Please check this page regularly. It is used for notifying you of planned or timetabled activities and events.

Here you will find details of:

  • General Meetings and Speakers
  • AGMs
  • Group updates
  • Individual group outings
  • Open Meetings - these are group meetings which have been opened to the general membership.

If an event is linked to a specific group, clicking on the link will take you to the group page.

A General Meeting for the whole membership is held in Longhirst Village Hall on the second Wednesday in each month for which there is no charge made. We meet at 2:00 pm and there is generally an invited speaker followed by some refreshments, during which there is time to socialise before a short branch business meeting. You are more than welcome to come along to one of these monthly meetings to meet the members, listen to the speaker and find out more.

Details of General Meetings are now entered in the Events Diary - SEE BELOW.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Apr 8th General meeting 2pm Wednesday 8th April 2020.

Alan Hardiman talking about old buildings and how they work.
Wed May 13th General meeting 2pm on Wednesday 13th May 2020.

Brian Hannaford's famous quiz, come along and test your long memories.
Local History
Thu Apr 23rd Anthea Lang - Some Notes on a Visit to the North East by J B Priestley
Thu May 28th Visit to be arranged
Thu Jun 25th Visit to Ushaw House, Chapels and Gardens
Thu Jul 23rd Visit to Mellerstain House
Music Appreciation
Tue Apr 28th Richard Firth - Hummel, a forgotten composer?
Tue May 26th Chris Ritson - The Art of Fugue
Tue Jun 23rd Bob Crosby - 20-20, The Game, The Year and the Music
Tue Jul 28th Judy Smith - In the Long Haul - Success in Popular Music over the Decades
Tue Aug 25th No Meeting
Tue Sep 22nd Sandra Ritson - Claudio Monteverdi - a 17th Century Modernist?
Tue Oct 27th Brian Hannaford - To be decided
Tue Nov 24th Christopher Tipple - Rimsky Korsakov and Glazunov