Friday, December 19 2014
 

Groups & Clubs

If you would like your group information added or amended please contact us here.



Great Bowden Heritage & Archaeology

We are primarily an action group undertaking a wide spectrum of activities including digs, field walking, displays, archiving, translating and research. We operate individually, in small groups or large, coming together for main events, training and monthly meetings. Meetings progress activities, plan future events, develop new ideas and raise funds.
A sub group meet weekly to clean and identify finds, to examine documents, to research and record material.
We have access to professional expertise including direct liaison with Leicestershire County Council’s Heritage Services and with other groups in the area, occasionally undertaking shared workshops with experts in relevant fields.
Once a year we hold a feast in the Village Hall and actively participate in wider village festivities and events.

Website:

www.greatbowdenheritage.btck.co.uk/

Contact
Archaeology Warden - Rosemary Culkin - 01858 463079

email: greatbowdenheritage@virginmedia.com

 


Bellringers

Interested in ringing?
Contact Ray Martin on 01858 446577


Bowden Cricket Club

Bowden Cricket Club is based at Great Bowden Recreation Ground and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2007.
The Club has a senior section that fields three weekend sides and two midweek sides each week. In addition, there is a thriving junior section, which fields sides at four different age group levels and which boasts over 100 members.
Bowden C.C. is one of only a few clubs within Leicestershire that has attained the England & Wales Cricket Board 'Clubmark' accreditation, which recognises it as a safe effective and child friendly sports club.

For further details about the Club, please visit its website at www.bowdencc.co.uk

Secretary, Gary Waterfield  07941 641795  gary.waterfield@ntlworld.com

Junior Co-ordinator, Robin Keightley  01858 432451  robin.kneightley@ntlworld.com.

 


Brownies

2nd Great Bowden Brownies

For further information on the Brownies please contact:
Brown Owl - Sally Gambles - Tel:
01858 680369


Chinese Wand Classes

Chinese Wand is a series of 17 graduated exercises using a bamboo stick. These exercises are excellent for stretching the muscles, keeping joints supple, improving posture and balance. Chinese Wand can be done by anyone, no matter what age or ability.
Please bring a mat if possible.

Contact Karen on 01858 463520

Great Bowden Church Hall
Every Wednesday 2-3pm


Dance (LFG Dance)

LFG Dance offers fun and energetic dance classes where street and contemporary dance styles are combined.

All classes run on Friday evenings at the following times:

4pm-4.45pm (6-10 yrs)

5pm - 5.45pm (11-14 yrs)

Venue: Great Bowden Village Hall, LE16 7EU

For more information please contact Laura on the details below:

Tel: 07886 269270 or visit www.lfgdance.co.uk or email: laura@lfgdance.co.uk

 

 


Drama Coach


Audition Preparation and Technique
Drama, Stage School, University Entrance, National Youth Theatre - Very high success rate

Public Speaking /Speaking with Confidence
Do you have to make an important speech or presentation?Worried? I can help!

Text in Performance
Detailed analysis of all scripts with acting/vocal techniques to bring your words to life!

Caitlin Mottram
BA Hons (English Literature) RADA Dip

Award-nominated Professional Actress. RADA trained (Wall Scholarship)
UK Theatre work includes Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Globe, Peter Hall Company as well as West End/ Provincial.International Theatre work includes productions in St Petersburg, Tokyo, Madrid.TV/ Radio

Contact me today for more information!
Email: caitlin.mottram@googlemail.com or Tel: 07971 511823

 


Fernie Hunt

www.ferniehuntsupporters.co.uk

Kennels Great Bowden


Friends of Great Bowden Cemetery

The group was initiated by Alf Herbert after a dedicated campaign to raise awareness of the poor maintenance situation at the cemetery.

The group now formed by keen and committed volunteers ensures the cemetery is looked after.
Working parties as well as a good relationship with Harborough District Council has meant progress is being made to ensure a respectful work ethic and good maintenance practices are continued.

Harborough District Council will continue to provide the essential repairs and maintenance.

