Funeral Arrangements for Peter Staples

Peter’s funeral will take place on Friday November 13th in St. Robert’s Church Pannal at 230p.m.

Numbers are limited in the current situation but the service will be streamed live on You Tube and anyone wishing to participate this way can join online using the link https://youtu.be/-fQr4r7QS3c.

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY.

FORUM 2020/2021 SEASON CURTAILED.

The Forum has cancelled the rest of the 2020/2021 season which was due to run until the end of April next year. This is due to the continuing difficulties and uncertainty created by the COVID situation. Members have been advised separately and booked Speakers similarly advised.

It is hoped the Forum can recommence with the 2021/2022 programme beginning on Tuesday October 5th 2021.

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY.

MORE SAD NEWS.

I am sorry to have to advise you of the death of Peter Staples on October 27th. He had been in Harrogate Hospital for a small operation but developed pneumonia and passed away.

Peter was another member from our 2008 intake and had been our Chairman for the 2016/2017 season. and in 2011, assisted by his wife Margaret, gave an illustrated talk to the Forum about their trip from Rio to Lima via Macchu Picchu which was well received.

Peter was another Forum stalwart, always cheery and friendly and will be much missed by his friends and members.

Condolences have been offered to Margaret and family on behalf of the Forum .

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY.

More Distressing News.

I am sorry to have to advise you of the death of Bardner Horn today. Gordon Percy advised me that Bardner suffered a cardiac arrest and subsequently passed away.

Bardner had been a member since 2008 and a regular Forum attender over the years.

Our condolences are extended to his family.

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY.

SOME SAD NEWS.

It is with real regret that I have to let you know of the death of His Honour Judge Derek Clarkson Q.C. Derek died peacefully at his home yesterday.

It is good to remember celebrating his 90th birthday last Christmas and he had also just celebrated his Diamond Wedding.

Derek was a popular and respected Forum Member having joined in 2005 and he was our Chairman in the season 2017/2018. More importantly he contributed to our activities enormously with his amusing and regular talks on his legal reminesces and mysteries. At the annual Christmas lunch he further entertained each year with appropriate anecdotes and stories.

He will be sorely missed but also remembered with real affection by many.

Our condolences to Petronella and family are sent at this time.

My thanks to John Taylor for providing the advice about Derek’s passing.

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY

FIRST HALF OF NEXT SEASON CANCELLED

Due to the continuing COVID 19 situation , which means our venue is not available , the first half of the 2020/2021 season i.e. October to December has been cancelled.

The position will be reviewed at the end of November/beginning of December 2020 and a decision made as to whether a restart can be made in January 2021 when the prevailing circumstances at that time will be considered.

Members have been individually advised and will be kept up to date with any changes and this site will similarly be updated.

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY.

Another Milestone Celebration…The Taylors!!

Following on from the Clarkson’s Diamond Wedding celebrations I hear our Honorary Life Member John Taylor and his good lady Margaret recently achieved their Golden Wedding anniversary and even in these restricted times managed a quiet celebration at the Swinton Park Hotel Masham.

Well done to John and Margaret on attaining this fine and important life event.

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY.

His Honour Mr and Mrs Judge Derek and Petronella Clarkson

I am reliably informed that our well loved member the Judge and his good lady will be celebrating their Diamond Wedding anniversary on Thursday August 20th. Sixty years is a terrific achievement in this day and age and as Derek would know better than any of us you get a lesser sentence in court for a murder charge!!

In all seriousness though on behalf of all members and his many friends in the Forum the couple are congratulated and sent all our best wishes for a great anniversary day.

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY

TOM SNELLING’S WALK FOR COVID (OATLANDS COMMUNITY GROUP)

As you are aware our very own “Captain Tom Snelling” completed a 24 hour walk over three days at the beginning of June at the time of his 87th birthday to raise funds for Oatlands Community Group and their COVID support.

Not only did Tom complete his challenge but raised a magnificent £3561 to boot! and would like to thank all members who supported him.

To reciprocate, our congratulations to him on an outstanding achievement.

Well done Tom!!

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY.

HARLOW MEN’S FORUM OFFICERS 2020/2021

PRESIDENT: Rev. Moses John.

CHAIRMAN: Peter Wilson.

GENERAL SECRETARY: Neil Ramshaw. Tel: 01423 879535.

VICE/SECOND CHAIRMAN: BOTH VACANT.

PROGRAMME SECRETARY: VACANT.

TREASURER: Roy Smith. Tel: 01423 538404.