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December 2021

Friday, 24 December 2021

Group Leader's News December 2021

Group Leader's News December 2021

Looking back at 2021, we have seen a gradual return to normal activities, although there is still some way to go. We have had a full programme of 'first Friday of the month' talks, although for the first half of the year these were held as Zoom meetings. We are now back at 'The Settlement', albeit with restrictions. Outdoor meetings started up again in April with a series of local spring walks, together with a couple of own transport visits to more distant locations. During the current (2021-22) season we have been running a series of '3rd Sunday of the month' outdoor own transport trips to venues that we would normally have visited by coach. Unfortunately, we have so far been unable to run any coach trips, for well-documented reasons related to Covid-19. I hate to sound gloomy, but I think that it is unlikely that we will be able to run coach trips for the remainder of the season - I would love to be proved wrong! Whatever life throws at us in 2022 we will keep going and hopefully by this time next year things will have completely returned to normal - fingers crossed!