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Social & hobbies – March 2018

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Family History Society
Cleveland, North Yorkshire, South Durham Family History Society
Freegle - Northallerton/Thirsk
Meet up
An online directory of groups in and around Thirsk. Neighbours getting together to learn something, do something, share something ...
National Women's Register Tel 01603 407003/ 01609 778108
Northallerton is the local branch of an international organisation of women's discussion groups. Informal, regular discussion meetings are held in members' homes with other activities such as walking, supper club, lunches, coffee, cultural outings available. More details from website.
The Arts Society, Hambleton Tel 01642 712139
The Arts Society Hambleton encourages appreciation of, and interest in, all aspects of decorative and fine arts. Enthusiastic local society, programme of lectures, study days, visits, & volunteering opportunities. Venue for lectures Solberge Hall Hotel, near Northallerton.
The Hardy Plant Society
Meetings are at 7.30 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September to May (excluding December) at the Village Hall, Morton on Swale, Northallerton, DL7 9RL (map) (on the A684 about half-way between the A1 and Northallerton).


Thirsk & N'ton Beekeepers Ass. Borrowby,. Tel 01845 537323

Brompton, Northallerton

Northallerton Camera Club Methodist Church Hall, Brompton, Northallerton DL6 2QT. Tel 01609 775531
The club has, with breaks during WWII, met continuously since its inauguration in 1933 and our members enjoy a dynamic programme with an interesting and varied series of events each season. Every evening is a pleasant social occasion, at which members can share tips and experiences on all aspects of photography.

Dalton, Thirsk

Dalton (Thirsk) Ladies Club Dalton Village Hall, Willow Bridge Lane, Dalton, Thirsk YO7 3BN. Tel 01845 501245
Speakers and social

Great Smeaton, Northallerton

Great Smeaton History Group Wentdale, Great Smeaton, Northallerton DL6 2EH. Tel 01609 881456
Study history of Great Smeaton . Accessible. We meet in Village Hall - ramp & disabled toilet

Knayton, Thirsk

Hillside Gardens & Social Club Knayton Village Hall, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AZ.
Meet in Knayton Village Hall at 7.30pm on third Wednesday of month with speakers on gardens & plants. May-Aug are visits to gardens in North Yorkshire. No meeting in December.

Norby, Thirsk

NY East Federation of WIs WI House, Front St, Norby, Thirsk YO7 1BG. Tel 01845 522415
Thirsk in Bloom The Covert, Back Lane, Norby, Thirsk YO7 1TB. Tel 01845 525597
Volunteers plan, plant & maintain the flowers in the Market Place & surrounding areas. Financially supported by local businesses & council.


N Yorks County Record Office Malpas Road, Northallerton DL7 8TB. Tel 01609 777585
We collect, conserve and make available local and family history records for North Yorkshire dating from the 12th to the 21st century Accessible.
Northallerton Probus Club Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Northallerton. Tel 01609 761414
First and Third Tuesday of each month at 10am. Talks and lectures.
Northallerton Rotary Club c/o Allerton Court Hotel, Darlington Road, Northallerton DL6 2XF. Tel 01609 780525
Meet on Fridays at 12.30pm at the Allerton Court Hotel, Darlington Road, Northallerton DL6 2XF. We are always keen for new members. Female or Male. Accessible.
U3A Northallerton The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Tel 01609 774067
N'ton Life Drawing & Art Group Northallerton Methodist Church, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG. Tel 07845 907756
Meet Fridays 7pm during term times. £40 per eight week term. Booking essential. Accessible.
Northallerton Local Hist. Soc. Catholic Church Hall, 41 Thirsk Road, Northallerton DL6 1PJ. Tel 01609 771380
Provides a monthly talk on the second Tuesday of each month and summer outings for members. Promotes research into local history - Northallerton & District. Accessible.

Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby

NE Yorkshire Geology Trust 5 Station Workshops, Station Road, Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby YO22 4TG. Tel 01947 881000
A group of individuals with a passion for our region and a range of skills we apply to protecting our environment and sharing its value with as wide an audience as possible. An independent, not-for-profit organisation, involved in geoconservation:

Romanby, Northallerton

Lacemaking Club Romanby Women's Institute Hall, The Close, Romanby, Northallerton DL7 8BQ. Tel 01677 424388
We meet in the WI hall at Romanby, in the kitchen, 7.15 to 9.15pm. the first Wednesday in the month. All year except January and February. Newcomers or experienced new members welcome (club has contacts for classes). Accessible. Car parking & ramp.

