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Can we get a group set up in Northampton?


I had one reply from a gentleman who left a message on my phone to say he had no association with anything Welsh and did not know how his name got on to the SSIW website. I am now following a link to some probable Welsh speakers in Desborough - will follow this up and report on any results.


How peculiar - could you let us know who it was (via private message if you’d prefer) so that we can make sure that his details are fully removed from the site? :slight_smile:


Have you tried using the Amikumu app to see if you can find any Welsh speakers in the area? I know a recent participant in a 5-day intensive course who lives in Northampton uses it, and he’s keen to speak with others. He doesn’t seem to be here on the forum though.


Thanks Dee i will have a look at that


Did this ever get off the ground?


Did this idea ever get off the ground?


There’s nothing happening in Northampton yet that I know of, but I can put a note in Tuesday’s newsletter if you like and see if there’s anyone interested now :slight_smile:


Hi Dee. Yes that would be great, diolch


Hiya, unfortunately not. Also hoping there is a bit more interest also


I’m writing the newsletter right now, so croesi bysedd - fingers crossed!


I’m not in Northampton, but am close (MK). I’d be interested depending on when and where.


Some of the Coventry/Rugby group might be interested - Coventry isn’t a million miles away! @TrevorJones2 @mintonman @david-davies @lornarhodes


It is if you travel by London Northwestern!!


I live about 40 mins away from Northampton by car (Southam) so would love to hear how this develops. Saturdays would be best for me and I’m afraid I’d probably be a part timer (seem to spend a lot of time as Dad’s taxi service at the moment!)


Incidentally @Leeharper1 @aaltinaharminawalker from our experience in the Coventry group, if there are still two of you I would still recommend going ahead with the meetups. We had two people for a long time and it was actually very helpful because you then get one-to-one conversation practice for the whole session and you can’t switch off. Once it got about that there was a regular meeting, new people started to come. :slight_smile:


True any chance to practice with somebody else has to be good thing


Dear Northampton learners, Have you seen Glynn Hughes’s forum thread?

Glynn and I are meeting up on the 13th August down my way (Harlington, Beds) for a walk followed by the village pub, but our next meet up with by Northamptonshire. You’re welcome to join us on 13th if you fancy it.


If you ever arrange something for North Northamptonshire please let me know. I’m Leicester based, so Beds is probably a bit too far for me


Jan, Is there still a group that meets in MK?

Glynn from Northamptonshire and I met in MK and have posted a link to the details of our next meet up below.


Dunstable is a bit too far away for me (I am 83 now) but if a group were started in Northampton I would definitely be interested in joining.