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March 2017

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Craft & chat group

Village Hall, Thornton le Beans, Northallerton DL8 3SN. Email maureenandstevehague@_;

Tuesdays 1 to 4pm. Informal group of people from the local area. Opportunity to learn new crafts and to meet others. Accessible.

Dalton (Thirsk) Ladies Club

Dalton Village Hall, Willow Bridge Lane, Dalton, Thirsk YO7 3BN. Tel 01845 501245

Speakers and social

Darrowby & Dist. Riding Club

Northallerton Equestrian Ctr., Yafforth, Northallerton DL7 0PQ. Tel 07778 489311 Email info@_;

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.

Decorative & Fine Arts Society

Tel 01642 712139 Email membership@_;

Hambleton branch of National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies. Regular lectures are held at Solberge Hall, Newby Wiske. Further information about the organisation from

Family History Society

Email secretary@_;

Cleveland, North Yorkshire, South Durham Family History Society

Friends of Moorsbus

Tel 01751 477216 Email friendsofmoorsbus@_;

Passengers and supporters who have come together to form Friends of Moorsbus and Moorsbus Community Interest Company. We are starting again to build up a public transport network for routes into, around, and close to The North York Moors.

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

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.

Lacemaking Club

Romanby Women's Institute Hall, The Close, Romanby, Northallerton DL7 8BQ. Tel 01677 424388 Email ewcoom@_;

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.

Mowbray Probus Club

Royal British Legion, 21 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845 525771

Meet at Royal British Legion, Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL

N Yorks County Record Office

Malpas Road, Northallerton DL7 8TB. Tel 01609 777585 Email archives@_;

We make available local and family history records for North Yorkshire dating from the 12th to the 21st century Accessible.

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.

NE Yorkshire Geology Trust

5 Station Workshops, Station Road, Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby YO22 4TG. Tel 01947 881000 Email mike@_;

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:

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.

Northallerton Local Hist. Soc.

Catholic Church Hall, 41 Thirsk Road, Northallerton DL6 1PJ. Email mifinu@_;

Provides a month talk on the second Tuesday of each month. Promotes research into local history - Northallerton & District. Accessible.

Northallerton Probus Club

Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Northallerton. Tel 01609 761414 Email gtbarker@_;

First and Third Tuesday of each month at 10am.

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.

Northallerton Round Table

Tel 07702 523264 Email duncan_haigh@_;

A group of local lads from the surrounding area of Northallerton who meet up at least twice a month.To have a laugh and participate in some great activities and give something back to the local community. For men aged 18-45.

NY East Federation of WIs

WI House, Front St, Norby, Thirsk YO7 1BG. Tel 01845 522415

N'ton Life Drawing & Art Group

Northallerton Methodist Church, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG. Tel 07845 907756 Email marypaterson4302@_;

Meet Fridays 7pm during term times. £40 per eight week term. Booking essential. Accessible.


Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01609 780087

Fridays 10am to 1pm

Royal British Legion

21 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845  523184 Email thirskrbl@_;

Children welcome. Large beer garden to play in. Accessible. Limited Dogs welcome with conditions.

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.

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


3-7 Leake Street, York YO10 3BR. Tel 01904 694300 Email york@_;

Conservation volunteering opportunities during the week including footpath construction, tree planting and haymeadow restoration.

The Hardy Plant Society

Email nyorks@_;

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).

Thirkleby Local History Socy

Thirkleby,. Tel Mrs J Coupe 01845 501375

Thirlby Local History Group

Tel 01845 597077 Email mrs.r@_;

Meets in Thirlby Village Hall, YO7 2DJ, 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 & N'ton Beekeepers Ass.

Borrowby,. Tel 01845 537323

Thirsk Bridge Club

Thirsk Methodist Church, St. James's Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Tel 01845 523582 Email info@_;

Tue 7pm. £2.50 for members, and £3.50 for non-members (SIM Pairs extra). Tea/Coffee available. Accessible. Ramp & car parking

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.

Thirsk Ladies Probus Club

Thirsk YO7. Tel 01845 526246

Meet at the Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk, on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10am.

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@_;

Meet on the third Tuesday of every month from 8 to 10pm in the meeting room at Sowerby Parochial Church Hall. Accessible.

Thirsk Museum Society

14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. Tel 01845 527707 Email info@_;

Over ninety members, all sharing an interest in local history. Even when the Museum is closed, the Society is busy organising year-round events and providing the support on which the Museum depends for its success. Children welcome. Must be accompanied Accessible. Ground floor rooms accessible. A video "virtual tour" of other sections can be shown on request to duty steward.

Thirsk Rotary Club

Tel 01845 597469 Email secretary@_;

Meet on Tuesdays at 6pm for 6.30pm, usualy in the Golden Fleece, but check beforehand if possible.

Thirsk Woodlands Group

51 Fairfield, Thirsk YO7 1FB. Tel 01845 868095 Email thirskwoodlands@_;

Planting and maintaining local woodlands. We usually meet at Pearsons Wood on Saturdays at 9am 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

Thirsk Yarnbombers

YO7. Tel 01845 524619 Email annieakers57@_;

U3A Northallerton

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Tel 01609 774067

U3A Thirsk

Sowerby Parochial Hall, Front St, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JB.

Vale Radio

Haxby Memorial Hall, The Village, Haxby, York YO32 3HT. Tel 01904 765900 Email studio@_;

All-volunteer Internet based local community radio station with music, news and views 24 hours a day. Covers North, South, East and West of York City Centre. Covering Selby, Thirsk, Linton on Ouse, Howardian Hills into Ryedale.


Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 523488

Saturdays 10am to 1pm Sundays 10am to 4pm