There is now a committee operating as The Friends of Great Bowden Cemetery whose mission is "To encourage and support the care and maintenance of Great Bowden Cemetery, preserving a calm and orderly atmosphere for visitors to the final resting place of those they remember."

The committee consists of:-

Chairman - Alf Herbert - 01858 468107
Treasurer -Peter Rhodes
News Letter co-ordinater - Paul Bennett
Contact - John Coombes - 01858

Members - Jenny Driver, Janet Wells, Sue Coombes, Rob Margery, Mick Clark and Ray Martin.

Friends of Great Bowden Cemetery page and Archive of cemetery project work


Great Bowden Church Flower Guild

If you love flowers and would like to learn more about flower arranging do come and join us. We welcome new members.
Meet at Great Bowden Church Hall, Dingley Road, Great Bowden, LE16 7HE
3rd Thursday in month 7.30pm
Contact - Janet Young - 545428


Great Bowden & District Garden Society

Meet at the Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden, LE16 7HS
2nd Tuesday of month at 7.30pm
Membership Information: Annual Subscriptions are:-
Family £8.50, Individual £5.50
We welcome visitors at our meetings, for a charge of £2

Contact:
Mrs Anne Brown, 4a Church Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7AA or Woodlawn, Leicester Road, Market Harborough, LE16 7AY
Telephone : (01858) 466323 or Email: eb@brownsolicitors.co.uk

Or Membership Secretary Mrs Christine Mitchell 01858 466234

The societys dedicated page link below.

www.greatbowden.org/GreatBowdenGardenSociety.php


Great Bowden & District Garden Society Members Re-Planting Cattle Trough

Photo shows members of the Garden Society re-planting the cattle trough in the centre of the village.


Great Bowden Historical Society

To research the history of Great Bowden; to provide informative talks on local history; to publish historical information about the village and its inhabitants.
Meet at the Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden, LE16 7HS
First Monday in month 7.30pm
Contact:

Nora Groome, Secretary, Tel: 01858 464873
Mr Keith Gilbert, Membership Secretary, Tel: 01858 465130

Paul Bennet, Chairman, Tel: 01858 462720
www.greatbowdenhistoricalsociety.btck.co.uk


Great Bowden Recital Trust

'For the musical development and financial support of local children who play orchestral instruments.'
Great Bowden Recital Trust is a Registered Charity (No. 1118140) and all profits raised from events is directed to supporting the musical development of local children, financing the hire or purchase of musical instruments or funding music lessons.
Recitals & Events held throughout the year.
For further information Contact:
Great Bowden Recital Trust
44 Firs Avenue, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9RE
Email: info@gbrecitaltrust.co.uk

www.gbrecitaltrust.co.uk


Great Bowden Visual Arts Group

All welcome to attend group and to show their work if they wish when exhibitions are held.
Meet at the Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden, LE16 7HS
Thursdays 10am - 12 noon
Karen Harrison – 01858 463893 or Kay Carpenter – 01858 464216

www.gbvisualarts.org.uk


Great Bowden WI


Meet at the Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden, LE16 7HS
First Wednesday of month at 7.30pm

WI contact: Mrs Sharon Webb, Tel:01858 440851
The WI welcomes all new members to join them for interesting speakers, activities and social events.


 

Market Harborough Lawn Tennis Club

Small friendly club with 100 senior and 55 junior members.

There are 4 all weather courts and the club is situated within Great Bowdens recreation ground off of Station Road.

Club / Match Secretary Joan Barrett, Tel: 01604 781402 or Email: joan@joanbarrett.plus.com
Membership Secretary Chris Smith, Tel: 01858 463924 or Email: chris@smithbuildingcontractors.com

www.harboroughtennis.co.uk

Tennis at Great Bowden Recreation Ground - Market Harborough Lawn Tennis Club

 


 

Minisports - Tennis Lessons

 

Tennis lessons are available for children aged 3 upwards and adults.

Children aged from 3+ to adults.
Beginners, Rusty Rackets or Advanced all welcomed.

Minisports encourages all to enjoy and learn the game of tennis.
Tennis is one of the sports that can become a lifelong social activity. 

