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WELCOMEBACK–HARLOW MEN’S FORUM 40TH SEASON WILL SOON BE UPON US!!

CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME: I look forward to welcoming our members, old and new for the 2016/2017 season. We shall be celebrating our 40th year of activities at the Forum and have an interesting and varied range of Speakers arranged by John Taylor to look forward to, plus a new entertainment which I hope you will enjoy. There is a dedicated team of officers who work hard behind the scenes. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them personally and on your behalf. I hope you enjoy the coming year.

Tuesday October 4th sees the start of our 40th season…a right Ruby celebration!!

Hope you’re all in good spirits after a mixed summer weather wise and without mentioning the Euro 2016 Championships.

Subscription costs remain unchanged and what was great value last year becomes even better value going forward.

Personal recommendation remains our best recruiter to the cause and I will issue an extra  Programme card for you to pass to a neighbour, friend or relation who might wish to join us!!

Hoping then to see you at our first meeting on October 4th, 10a.m. for 1030a.m.

The full programme for 2016/2017 is listed below.

 

HARLOW MEN’S FORUM 2016/2017

2016

Oct 4   Mr Howard Driver                      Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue

Oct 11  Dr Alan Ogden                            Dental Archaelogy

Oct 18 Mr Dennis Taylor                      Aviation: A Private Pilot’s Licence

Oct 25 Judge Derek Clarkson                More Curiosities

Nov 1                                                         The Daytones Barbershop Group

Nov 8  Mr David Alred                          Zion To Las Vegas

Nov 15 Mr Roger Oldfield                    The Line Over The Top

Nov 22 Mr Jerry Pearlman                  The Death Of The Common Attorney

Nov 29 OPEN MEETING                     Mrs Sue Wood                   Park Life

Dec 6   Professor Mike Dixon              The Ilkley Water Cure

Dec 13                             Christmas Lunch At Ascot House Hotel

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

2017

Jan 10 Mr Frank Ellis                         The Knut From Knotty Ash

Jan 17 OPEN MEETING: RAY COGGAN MEMORIAL MEETING

Mr Alun Pugh      A Journey Along The Leeds-Liverpool Canal (Part 2)

Jan 24 Mr Brian Greenwood              Shop Talk : A Short History Of Retailing

Jan 31 Mr Neil Ramshaw                 Some Well Known Inventions And Their Lesser Known Inventors

Feb 7 Mr John Taylor                          Forty Years On

Feb 14  OPEN MEETING    Mr Terry Frazier     Putting The House To Bed

Feb 21                                  MEMBER’S MORNING

Feb 28 Mr Geoff Queen                In Pursuit Of The Kingdom Of Happiness

Mar 7 Mr Les Parkes                                European Perspective

Mar 14 Mr Michael Duncombe         Musical Memories Of The 50’s And 60’s

Mar 21 Mr Alan Pitchfork                   Tales Of The Unexpected

Mar 28 Rev. Christine Gillespie           PRESIDENT’S MORNING

Apr 4  40th ANNIVERSARY LECTURE   Mr Malcolm Neesam   Samson Fox: Victorian Industrialist

Apr 11 Mr Chris Helme                                Other Folk’s Rubbish

EASTER HOLIDAY

Apr 25  40th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

May 2   40th Anniversary Lunch At The Ascot House Hotel

WELCOME BACK!!!

Hallo….hope you’ve all summered well and looking forward to our 39th season which starts on Tuesday October 6th.

Our Programme Secretary John Taylor has done us proud with another eclectic collection of Speakers who will either inform, educate, amuse,  entertain us or quite possibly deliver a combination of the aforesaid virtues when we gather together on Tuesday mornings.

Programme Cards have been issued to all members either by post or hand delivered but for completeness the 39th Season’s Schedule follows.

Anybody new to our Forum reading this and wishing to either join or try us out please be assured you will receive a warm welcome so come along to see us on any Tuesday morning from October 6th.

Looking forward to seeing you all at Harlow Hill Methodist Church Otley Road on Tuesday October 6th from 10a.m.

See you soon

Regards

NEIL RAMSHAW   CHAIRMAN AND GENERAL SECRETARY

HARLOW MEN’S FORUM 39th SEASON

2015

Oct 6  Mr Keith Barber                  Memory Lane

Oct 13  Mr Roger Oldfield             Small Acorns–Mighty Oaks

Oct 20  Mr Keith Peters                 St. Michael’s Hospice

Oct 27  Mr John Taylor                  Not the Happiest Days of Your Life

Nov 3                    MEMBERS’ MORNING

Nov 10  Mr Terry Frazier                All Quiet on the Western Front

Nov 17                      OPEN MEETING

Mrs Jenny Stacey              Noel Nostalgia

Nov 24  His Honour Judge             More Curiosities

Derek Clarkson

Dec 1  Professor Martin Curzon      Arts & Crafts of the Desert Indians

Dec 8  Mr Neil Ramshaw                  Let Your Computer Entertain you

Dec 15            CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT ASCOT HOUSE HOTEL

2016

Jan 5 Mr Roy Beniston                       Building an Aircraft behind Strikes

Jan 12 Mr Dave Essam                        Costa What?

Jan 19th                       OPEN MEETING     RAY COGGAN MEMORIAL MEETING

Mr Alun Pugh                       A Tour of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal

Jan 26  Mr Alan Pitchfork                   Boy Sailor

Feb 2  Rev. Christine Gillespie            President’s Morning

Feb 9  Mr John Shackleton                   Not for the Faint Hearted

Feb 16  Mr Geoffrey Queen                   The Yorkshire Dales–An Insider’s View

Feb 23  Mr David Siddans                     Jam Tomorrow

Mar 1  Mr Mike Greenberg                    To Russia With Love

Mar 8                               OPEN MEETING

Mrs Lynne Ditchburn                             The Upper Crust

Mar 15  Mr Richard Wright                   Gambia–No Problem

Mar 22  Mr David Davies                       Wilson and the Sailors 1964–79

EASTER HOLIDAY

Apr 5  Mr Tony Burkitt                           Ireland

Apr 12  Mr Colin Senior                          The Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Apr 19  Mr Michael Bevington              The Studley Deer Park

Apr 26                              ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

May 3                                 MEMBERS’ SPRING LUNCH


Welcome Back

Welcome Back

Hope you all had a good summer and enjoyed your holidays. 

Throughout the summer John Taylor has been busy compiling another interesting season of talks starting on 6th October with a talk by Dr.A.Day on the NHS.

Your Chairman, Roy Smith, has been beavering away building an internet blog for the forum, it is not yet completed but is in the process of being built. It looks good and if you would like to view it the address is: www.harlowmensforum.wordpress.com

Hope to see you all again at Harlow Hill Methodist Church, Otley Road on:       6th October

See you there.

George Mountford

Secretary.

Hello world!

Welcome from the Chairman of Harlow Men’s Forum.  We meet from October to April at Harlow Hill Methodist Curch, Otley Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.  The meeting day is Tuesday 10.30am with coffee at 10.00am.

You will receive a very warm welcome, do join us.

Roy Smith