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Hi Tony

You could try checking the local paper for places to start. Look for pub quizzes where you don’t need a team, or free trial days at sports venues, or local art exhibitions. Or have you tried offering to marshall at your local park run? It’s nice being part of a team organising an event. There are details online.

Or choose a pub or cafe nearby. Buy a drink and do the crossword. Go in regularly. People will soon recognise you and start chatting

Things are easier to do if you plan them in advance so you know where you are going and don’t feel awkward. And choose local so it doesn’t seem so impossible. It sounds like you are just out of practice.