Sowerby, Thirsk

Mowbray Ladies' Luncheon Club 6 Orchard Lane, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1NE. Tel 01845 523149
When: first Monday of the month, 12 for 12.30pm. Where: The Angel Hotel Topcliffe. What: 2 course lunch and speaker. Guests and new members always welcome. Accessible.
Painting Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01609 780087
Fridays 10am to 1pm
Sowerby Flower Club 12 St Oswalds Close, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JX. Tel 01845 524555 / 526209
Meet monthly at 12.30pm to 4.30pm on first Thursday at Sowerby Parochial Hall, flower arranging demos, workshops, garden visits etc Accessible.
Sowerby Women's Institute 59 Admiral's Court, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1. Tel more info - Mrs D Pedley 01845 523413
Part of the National Federation of Women's Institutes which provides educational opportunities to women and the chance to build new skills, take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on local and national issues of concern to them.
Thirsk & Sowerby Institute Flatts Lane, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 522207
A friendly club welcoming new members open Mon-Wed 7pm-midnight, Thurs 7pm-12.30am, Fri 4pm-12.30am, Sat 2pm-12.30am, Sun 11am-midnight. Also open Bank Holiday Mondays and Race Days when we can accommodate coaches. Bingo is onl Thurs, Sat (includes free entertainment) and Sun evenings. Tribute acts and other entertainment are available periodically throughout the year on Friday nights. The Club has two snooker tables and a pool table.
Thirsk Model Aeroplane Club Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 523119
Fridays 7pm to 9pm
Thirsk Model Railway Club Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 578273
Meet on the third Tuesday of every month from 8 to 10pm in the meeting room at Sowerby Parochial Church Hall. Accessible.
U3A Thirsk Parochial Hall, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY.
Thirsk U3A meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Parochial Hall in Sowerby. The meeting starts at 10.00am for a 10-15am start. After notices and announcements we have an interesting speaker each month. Visitors are welcome to attend twice before joining. To join a group you must be a member.
Woodworkers Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 523488
Saturdays 10am to 1pm Sundays 10am to 4pm

Thirkleby, Thirsk

Thirkleby Local History Soc. Thirkleby, Thirsk. Tel 01845 501375 / 501365

Thirlby, Thirsk

Thirlby Local History Group Thirlby Village Hall, Thirlby, Thirsk YO7 2DJ. Tel 01845 597077
Meets at 7.30pm on the third Monday monthly. No membership but a charge of £3 per meeting. 1 or 2 outings each summer and a festive supper in December.


Mowbray Probus Club Royal British Legion, 21 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845 525771
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 10am. We start with coffee and biscuits, followed by a short business meeting, and then listen to an external speaker on a topic of interest. This is followed by social time together in the bar. We also have a Christmas lunch for family and guests, and a summer outing. Visitors are welcome.
Royal British Legion 21 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845  523184
Children welcome. Large beer garden to play in. Accessible. Limited Dogs welcome with conditions.
St Mary's Women's Fellowship St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk. Tel 01845 524904
Meets 7.30pm in the crypt on the 4th Monday of the month except December
Thirsk Bridge Club Thirsk Methodist Church, St. James's Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Tel 01845 523582
The club meets at 7.00pm (for 7.15 Start) each Tuesday at the Methodist Church, St.James’s Green, Thirsk. Visitors are always sure of a friendly welcome. An evening of Bridge is £2.50 for members, and £3.50 for non-members (SIM Pairs are extra). Tea/Coffee is available Accessible. Ramp & car parking
Thirsk Ladies Probus Club Thirsk YO7. Tel 01845 597487
Meet at Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS, on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10am.
Thirsk Rotary Club c/o The Fourways Guest House, Townend, Thirsk YO7 1PY. Tel 0796 8360917
Meet on most Tuesdays at 6.30pm for 7.00pm, check venue on website or by phone. Registered charity who organise a range of community projects. Also support young and old here and abroad. New members/interested parties welcome
Thirsk Woodlands Group 51 Fairfield, Thirsk YO7 1FB. Tel 01845 868095
Planting and maintaining local woodlands. We usually meet at Pearsons Wood on Saturdays at 9.30am to maintain the woodland and nursery. The seasons, weather and other events may affect this. Children welcome. for volunteer scheme such as Duke of Edinburgh awards. Dogs welcome
WEA Adult Learning Thirsk YO7. Tel 01845 523185
Check out our new courses and enrol today. 50,000+ students supported by 10,000+ members and volunteers every year. Accessible. Ramp into Building. Audio system including loop
French classes Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 522342, after 7 March 2018
10-week French evening class courses. For Post GCSE at Rural Arts in Thirsk on Thursdays 7-9pm. For 'almost' beginners at Rural Arts in Thirsk on Tuesdays 7-9pm. For details of when the courses are running, please email or phone. Accessible. Wheelchair ramp & lift.
Thirsk Yarnbombers All over Thirsk, Thirsk YO7.
Hundreds of people knitting and crotcheting to decorate the town, often with weird and wonderful creations. We can't have too many helpers so if anyone wants to knit we won't turn them away. Finished items can be left at the Ewe and Yarn wool shop in Millgate Thirsk.

Thornton le Beans, Northallerton

Craft & chat group Village Hall, Thornton le Beans, Northallerton DL8 3SN.
Tuesdays 1 to 4pm. Informal group of people from the local area. Opportunity to learn new crafts and to meet others. Accessible.

Yafforth, Northallerton

Darrowby & Dist. Riding Club Northallerton Equestrian Ctr., Yafforth, Northallerton DL7 0PQ. Tel 07778 489311
A small friendly Riding Club in Thirsk affiliated to the British Horse Society. Helps members improve their riding and horse care skills and gives opportunity to compete in BHS Riding Club competitions.


TCV Tang Hall Community Centre, 5th Avenue, York YO31 0UG. Tel 01904 414927
Practical conservation volunteering opportunities during the week including footpath construction, tree planting and haymeadow restoration.