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Lace Making

Lace Making

Hundreds of years of beautiful craftwork

Lace making is an ancient craft and objects resembling bobbins have been found dating from Roman times but no records of their use have been found.

It is thought that the first lace industry was developed in Flanders in the early 14th century. 

    Short Story Competition Winners Announced!

    Congratulations to our winner, Carole Meads, and runners-up.

    Carole's charming and optimistic tale, Bright Penny, really shone amongst the entries; her captivating storyline brought to life by her wonderful writing style.

      My New Career - West London Walks

      By Caroline MacMillan

      It was my local council who, as I entered the second half of my sixth decade, unknowingly launched me into a new career.


      Entertain the grandkids this autumn

      Fun outdoor activities to engage with the season.

      Pickwell Manor in North Devon is every kid's paradise, with tons of fun outdoor and indoor activities to appeal to their sense of curiosity and adventure. Tracey from Pickwell shares her top 10 ideas for making autumn fun.

        A Dog's Tale

        by Hazel Dinnen

        A short tale of a dog's adventure, written by professional dog walker and member of our over 50s Facebook group, GiddyCafe.


        Over 50s Hobbies: Running with Your Dog

        Is your dog getting obese?

        With growing concern about an obesity epidemic amongst pets, the finger is sometimes pointed at overweight owners. Running with your dog is a great way for you to both stay fit.

          Make OurPlace, Your Place

          Ageing is something each and every one of us tackle in our own unique way.

          Times are evolving for the over 50s and with technology changing how we live our lives, the chasm between the values held between the older generation and young has never appeared so great.


          Winning the Short Story Competition

          by Carole Meads

          What a wonderful surprise to win the competition. What a delightful opportunity for some quality mother and daughter time in beautiful surroundings.

            Knitter Knatter

            Be part of the comeback...

            Knitting is going through a renaissance but have you ever wondered how it all began? It has such an interesting history dating back thousands of years.


            Meet Me at the Albany

            An innovative day club for over 60s in SE London

            Led by artists based at the Albany Arts Centre, this creative day club for over 60s is breaking boundaries in London.

              Have You Ever Wanted to Write a Book?

              Many over 50s do, but don't know how to go about it

              Self-publishing is the buzz word within the publishing industry. Jane Rowland, from Matador, a leading UK self-publishing company explains why.


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              My New Career - West London Walks

              By Caroline MacMillan

              Entertain the grandkids this autumn

              Fun outdoor activities to engage with the...

              Knitter Knatter

              Be part of the comeback...

              Lace Making

              Hundreds of years of beautiful craftwork

              Short Story Competition Winners Announced!

              Congratulations to our winner, Carole Meads,...

              Have You Ever Wanted to Write a Book?

              Many over 50s do, but don't know how to go...

              Meet Me at the Albany

              An innovative day club for over 60s in SE...

              A Dog's Tale

              by Hazel Dinnen

              Over 50s Hobbies: Running with Your Dog

              Is your dog getting obese?

              Make OurPlace, Your Place

              Ageing is something each and every one of us...

              SHORT STORY COMPETITION

              Win a weekend stay in a Brecon Cottage