A day trip to the Minack Theatre has been arranged to see the Cambridge Gilbert & Sullivan Society perform Princess Ida on Tuesday 24th September. As we did last year, we will be travelling in a 27-seater coach, big enough to accompany the members who want to go and small enough for the driver to […]
On Monday 28th January, on a bright but cold morning, Barbara and John Schofield led 12 Amblers to Merrivale to see the stone rows. The main area of archaeological interest is to the south-east of Merrivale and although it has been diminished over time, the site includes a 3.8m standing stone, a stone circle and […]
We are starting a new Group for Petanque on Wednesday 24th April from 10am – 12noon. The group plan to meet on alternate Wednesdays. If you are interested in joining, please contact Jean Quartley or add your name to the Register of Interest at the monthly meeting.
Scarcely 10 days after the invasion of Zululand began, disaster struck at Isandhlwana. Whilst Lord Chelmsford was away with 60% of the force in search of the main Zulu army, the remaining force of 1,800 British soldiers was overwhelmed by 25,000 Zulu warriors. Imagine the courage of facing modern rifles with spear and shield? In […]
Opera Group 2 have finalised their spring programme. Tuesday 5th February – Donizetti, La Fille Du Regiment Tuesday 5th March – Monteverdi, L’Orfeo Tuesday 2nd April – Verdi, Il Trovatore Tuesday 7th May – Janecek – The cunning little vixen The group meets at 9.30am and there is room for a couple more members. If […]
At the beginning of December, 6 of us met for the last meeting of the Fruit and Vegetable Group this year and Jan Robinson was the host. We usually have twice that number attending this enthusiastic group but the weather and time of year were a factor. It had rained for days and days and […]