Report on the October Meeting Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Lesinski, an imposing, former soldier, who is now the Master of the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick, gave a fascinating insight into the founding of this 400 year old refuge for ex warriors. Situate above the West Gate, known also as “the Hanging Gate”, in the old, walled town of Warwick, stands the 1126 Chapel of St. James. This was thought to be the place for travellers, who were venturing beyond the safety of the walls, to offer prayers for deliverance from all perils. In 1386 Richard 11 gave the chapel to the Guild of St George, whose members were craftsmen and merchants. The Guild Hall was built for the United Guilds of Warwick and is still an important venue for meetings today. Having found favour with Elizabeth 1, Robert Dudley, a staunch Protestant, who had opposed Mary Tudor, was made Earl of Warwick and Duke of Northumberland. A brave and handsome soldier, he fought against the French and was rewarded with titles and vast swathes of land. In 1571 he founded the refuge. The Master and the 12 Brothers who live within the Lord Leycester Hospital wear ceremonial uniforms emblazoned with a silver badge. They must abide by the strict rules, holding prayers every day except Monday within the cold, unheated Chapel of St James. The Hospital welcomes visitors to its walled garden, historic courtyard and Great Hall, which are beautiful venues for weddings and banquets. The income from visitors helps to sustain this ancient building which is run as an independent charity. As Master, Gerald Lesinski has many interesting tales to tell and has convinced those assembled to discover even more intriguing facts by taking a guided tour of the beautiful timbered buildings which have flourished for so many years Chris Brady
GROUP REPORTS (in alphabetical order)
ART APPRECIATION Co-ordinator Ursula.Kanetis 01455 553563
For our October Meeting we visited Stoneywell, a NT property in Ulverscroft, one of the few notable Arts & Crafts Houses in England. It was a beautiful, sunny Autumn day, so we could experience this holiday / home of Leicester-born Ernest Grimson in all its enchanting glory: as the idyllic cottage in the woods and a model of early 20th century movement that achieved a fairytale-like union of nature and art in a simple aesthetic way. We were guided through the house on 7 levels and the beautiful grounds by experienced and very engaging NT staff. At the end of our visit we enjoyed some light refreshments in the Old Laundry Room and promised to return to this truly stunning place at a different time of the year. Next Meeting: 13.11.2015, 14.00-16.00 at Lutterworth Golf Club Subject: PORTRAITS
BOOK CHAT Co-ordinator Mick Curtis 01455 554504
Our book this month was, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon. The narrator of the story is Christopher Boone, a fifteen year old with Asperger's Syndrome. He knows a lot about maths and very little about people. He sets out to find who killed his neighbour's dog. Those in the group who had had some experience of sufferers of this condition, thought that the author really showed how life can be viewed differently. The narrator was vivid and memorable as was the story. We were with him every step of the way. This was both a sad and at times unintentionally funny book. It was also that rare thing, a book all members enjoyed.
ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Co-ordinator Chris Ridley 01455 209920
Forthcoming ESTG Programme; 22nd October - ESTG Discussion on future programme for 2016, at OSS, 10:00 -11:00 NOTE this is now on the 22nd not the 15th please come along for a chat to decide what you want for next year, refreshments provided..... 19th November - Hook Norton Brewery for a 2:00 tour just a couple of places left on this one. Price for this trip will be approx £19 inc admission, transport and drivers tip. 18th December - ESTG Christmas Lunch Ullesthorpe Court hotel, 3 course + coffee/tea and Mince pies.....£16:50 . has to be done! Please let me know asap if you want to go to this as there are 20 places provisionally booked. January TBC -Advanced Manufacturing Facility Coventry Feburary TBA
17th March Morgan Cars Malvern 11:00 factory tour, currently this trip is full but as it is 5 month away things may change. total cost to be advised but admission is £15....
