MOTO – Members on Their Own

MOTO (Members on their own) is a social group for people who are on their own, for whatever reason. This Group is quite different from any of our other groups, in that it is up to the members to decide what activities they take up, when they meet, how often and where they meet, and all of these might be very variable. This is in acknowledgement of the fact that people living alone might well appreciate having events in the early evening or at weekends, which is not the case for the membership in general.
Events are hosted or led by members of the MOTO group.
If you would like to know more about this group, please contact Melvyn Rees whose details are shown at the top of this page.

Walks – London Historic


A comfortable walk to explore the historical interest of a particular area, which may include viewing buildings, churches, ruins and open spaces.

Jazz Listening

We listen to a wide range of jazz and related music.  Sometimes group members present their own choice with or without a commentary and occasionally we have an outside speaker.  At other times everyone brings their own favourites.  No knowledge of jazz is needed to join – just enthusiasm.  We also go, from time to time, to famous Jazz venues such as Ronnie Scotts

Far Away Days

Far Away Days

Coach outings going outside the bounds of London (outings within London are the province of the Away Day group).  We make visits to picturesque towns and villages, country houses and their gardens, Christmas markets and places of interest.  See interesting sites without the bother of organising the trip or driving yourself.

All outings depart from East Finchley underground station.

For more information see:

Jazz Appreciation

We are a friendly group of jazz lovers who meet fortnightly in members’ homes.  Music played ranges from Louis Armstrong through to the swing bands of the 50s and 60s and beyond.  There is a nucleus of members who give regular sessions featuring all aspects of this music and the group is encouraged to discuss and comment on the music played.  On other days, members are invited to bring their favourite CDs.  We have the benefit of two members providing a video of our favourite bands and musicians, which has added considerably to our enjoyment.

We have space for a few more members.