NANTWICH / AUDLEM
Our members all come from in and around the characterful town of Nantwich and vibrant village of Audlem, not far away from each other and linked by the famous Shropshire Union Canal. Our meetings are generally fortnightly on a Monday evening, and we meet in each other's homes. Nantwich and Audlem group was formed many years ago, is welcoming and friendly, and our numbers continue to increase and we are now a group of 33. Everyone is involved in programme planning, and as many members as would like to are encouraged to help organise activities or visiting speakers, and to support the Local Organiser. We rotate the role of Local Organiser so that she always has a 'deputy' who will then take over the role the following year. This is purely voluntary, but members enjoy feeling that they are all very much involved. We are currently helping to plan the regional event to celebrate 60 years of NWR, which will be a lunch, with a very amusing speaker, to be held at the beautiful old Crown Hotel in Nantwich, which dates back to the 15th century. Meetings are very varied and the latest additions to the programme up until November 2020 are now posted on this website. There is a wide variety on offer, including some thought provoking discussions and some fun discussions, a couple of great speakers, a proposed event with other local groups, trips to the lovely local theatre (Nantwich Players), summer games evening, walks, and we will be pitting our wits against other groups nationally in the annual telephone 'treasure trail' quiz. We have a book group with twelve members, meeting every six weeks. The books are chosen by the group and we have read all sorts of different authors, always followed by some lively discussions, but there is no pressure to be a literary expert! And finally, one of our members has established a 'twinning' with Illawara group near Sydney, Australia, so we enjoy regular news updates from them and an exchange of programme ideas.