Wednesday 25th November – Rossini (Ristorante Italiano), Hinckley The Ethnic Diners postponed the October Dinner in favour of going to hear Ben Holder and his Group out at Dunsmore. However – we still intend to go to Rossini but on the 25th November instead. Then we will have a break until the end of January.
FAMILY HISTORY Co-ordinator Jackie Yeo 01455 552376
The group met on the 27th October. Sue Turner and Barbara Wilkinson from the Lutterworth U3A F. H. Group were also present
Following a digression when Bob gave an impromptu presentation regarding the possible major housing development to the east of Lutterworth, which would include infrastructure improvements, the meeting continued!! Sue has extended an invitation to anyone who is interested in attending their FH meetings on the 4th Monday of the month at 2pm at the One - Stop Shop. They usually have a speaker, followed by excellent cakes and tea, personally vouched for by Jackie! Following some discussion it is suggested that the FH group should develop more into a local history/ history group. To this end anyone who would be interested in joining us would be very welcome at our next meeting, 24th November, to discuss how we could take this forward. The current churchyard project and further projects would continue.
FRENCH CONVERSATION Co-ordinator Sue Hicks 01858 880273 22 October 2015
We had an interesting time discussing the expansion of Magna Park, sugar consumption, eating in families, the Aeroplane Roundabout appeal, a girl who lives on a train and the state visit of President Xi Jinping of China -a fairly broad spectrum! Sadly we found the topics so interesting that a few people did not get to present theirs this time, so we can carry them forward if people wish.
The next meeting, on 26 November, will be our Christmas meeting, as I think we shall all be otherwise occupied on Christmas Eve. I suggest we each bring a festive snack to go with coffee. Perhaps after the discussion topics we could look at ways of reducing the stress of Christmas preparations? GARDEN GROUP
Co-ordinator Sue Creeden 01455 557888
It was a mild sunny afternoon for our visit to Brocks Hill Country Park, Oadby at the end of October. Nick Hague, the Senior Ranger first briefly explained that the park was only created in 1999 on what had previously been farmland. The visitor centre was an ‘eco’ building with thick insulated walls, soil banking on the north side and big windows facing south. He then led us to the orchard which had varieties of apples commonly grown in Leicestershire and many other fruit trees. Our path led up through the wood where Nick explained that instead of having a mixture of trees, oak was planted in one area, ash in another, etc. This was very helpful for educational purposes. He also explained that the trees had been very thickly planted and it was now necessary to have a programme of felling. He told us that they try to recycle the logs, etc. for hedge laying – and den making! - and the grass cuttings for mulching. He then guided us through areas left as wild flower meadows and explained that wild flowers actually thrived best on poor rather than rich soil. Through planned management of the park, the population of bat, bees and butterflies had all increased over the last few years. For our next meeting on Tuesday 24th November we plan to return to Brocks Hill (Washbrook Lane, Oadby, LE2 5JJ) where Libby will lead a session helping us to make festive table decorations. The centre will provide a mix of foliage from the Park, ribbons and all other materials required. We hope to start the session at 2.15 p.m. and it will last about an hour. There is a café for refreshments afterwards. We will meet at Lutterworth Recreation Group Car Park at 1.30 p.m. to share lifts. The charge will be £6.50 per person. If you would like to come, please contact me as soon as possible on 01455 447888 or email email@example.com.
Tuesday 20th October – Farndon Fields Farm Shop - This was the first time we have gone as a Group since they opened their new Restaurant and while it is not possible to book this is not a problem as the new Restaurant has over 100 covers. There were only 5 of us this month as some of our regulars had been hit by illness. We had an enjoyable lunch – choosing from homemade quiche, sandwiches, soups etc as well as from a Specials Board that included Smoked Salmon and Rib Eye Steak. Their chips – which are good - are served in plant pots and can be added to almost any meal! Farndon are intending to expand their range of home-made food and will be offering food prepared by their Chefs for shoppers to take home. Afterwards we all spent some time in the shop where they always have a good range of seasonal vegetables – along with the butchery counter and the well-stocked freezers which contain Farndon Fields prepared dishes as well as items such as steaks, fruit salad and vegetables. They have a terrific range of breads which – while dearer than a Supermarket - are very flavoursome! Tuesday 17th November – The Glebe Garden Centre, Countesthorpe It must be nearly eighteen months since we were last there, so it will be interesting to see if they have made any changes and expanded their Menu choices.
