Scottish Dancing

Just a reminder that the new Scottish Dancing group for beginners and anyone else will start next Friday Oct 11th. It’s at Butt Lane Community Centre, Lower Ash Road (where we hold the monthly meetings) from 2pm to 3pm.

Keele Memory Lab

An invitation to our members…free lunch and they’re paying for your time.

“The research investigates adults’ awareness of their own memory abilities during simple memory activities, and aims to enable a better understanding of basic cognitive processes and people’s subjective experiences and confidence in their memory.”


Two more trips

You all know about the Buxton (Aug 1st) and National Memorial Arboretum (October 8th) trips but now Helen has organised yet more trips.

On Monday August 6th we’re off for a day out to Southport.

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And by popular demand on Monday December 3rd it’s back to Chester for the Christmas Market. As well as the market there are plenty of other things to see and do in Chester.  Everyone seemed to enjoy it last year so get your name down early as this trip is likely to fill up quickly.

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See Helen at the monthly meetings to book your places.

Meeting May 29th

Next Tuesday 29th at Butt Lane Community Centre will be our AGM plus the speaker is Bob Kermeen (who also writes as R.W. Kay) on the “Doctor Kelly mystery”. NOTE: the AGM will start promptly at 1.45 and and the talk will be at the normal time of 2.00.

January Meeting 30th

The January meeting is at 1.30pm 30 January 2018 at the usual place,Butt Lane Community Centre. Kath Reynolds will be telling us about “Goose Grease and Brown Paper” – traditional remedies. PLEASE NOTE – The talk will start promptly at 1.30pm – Refreshments will be available AFTER the talk.


Christmas Party Dec 12th

Don’t forget there is no monthly meeting at the end of December but instead we have the Christmas party on Tuesday Dec 12th with food, drink, music and games. Usual place and time but the activities should be starting promptly at 1.30 so if you’re late you might miss some of the best bits.

Walk on October 24th

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The weather forecast for Tuesday, 24 October 2017 was ominous, this is somewhere between bad and not very good, however four stalwarts set off for Greenway Bank Country Park for a walk around Knypersley Pool.  We settled ourselves on the car park and set off down the hill, through the Arboretum, to the top of the Serpentine. Following the path round to the Warders Tower we paused to see what was on the other side of the bridge, and yes it was more water.

We have followed the path along to Gawton’s Stone and branching off to look at the waterfall which despite the weather looked rather pretty, completed the circuit bringing us back out at the stone where we turned to the right and up the hill where it began to rain, but not for long.  After following the path along the edge of the wood towards Rock End we did a U-turn and picked up the Staffordshire Moorland Walk taking us across two very boggy fields to emerge back by the Warders Tower

From here we followed the path around the pool emerging by Pool End Cottage to follow the road over the dam head and back to the car park.

A quick change of footwear and a short drive to Hilltop and the pub, formerly known as the Rose and Crown, but now known as the Top Pub for a very substantial lunch at a very unsubstantial price. And jolly nice it was too.  This is now on the list of pubs to visit again.

– Ian

Chester Christmas Market Trip

There are still a few seats available for the Chester Christmas Market trip on Monday December 4th. See Helen at the next meeting (Oct 31st) to book your place. Those of you who have already booked will need to let Helen have your fare of £10 per person at the same meeting. Thanks.

September 26th walk

On this clear, bright, sunny morning six intrepids parked their cars at The Rising Sun in Scholar Green, ready for adventure.

Leaving the car park behind we walked along Station Road to the A34 which we crossed into a road called ‘Claphatches’ (CLAP-HATCH, a small gate so hung that it will close itself.).

Onward, we crossed Church Lane, followed a track (Lunt’s Moss) then climbed over a stile into fields – wet grass again! Several fields and guidance errors (oops) later we arrived back at the A34 beside The Bleeding Wolf. Being somewhat early it seemed prudent to extend the walk so, instead of taking to the canal towpath, we crossed the main road and headed off along Moss Lane towards Mount Pleasant. We didn’t reach Mount Pleasant but took another path across a churned up field with no identifiable route but once again GPS came to the rescue.

The path eventually took us for a pleasant walk through woodland, with dappled sunshine coming through the leaves, ending up at the Macclesfield canal. A short walk from here and we arrived back at The Rising Sun ready for lunch. We were still early and had to wait for it to open!

A really nice lunch was enjoyed by all before returning in time for the monthly meeting.