Have you been promising yourself to research into your family history, or to try to fill in the gaps that you were never able to get answers to in the past? Come and join Ancestry – some of us have been doing this for years, some dip in and out, and others are just cautiously starting out. We meet once a month on a Monday morning, not too early, and of course on Zoom.

New members are warmly welcomed.


Experienced practitioner, Asha Phillips, will guide and introduce us to the many benefits of mindfulness to physical and mental well being. Shared techniques can reduce pain, anxiety and stress, enabling us to live more fully in the moment and build our sense of resilience, compassion and gratitude.

The group will be staying on zoom.

Armchair Critics

We talk about anything in the arts which has been of particular interest to us. This could be theatre, film, opera, music, exhibitions or even books. The idea is that everyone is able to have their say, leading to lively discussions.


Italian – brush up your Italian

Have you studied Italian for a few years? Do you need a chance to use it before you lose it? We are a relaxed and informal group conversing at a fairly simple level, with the aim of becoming more confident and fluent over time.

Garden Visits

We follow an organised programme of garden visits throughout the year, starting with snowdrops for galanthophiles and ending with winter gardens.  Visits vary from historic gardens such as Ham House garden to modern gardens open under the NGS (National Garden Scheme).  Some of our members are very knowledgeable on plants and are very happy to share their knowledge with us, but the emphasis is on enjoying looking at gardens, rather than an expert analysis of  what we see.

We meet mainly on Mondays but weekends for NGS openings.