– 12th October 2015The Human Rights Act This topic was very difficult to research because of the volume of information. For some there is confusion between the human rights convention and the Human Rights Act. The convention is an international treaty/agreement ratified by the UK in 1951 and came into force in 1953. It was signed by all 47 member states of the Council of Europe. The Human Rights Act of 1998 came into force in 2000. It includes almost all the provisions or ‘articles’ in the convention allowing judges to apply them in UK courts. Until this happened, people seeking to enforce their human rights applied to the court in Strasbourg which took years. Now other acts of parliament have to be read in a way that is compatible with the convention so far as this is possible. UK courts must take into account any relevant decision of the human rights court. It seems that the basis of the Human Rights Act (HRA) goes back to Magna Carta and the right of an individual to be tried. The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was aimed at stopping invasions, atrocities etc. presumably after WWII. Now the HRA 1998 has the following provisions: right to life; prohibition of torture; right to liberty & security;right to a fair trial; no punishment without law;right to respect for private & family life; freedom of thought conscience & religion;freedom of expression; freedom of assembly & association;right to marry; prohibition of discrimination;restrictions on political activity of aliens; prohibition of abuse of rights; limitation onuse of restrictions on rights; protection of property;right to education; right to free elections. Some of these rights can be absolute i.e. non-negotiable, others limited or qualified. The feeling in the group was that not enough emphasis has been given by the courts to rights which can be limited or qualified as in cases such as that of Abu Hamza where the right to respect for a private & family life has been given precedence over the need for justice when a person is convicted. In 2009 Gordon Brown signed the Treaty of Lisbon which made everything legally binding on the UK. However it had been expected to improve things. Michael Gove is currently conducting a consultation aimed at making the UK court supreme, thus allowing some European legislation to be ignored and cutting down on the very many ways in which a convicted person can appeal to various different courts in Europe which is very costly and can go on for years. A British Bill of Rights is under discussion as a way of dealing with the misuse of the EHCR, but even if it becomes law it won’t solve the current HRA problems. To do this we would have to leave Europe completely. The point was made that some legislation could be ignored but it is a political decision which our MPs seem loath to take. Some articles in the HRA seem contradictory – should we allow gender equality, female genital mutilation or accept Sharia law? This could be the case if ‘freedom of thought, conscience & religion’ was allowed for some religions and not others. So all the rights are laudable, but their interpretation is crucial. It was felt that consideration should be given to ensuring that criminals lose their rights to certain things when they break the law e.g. the right to vote or a family life, for the duration of their sentence The 2014 Immigration Act was also mentioned resulting in comments about some economic migrants trying to enter the UK misunderstanding their rights and assuming that they will be given accommodation. The relevant right states that they have a ‘right to the protection of property’. If they aren’t working they have no call on the state at all for income, food or accommodation. Their only option is to go home. It was felt that this message isn’t being given by government. An example of best practice under the HRA is: A hospital psychiatric dept. held some mental health detainees who spoke little or no English. There was concern from a befriending scheme that no interpreters were available. They used human rights arguments based on Article 5 the right to liberty and under Article 14 the right not to be discriminated against on the basis of language to argue successfully for the hospital to change its practice. We were very glad to see the act used in this way. Everyone enjoyed the discussion despite feeling they had ‘lost the will to live’ whilst carrying out their research. Forthcoming topics November English Devolution, December Xmas Social January How do you solve the migrant crisis? POETRY GROUP Co-ordinator Sylvia Hitchen 0116 247 8353 Sylvia.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poetry Notes 22nd October The theme for October was “Youth and Old Age” and we had a lively discussion around the many poems which were chosen. The “old age” poems were sometimes sombre – Frances Cornfield’s “Childhood” on the revelation of the vulnerability of an elderly lady to a child; Phyllis McCormack’s “Look Closer” encouraging nurses at a home to look beneath the surface and remember that these are real people with real lives; Tichborne’s elegant and moving “Elegy” written just before his execution; Noel Coward’s When I have Fears” a popular funeral eulogy, and Margaret Cropper’s touching “I’ll Hold your Hand” were all read. Local poet Molly Bancroft’s poem “Youth’s Idea of Age” provided a rather sobering view of how the old might be regarded.
