On Sunday 3rd October 2021, you can join in a free online one-hour Silver Swans® adult ballet class, specially designed for the over 55s. This event is part of the annual Silver Sunday celebrations, supported by the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, and is a day in the national calendar celebrating older people and their contribution to society.
The free online Silver Sunday event is hosted using Zoom and is suitable for absolute beginners – plus there is no upper age limit. As it is online, there is no limit on location as anyone from the UK (or the world!) can join in. After the hour-long class, all participants can make a cup of tea and join in an informal chat with all the Silver Sunday Silver Swans® attendees. The classes are open to anyone (male or female) – no previous dance experience necessary. Continue reading
Tuesday September 14th at 12.30pm Lunch at The Dower House in Knaresborough
Suzanne has arranged for the Lunch Club members to meet at the Dower House at Bond End, Knaresborough. This has been a popular venue in the past and there is space to meet inside and out, depending on the weather. ‘Newly under the helm of Victoria Vasallo Storm restaurant is fast becoming a must visit on the Yorkshire dining scene’. If you would like to reserve a place for yourself (and a friend?), please contact Suzanne Marland by telephone 01423 560384 or e-mail: email@example.com Closing date for bookings is August 30th.
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This event is one of few the Yorkshire showground has been able to hold this year due to covid restrictions. Santa’s grotto will be open to groups of up to 6 people and will be staffed by Santa’s elves in a covid-secure manner.
The grotto will be open to visitors on December 5th and 6th
The will be no publicised ceremony for the switch-on, in order to avoid crowds forming. Harrogate Business Improvement District (Harrogate BID) is encouraging people to go and enjoy the lights, but to observe social distancing. This is a new display with colour changing lights.
The annual bonfire and firework display on the Stray has been cancelled due to the current pandemic restrictions. This would have been the 50th anniversary of the event, which will now be postponed until 2021. Each year the event, organised by Harrogate District Round Table, raises money for charities and local groups.
Elizabeth Smith from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission travels around the country talking about the work of the CWGC which maintains all the headstones and memorials to the fallen of WW1 and WW2 throughout the world. As well as talking to groups and school children, last year she conducted two fully-booked Heritage Day visits to Stonefall Cemetery in Harrogate, which included the histories of some of the nearly 1000 air crew members who are buried there.
Elizabeth will be giving free tours of the war graves at Stonefall as part of Heritage Open Days over the weekend of the 12th / 13th September. The numbers are very limited (5 to a tour and only 6 tours) due to Covid restrictions. All tickets need to be booked in advance and the link to book is via the HOD site: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/commonwealth-war-graves-walk-and-talk-stonefall-cemetery-harrogate
Update September 3rd – All places have now been booked. Thank you for your support.
After 30 years of service, the Bookstall newsagents in Harrogate train station is closing. This shop stocked a really comprehensive selection of magazines. It was always handy if you wanted to pop in for something to eat or drink – or perhaps a little light reading for your journey. Not to mention greetings cards, guide books ….. This was a vital part of Harrogate station and will be missed.