Bury St Edmunds group was founded in 1967, in the early days of the organisation, and has been continually active since then. The group averages around 20 members and meets on alternate Wednesday evenings. Whilst some meetings are still held virtually on Zoom we normally meet in a member’s home, unless the programme shows a different time or location.
We plan our programme twice a year, when members suggest and agree on a wide variety of topics and activities for meetings over the following six months.
For example, you might find us:
-Discussing our choice of entries for a Museum of Curiosities.
-Looking at a country such as Spain, its history and culture – and tucking into delicious examples of its food, brought along by members.
-Choosing a local folk tale to discover, the history of a tunnel, or maybe anything of a chosen colour. Possibly something about hats, women in sport, a redundant occupation to investigate and talk about. Anything really.
-Strolling along or striding out on a walk to suit everyone. Quite often with a coffee/tea and cake stop somewhere along the way.
-At the theatre or out for a meal.
-Thoroughly enjoying some silliness, acting out a Christmas panto or playing games.
The possibilities are endless!
We occasionally schedule in a daytime walk between meetings, and also have a Book Group consisting of around eight of our members, which meets roughly every six weeks on a Wednesday evening between normal group meetings to discuss a chosen book.