16th June “Aeroplane Accidents” - Dr,Andrew Carruthers
21st July Coach outing to the British Library at Boston Spa. This is
a once in a lifetime opportunity to be addressed by the Head of Conservation, Barry
Knight. He is coming up from London to talk about “Conservation of Library Materials”.
We will also be shown round this hi-tech facility. This visit was proposed by Maurice
Line and set up by John Leigh and is being offered in recognition of Maurice’s working
contribution to the Library over many years. The outing will be limited to 25, see
the details elsewhere in the newsletter
It was decided that the next meeting for Scrabble on Thursday 13th May would be the
last until September 9th when we would start again with the second Thursday in the
Sadly our remaining male member of the group passed away suddenly just before Easter
- he will be sadly missed.
Sketching On Location
We are a small friendly group, who enjoy going out to various places by public transport.
We meet at various times of the day depending on where we are going, and on some
occasions we have lunch before venturing out to do some sketching. We don't have
a tutor, and we are all struggling, but the main purpose of the group is enjoyment
of a shared interest. You don't have to be an expert, and nobody is forced to show
other members their sketches. We finish the afternoon with a cup of tea at a nearby
Our planning meeting is taking place at the Three Horseshoes pub in Killinghall at
1.00pm. We are meeting inside the pub, so if anyone would like to come along, we
will be delighted to see you. We have lunch first and then plan our next years programme.
Unlike most of the groups we have plenty of room for new members. As I have already
pointed out, please don't be put off it you aren't an expert - non of us are - you
will be made very welcome.
The Strollers continue to enjoy their monthly ‘strolls’. This year we have walked
at Pateley Bridge, Spofforth to Wetherby via Kirk Deighton, the Harewood Estate and
Ripon. Our July walk will be at Hay-a-Park, Knaresborough.
Term will stop a bit later than planned at Jennyfield because of the use of the Hall
as a polling station. Additionally the Hall was again unable to be used the following
week owing to decorating! Members will be kept informed and term will continue to
make up. Bilton hopefully will continue as planned. I apologise for the disruption
which was beyond our control and hope that members will understand. Please contact
Val if clarification is needed.
Next term will start at Bilton on Monday, 20th September and at Jennyfield on Thursday
23rd September. Please email