Coffee Mornings and ‘Serious Meetings’

All Coffee Mornings and ‘Serious Meetings’ meet at 10.00 for refreshments before a 10.30 start. They are held at Malton & Norton Rugby Club, Old Malton Road, Malton, 

YO17 7EY


There is a charge of £2 at the door for Coffee Mornings

and Serious Meetings, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. 

There is no need to book.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served before each meeting, from 10.00 am, by our friendly volunteers.




Just to remind you – it is two courses for £6.50. Held at Oscar’s Restaurant, Ryedale Community Leisure Centre (Norton Bowling Club) and we meet at 12.00.


If you would like to join then please ring Anna Salkeld, on 01944 759123. 

We don’t expect everyone to come every time – but it would be very helpful to let Anna know if you are coming and can let her have your choice of meal by the Sunday prior to the lunch.


                                         Our garden group is now developing a full programme of                                              garden related activities. They recently completed their first                                            outing to the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Harlow                                          Carr, Harrogate.


                                         Meetings are held at the Memorial Hall, Old Malton or at                                                individual members gardens. Details are shown against each                                          entry in the Programme.


There is a charge of £2 to cover costs and members will need to provide their own tools and equipment from time to time to suit the activities.


Further activities are included in this Programme and a separate leaflet with greater details about each activity is available for interested members.


Garden Group activities and trips are open to all Forum members.

October 2019 - January 2020

Garden Group: Propagation

Appleby House, Old Malton (Opposite Memorial Hall) 2.00pm

15 Nov 2019

A demonstration of propagating plants from stem cuttings.


Followed by the opportunity to create your own cuttings.


Bring your own small pots, secateurs. and hardwood cuttings if you have them. Otherwise take cuttings from Tony’s garden.


Compost and rooting powder will be provided.

Coffee Morning: Trekking in the Himalayas

Meet at 10:00 for 10:30 Start

21 Nov 2019

An illustrated talk by local author Chris Bridge who will tell us how, in April this year, he set out to join four strangers for an 11 day trek to Annapurna Base Camp.

Chris says: "This gave me a chance to pretend I was much younger than I am. It's years since I queued for outside loos in the night or showered in cold water. I aim to tell the story of the trek and of the epic first ascent of Annapurna, but also to focus on the wonderful work being done for disabled, orphaned and abandoned children at The Hope Centre in Kathmandu which we visited".

Forum Lunch Club

03 Dec 2019

Two courses for £6.50.  Held at Oscar’s Restaurant, Ryedale Community Leisure Centre (Norton Bowling Club) and we meet at 12.00. 

Please let Anna (01944 759123) know if you are coming and let her have your choice of meal by the Sunday prior to the lunch.


Full menu in Programme and on website.                 

Christmas Coffee Morning: Getting in the Mood for Christmas

Meet at 10:00 for 10:30 Start

05 Dec 2019

JOCELYN BROOKES will take a look at the origins of some of our Christmas celebrations


This will be followed by a seasonal quiz. 


Of course we will also have mince pies and/or Christmas cake to help us into the Festive Season.                                               


Outing to Chatsworth House

Starts Pickering at 8.00

12 Dec 2019

We have an exciting opportunity to visit Chatsworth to gaze in wonder at their marvellous seasonal decor. The house will be transformed with their annual decorations to get us all into the festive spirit. 


Show stopping fir trees and twinkling lights transform Chatsworth at Christmas. We will be transported into a magical world.  The theme will be announced later, but do you recall Once upon a time; Oh Dickens; The Nutcracker; Mr Toad?          


More delights are to come. As we have an 11.00am visiting slot, for a self guided tour, we are going on to The Chatsworth Farm Shop at Pilsley where we can feast in their cafe, choose and buy your own food, along with choosing just which delicacies you are going to purchase as Christmas presents. The coach has a big boot.     


We shall start from Pickering Eastgate car park at 08.00 hrs. There will be a very quick comfort stop on the way down. We will leave the Farm Shop at 16.00.                                      

Cost: £35 per person to include coach and entrance to house, and Farm Shop.