Other “old age” poems were very funny, Roger McGough’s “Payback Time” which starts with the wonderful line “O Lord, let me be a burden on my children, for long they’ve been a burden upon me “, William Rush’s take on life “ From an Ageing Teddy Bear”, Jenny Joseph’s “Warning”…”When I am old I shall wear purple…..and learn to spit”, and others by Harry Graham, Pam Ayres and Carol Ann Duffy. The poems on youth were interesting and varied, we had Gillian Clarke’s “Babysitting” examining the thoughts and feelings of the babysitter towards her charge, Victoria Redel’s “Bedecked” on a young boy’s innocent desire to wear pretty sparkly things, Robert Herrick’s advice to young women of his day (and our reader’s view of what that advice should have been!), and Charles Kingsley from “The Water Babies”. Others reminisced on childhood scenes, with William Rush’s “Fond Recollections” and Seamus Heaney’s “The Railway Children”. It was an excellent session and we also had the pleasure of meeting a new member, Jane. November’s topics are “Autumn” and “Birds” and January’s topic will be “Celebrations and Special Occasions”
PUB LUNCHES Co-ordinator Jill Graham 01455 557117 email email@example.com
Wednesday 7th October – The Red Lion, Gilmorton It is quite a while since we were last at The Red Lion. I had double booked myself – again – but those who went said that while the food was very good, the service was so s l o w! When making the booking, we request that people are served as they come. They ignored this and eventually served those people who had ordered Starters and only after they were cleared did the others receive their Mains. Perhaps we should take up “Guerrilla” Lunching and not book - just go.
Wednesday 4th November – The Wharf at Welford A very popular venue with our U3A Groups – pleasant location, friendly welcome and stunning value for money!
QUIZ GROUP Co-ordinator Sylvie Curtis 01455 554504
URGENT************************** The group has had an enjoyable year of quizzing, from "That was easy" through "What an interesting question" to "Devilishly difficult". However after many years, the present coordinators are standing down, and therefore the group are looking for a new coordinator. At present the group meets on the first Tuesday of the month, at 10am in the Methodist church porch.
If anyone is interested, the present coordinator is happy to talk you through what is needed. We take turns setting sixty questions for the rest of us to answer as a team. This works out as not more than once a year.
If you are interested, please contact either the present coordinator or Nigel Bones, groups’ coordinator.
Friday November 20th Walk: This will be our final walk of the year. We will meet at the front entrance of the Three Swans Hotel, Market Harborough at 11.30a.m. Our walk will take us around the centre of Market Harborough and along the millennium mile to Welland Park. We will return to the Hotel for our Christmas lunch. There will be time for us to have a pre-lunch drink. People who have not booked for the meal are still welcome to join us for the walk. I now have one vacant place for the Christmas meal as someone has dropped out. Please see me at the November meeting if you want to take up this place. I will be collecting the balance for the meal at the November U3A meeting.
A reminder that if you wish to go on the Blue Badge walk around Warwick, our January 2016 walk, Mandy will need £5 per person either at the November walk or for those not going on the November walk at the U3A meeting in November.
