Winter Programme

November 2021 to January 2022 


All Coffee Mornings and ‘Serious Meetings’ meet at 10.00 for refreshments until a 10.30 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.


There is no need to book.

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Thursday October 21st 2021

Coffee Morning: Saltaire Village with Maria Glot

Our old friend Maria Glot, will return to remind us of the history of Saltaire village. Here is your chance to catch up again. We will hear about the real history of people who lived in and worked in Saltaire. We will hear of the many amusing and sad tales of those people and the reasons why Saltaire developed as it has.     


Thursday November 4th 2021

Coffee Morning: An introduction to bats and their lifestyles

Nicholas Gibbons from Scarborough Field Naturalists and a member of East Yorkshire Bat Group will give us an illustrated talk on Bats and their lifestyles.


He will introduce us to the different types of bat and tell us about their life cycles.


He will outline the threats to their survival and explain how we can all help them.


Thursday November 18th 2021

Serious Meeting: Equity Release

Everything you wanted to know about Equity Release – but were afraid to ask!


A Powerpoint presentation by ‘Key’ of the pros and cons of Equity Release. Followed by a question and answer session.


Thursday December 2nd 2021

Coffee Morning: The Yorkshire Auctioneer - As seen on TV

Angus Ashworth, the Yorkshire Auctioneer and Antique Road Tripper, will talk about his background in the services.


He will tell us how his love of antiques started very young, culminating in a life on television

and in the family auction business.


House clearances and valuations of antiques make his daily life full of interest.


Thursday December 7th 2021

Christmas Coffee Morning: "Here Comes Christmas" 

A Christmas themed coffee morning which will include seasonal games and a seasonal quiz. 


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

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Tuesday December 14th 2021


Three courses followed by Coffee and Mints

12.30 pm for 1.00 pm

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.  


The maximum number of 90 members has now been reached and this event is sold out.

A Waiting List is being maintained and members who have not been allocated a place will be advised they are on the waiting list.

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Wednesday January 12th 2022

Coffee Morning: The Changing face of Pickering

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


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

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Thursday January 20th 2022

Coffee Morning: The Marvel of Trees

For over 470 million years trees have inhabited the earth. Scientists now know that white fungal threads known as mycelium grow on the roots and create a communication network. Trees share water and nutrients through this system and send out distress signals about drought, disease and insect attacks which can cause other trees to change their behaviour.


Chris Bridge, a Trustee at Yorkshire Arboretum at Castle Howard, will share his knowledge with us in a fascinating talk illustrated with images of trees from the Arboretum and throughout the world.