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Social & hobbies – July 2018

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Family History Society
Email secretary@clevelandfhs.org.uk
Website http://www.clevelandfhs.org.uk
Cleveland, North Yorkshire, South Durham Family History Society
Freegle - Northallerton/Thirsk
Website https://www.ilovefreegle.org/mygroups?u=8268442
Meet up
Website https://www.meetup.com/cities/gb/j7/thirsk
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
Website http://nwr.org.uk
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
Email membership@hambletondfas.org.uk
Website http://theartssociety.org/hambleton
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. Meets first Tuesday of the month (September to June) with the lecture starting at 1.45pm. Members requiring lunch are requested to contact Solberge Hall Hotel (tel. 01609 779191) by 6pm the day before the lecture.

Brompton, Northallerton

Northallerton Camera Club Methodist Church Hall, Brompton, Northallerton DL6 2QT. Tel 07984 421306
Email johnstokes@clannet.co.uk
Website http://www.northallertoncameraclub.com
The club has, with breaks during WWII, met continuously since its inauguration in 1933 and its members enjoy a dynamic programme with an interesting and varied series of events each season. The season runs from September to April with 4 outings to named locations during the summer. Every Monday evening is a pleasant social occasion, even the AGM, at which members can enjoy the programmed event for the evening and e.g. share tips and experiences on all aspects of photography. Accessible. mobility scooters could be problematical.

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.

Little Thirkleby, Thirsk

Thirkleby Local History Soc. Beckholme, Little Thirkleby, Thirsk YO7 2AZ. Tel 01845 501365

Morton on Swale, Northallerton

The Hardy Plant Society Village Hall, Morton on Swale, Northallerton DL7 9.
Email northyorks@hardy-plant.org.uk
Website http://www.hardy-plant.org.uk/northyorks
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).

Norby, Thirsk

NY East Federation of WIs WI House, Front St, Norby, Thirsk YO7 1BG. Tel 01845 522415
Website http://www.thewi.org.uk

Northallerton

N Yorks County Record Office Malpas Road, Northallerton DL7 8TB. Tel 01609 777585
Email archives@northyorks.gov.uk
Website http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/archives
We collect, conserve and make available local and family history records for North Yorkshire dating from the 12th to the 21st century. Please contact us to make an appointment before visiting. Bookings can be made by telephone, email, post or in person. Accessible.
Northallerton Probus Club Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Northallerton. Tel 01609 761414
Email gtbarker@farming.co.uk
Website http://nmpc.moonfruit.com
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
Website http://www.northallertonrotary.org.uk/
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
Website http://u3asites.org.uk/northallerton/welcome
N'ton Life Drawing & Art Group Northallerton Methodist Church, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG. Tel 07845 907756
Email marypaterson4302@hotmail.com
Website http://www.drawnorth.co.uk
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
Email mifinu17@gmail.com
Website http://www.northyorkshistory.co.uk
Provides a monthly talk on the second Tuesday of each month and summer outings for members. Promotes research into local history - Northallerton & District. Accessible.

Romanby, Northallerton

Lacemaking Club Romanby Women's Institute Hall, The Close, Romanby, Northallerton DL7 8BQ. Tel 01677 424388
Email emcoom@gmail.com
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
Email m.brown471@btinternet.com
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
Thirsk & Sowerby Institute Flatts Lane, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 522207
Email thirsk.sowerby.institute@gmail.com
Website http://www.facebook.com/pg/thirsksowerbyinstitute
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
Email info@expo-thirsk.co.uk
Website http://www.expo-thirsk.co.uk
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.
Website http://www.u3asites.org.uk/thirsk
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

Thirlby, Thirsk

Thirlby Local History Group Thirlby Village Hall, Thirlby, Thirsk YO7 2DJ. Tel 01845 597077
Email mrs.r@live.co.uk
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.

Thirsk

Mowbray Probus Club Royal British Legion, 21 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845 525771
Email info.mowbrayprobus@gmail.com
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
Email thirskrbl@outlook.com
Children welcome. Large beer garden to play in. Accessible. Limited Dogs welcome with conditions.
Sowerby Womens Institute Street Close, Stockton Road, Thirsk YO7 2LY. Tel 07523 094595
Email l.trzeciak@btinternet.com
Thirsk Rotary Club c/o The Fourways Guest House, Townend, Thirsk YO7 1PY. Tel 0796 8360917
Email secretary@thirsk.rotary1040.org
Website http://thirskrotary.club
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
Email thirskwoodlands@aol.com
Website http://www.thirskwoodlands.btck.co.uk
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
Email hannahwright01@gmail.com
Website http://wea.org.uk/yorkshumber
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
Thirsk Bridge Club Thirsk Methodist Church, St. James's Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Tel 01845 523582
Email chrisnops@btinternet.com
Website http://www.bridgewebs.com/thirsk
The club meets at 7.00pm (for 7.15 Start) each Tuesday. 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. Free Parking. Accessible. Ramp & car parking
French classes Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 522342, after 7 March 2018
Email thirsk.evening.classes.french@gmail.com
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 Ladies Probus Club Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 522333
Meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10am.
Thirsk Yarnbombers All over Thirsk, Thirsk YO7.
Email yarnbombercommittee@gmail.com
Website https://www.facebook.com/tyb2016
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. Tel 01609 774325
Email maureenandstevehague@outlook.com
Tuesdays 1 to 4pm. Informal group of people from the local area. Opportunity to learn new crafts and to meet others. £2, you don't have to attend every week. Children welcome. Age 6+ who are able to do crafts. Accessible.

Yafforth, Northallerton

Darrowby & Dist. Riding Club Northallerton Equestrian Ctr., Yafforth, Northallerton DL7 0PQ. Tel 07778 489311
Email info@darrowbyrc.co.uk
Website http://www.darrowbyrc.co.uk
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.

York

TCV Tang Hall Community Centre, 5th Avenue, York YO31 0UG. Tel 01904 414927
Email york@tcv.org.uk
Website http://www.tcv.org.uk
Practical conservation volunteering opportunities during the week including footpath construction, tree planting and haymeadow restoration.

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