October Walk Our trip around Aylestone Meadows was a first for many of the group, for others who have never visited, Aylestone Meadows is Leicester’s largest nature reserve. The meadows are situated on the floodplains of the River Soar, they are a mixture of aquatic habitats, grazed meadows, ponds and rough grassland which provide a rich and diverse habitat for much wildlife, though sadly we did not see any on the day we walked. We followed a circular route around part of the meadows, starting and ending at the packhorse bridge. Autumn is an ideal season to walk and enjoy the changing colours of the trees and foliage.
REVIEW: HENRY V 600 years ago Henry V and his men won a decisive victory over the French at Agincourt on October 25 1415. To mark the anniversary, RSC/Stratford have put on a new production of Shakespeare’s play Henry V. Four U3A members travelled down to see the play. A fifth member, unable to join us at the time, saw the play at a later date. We all found the first part uneventful, the second part better, but none of us were overwhelmed by this production. Henry’s part, played by actor Alex Hassell, was surprisingly subdued, especially his delivery of Henry’s famous speeches to his men, first at the siege of Harfleur and secondly, at Agincourt on St Crispin’s Day. The unexpectedly positive performances came from the men themselves: captains Gower, Fluellen, Macmorris and Jamy, soldiers John Bates, Alexander Court and Michael Williams, and former London tavern mates of Falstaff and Prince Hal (now king Henry V), Pistol, Nym and Bardolph, along with Boy, a baggage handler. The fifth member of our group suggested a possible reason for these performances might stem from the manner in which the Prologue/Chorus opened the start of the play. An elderly man, possibly a retired war veteran himself, asks the audience to set aside scepticism and enter into the spirit of fighting the French all those years ago. Was he speaking from his own memories of past military glories, seeing how later periods in history interpreted past events without actually having experienced them, thus leading to misrepresentation of what actually happened? Was he perhaps even suggesting that productions of Shakespeare’s play in the past have tended to highlight Henry V’s role at the expense of the role his men played? On reflection some of us did feel that this 2015 production was trying to rebalance the play’s characters in a more meaningful manner. Rather than seemingly subdued, Henry did come over as a well-organized, thoughtful, leader of his men who rarely showed emotion lest it would lead them to feeling fearful and uncertain. From the start of his campaign he knew what he wanted, to reclaim lost English lands in France and then reclaim the French throne, having first established through Salique Law that he did have the right to do so. Naturally, the French court disagreed so he knew at some time on his campaign he would have to be ready for battle with the French knights on their horses against his archers and their long bows. It would not be easy. His men, meantime, had come from Wales, Ireland and Scotland, as well as England. They trusted Henry, greatly admiring his qualities as a soldier and leader. Above all, they all spoke English, including Henry, the first English king to do so to his people as well as to his court. Feeling free to express themselves, Henry’s men came to the audience’s attention in all sorts of ways. When Henry disguised in a cloak wanders amongst them at Agincourt as they settle down around their campfires the night before the battle, he talks to many of them. They accept him as Harry Le Roi, gentleman. Soldier Michael Williams and Henry talk at length on the situation they all find themselves in, the qualities of their king, and of the lives they have left behind in order to be in France. Then Williams brings up the possibilities of what would happen if they lose the battle. His honest opinion disturbs Henry more than he cares to admit, namely that it will be the men who suffer most at the hands of the French. The king will be ransomed. In other words, his life will be saved. Unable to reveal his identity, Henry knows Williams speaks the truth. There were certain things in medieval society that even Henry had no control over. But perhaps the most endearing