Social & hobbies
Social & hobbies – March 2023
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BedaleBedale Archaeology & Hist. Soc Bedale DL8 1EQ.
In normal circumstances we meet in Bedale Hall at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month except in January (2nd Tuesday) and August (no meeting). The annual subscription is £12 (free for those in full-time education). New members are very welcome and non-members may attend for £3 (those in full-time education free). Speakers include professional archaeologists and historians and experienced amateurs. We organise visits to local places of archaeological and historical interest and carry out research into topics of mainly local and regional interest, with site visits and many opportunities for fieldwork. We have links with other societies - local, national and international. As of 2022 we have a combination of face-to-face and Zoom meetings, the former held in Bedale Hall. Email for details. Accessible.
ClevelandCleveland Family History Soc. Cleveland.
Cleveland, North Yorkshire, South Durham Family History Society
NorthallertonCraft & chat group Village Hall, Thornton le Beans, Northallerton DL8 3SN. Tel 01609 774325
Craft and Chat Group - A Craft Group that meets every Tuesday afternoon between 1pm and 4 pm. Everyone welcome - lots of different Craft opportunities, equipment and patterns available, special projects you can join in if you want each month. Great place to socialise and meet new friends, everyone welcome from surrounding area cost £2 includes Cakes and Tea. Need more information? - please phone or email. Children welcome. Age 6+ who are able to do crafts. Accessible. 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. 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. Please contact us to make an appointment before visiting. Bookings can be made by telephone, email, post or in person. Accessible. 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. National Women's Register Northallerton. 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. Northallerton Camera Club Methodist Church Hall, Brompton, Northallerton DL6 2QT. Tel 07984 421306
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. Northallerton Local Hist. Soc. Catholic Church Hall, 41 Thirsk Road, Northallerton DL6 1PJ. Tel 07566 770625
Provides a monthly talk on the second Tuesday of each month and summer outings for members. Promotes research into local history - Northallerton & District. Accessible. Northallerton Men’s Shed Northallerton DL6. Tel 07773 863163
The idea: The Shed can be whatever you want; woodworking to model railways to basket weaving! Perhaps you will just use it as a place to meet and chat. Potential members and people who could help get the project established by making the premises aleady acquired ready for use as The Northallerton Men's Shed are needed. If you are interested please phone. Northallerton Probus Club Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Northallerton DL8 8EG.
Meet on the 1st Tuesday in each month: 9.30 am for coffee and the meeting commences at 10 am. Located in the Cottage Meeting Room at the rear of the Church Hall. Accessible. Northallerton Rotary Club c/o Allerton Court Hotel, Darlington Road, Northallerton DL6 2XF. Tel 07761 072860
Meet on Fridays at 12.00pm at the Allerton Court Hotel, Darlington Road, Northallerton DL6 2XF. We are always keen for new members. Female or Male. Accessible. The Arts Society, Hambleton The Solberge Hall Hotel, Newby Wiske, Northallerton DL7 9ER. Tel 01845 537503
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. Accessible. Portable ramps available but useful to inform the hotel ahead of time. The Hardy Plant Society Village Hall, Morton on Swale, Northallerton DL7 9.
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). U3A Northallerton The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP.
Learning and exercise for pleasure.. There is no accreditation, no validation, no assessments and no qualifications. We offer a wide programme of activities from Monday to Friday, most weeks of the year and you can do as many or as few as you wish. Accessible. We hold most groups in the Forum, Northallerton plus a monthly Speakers' Meeting.
ThirskHillside Gardens & Social Club Knayton Village Hall, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AZ. Tel 07989 265525
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. Accessible. Disabled facilities, e.g. toilets & wide doors Meet up Thirsk.
An online directory of groups in and around Thirsk. Neighbours getting together to learn something, do something, share something ... 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. NY East Federation of WIs WI House, Front St, Norby, Thirsk YO7 1BG. Tel 01845 522415
Accessible. Contact for information 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. Sowerby Womens Institute Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 07523 094595
We meet on the second Monday of the month at 7.30pm at Sowerby Parochial Hall. Each month we have a guest speaker on a wide variety of topics. After the speaker we have refreshments and the opportunity to chat with other members. We also have sub groups that meet monthly too. New members and visitors are always welcome. Accessible. Accessible for mobility scooters and wheelchairs. Thirkleby Local History Soc. Thirkleby Parish Hall, Mill Lane, Thirkleby, Thirsk YO7 2AT. Tel 01845 501365
2pm on 4th Thursday of each month. September to May inclusive. Lifts available from all around the area, including Easingwold. Thirlby Local History Group Thirlby Village Hall, Thirlby, Thirsk YO7 2DJ. Tel 01845 597077
Meetings for 2020 CANCELLED due to Covid 19. It is hoped to resume in March 2021. Usually 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. Accessible. Thirsk & Carlton Miniott W.I. Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS.
The W.I. provides women with fun and friendship, plus the chance to learn new skills, get involved within the community and take part in a wide range of activities. Thirsk & Carlton Miniott W.I. meet at Thirsk and Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk once a month. If you're interested in joining us, please come along for a complimentary visit - contact Alison by email. Thirsk & Sowerby Institute Flatts Lane, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 522207
A large beer garden which is next door to our local play park so while your relaxing on a beautiful Yorkshire summer's day with drink in hand, your child can also be entertained burning of their extra energy! On race days what a perfect place to stop for a drink before your race meet. (Only a 5 minutes walk away to the track). Thirsk Bridge Club Orchid House, Acacia Drive, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1GT. Tel 01845 523582
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 Thirsk Ladies Club Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 522819
Meet new people in a friendly place. Try out new experiences and have fun, you will be most welcome. Speakers, outings, visits to a theatre - something of interest each month. We meet in the annexe of Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7.30pm, 12 months a year. The cost of the membership is £36 Jan to Dec, payable in January each year (or pro-rata). Visitors £3 per meeting. You may come twice in a year before being asked to join. Thirsk Model Club Pine view, Thornton-le-Street, Thirsk YO7 4DS. Tel 01845 523379
We area flying model club with approximately 40 members currently. Our flying field is near Newsham. Most of our members fly fixed wing models powered by IC engines or electric motors. One of our members runs an indoor model flying night at the parochial hall Sowerby on a Friday night once a month. Accessible. Thirsk Model Railway Club Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 578273
Meet on the third Monday of every month from 7.30 onwards at Sowerby Parochial Church Hall. Accessible. Thirsk Rotary Club Greenways, Long Street, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3RW.
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 Yarnbombers All over Thirsk, Thirsk YO7. Tel 01845 526943
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. Regular knitting, crocheting & nattering meetings held in Shire House Barn, 137 Long St. Thirsk on Mondays 7pm-9pm, & Wednesdays in Sowerby Methodist Church Schoolroom 10am-noon. U3A Thirsk Parochial Hall, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 523945
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. Accessible.