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The Whitby Photographic Society meets in the Normanby Room at Whitby Museum each Thursday evening at 6.45pm. Non-members most welcome, £2.

The first meeting of the season is on Thursday October 3. Giving a talk is Ivor Robinson, president of Hartlepool Photographic and Digital Group (formerly Hartlepool Photographic Society). The club is one of the oldest in the North East, formed in 1889. He has been interested in photography since he was old enough to hold a camera. He does not specialise, but hopes his presentation, entitled My View, will strike a chord with the audience, not only entertaining them, but encouraging them to go out and take more photographs of whatever pleases them.

Staithes WI

The September meeting opened with president Veronica Foster welcoming members and two visitors.

Correspondence and posters relating to the WI campaigns, a need for more midwives, revitalisation of the high street and use of plastic carrier bags, were available.

The Denman College brochure was available.

Subs for next year will be £34.70 with the local WI receiving £15 of this amount.

Names were taken for the autumn council meeting which is to be held on Saturday October 19 at Askham Bryan College.

Final arrangements were made for the group show.

The contribution to the group concert was decided upon.

Speaker and demonstrator was Jane Longster and her subject was Stained Glass. Members were treated to a hands-on evening learning something of the skill required to produce the pictures and patterned panels made and exhibited by Jane.

The competition was for an item of coloured glass which was won by Veronica Foster.

The prize of the evening was won by Carol Hugill.

The next meeting, the AGM, is on October 14 when an advisor will be attending.

Visitors are always welcome with a small charge which includes refreshments.

Bradbury Centre

Events for September and October at the Bradbury Centre: Creative iPad Workshops with Claire Ford, 6.30-9.30pm, 6.30-8.30pm on Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; Big Friday at the Bradbury Centre, 7.30pm, Friday September 20 and October 18; Next Steps in Computing with John Ellis, 2-4pm Tuesdays from September 24; Peg Loom Weaving Course, September 27 and October 11 and 25; Bike-IT, 10am, Saturday September 28, 10.30am; Winter Fashion: Style Update, 7.30pm, Thursday October 24; Saturday October 25, 7.30pm, Speakers Night, The life of the Railway Navvy with Malcolm Bisby;

Events at Westerdale Village Hall: Monday October 14, WW2 Crash on Warren Moor; Sewing Workshops, October 23; table tennis, 7pm Wednesdays from September 11.

For more details and prices contact the Bradbury Centre on 07967 538800 email

Hinderwell WI

Chris Prudom welcomed members and five visitors to the September meeting.

Jerusalem was sun and apologies were taken.

There were three birthdays this month and cards were given, along with best wishes, to three members.

The minutes of the last meeting were read by secretary, Mrs B Piggot, which were approved.

The newsletter was read and discussed.

Thanks were extended to Jean and Ann for arranging last month’s supper club at the Shepherd’s Hall, Lealholm, which was enjoyed by all.

Members were reminded about the forthcoming group show to be held in Ruswarp Village Hall on Saturday September 21, entries to be in between 9.30-11am. The show will be open for viewing at 2pm.

Mrs Prudom thanked members that acted as stewards at the Hinderwell Show.

A festive domijnoes drive is to be held on the evening of November 18 in the Old School at 7.30pm with proceeds to be shared between the Over 60s Party Fund and WI funds.

Business over, Mrs Prudom welcomed Sarah Muir from the Arches Cookery School who gave a demonstration and talk. Members got to taste the results of the mouth watering samples.

Mrs S Hunt-Brown thanked Sarah for a most enjoyable talk and tasting.

The competition for a collage from pasta and pulses was won by Y Barber, second A Sutcliffe, third J Lonsdale.

The next meeting is on October 14 and will be the AGM. Mrs D Newey will be guest speaker and her talk is entitled Fibres. The competition is for a decorated pine cone.

Bridge Club

Whitby Bridge Club meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7.15pm at Sneaton Castle. Visitors and new members are welcome and more information is available from secretary Roger Holmes on 604190.

Master Point winners in the recent Whitby Bridge Club competitions: Tuesday 10 September: North/South­: =1 Vicky Hirst and Keith Atkinson, =1 Geoff Watson and Frits van der Lee.

East/West: 1 Ray Flute and Lucette Vos, 2 Karen Sewell and Mo Metcalfe.

Thursday 12 September: 1 Joyce North and Bernard Swalwell, 2 Mary Winspear and John Bailey, =3 Geoff Watson and Frits van der Lee, =3 Sue Carpenter and Anastasia Potter.

Whitby Whalers

The next coffee morning for the U3A is on Saturday September 21 and is the enrolment date for the forthcoming year.

With many varied groups and one or two new additions, in total around 30, don’t miss a good chance to be part of a learning group you wish to enrol for. Subscriptions remain at £10.

Enrolment takes place at St John Ambulance Hall from 10am with free tea and coffee served.

A social evening is planned for October 11 at 7.30pm at Whitby Rifle Club. Tickets £3, see newsletter for details.

Whitby U3A is always looking for new group leaders and welcome anyone who may be able to help run a new group. Contact chairman Barry on 604881.

Whitby Ramblers

The Whitby Ramblers walk tomorrow, Saturday September 21 is from and to Kildale. Meet at 10am. There is no suitable public transport available for this walk.

Next week the walk on Saturday September 28 is from and to Chop Gate (GR: 559993). Meet at 9.30am. Again there is no suitable public transport available for this walk.