image from this production is that of the Welsh captain Fluellen. Throughout the play he has come over, as Henry himself observed, as a man of much care and valour. After the battle has been won, having destroyed the cream of French knights and their horses in the mud of Agincourt,Fluellen reminds Henry of his great grandfather Edward III and his great uncle Edward the Black Prince of Wales who had also won famous victories in France at Crecy and Poitiers. He then reminds the king that he was born in Monmouth, to which Henry replies that he, too, is Welsh and proud to wear a leek on St David’s Day, as do all Welshmen. By the end of the play there is clearly a bond between them both which in Shakespeare’s time would not have been lost on the Elizabethan audience. The Tudor dynasty began with Henry VII whose father was Edmund Tudor, son of Owen Tudor. Accepting the French crown after Agincourt, Henry wooed Katherine, daughter of the French king, shown in this production in a hilarious scene between an awkward soldier king who spoke no French and a feisty French princess who spoke no English. But she did accept him. The marriage lasted just two years as Henry was to die at the early age of 35. It was his young widow who was to marry Owen and so began the Tudor line of monarchs. In conclusion, this production was less about patriotism and more about a king who was at ease with his people, and they with him. And Welsh leeks, of course. Anne Smalley
1st WEDNESDAY WALKING GROUP Co-ordinators: Roger Watmore 01455 552431 Julian Hargreaves 01455b 557704
CHRISTMAS LUNCH WALK – for ALL Wednesday Walking Groups Date of Walk: Wednesday 2nd December 2014 Walk Organisers:-Gill & Roger Watmore 01455 552431 Meeting Point and Time: - Lutterworth Recreation Ground car park at 9.30am to leave at 9.35am. Start Point: The Chequers Country Inn, Ullesthorpe (LE17 5BT) to leave at 10.00a.m. Directions to the Start:-Take the Bitteswell Road through Bitteswell to Ullesthorpe and the Chequers Country Inn is on the right hand side in Ulleshorpe, with a large car park Route and Distance: -A walk of approx. 5 miles with no stiles, along bridle ways, footpaths and country lanes.
Lunch arrangements: - Christmas Lunch has to be prepaid by November 13th. There is a choice of four starters, five main courses and four deserts with tea or coffee to finish. If you have not already booked then please contact Sue and Peter Creeden Tel: 01455 557888.or email firstname.lastname@example.org
October Walk The day started with uncertainty about the weather. After late September’s Indian Summer the heavens opened a few days before the walk. The forecast wasn’t good, however, a good turnout of 26 were optimistic about the day.
The walk started at the Bull’s Head, Arthingworth. We headed North along Oxenden Road taking marked footpaths along and across fields to Braybrooke Road where we paused briefly to remove the clogged mud from our boots. We continued crossing a few fields and a number of stiles which had to be crossed carefully due to the dampness and muddy boots. On into Great Oxenden where we had a refreshment break in the village’s playing fields and playground area. The walk continued across the top of the Oxenden Tunnel on to the Brampton Valley Way where we rejoined the Oxenden Road to return to the pub. The walk was relatively short which the group thought was fine considering a few ups and downs and the uncertainty of the weather which held out for us. A reasonably priced two or three course lunch saw us on our way. Chris Dodd
2nd WEDNESDAY WALK GROUP Joint Co-ordinators: Julian Hargreaves 01455 557704 Mike Chapman 01455 209972
Date of walk: Wednesday 9th December 2015 Walk organiser: George Robertson 01455 559725 Meeting Point: Lutterworth Recreation Ground car park at 9.20am to leave at 9.30am Start Point and Time: Swinford Village Green. Leave at 10am. Directions to start: Drive round Jet Plane roundabout onto A426 Rugby Road and take first left then right to Swinford. In Swinford turn right at T junction and then left onto Stanford Hall road. Park considerately here. Route and Distance: The walk follows a footpath down and alongside the A14 and then picks up an old railway track. The return to Swinford is by quiet lanes and bridle paths circling Stanford Hall. Distance 5 miles. There are 4 stiles.
