Monday, 19 August 2019

CANOEING AND MY TRAINING ROUTINE - 11 September 2019

Village Link are pleased to bring you speaker Jake Cox who is a student at Nottingham University studying Sports Science. He is one of the top ten canoeists in the country and is preparing for the 2024 Olympics, hoping to represent the country. He will be talking about canoeing and his training routine. His talk will include slides and videos. This talk is likely to appeal to all generations, especially sports fans and Olympics followers, so please do come along.

The next Village Link meeting is on September 11th 2019 starting at 8pm in Rushden a Village Hall.

Saturday, 9 March 2019

NAZING GLASSWORKS - 13 MARCH 2019

On Wednesday 13th March, Village Link will host a speaker from Nazing Glassworks at 8pm in Rushden Village Hall. Please join us there for a good talk followed by tea or coffee and homemade biscuits or BYO if you prefer.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

HITCHIN BRITISH SCHOOL - 21 February 2018


Although we were disappointed not to be able to have our original speaker for Village Link in February, we were fortunate to have a fascinating illustrated talk on Hitchin British School. Many of us have visited there but we all learned something new. At present they have an exhibition dedicated to trench living in World War 1 so why not take this opportunity to see it.
We hope to have our next meeting in June. Speaker to be announced.

Friday, 29 September 2017

MY RESEARCH INTO COINCIDENCES OF WW1 - 15 November 2017

Jeff Lawton's talk on The Sally B took us on a tour of Britain in this iconic plane dating from 1945 which he had helped to rebuild. After the War she had been involved in Coastal Command and map making amongst other things. Now she flies regularly at air shows frequently alongside the Red Arrows who we were told are called the Scarlet Tarts amongst the cognoscenti! Her top speed is 287 mph and she consumes 180 gallons of fuel per hour.

Concerns were expressed about a recent village burglary and its possible link to air ambulance charity bags being delivered. There was no collection date on the bags. 


Our next meeting is on Wednesday 15th November at Sandon Village Hall at 8pm when Jean Handley will speak on My Research into Coincidences of WW1. Cost is £4 for the evening or £10 for annual membership. Tea or coffee and home made nibbles will be provided or BYO.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

REBUILDING AND FLYING THE SALLY B - 17 September 2017

On Wednesday 17th September at 8pm prompt, Jeff Lawton will be talking about rebuilding and flying the Sally B. It was an impressive sight when we saw it last year flying over Swansea Bay as part of the Air Show Festival. Come and find out more about its history. You will also have a chance to let us know what is happening locally and enjoy the usual delicious home made nibbles. BYO if you fancy something stronger to drink.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

TURNING JAPANESE - 29 March 2017

Extra chairs needed to be put out on Wednesday 29th March at Rushden Village Hall when Caron Lawton, curator of The Japanese Gardens at Cottered, talked about the garden from its inception in 1923 and compared pictures of then and now. Herbert Goode bought the garden in 1903 with no intention of changing it but after visits to Japan he brought over a Mr Kitsumoto to be in charge of design with the stunning results one can see today.

 The next meeting will be on Thursday 29th June when Mike Thomas will be taking us On Safari!

Monday, 10 October 2016

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN AIRLINE PILOT - 6 October 2016

At October's Village Link meeting we went behind the scenes of our holiday flight's with a talk by Captain Martin Clutterbuck entitled A Day in the Life of an Airline Pilot. We learned about the problems with French air traffic controllers and how their strikes affect flights across Europe not just to France;  the cost of a flight simulator- the same as an aeroplane; that the slot refers to the landing availability at arrival not departure airports and that 1 in 4 staff's luggage is checked as opposed to 1 in 20 passenger's.

We are pleased to welcome Dave Handley as a new member of our committee. 

Our next meeting will not be until next year, probably about the end of March when we may be changing to a Wednesday.