Forum Events in 2019

2019

June 13th                            Day Trip to East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley.

East-Riddlesden-Hall-0592-sEast Riddlesden Hall is a 17th Century Manor House in Keighley, West Yorkshire, now owned by the National Trust. The Hall was built in 1642 by a wealthy Halifax clothier, James Murgatroyd. (This follows on from the Piece Hall). The Hall is a Grade 1 listed building and there is a medieval tithe barn in the grounds. Cost per person:   National Trust Members £18, (please remember your cards on day) and non-Members £25. This includes a conducted tour around the house. Contact Ann Hill to book a place.  01423 861795

The coach will depart from York Place, Knaresborough, 9.30am and from Harrogate Library at 9.45am. Leaving Keighley about 3.30pm for the return journey.

 

May 23rd       2-4pm              Forum meeting   ‘Good hydration’  and ‘Scams & Banking Safety’

May 14th     12.30pm         Lunch at the ‘Fat Badger’

Fat-badger-pub-harrogate-exteriorJoin us for lunch at the ‘Fat Badger’ at the White Hart Hotel. A varied menu offering traditional British food.

To reserve a place, please contact Tania Brightmore 01423 862290.

 

 

 

April 25th           Day Trip to Piece Hall, Halifax

Piece Hall HalifaxThe Piece Hall is one of Britain’s most extraordinary buildings. Built in 1779 to trade ‘pieces’ of cloth, it is now the UK’s sole surviving cloth hall and offers a unique window back into a past. It’s near 250 years’ history has seen the building take on many transformations – in the Georgian times as a place for trading locally made ‘Kersey’ and other cloth, later as a gathering point for Victorian spectacles and political rallies. It then became a wholesale market before being transformed into a visitor attraction, most recently, undergoing an extensive conservation programme.

 

April 9th      12.30pm        Lunch at ‘The George Hotel & Carvery’, Wormald Green, HG3 3PR

George Hotel Wormald GreenThere have been several requests for a carvery lunch and this is the nearest one.  Many of our Lunch Club regulars come on the No 36 bus to the Tea Rooms at Ripley so 6 more minutes will bring you to Wormald Green. The nearest bus stop is after the Wormald Green sign but before the right hand bend, outside the Cattery. The Hotel is just round the corner, with a large car park & a light, airy conservatory at the rear. Tuesday Carvery meals are £7.95  Desserts extra (if you have room for one!).

Please book early, as numbers are rising. If you are subsequently unable to attend, please contact the organiser in fairness to the restaurant and other members. If you live in Knaresborough, it may be possible to arrange a  car share.

 

March 28th   2-4pm    Forum  AGM   and Presentation

Adult Social CareFollowing the AGM, there will be a presentation  by Richard Webb, Corporate Director Health and Adult Services, North Yorkshire County Council. He will be discussing what’s happening to Adult Social Care in our area.

Admission is £2 which includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.

 

March 12th         12.30pm      Lunch at ‘Carriages’ restaurant  87-89, The High Street, Knaresborough.

Carriages restaurantCarriages, located in a listed “olde worlde” building, is now owned by William & Victoria’s of Cold Bath Road, where we have enjoyed several good lunches over the past few years.  This new venture offers an interesting British & European menu to suit all tastes and appetites. 2 courses for £10, or 3 courses for £14. The nearest bus stop is at the bottom of the High Street.
Please reserve your place by contacting Tania Brightmore on 01423 862290 by Saturday, 9th March in this case. Please book early, as numbers are rising. If you are subsequently unable to attend, please contact the organiser in fairness to the restaurant and other members.

 

 

February 28th   Visit to Tropical Land, Roundhay Park, Leeds

Tropical World RoundhayThere is no organised a tour so we can go around at leisure, have a tea/coffee when we like. There is a lot to see, trekking through rainforests and deserts and the different animals to be found there – we all love a meerkat. There is also a butterfly house. The Tropical World conservatory Cafe overlooks the Canal Gardens where we can stop for refreshments. The Coach will depart from York Place, Knaresborough at 9.45 am and Harrogate Library 10.00 am.  Leaving Leeds about 3.00 pm for the return journey.

 

February 12th   12.30pm        Lunch at Lucia’s  3 Ripon Road, Harrogate

Lucia Wine Bar and GrillThis was a change of venue, because we had been advised that ‘the Potting Shed’ had closed. Lunch deal: 1 Main Course, 1 drink and 1 hot drink for £9.99 per person, or your choice from the a la carte menu.

Please book early, as numbers are rising. If you are subsequently unable to attend, please contact the organiser in fairness to the restaurant and other members.

 

 

January 24th   2-4pm   Forum Meeting   ‘Watch out!’  St Paul’s Church, Victoria Avenue (opposite Harrogate library)

Trading StandardsWe had a speaker from the Trading Standards Investigation and Safeguarding Office come to speak to us about their findings and to advise us on what scams etc are currently prevalent. This part of the Trading Standards Department will see a criminal act taken to court and present evidence against the offender. I think we were surprised at what is going on in our own community and now feel more able to ‘Watch Out’ for ourselves.

Admission is £2 which includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.

 

January 8th   12.30pm    Lunch at ‘Istanbul’, Victoria Avenue, opposite Waitrose Car Park exit

Istanbul restaurant

This restaurant is a firm favourite with our members, and is now under new management. We were made very welcome and had a lovely meal.

Please book early as numbers are rising. If you are subsequently unable to attend, please contact the organiser in fairness to the restaurant and other members.