Issue 36

June 2010







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Group Updates (Cont’d)

Science Group

The programme is as follows:-

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

John Kendal


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 month.

Sadly our remaining male member of the group passed away suddenly just before Easter - he will be sadly missed.


Joy Able

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 cafe.

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.


Jill Pullman

The Strollers

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.

Barbara Peel

Tai Chi

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


Val Cooke

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