Forum Events 2021

Thursday July 22nd     2 – 4pm    Forum Meeting   Unfortunately this event had to be cancelled


Thursday July 15th      York boat trip and afternoon tea      £38.65 pp.

York boat trips

Sit back, relax and enjoy an afternoon river cruise. Is there a finer way to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea, than cruising along a river? The cruise takes us up the Ouse, to Bishopthorpe Palace and back again. The itinerary includes a 90 minute cruise, full afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones and finger desserts, refillable tea or coffee and a live sightseeing commentary.

Places have been restricted to 25 people only, so it will have to be first come, first served. When you send off your booking form, we need to know if you have any dietary requirements, please. Also there are steps on to the decks, just to make you aware. The price includes the coach, cruise and afternoon tea. The coach will leave Harrogate Library at 1pm and York Place Knaresborough 1.15pm. If you would like to book a place for yourself or a friend etc., please complete the booking form and return it to Ann Hill, 14 Bond End, Knaresborough HG5 9AQ by June 10th. Enquiries: telephone 01423 861795


Thursday June 24th 2 – 4 pm ‘Commemorating Heroes’ (Commonwealth War Graves Commission) – A talk by Elizabeth Smith followed by the AGM

Stonefall war graves

Please note: Our June meeting will take place at Cedar Court Hotel in the Rowan Suite.

Stonefall war gravesOur AGM will take place on June 24th, following a presentation by Elizabeth Smith from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). Elizabeth 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, she recently 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.

The change of venue will hopefully allow us to comply with any Covid-19 restrictions which might be in place at the time. Facemasks are to be worn and social distancing will be observed throughout the hotel. Only tea and coffee will be served. The Cedar Court Hotel is on Park Parade, Harrogate HG1 5AH. Parking is available and any no. 1 bus on the Knaresborough route stops on North Park Road. There is capacity for 80 people, so we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.