More details from the Library, Coliseum or Tourist Information Office

Civic Society

Whitby Civic Society’s October meeting is at the usual venue at Whitby Museum on Monday October 16, at 7.15pm. The theme ‘Bringing History to Life’ will be factually based, visually beautiful, local videos including vintage footage from 1930s and 1960s of Whitby’s changing coastline presented by Norman Scholes of Bay Video Productions. Please use accessible entrance at the rear.

Ugthorpe WI

The September meeting held in Christ Church Hall began with Barbara Rutter introducing Nicola Pickering from Perfect Pedestals who told members how she had set up her business of making the hats and fascinators to hire or buy. Members then enjoyed trying the ones she had brought with her. She was thanked by Barbara.

A business meeting followed. Names were taken for the group quiz on September 26, the autumn council meeting on the October 19.

Menus for the Christmas meal would be available soon.

Subscriptions would be going up next year.

The competition for a hair accessory was won by Barbara.

Supper was served by Kath Gard, Ann Bowes and Denise Newey.

Whitby Flower Club

The next demonstration in Sleights Village Hall will be by Mildred Stafford on Monday September 23 at 2pm. Members are invited to bring containers, etc, for the bring and buy stall.

Please note that there will have to be a change of venue for the October meeting. Details later.

For more information about Whitby Flower Club, please contact Heather on 829222 or Monica on 604881.

Luncheon Club

Whitby Conservative Ladies’ Luncheon Club meets on Thursday September 26 at the Saxonville Hotel at noon for lunch at 12.30pm. New members and visitors are welcome. The luncheon club meets on the last Thursday of every month, January to March and September to December. For further details contact Mrs B Veitch on 602230 or Mrs M Marshall on 605249.

Ruswarp WI

President Joan Pickering welcomed members to the September meeting and introduced Mark Sissons from the North York Moors Railway.

He gave an interesting history of the Whitby-Pickering line and the development of the North York Moors Railway with many nostalgic slides.

He was thanked by Anne Nattriss.

The competition for shortbread was won by Ann Stephenson.

Members were reminded of the Endeavour group show at Ruswarp Village Hall on Saturday September 21 at 2pm. Everyone is welcome, admission £1.

The group concert is at Staithes on October 24.

Reminders were also given of Ruswarp’s annual bingo on Monday December 2, doors open at 7pm. Usual wonderful prizes.

Whitby Fit Tots

Fun, physical play sessions for under fives and their parent /carers. Every term time Tuesday mornings from 10.15am to 11.15am in the Whitby Pavilion Activity Hall, £3 per child per session. Ring InterActive on 601259.

Lealholm WI

Linda welcomed everyone to the September meeting and congratulated all for winning first prize and a special prize at Danby Show.

A photograph of the display will be used for next years programme.

All who went on the outing to Beamish enjoyed their day despite the weather and it was made complete by a meal at the Board Inn. Thanks to Alistair, Karen and the team once again.

The summer barbecue was a huge success.

Next September will be the produce and handicraft show, so members will need to start making crafts in preparation, remembering ‘points make prizes’.

The autumn council meeting on October 19 is at Askham Bryan College. Guest speaker Trevor Boag will give a talk entitled Women and the First World War. Names of anyone interested are being taken.

Group quiz on Thursday September 26 at 7.30pm at the Ley Hall, it will be a faith supper. The Christmas party is on December 9. Suggestions were discussed and noted.

The organised walk from Sleights to Ruswarp for miles for Rose’s Olympic rings was a lovely day. Members started with morning coffee and home-made scones at Rose’s house and had lunch at Ruswarp before heading back to Sleights.

The competition was won by Anne Adamski and the raffle was won by Joan Flintoff.

The next meeting is on October 14, the president for the evening will be Enid, Secretary Doreen, and Treasurer Joan.

Guest speaker is Denise Newey on Exotic Fibres.

Fryupdales WI

President, Mary Smith, welcomed members to the September meeting.

It was decided that the venue for the Christmas dinner would be the Fox and Hounds at Ainthorpe, weather and menu permitting.

The secretary has written to the local MP regarding the crisis for available services from rural doctors and had received a reply which is available for anyone to read, please contact Ann Ward.

A gasp was heard through the hall when it was announced that next year’s subscription would be increased to £34.70.

The annual Christmas fayre in Fryup Village Hall will be held on November 23, 2pm-4pm and the senior citizens lunch is planned for November 27.

This meeting was an open meeting and the president welcomed numerous visitors from many local WIs by asking everybody to stand and sing Jerusalem.

Members were then entertained by speaker, Glenys Rowe, whose talk was entitled ‘Life on a Market Stall’. She had been a market stall holder for 25 years, had a sharp ear for a story, was very observant of the idiosyncrasies of normal folk and delivered the stories with a lovely, understated, West Yorkshire wit.

The competition, something beginning with ‘V’ was won by Tina Allen.

The next meeting is at 7pm on Wednesday October 9 in Fryup Village Hall. New members very welcome.

Young Farmers

Eskdale Young Farmers will be having a sponsored walk on Sunday October 6 from Whitby to Lealholm along the Esk Valley walk, in aid of The Butterwick Hospice and Eskdale Young Farmers. Leaving Whitby station car park at 10.30am, a train is leaving Lealholm at 9.35am. Sponsorship forms are available from club secretaries or Emma Kirkbride on 07584 281165. Non-members are more than welcome to join the walk.

Fine Arts

Whitby Antique and Fine Arts Society meets on Tuesday October 15 for a talk by Christine Pybus entitled Pictures in the Pannett Collection. All meetings are held at the Green Lane Centre at 7.30pm and tea and coffee is available. Guests are very welcome, £3 on the door. For details ring 821860.