Wellingborough & District

Events

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MONTHLY MEETINGS:

Venue - The United Reformed Church, High Street, Wellingborough (unless noted otherwise)

Format - Doors open 12.30pm First Wednesday of the month

Tea/Coffee - is available before the meeting which commences promptly at 2.30pm

Please note that there is disabled access to the venue for anyone who has trouble with the steps.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed Mar 7th March

A talk about the work of the Northamptonshire and Warwickshire Air Ambulance. This vital service, provides a rapid response to trauma and medical emergencies. Speaker TBC
Wed Mar 7th Northamptonshire & Warwickshire Air Ambulance

A talk about this vital service which provides a rapid response to trauma and medical emergencies.
Wed Mar 21st Outing to Greenwich.

Full details on Outings page
Wed Apr 4th April

Robin Hillman and Steve Lovelace present a performance about John Clare. The poet John Clare (1793-1864) was known as the Northampton Peasant Poet’ in his time, and later as one of the best labouring class poets ever. But he was a troubled soul. This performance ‘I am John Clare’ takes us back to 8th March 1860 after Clare had written a letter to a well-wisher while an inmate of Northampton General Lunatic Asylum.
Wed Apr 4th I am John Clare

Robin Hillman and Steve Lovelace present a performance, costumed drama about John Clare.
Sat Apr 14th Bank Robbery & Murder

A new mystery from Wellingborough Co-operative Amateur Dramatic Society.
Can you solve 'who dunnit'? Rewards if you can plus Fish or Chicken & Chips.
Great Doddington Memorial Hall @ 6.45. Tickets £10 available February from Peter or Linda Atkinson
Wed May 2nd May

Jon Paul Carr will be talking about Food Glorious Food. A history of Eating, Shopping and Food Manufacturing from 1837 until today.
Wed May 2nd Food, Glorious Food

A talk by Jon Paul Carr on the history of eating, shopping and food manufacturing from 1837 until today
Wed Jun 6th June

‘Kidnap for Ransom: A Dirty Business’. A nail biting talk by Tony Rogers, who has worked as an international hostage negotiator for 20 years.
Wed Jun 6th #Kidnap for Ransom: A Dirty Business.

A nail-biting talk by Tony Rogers, who has worked as an international hostage negotiator for 20 years.
Wed Jul 4th July

Giles Brandreth (see Jayne’s description in newsletter.)

This will members only - no guests
Wed Jul 4th This is the Big One

Gyles Brandreth

A taste of his new show "Break a Leg"

More details in the latest In Touch
Wed Aug 1st August

Willian the Butler. William French talks about his life and work. William joined the Royal Navy at 15 where he was trained as a chef. Later he graduated to being a personal steward/valet to a senior officer. He spent many years in the Royal Navy and working for famous clients. He waives his fee and asks that we make a donation to a charity close to his heart which is Medical Detection Jobs.
Wed Sep 5th September

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Election of new Committee members and Officers
Wed Oct 3rd October

William Wells (Captain) title TBC
Wed Nov 7th November

TBC
Wed Dec 5th December

Christmas celebration with mince pies and mulled wine.
Garden Visits
Tue Mar 20th Tuesday 20th March at 10.30 a.m. Visit to 22 Elmsdale Road, Wootton, MK43 9JN. This is a Japanese feng shui garden. Cost per person is £4 to include refreshments.
Tue Apr 17th Tuesday 17th April. Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire. Total cost £17 per person. £10 deposit non-refundable. Depart Broad Green at 9 a.m. and leave Waterperry at 4 p.m.
Tue May 15th Tuesday 15th May at 10.30 a.m. Visit to Dripwell House and Gower House, both in Guilsborough, postcode NN6 8PY. We visit Dripwell House first. This is at the end of a drive reached from the back ot the car park of the Witch and Sow pub on High Street. Afterwards we come back up the road a short way to Gower House for refreshments. The cost for the visit is £6 per person to include refreshments.
Wed Jun 20th Wednesday 20th June. Easton Walled Gardens, Grantham during morning and Grimsthorpe Castle Gardens, Bourne in afternoon, both in Lincolnshire. Total cost £24 per person. £10 deposit non-refundable. Depart Broad Green 9 a.m., depart Easton Walled Garden 1 p.m. for Grimsthorpe where you can get something to eat, and leave Grimsthorpe at 4.30 p.m.
Tue Jul 17th Tuesday 17th July at 10.30 a.m. Visit to Bosworth House, Oxendon Road, Arthingworth, Nr Market Harborough, Leics, postcode LE16 8LA. From phone box in Oxendon Road, take the little lane with no name, second to the right. The cost for the visit if £7 per person to include refreshments.
Tue Aug 21st Tuesday, 21st August. Hidcote Manor Gardens, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. Total cost £24 per person. National Trust members coach only £12 per person. £10 deposit non-refundable. Depart Broad Green 9 a.m. and leave Hidcote at 4 p.m.
Tue Sep 18th Tuesday 18th September at 10.30 a.m. Visit to Froggery Cottage, 85 Breakleys Road, Desborough, NN14 2PT. The cost for the visit is £3 to include refreshments.
Tue Oct 16th Tuesday, 16th October. Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Total cost £20 per person. £10 deposit non-refundable. Depart Broad Green 8.30 a.m. and leave Westonbirt at 3.30 p.m.
Tue Nov 20th Tuesday 20th November at 10 a.m. Meeting in Dulley Room at Wellingborough Museum to discuss next year’s trips. Cost to be confirmed.
Wine & Dine
Wed Feb 21st Very many thanks to Sid and Jenny for hosting at The Old Friar on Wednesday. It was a very sociable occasion - and was enjoyed by all.
Our hosts for February are Sue and Paul Watchorn and they have arranged for lunch at The Stag's Head in Earls Barton for February 21st - 1230 for 1300. The menu and directions to The Stag's Head are on the website now. Pre-orders are required and a £5.00 deposit per person is also required. If you wish to attend this lunch please contact Sue or Paul on 01604 810639 or via paul.watchorn@btinternet.com and ensure the deposit reaches Sue or Paul by February 10th at the latest.
Wed Mar 21st Our hosts for March are Vyvian and Paddy Maudsley and they have arranged for lunch at The Overstone Arms, Pytchley NN14 1EU on Wednesday 21st - 1230 for 1300. The menu is attached on the website. Pre-orders are required and if you wish to attend this lunch please let Paddy have your menu choice by Friday 9th March at the latest. Paddy can be contacted via email on patrickmaudsley@btinternet.com