Garden Group: Gardeners' Question Time

Memorial Hall, Old Malton 2.00pm

10 Dec 2019

Tony would welcome any seasonal questions, even remotely connected to gardening, to include in a list that will be designed to test, amuse or confound.


All in a relaxed atmosphere with mulled wine, yule log and twiglets

Forum Christmas Lunch

Meet at Forest & Vale Hotel, Pickering - 12:30 for 13:00 Start

17 Dec 2019

We shall again hold our annual Christmas Lunch at the Forest and Vale Hotel, Pickering.  There will be the usual lovely festive food as well as a Quiz and a raffle.  We do hope you will join us for a celebratory afternoon.                      

Cost £25 per person (three courses followed by coffee and chocolate mints)

Please return your Menu choices with the booking form.



1. Leek and Potato Soup with crispy croutons

2. Melon and Pineapple with winter berries

3.Locally Smoked Mackerel with a horseradish creme fraiche


4. Traditional Roast Turkey with all the trimmings

5. Crackling Roast Pork with scrumpy cider, apple and thyme cream sauce

6. Baked Haddock with a langoustine and chervil gravy

7. Parsnip, Apricot and Chestnut Loaf with cranberry gravy


8. The Ultimate Christmas Pudding with creamy rum sauce

9. Vanilla Panna Cotta with a citrus and cranberry compote

10. Chocolate and Orange Torte with a clementine drizzle

11. Brie and Cheddar with biscuits, celery, grapes and chutney

Coffee/tea and mints

Forum Lunch Club

07 Jan 2020

Two courses for £6.50.  Held at Oscar’s Restaurant, Ryedale Community Leisure Centre (Norton Bowling Club) and we meet at 12.00. 

Please let Anna (01944 759123) know if you are coming and let her have your choice of meal by the Sunday prior to the lunch.

Full menu in Programme and on website.                 

Coffee Morning: Sydney Smith's Photographs

Meet at 10:00 for 10:30 Start

09 Jan 2020

GORDON CLITHEROE, one of the founders of Beck Isle Museum and now Curator and Custodian will talk about the work of photographers Sydney & Maud Smith.

Their photographs show life in the villages around Pickering and some of the characters who lived there in the first half of the 20th Century.  


Gordon will bring them to life – meet your ancestors! 


Donations to the Museum, which receives no outside funding, will be welcomed

Garden Group: Plan Your Garden Year

Memorial Hall, Old Malton 2.00pm

14 Jan 2020

A discussion about planning the garden year.


Tony will talk about preparing for potting up and hanging baskets.


This will also be an opportunity for group members to propose activities and events for the coming year.     

Outing: To National Science & Media Museum

Starts Pickering 9.15 am

16 Jan 2020



With eight floors of galleries - from the Special temporary exhibition ‘Hello Universe’– where you’ll have a mesmerising journey through the incredible sights and sounds of space to the permanent galleries including: 

Wonderlab- step into a world of wonder, where what you see and hear is only the beginning; or 

Life Online- how did our lives change when the internet was born?


Find out in the world’s first gallery dedicated to the social, technological and cultural impact of the web; or you can grab a booth in the BFI Mediatheque and discover the best, rarest and most extraordinary films and TV programmes from the BFI National Archive. More than 2,500 titles are available to view.  


There is so much to see.  Just for the cost of the Coach!  Access around the building is via the open plan main staircase or the two public lifts (front and central).  As there is no set route around the building, the choice is yours as to where you start. 


There is a café and a bar which serve delicious food and a huge range of drinks. 

We shall start from Norton at 9.15am and leave for home at 3.00 pm.

Cost: £13 per person for the coach.

Serious Meeting: Recycling in Ryedale

Meet at 10:00 for 10:30 Start

23 Jan 2020

CHRIS GRAINGER, Recycling Officer for Ryedale District Council will give us tips, hints, information and advice on what, how and where we can recycle locally. 


He will talk about why we need to recycle and what happens to the materials which are collected.

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