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Category Booksellers

'Opened in 2008, Pages of Hackney is a small award-winning bookshop on the Lower Clapton Road. We sell an eclectic mix of books in the areas of literary fiction, politics, feminism, essays and life writing as well as philosophy, psychology, nature writing, music and children’s books. Our priority is to be a friendly, welcoming community bookshop that feels accessible and inclusive: we want each customer to feel that the bookshop is for them, and we do our best to give our customers individually as much time and thought as we can. It’s also important to us to support the issues and authors we believe in, and to give a platform to marginalised voices in publishing.'

'A long established photographic club with members of all ages and every walk of life.  New members are always welcome, we run regular meetings across the autumn and winter inviting a wide range of guest speakers to talk about their photography and give us all hints and tips.'

'Established as a registered charity in 1979, in response to the need for specialised research into the causes and treatment of chronic pain in humans ... The Pain Relief Foundation started the Annual Lecture a few years ago as a Millennium project. Each year an eminent pain physician or scientist is invited to lecture on a topic currently of interest, in pain research or management. The lecture is given each year in honour of a person who contributed much to the field of pain treatment or research during his or her career. A short presentation about their life and work is given before the lecture by a fellow academic or clinician.'

'Formed in 1984 and brings together enthusiasts who have an active interest in nineteenth century military fortifications and associated artillery worldwide, but particularly within Hampshire, and is focussed on the ring of forts that protected Portsmouth ... Meetings are held at Fort Nelson on the third Wednesday of every month, excluding August and December, often with speakers on military subjects that may range from Victorian guns to local history to World War One and Two ... One meeting each year is normally a visit to a local fort or gun battery not generally available to the public.'

Category Publishers

'One of the largest general book publishers in the UK ... Pan Macmillan is part of The Macmillan Group, which operates in over 70 countries worldwide.'

'We are a friendly club founded in 1962 comprised of members of all abilities and styles. Whether your preference be serious competition photography, holiday snaps or images taken on your mobile phone you will feel comfortable – we cover it all.'

Category Rail Transport

'Explore the role of the Association in supporting Peak Rail Plc in their ambition to reopen the former Midland Railway line from Matlock to Buxton. The primary functions of the Association are to recruit the volunteer workforce for the railway from our members and raise finances for carefully selected projects on the railway ... Peak Rail currently operates a Heritage Railway nearly 4 miles from Matlock to Rowsley in Derbyshire. Negotiations are currently underway to seek a significant extension northward towards Buxton.'

Category Pembrokeshire

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

Category Pembrokeshire

Member of the Welsh Beekeepers' Association Grouping

Category Pembrokeshire

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

Category Publishers

'Our nine creatively and editorially independent publishing houses seek out and enable talented people from all walks of life to tell their stories – and make sure they are heard. From bestselling writers and bold illustrators, to big thinkers and political commentators, trailblazing entrepreneurs and wellbeing experts, we are home to some of the world's most celebrated authors.'

Category Rail Transport

'A group for railway enthusiasts based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Our members are interested in railways, both historic and the modern scene, including beyond the UK. Many of our members are also interested in light rail systems ... The Pennine Railway Society holds social evenings every first and third Wednesday of the month. Meetings usually consist of a slide or digital image show, presented by an invited guest or one of the club members.'

Category Penrith

Member of the Cumbria Beekeepers Association Grouping

'The national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future ... The home of ideas worth fighting for – where our radical past can inspire and motivate people to take action – to shape a future where ideas of democracy, equality, justice and co-operation are thriving ... We welcome everyone and we connect people. We believe in the importance of conversation, discussion and debate. Our museum is full of passion and emotion – triggering memories, reminding people of ideas worth fighting for today, provoking change in people’s thinking and doing.'

Category Publishers

'Persephone Books reprints neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly) women writers. All of our ... books are intelligent, thought-provoking and beautifully written and are chosen to appeal to busy people wanting titles that are neither too literary nor too commercial. We publish novels, short stories, diaries, memoirs and cookery books.'

'PSNS is one of the oldest Scientific Societies in Scotland. It has always been, and remains today, a "Society for All".  It consists of a "Parent Body" as its primary membership with currently four activity groups (or Sections): The Archaeological & Historical, Botanical, Ornithological and Photographic Sections all run active programmes of winter meetings and summer outings to allow members to focus on special interests.'

Category Tavistock

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

'We meet on the first Thursday of every month ... We are a small friendly society, some of us are happy observing the heavens through telescopes, some of us are interested in imaging the night sky with either DSLR camera's, dedicated CCD's, webcams, or video cameras. Some members are also interested in making their own telescopes and observatories. But we all have an interest and passion for the night sky. Normally the December meeting is the society AGM and for a number of the meetings after January we will have outside guest speakers.'

'Formed in 1991 by a group of individuals who believed that the city needed an association where people could come together to share and enjoy the history of this area. Since then we have grown to a Society with around 75 members who meet once every month. Some of our members are researchers, delving into specific avenues of history; some are authors of local books; whilst the majority just want to come along and learn from our various speakers.'

'The Peterborough Theological Society is an ecumenical society, which exists to promote theological discussion and debate for all levels of interest. We invite a wide variety of speakers, most of whom are leading authorities in their fields.'

'The purpose of the Society is the promotion of the hobby of philately, and assistance to philatelists, particularly in Petersfield and the surrounding area. If you collect, or are interested in: stamps, postcards or postal history at all levels then why not come along and meet like-minded people. Society meetings are normally held on the first Monday each month ... at 7.30 pm. About half of our members attend regularly, and we have a mixture of visiting speakers, competitions and other informal meetings throughout the year.'

'An association open to everyone interested in philosophy. Our objectives are: * to encourage philosophical debate between professional and non-professional philosophers in a non-technical way; * to provide a forum for an active exchange of ideas and information; * to give guidance and information concerning courses as well as relevant literature in philosophy; *to inspire people to develop their interest in philosophy.'  Organize monthly lectures at Kant's Cave plus a number of other regular events.

Category Hillingdon

Member of the Federation of Middlesex Beekeepers Grouping

'We meet monthly and provide a wide range of activities. There is an exchange packet, a regular bulletin (The Pinner Post), displays by members or visiting speakers on a whole range of topics, auctions, a quiz evening, competitions, a library and an annual dinner. Come and join us - visitors are always welcome at any of the meetings.'

'We are the only national charity to ensure the cultivated plants we grow now will be available to future generations for cultural, medical, culinary and aesthetic use. We do this through the National Plant Collection scheme, our Plant Guardians and our local group network ... Plant Heritage has Local Groups who run activities and events for members across the country.'

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