Waltham Forest

Canasta

Canasta was devised in South America in 1939, hence its Spanish name (“canasta” equals “basket”). It rapidly became popular there and in 1948 it reached the United States, where it was called “Argentine Rummy” and became a card craze in the 1950s. It’s the only member of the “Rummy” family of games to achieve the status of a classic. Commonly played by four people but many variations exist for different numbers.

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19th Century Literature Art Appreciation
Birdwatching Bismarck
Book Club Canasta
Chess Cinema Visits
Circle Dancing Classical Studies
Crafts Cribbage
Enjoying Classical Music A Enjoying Classical Music B
Epping Forest Walks Family History 1
Family History 2 Film Club
French Studies Garden Club
Garden Studies Geography of Great Britain
German A German B
History Knit and Natter
London Ambles Lunch Club 1
Lunch Club II Mahjong
Needlework Painting for Pleasure
Play Reading Poetry Reading
Recorder Remarkable Women
Rummikub 1 Rummikub 2
Rummikub 3 Scrabble
Shakespeare Group Shakespeare Group
Shakespeare Group 2 Singing for Fun 1
Singing for Fun 2 Table Tennis
Upwords Walking London
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