Issue 35

February 2010




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On December 1st a group of 17 strollers walked round Leeds City centre. It was a walk full of interest taking in some of the historic buildings and squares. We enjoyed tea in the Tiled Hall at the Art Gallery, and had the bonus of the German Christmas market in Millennium Square and the lovely festive lights. I have put together a programme covering the first six months of 2010.


March 2nd 12.20 Bus Station Pateley Bridge — Diane Simpson

April 6th 12.45 Bus Station Wetherby via Kirk Deighton — Barbara Peel

May 4th 12.45 Bus Station Harewood Estate — Barbara Peel

June 1st 12.45 Bus Station Ripon Canal walk — Margaret Douglas

Please note that not all walks start at the same time.

Group Leader :   

Group Updates Cont’d

Tai Chi

Classes have restarted and we are keen to increase the numbers. On Mondays at St. John’s Church Hall, Bilton, we start at 4.30pm. On Thursdays we are at the Jennyfield Styan Centre starting at 3.30pm.  Come and give it a trial at £5 for an initial session.  The cost is £45 for the term in total.  Very good value if you compare this with evening classes or similar.  Contact   by email.

Textile Crafts

Our next meeting is February 12. We have been forced to change our day and now meet on second Fridays, still at Harlow Hill Methodist Church.

A small group of new members has been making boxes and these are very successful. One has started on beadwork and finds it very enjoyable. Others are continuing with embroidered panels, stumpwork and crewel embroidery.

Most of us visited the Knitting & Stitching Show held here in the winter and find this very useful as it's the only chance of buying the more unusual of the products we need. Otherwise we have to revert to mail order and we really do prefer to see before we buy.

U3A members are welcome to contact me if they are interested but at the moment I have only a few places available.


Yorkshire Explorers

The Explorers walking group continues to flourish from what was a small group of three or four to a recent 17 out of a mailing list of 29. Us old un’s must be keeping fitter! I would. ideally, like the group to remain at its present size or even slightly smaller so a waiting list may have to be set up if interest in the group continues to grow.

While our policy of using public transport limits our options regarding new walks to some extent we still manage to find complete or part new routes. The free bus pass helps of course and I for one intend to get as much benefit from it as possible. Who knows what may happen to it after the next general election?

We try to make the walks as varied as possible from the relatively urban Bramham to Wetherby to the truly wild Ilkley to Otley. It was just my luck that the walk over Ilkley Moor coincided with the windiest and wettest day we have had so far this year (2009).

Members of the group have contributed some excellent walks for which I am grateful and I look forward to leading the group through another year of exploration.


Richard Stobbs

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           COOK TROTTER, LLP
                Chartered Accountants
            3 Sceptre House,
            Hornbeam Park,
            HG2 8PB Tel: 01423 874777
                 Honorary Auditors to Harrogate U3A