Monthly Archives: September 2010

Forum Annals For 2009-2010

Annals for the 2009/10 Season

At the beginning of the 2009/10 season we had 46 members on the books.


14 July, Joe Matthews taken to hospital.

21 July, Ray Coggan, driving force of Forum for more than 18 years, died.

28 July, Funeral of Ray Coggan, at Harlow Hill Methodist chapel.

      Church full with Rev.Lister, family, Men’s Forum members and  members of Harrogate G&S society and many friends. 

10 August, Peter Bailey died. 

6 October, William McNicol joined.

6 October,  Frederick Banks joined.

13 October, Ted Wooler re-joined

27 October, Harold Dawson left on sabbatical.

7th December, Albert Meredith, member,  died.


31st January, Greville Moorhouse died. Funeral, 9/2/10 @ 1.00pm.

23rd February, Derek Simpson joined.

2nd March, Harry Mitchell joined.

12th April, Dennis Smith (Registrar) taken to hospital with stroke.

20th April,  Members Annual General Meeting.

27th April,  Members and friends visit to The Synagogue in Harrogate.

Programme of Talks for 2010 – 2011

                       PROGRAMME  2010/11                                                                                                                          


Oct 5    Mr. V.Wild,   The Story of Bettys.  

Oct 12  Mrs. A. Rankin, Re-cycling: a Council Perspective.

          Oct 19  Open Meeting. The Ray Coggan Memorial Lecture.

                        Mr.S.Tate, Taking the Waters in Ancient Rome

Oct 26  Mrs. C.Brown, Helping People Grow

Nov 2  His Honour Judge D.Clarkson, More Mysteries

Nov 9 Mr.J.Gilleghan, The Magic of The Yorkshire Dales

Nov 16 Mr.F.Ellis, Blind Man’s Buff

Nov 23 Mr. R.Shaw, So you want to be a Nuclear Engineer

Nov 30 Mr.D.W.Blades, A Victorian Disaster and Scandal                                                              

Dec 7  Mrs. A.Henson, Sicily – Volcanoes in the Mediterranean



Jan 4   New Year No Meeting

Jan 11 Mr.K.Humphreys, Name That Show

Jan 18 Mr.M.Bevington, Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Jan 25 Mr. P.Staples, From Rio to Lima via Macchu Picchu

Feb 1  Mr.E.Forster, Laurence and Lawrence

Feb 8  Mr. P.Linney, Wainwright and Me

Feb 15 Mr.R.Smith, A Dash Through the History of Punishment

Feb 22 Coun. P.Broadbank, A Taste of Edwardian Harrogate

Mar 1 Rev. M.Godfrey, President’s Morning

Mar 8 Open Meeting. Mr. R. Pawsey, Night Shift at York Minster

Mar 15,   4 or 5 Members,  Members’ Stories 

Mar 22  Mrs. J.Yeats,  Ice Age’10

Mar 29  Mr.G.Kendall, Bargain Hunting

Apr 5  Mr.R.Howard,  Reminiscences 

Apr 12 Mrs. S.Scarborough,  The History of Eddie Brown’s

Apr 1  Members,      Annual General Meeting.

Apr 26   Easter Holiday – No Meeting

 May 3                     VISIT TO PLACE OF INTEREST               






New Chairman and Treasurer

Your new Chairman is Malcolm Wood and Roy Smith has taken over as treasurer.

Looking forward to seeing you all again at Harlow Hill Methodist Church Hall, Otley Road on: 5th October

See you there.

George Mountford

Welcome Back

Hope you enjoyed the summer, yes that shiny thing in the sky was the sun.

Throughout the summer John Taylor compiled another interesting season of talks starting with a bang on 5th October with a talk you will not want to miss; given by Mr V Wild, it is:

The Story of Bettys