Monthly Archives: September 2013

37th SEASON…WELCOME BACK!!

The start of the Forum’s 37th season under Chairman Roger Bancroft is just a few weeks away with the first meeting scheduled for Tuesday October 1st.

Another excellent programme of Speakers has been put together by John Taylor Programme Secretary which will entertain, educate and interest us across a wide spectrum of subjects and brighten up the coming autumnal and winter Tuesdays for seven months.

Annual membership fees of £3 and weekly payments of £2 to include refreshments remain unchanged and represent great value for what’s on offer!

Proceedings begin as usual at 10a.m. with tea/coffee being served and the weekly speaker starting at 10.30a.m.

PROGRAMME 2013/2014

2013

Oct 1  OPEN MEETING

Mr John Taylor                    Centenarians then and now.

Oct 8   Mr Duncan Verity                Songs of Stage and Screen.

Oct 15 Mr Gordon Darlington       The Great Cover Up.

Oct 22 Mr Roy Cressey                     Shipshape.

Oct 29 Mr David Alred                      Nidderdale Yesterday.

Nov 5  His Honour Judge Derek Clarkson      More of The Same.

Nov 12 Professor Martin Curzon                 Honey, Sugar and Spice…and all things nice.

Nov 19 Mr Tony Brown                     Blown Away by Patagonia.

Nov 26 Mr David Winpenny           Up to a point-Pyramids in Yorkshire and Beyond.

Dec 3    Mr Frank Ellis                       Lancashire’s Favourite Yorkshireman.

Dec 10            CHRISTMAS  LUNCH AT ASCOT HOUSE HOTEL.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

2014

Jan 7  Mr David Essam                How a Cheshire Cat strayed into Harrogate.

Jan 14   OPEN MEETING

Mrs Anne Cherry             Harrogate Theatre Behind the Scenes.

Jan 21 Mr Michael Greatorex   Family History: Trials & Tribulations.               r                Mr  Michael Morby

Jan 28  Rev. Mark Godfrey          President’s Morning.

Jan 30                 Visit to Harrogate Theatre  (backstage).

Feb 4  Mr Alun Pugh                        Saltaire.

Feb 11 Mr Neil Ramshaw              The Rise and Fall of a Very British Institution.

Feb 18  Mr Wallace Sampson        Meet the Chief Executive.

Feb 25  Mr Jim Monte                     Lead Mining in the Dales.

Mar 4   Mrs Angela Henson         Norway:  Land of Mountains & Flowers.

Mar 11  Mr Roger Nightingale    Olympic Volunteer.

Mar 18    OPEN MEETING-RAY COGGAN MEMORIAL MEETING.

Mr Ken Humphreys         The Music of Cole Porter.

Mar 25   Mr Tony Burkitt               The Rush for Wind.

Apr 1      Mr Terry Frazier                 The Land of the Long White Cloud.

Ape 8       4 or 5 Members                 Member’s Morning.

Apr 15    Mrs Lesley Walton           Save the Children.

EASTER HOLIDAY

Apr 29            ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.

May 6           INFORMAL LUNCH TO BE ARRANGED.

NEIL RAMSHAW GENERAL SECRETARY.