Coaching by Gordon Amos who is the head coach of the Market Harborough Lawn Tennis Club and affiliated with the  Lawn Tennis Association.  Coaching takes place at either the Market Harborough Lawn Tennis Club located in Great Bowden at the recreation ground off of Station Road as well as the Leisure Centre, Market Harborough.

Contact
Gordon Amos
Coach Code – CO019020 Leicestershire
Licensed - DCA
Tel: 07801 929844

Email: amostennis@btinternet.com

www.harboroughtennis.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 


Model Aeroplane Club

The main interest of club members is radio controlled model aeroplanes, but members also have interests in helicopters, free flight, gliding, control line and electric.

The club has three fields available for flying at any time.  The main field is situated in Welham Lane near Great Bowden.  We have another larger field suitable for R/C gliders and free flight models at East Carlton and a slope soaring sight at Jurassic Way, Honey Hill near Cold Ashby.  These last two are also used by other model fliers

www.mhmac.org




LRWT   Great Bowden Group

 

The local group of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust serving the south of the county.

Autumn/winter meetings are held in Sep, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar on the third Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall. A variable number of outdoor events are arranged for spring/summer.

Contacts:

Bruce White, Chairman, tel: 01858 467976 email: bruceywhite@yahoo.co.uk

Gerald Mitchell, Village Recorder, tel: 01858 462393 email: mtchg6@btinternet.com

www.greatbowden.org/GreatBowdenLRWT

 

 



Oakley School of Dancing

Principal: Annette Oakley LRAD, RTS
Graduate of the Royal Academy of Dance
Meet at Great Bowden Church Hall, Dingley Road, Great Bowden, LE16 7HE
Children invited from 2½ years
For further information please call Annette Oakley on
Tel: 01858 445366 – Mobile: 07792 776780
oakleydance@hotmail.com



Old Union Canal Society

Meet at the Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden, LE16 7HS
Last Friday of month 7.30pm
Contact: Mary Matts – 0116 279 2285
Events and walks throughout the year


Pilates

For Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced
All ages & fitness levels, Men & Women welcome
Pre & Post Natal Trained
Meet at the Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden, LE16 7HS


* Please call for availability on the class you wish to attend - thank you.
Telephone: Louise Humphrey on 07779 578712
or Email: louise@louisehumphreypilates.co.uk

Website : www.louisehumphreypilates.co.uk

Monday - 9.30am - Beginners
Tuesday - 6pm, 7pm - Mixed Level    and    8pm - Advanced
Wednesday - 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am and 2pm - Mixed level
Thursday - 10am - Mixed Level

 

 



Singing Sally

Singing sessions for the under 5’s
Meet at the Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden, LE16 7HS
Thursday 2pm-2.45pm and 3pm-3.45pm
Contact Sally - 01536 772545

www.singingsally.co.uk

 


 

 

The Sunflower Relaxation Classes


Are you stressed? Feeling anxious? Struggling to sleep?
The Sunflower relaxation classes will help you calm your mind, release the stresses of the day and aid your well-being. Relax with gentle movement, breathing techniques and guided visualisations.     

Classes now booking for ~
Wednesdays  - first class on 21st May (then 2nd & 4th of each month) at 7.00 till 8.30 pm
Thursdays at 12.15 till 1.15 pm
Places are limited so to book your place, or enquire about the classes, please call Simon on 01858 414 269 or email Simon.CSC@outlook.com



Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society

The Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society is located in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.  A small friendly club that are very keen to welcome new members young and old.  Our membership consists of a vide variety of amateurs with keen interests in all aspects of Amateur Radio.

We encourage anyone with an interest in radio, whether it is Amateur, CB, Scanning or SWL, etc. to come along on the third Monday in the month and join us to share our experiences to develop your interest in Amateur Radio. 


Meet at the Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden, LE16 7HS
3rd Monday of month 7.30-9pm
Contact: Simon W Day, Treasurer, 4 Marlborough Way, Market Harborough, LE16 7LW
Tel: 01858 432109
Email: swd@phasor-design.uk.com
www.wvars.com

 

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