OPAL (Older People’s Action in the Locality) Activities

The Olympics: Then & Now Project.  Anne & a group from OPAL have been involved with this project run by LCC to gather memories of people from Leeds who attended the 1948 Olympic Games in London. They are meeting up with Tommy Godwin, a cycling double bronze medal winner and torch bearer from the 1948 Olympics.

OPAL members will be enjoying the Diamond Jubilee Tea at Ralph Thoresby School 3.45-5pm on Thurs 5th July, with entertainment by the pupils. On Friday 6th July, members meet up with the Lord Mayor of Leeds at Cookridge Methodist Church Hall 1.45– 4.30pm for OPAL’s 10th Birthday Celebration and AGM plus entertainment by the Musical Theatre Group Memory Lane. There will be displays of work done by the Craft Group and by the Creative Writing Group. The Craft Group meet 1.30-3.30pm Fri 6th & 20th July in the OPAL Office.  The Creative Writing Group meets in Holt Park Library, 2pm-3.30pm Mon 16th July.

The Men’s Group had an interesting visit to Yorkshire Air Museum in June. On Mon 2nd July they are having lunch at the Britannia Carvery, followed by a visit to Lineham Farm.

The Theatre Group are going to see ‘Loserville’ at Leeds Playhouse (£10) on Thurs 12th July.

We had a lovely sunny day for our trip to Harlow Carr Garden. Most of us enjoyed our picnic lunch in the shade of the trees, it was so hot!  Members returned to the coach with plants and new ideas for their own gardens!   The next coach trip is on Fri 13th July—Hartlepool Maritime Experience, 9.30am-5.30pm cost £16. This is a re-creation of an 18th century Seaport with guides all in period dress.

The August trip will be to Lytham St Annes on Tues 21st Aug 9.30am-5.30pm, cost £12.

To find more, tel. 261 9103 or see http://www.opal-project.org.uk/

Val Crompton

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