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 StationPateley 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
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.
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.
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
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
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.