New Literature Group
Dintinger and I hope to carry on with
the Literature Group as soon as a meeting can be arranged.
it the Literature Group, rather than English Literature because I
thought we might want to read books by foreign authors too.
in High Lane and hope we can have our meetings at my house. Up to ten
people could be accommodated fairly comfortably.
This takes place fortnightly during
the winter months in
the High Lane Village
Hall. The two sessions before the summer break are on the 17th and 31st
The purpose is not only to learn new
to understand some of the techniques of dancing, e.g. how to lead for
the man and how to follow for the lady.
I like my students to look good
when they dance but, also, to know how to appreciate some of the
subtleties of "Strictly Come Dancing".
classes last 2 hours. The first hour is
spent on a ballroom dance - at present, this is the Quickstep. We then
stop for a break and continue with a mixture of other dances, some of
which are new to everyone, e.g. Salsa, Jive, some Line Dances, etc.
Although there is serious learning, the atmosphere is relaxed and
includes a lot of fun.
Unfortunately, the room is expensive
so there is a charge of £3 per person each session. I am a
dance teacher and am lucky enough to have the help of another qualified
teacher. Beginners are welcome. Don't worry if you or your partner have
two. left feet - we specialise in performing miracles!
On January 25th David Lloyd led 15 of
us on a
lovely 5 mile walk from Mellor war memorial, going round by
Brookbottom, Birchinough, Snape Hey,
Bottoms Hall farms. On the way, we passed historic folds and buildings,
fascinating stream valley, skirted
the beacon edge of Cobden, and descended Linnet Clough. A short climb
from Bottoms Hall completed a fine walk, with all round views ranging
from Kinderscout, to the new tall tower in Manchester, and to the
Clwydian Hills. The sun shone warmly as we picnicked near Hilltop farm,
and we had a really good start to 2006, thanks to David.
On February 22nd fifteen of
our members turned out for
our walk in conditions which were less than ideal. On one part of the
car journey to Wormhill we encountered snow covered roads where
traction control was a distinct advantage.
The path at the start of the walk
leading from Wormhill
sharply downhill to the River Wye was very muddy and slippery but
everyone descended safely.
The remainder of the walk, which in
total was five
miles, was in clear weather with spectacular scenery along Chee Dale,
the old Millers Dale Railway Line, returning along the river through
Everyone enjoyed a thoroughly good
Roy & Jennifer Dagnall
29th March - Easy 5 miles
Brabyns/Etherow (cafe) . Steve/Ann Reynolds 0161 427 3709
April - 5 miles Hay Dale (packed lunch)
Ray/Rae Ogden 0161 439 6303
- Easy 5 miles Mobberley/5 pubs (pub lunch) Sonia Brown