We were joined by three new members when we began another year in October. We try
to meet indoors during the winter months, so we began with a rather chilly visit
to Skipton. Many of our trips are in outdoor locations and we do depend on reasonable
good weather. It was a hot and sunny day when we went to Pateley Bridge in April,
but was rather cold when we planned to go to Ripon Marina in May. We decided to abandon
that idea and went into the Cathedral after which we met in Morgan’s Café for tea.
There is still room for more members in this group. You don’t have to be an expert,
and we are a small friendly group who enjoy going out to various local places travelling
by public transport.
Sunday Lunch Orange Group
The Sunday Lunch Orange Group is seeking new members either singles or doubles (if
you`ll pardon the pun). We meet about every 3rd Sunday in the month and visit local
hostelries for Sunday Lunch in and around the Harrogate area. The meals average
between £12 & £15 and having your own transport is more than helpful. Please contact
if you are interested or require more information
Our group is having a challenge at the moment. I asked the Photographic Group if
they would provide us with some of their photographs so that we could use them as
sources for a piece of embroidery. They supplied us with so many lovely photos that
we were spoilt for choice but eventually we all picked a favourite and we have been
working on these for the last two months. We are not trying to produce a faithful
copy but to use the photos as inspiration and various techniques are being used.
As of now, we should have some in goldwork, quilting, machine embroidery, crewel
work - and lots of others.My original intention was to exhibit them at our AGM in
September. However, the spirit of co-operation between groups has gone even further
and we've agreed to join with the photographers - and with the U3A Painting Group
- in another venture. From August Bank Holiday, we are having a joint exhibition
in the United Reformed Church at the lower end of Victoria Avenue : this will last
for a week.We hope as many members as possible will come to see this - and bring
I have two vacancies in the group so anyone interested - please ring me.
Writing for Pleasure
We are busy at the moment gathering stories,poems, limericks etc. for an Anthology
to be published in time for the A.G.M.Peter Kearney has kindly agreed to produce
the cover.The books will be on sale, and we hope as many members as possible will
buy a copy as the proceeds will be donated to a charity,as yet to be chosen.Apart
from that we contine to produce something every month,sometimes with great difficulty.Try
writing a story, incorporating four totally random words.... .mountain bike,rain,swimming
costume,coriander. Daunting, but I have no doubt, some one will come up with something,amusing
or clever. At the moment my mind is blank,still it exercises the grey matter.