Café we had an outstanding tour of the Cathedral. Every so often you have the good luck to have a guide that brings the personal and social history of a building to life, and we had the good fortune to have one of those. Couple that with a chance to see one of the 4 copies of Magna Carter (which the group had already seen on a previous visit to The British Library) and there is enough to fill a day.
Julie Hopkins was the star of the group who organised both the trip and ourselves: she may have her work cut out as our current book is “Last Letter form Istanbul”! Now that would make for an interesting visit……..

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Scrabble Scrabble 2
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