October Walk For our first walk 10 of us turned up to do the Honey Hill circuit. It was deemed a success; in fact several people said it was the best walk ever! We will have to do it again sometime when we haven't got competition from a 'day out'. 4th WEDNESDAY WALKING GROUP Co-ordinators: Sue & Peter Creeden 01455 557888
Wednesday 25 November 2015 Walk Organisers:- George Robertson Tel: 07986827270 Meeting Point and Time:- Lutterworth Recreation Ground car park at 9.15 am to leave at 9.20am. Start Point and Time:- The Green Man, Daventry Road, Dunchurch CV22 6NS. Start the walk at 10.00am. Directions to the Start:-. Drive through Rugby and follow the A426 to the traffic lights in the centre of Dunchurch. Take the left filter onto the B4429. The Green Man is almost immediately on the right side of the road. Enter the car park, which is on on the lefthand side of the pub. Follow through to the back where a large car park appears. 20 miles round trip. Route and Distance:-. The route is mostly on good tracks. We walk through Dunchurch and cross the M45 bridge then immediately turn left to walk parallel with the motorway and experience extensive views. The route loops round Bunker Hill and emerges on the south shore of Draycote Water. The route takes us back via Toft Hill. GOOD NEWS :-No mud, NOT SUCH GOOD NEWS :- 5 or 6 stiles. BAD NEWS :- Steep uphill finish! 5.75miles Lunch Arrangements:- There is an extensive reasonably priced menu available and, if you are old enough for a bus pass, you can take advantage of the Diamond Club menu where main courses are all £3.75!
October 2015 Walk Report The morning greeted us with persistent rain that wasn`t showing much sign of abating. I think it was a surprise to Lesley and Mike to see anybody at the start, the General Elliot in Willoughby Waterleys, but 12 of us hardy ones (some think stupid ones) did turn up which made abandoning the walk not an option. We were, however, promised a shortened walk and an early coffee back at the pub. So we set off. Most of us were suitably attired with kagools, hoods up, and overtrousers. However, one, I will not disclose their name to save embarrassment, was donning a long coat that you would envisage a flasher might wear. He took the ribbing well. After a couple of miles the rain did gradually stop and we unanimously made a bold decision to complete the walk as planned. From then on it became pleasant walking through countryside across field tracks and lanes passing through Peatling Parva and Bruntingthorpe and then picking up the Leicestershire Round to Peatling Magna and back to Willoughby Waterleys. Because of the recent rain we did experience a bit of mud and the stiles were slippery. I would comment that the leaders stretched the meaning of a “few” in their walk details when referring to the number of stiles. What did surprise me was that Peter Moore, who must be mellowing in his advancing years, didn`t issue any cards whatsoever. The pub served lunch very quickly and filled a hole. Peter Creeden
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JOINT WYCLIFFE LUTTERWORTH And LUTTERWORTH U3A GROUPS
TUESDAY WALKING GROUP Co-ordinator Gordon Jones (Lutterworth U3A) 01455 556192
Date of Walk: Tuesday 15th December 2015. Coordinator: Gordon Jones. Tel. 01455 556192 Walk Organizers: Brian Thorp, 01455 209584 Meeting Point: Coventry Road Recreation Ground Car Park. Meeting Time: 9.20am to leave at 9.30am. Start Point: Burbage Common Visitor Centre Route and distance: About 6 miles, mainly field and woodland paths. Lunch: Acorns Café, Burbage Common. (Not Licensed) Directions to the Starting Point: Lutterworth to Stoney Stanton, B581 to the A47 at Elmsthorpe and left onto A47. At second island go right (first exit) on B4668. Burbage Common is signed to the left at a road with a layby style entrance not far after Hinckley RFC on the right. LE10 3DD is the post code of the café. Return Mileage from Lutterworth: 24
JOINT GOLF GROUP (with Lutterworth U3A) Co-ordinator (Lutterworth U3A) Peter Moore 01455 552594 email@example.com
Result :- Away Day 16th October 2015 We were blessed with very good weather and the course was excellent.
1st - Ray Godfrey 2nd - Eddie Helmsley 3rd - Brian Asbury N.T.P. - Eddie Helmsley
All Wycliffe u3a Perhaps a visit to the*Handicap Barber* is required!