Issue 34

October 2009







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Group Updates cont’d

History of Art

Meetings have been arranged up to Christmas and membership has closed for this session as we now have 80 members. There is a waiting list and there may be a further session after Christmas.


Brian Souter

Keep Fit

We welcome new members to the Keep Fit group. This takes place at the Jennyfield Styan Centre on Tuesday afternoons.  It starts at 2pm and lasts an hour.  The group is taken by a professional instructor - Sandra.  The cost for an initial session is £2.00.  To continue for the rest of the term it is necessary to pay up front, but the initial session is taken into account.

Please contact  me  


Val Cooke

Local History

The Local History Group meets at Starbeck Methodist Church on the 3rd Monday afternoon of the month, starting on 21st September.  The doors open at 1.30 pm and the meetings start at 2 pm.


We have a speaker for about 1 hour, then any questions, followed by tea and biscuits.  We are a friendly group and welcome new comers.  The cost is £8 payable in September and £8 payable in January.  We have an outing in May and a village walkabout in June.


The programme for 2009 is:-


19 October   -         The Brown Plaque Trail of Harrogate – Peter Fargher


16 November  -            Worth Valley Railway  -  Bill Black


21 December  -         Words & Music for Christmas  -  Ken Humphries   

Looking at Churches

The course begins on October 6th at 10 a.m. in St Paul’s Church hall in Victoria Avenue and runs every fortnight until Easter 2010. There will be half-day and full day trips in the summer of 2010


Patrick Bishop

Michael Crosby


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The group has diminished in size over the summer but we usually have between three and four tables each week.

Although the group started by learning under “classical Chinese rules” one of our members has introduced us to one version of the “Hong Kong rules” that uses a simpler scoring method and enables faster play.

Since it is not a competition we may use either set of rules as each table decides on the day.


Chris Rush