MAIN PROGRAMME

March to June 2022 

COFFEE MORNINGS AND "SERIOUS MEETINGS"

All Coffee Mornings and ‘Serious Meetings’ meet at 10.00 am for refreshments until a

10.30 am start. They are held at Malton & Norton Rugby Club, Old Malton Road, Malton, YO17 7EY

 

There is a charge of £3 at the door for Coffee Mornings and Serious Meetings, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits, and sometimes cake!

 

There is no need to book.

Please note that meetings may be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, dependent on the availability of speakers and the hall.

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                          Coach Outings

    

We are pleased to be able to recommence our coach outings in this Programme.

Many of the venues we traditionally visit remain closed or are operating a reduced service at present. We hope to be able to extend the day trips as the year progresses.

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Tuesday April 5th

 

Coffee Morning - COUNTRYMAN'S DAUGHTER

Readers of the Gazette & Herald will be familiar with the ‘Countryman’s Daughter’ column written by SARAH WALKER. Sarah is the daughter of Peter Walker who wrote the books that inspired the long running TV series ‘Heartbeat’ under the pen name Nicholas Rhea. Sarah will tell us about how she tackles writing the columns, often taking inspiration from her family life from 40 years ago and how it has influenced her life now.       

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Thursday April 14th 

 

Coffee Morning - PICKERING WALL PAINTINGS

The Reverend Atha of Pickering, and Dean of Northern Ryedale, will give a fascinating illustrated talk on the history of the Wall Paintings in St Peter and St Paul church, Pickering. 

 

These were sealed for centuries and rediscovered in the 1800s.

 

There will be an opportunity to make donations at the close of the meeting.

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Thursday April 14th

 

The Annual General Meeting will follow the coffee morning, commencing at 12.30 pm.

 

The 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 14th April at 12.30 pm at Norton and Malton Rugby Club, Old Malton Road, Malton, YO17 7EY.  Details and documents relating to the AGM have been mailed to all members who are are encouraged to join us to help shape the future of The Forum.

Refreshments will be served before the meeting.

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Thursday April 28th

Coach Outing - RIPON

£16.00 per person for the coach

 

Despite its relatively small size, Ripon is packed with historic buildings, monuments and museums just waiting to be explored. The city clusters round its central marketplace in time-honoured fashion. The Market Square hosts the Thursday market and is also a good starting point for a shopping trip to Ripon. It combines a wide range of nationally recognised stores with a whole host of speciality shops. There's also good selection of places to eat and drink, and you're only minutes from the places of interest that make a visit so enjoyable. Ripon has a magnificent cathedral to explore or you can attend court at the Courthouse Museum then on to prison at the Prison and Police Museum!

We will start from Pickering at 9.30am to arrive in Ripon about 11.00am and we will leave for home at 3.30pm

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Tuesday May 3rd

Coffee Morning - THE CHANGING FACE OF PICKERING

Gordon Clitheroe from the Beck Island Museum will give a slide presentation using photographic records from the museum’s archives.

 

He will show how the town of Pickering has changed in the last one hundred years.

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Wednesday May 11th

Coach Outing - NORTHALLERTON MARKET DAY

£16.00 per person for the coach

 

Join us on a trip to Northallerton which has a pleasant busy shopping centre, with many independent shops, cafes, and pubs, mainly in the high street. There is a busy market on Wednesday on both sides of the High Street with stalls selling a wide range of goods and produce from fruit and vegetables through clothes, hardware and computer and phone accessories, health food and fresh fish.  

You will find two department stores, bookshops, and specialist retailers along with lots of excellent coffee shops and cafes. 

We shall start from Norton at 9.30 am, travelling via Pickering and Helmsley and will leave for home at 3.30 pm.                       

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Thursday May 19th

SOCIAL FUN MORNING. 

A chance to socialise and take part in a selection of fun games - and a fiendish quiz!

 

After a cup of tea or coffee and some cake try your luck in the Jenga (Tumble Tower) contest. Aim to be our Solitaire champion or beat your neighbours at Draughts or Dominoes. Then join in our quiz, with topical questions to suit our generation!

Generous prizes for each of the game and quiz winners.                                        

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Thursday May 26th

Serious Meeting - WILLS, TRUSTS AND POWER OF ATTORNEY

Solicitor, Emma Morris from Crombie Wilkinson, and her 

specialist team from the Malton and Pickering offices will give an illustrated talk explaining Wills, Trusts and Power of Attorney.

 

These are all vitally important matters at any age, but particularly for those of us of advancing years!

 

After the presentation you will have the chance to ask questions of a solicitor – for free!     

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Thursday June 2nd

QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATION

£5.00 per person. Pay on the door.

Come and join us to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at our ‘indoor street party’.

 

We shall be serving tea, coffee, and cakes from 10.00 am as you arrive, in a street party setting.

 

We shall have a themed ‘Royal’ quiz with questions about the Royal family and activities and events of the era. Prizes will include Jubilee Mugs and Jubilee tea towels.

 

Members are invited to bring any Royal mementos, souvenirs or photos of the Coronation and any other time when they may have seen, or even met, the queen.

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Wednesday June 15th

Coach Outing - RHS Harlow Carr GARDENS, HARROGATE

£29.00 per person for the coach and entry to the gardens

£20.00 per person for RHS members (with membership card)

 

A favourite with our members, we have arranged a return visit to view the Harlow Carr gardens in all their summer glory.

 

Be inspired by contemporary planting in the main borders; pick up growing techniques in the Kitchen Garden and saunter along the Streamside Garden, the largest of its kind in the country. Unearth the hidden treasures in the woodland and take in the rejuvenated Scented Garden. 

 

Browse the plant centre then enjoy a cup of coffee or a relaxing lunch in Bettys famous tea rooms.
 

We shall start from Norton at 9.30 am, travelling via Pickering and Helmsley and will leave for home at 3.30pm                                   

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Thursday June 16th

Coffee morning - I'D LIKE TO DO YOUR JOB

WHAT DOES A NATIONAL PARK RANGER DO?

Simon Bassendale, Senior Ranger at the North York Moors National Park Authority will give us an illustrated talk about his work as a Ranger.

 

A fascinating insight into the work that is done to maintain and protect our National Parks.