Upper Nene Villages


Monthly meetings take place in Bugbrooke Sports & Community Centre, Camp Close, Bugbrooke, NN7 3RW.

They are usually on the third Monday afternoon of the month, starting at 2.00pm. An exception is the December meeting, which is on the second Monday.

Note that there is no meeting in August

Dates for your Diary
Mon Mar 16th 'True Tales of a Tour Guide' by Jo Golby.
From the laughable to the unbelievable, the people and instances that have been impossible to forget and should be shared with others. An informal talk on the weird and wonderful experiences during her years as a tour guide.
Mon Apr 20th 'A Solo Walk Across Africa' by Fran Sandham.
An account of Fran's 3,000 mile solo walk across Africa, from the Atlantic on Namibia's Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean in Zanzibar. The first time anyone has crossed Africa solo entirely on foot by this route.
Mon May 18th Annual General Meeting
Mon Jun 15th 'Family History Stories' by Sasha Owen.
Stories and anecdotes from Sasha's exploration of family history, which are funny, heart-warming, sad, interesting and sometimes unbelievable.
Mon Jul 20th 'American Presidents: Who, Why and When' by Zoe Gibson.
A light-hearted look at some of the more interesting Presidents, how they came to power and what was happening in their era. What did they achieve, why did they fail, does history show them to be exceptional, atrocious or just plain ordinary. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Mon Sep 21st 'Votes for Women' by Roger Mason.
Starting with the position of women before the suffragette campaign began, Roger tells us the story of the suffragettes and what happened to the Pankhurst family after equal voting rights had been obtained.
Mon Oct 19th 'Under the Influence' by Andy Smith.
A musical afternoon featuring lots of instruments, and Andy sings a selection of musical pieces which have shaped his repertoire, playing and life. Lots of well-known songs to challenge your knowledge of shows and soundtracks.
Mon Nov 16th 'Shipwrecked in Antarctica' by Georgie Hale.
Georgie was on board a cruise ship which sank in in the Antarctic in 2008. She was on a cruise with her husband to view the wildlife of the region and she tells the story of how it all went wrong.
Mon Dec 14th 'The Drydens of Canons Ashby: An Enigmatic Family' by Thomas Rathwell.
Who were the Drydens who lived at Canons Ashby for over 400 years? Where did they originate? What did they do? Thomas answers these questions from the perspective of some of the more colourful, enigmatic and whimsical Drydens.
Mon Jan 18th 2021 'The Sport of Kings and the King of Horses' by Adrian McGlynn.
After working in a senior position at Wetherbys for 25 years, Adrian has an unrivalled insight into the sport of horseracing, and gives an entertaining tale of the sport and its human and equine participants.
Mon Feb 15th 2021 'Growing up in Bulgaria and Learning to Play the Cello' by Milena Kavrakova.
A cheerful and humorous account of Milena's teenage years in communist Bulgaria at the time of perestroika, Chernobyl and AIDS, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, while learning to play the cello. Milena also incorporates a delightful mini-concert.
Mon Mar 15th 2021 'Sweet Memories' by Kevin Varty.
A touch of nostalgia as Kevin looks back at the sweets which we enjoyed as children, and answers the question "Have Wagon Wheels got smaller?".