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The deadline for entries in the February 2019 “What’s On” section,

is no later than the 20th January 2019.


Cottingham Men’s de Luda Society
Wednesday 19th December - Robin Russell - Happiness on a Bicycle Made for Two, in St. Mary’s Church Hall, on alternate Wednesdays starting at 2.00 pm.

Cottingham Methodist Church, Hallgate
Friday 21st December 2018 - Christingle - 4.15pm. Followed by Family Film. All Welcome.

The Skidby branch of the Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association
Thursday 3rd January - New Year’s Lunch at the Millhouse, Skidby at 12.30 pm.

Callis/Waudby Dancing
Starting Monday 7th.January. Adult Couples All Ages. Learn Ballroom,latin American and Easy Social Sequence Dancing Ay the W.I. Hall Church Street South Cave. 7-30 to 8-30 pm. Only £5-00 pp. per class. Callis/Waudby are noted for there careful, thoughtful and through tuition for Beginners. Callis/ Waudby For dancing tel. 01430 424418, e.mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cottingham Methodist Church Photography Group
We meet in Cottingham Methodist Church hall
    Tuesday 8th January 2019 - Programme Planning
    Tuesday 22nd January - Photographic Meeting at 7.30 pm, in the Church Hall.
Get a new camera for Christmas, then why not join our friendly group. Members are more than happy to help new members. New members welcome. All levels. Contact for further details:- John on 842169 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Cottingham Local History Society
Wednesday 9th January - Thwaite House (later Hall, its occupants and Estates), Pat Elliott, in the Red Hall, Hallgate Primary School, starting at 7.30pm. Meeting fee: Members £2.00; Non-Members £3.00. Contact Chairman Mr. Peter McClure 845734.

Cottingham Men’s de Luda Society
Wednesday 9th January - Malcolm Scott - Hull’s Local Breweries, in St. Mary’s Church Hall, on alternate Wednesdays starting at 2.00 pm.

East Riding Cricket Society
Wednesday 9th January, 7.45pm - Meet in the Brewery Bar, King William IV, Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BD. Speaker - MARK ROBINSON OBE, Hull-born head coach of World Cup-winning England Women; former Championship-winning coach of Sussex CCC; Northants, Yorks & Sussex seamer. Everyone welcome! No dress code, no formalities - just great cricket chat. £15 a year / £5 a meeting. SPECIAL HALF-YEAR MEMBERSHIP OFFER **£12**. http://ercsoc.blogspot.co.uk /. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Phone: Maggie Sumner (Secretary) 01482 861848.

Cottingham Green Women’s Institute Evenings
Thursday 10th January - AGM. Competition: Favourite Christmas Card, held in the Darby and Joan Small Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham, at 7.30 p.m., second Thursday of each month.

The Hull Alpha Probus
Thursday 10th January - AGM - 10.00 am. in the Back Room, Hallgate, Cottingham. Social club for retired or semi-retired professional people. Meets in the Back Room (on Hallgate) on alternate Thursdays. Contact 01482 843282.

U3A
Thursday 10th January - The Walkington Singers, at 2.00 pm in the hall at the Darby and Joan Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham.

EYES (East Yorkshire Embroidery Society)
Saturday 12th January - Opus Anglicanum or English Work - Alison Larkin, in the Darby and Joan Hall Finkle Street, Cottingham. 2:30 to 4.00 pm. Doors open 2:15. Members £1:50 Visitors £2:50. Tea/Coffee biscuits included.

Cottingham Catholic Women’s League.
Monday 14th January - David Leason - My Father Was a Snob. In the Garden Room, at the Holy Cross Church Carrington Avenue, 7.30pm.

Hull and East Riding Astronomical Society
Monday 14th January - “Apollo 8 & Spaceship Earth”, by John Dunthorne (Cleethorpes Astronomical Society). We meet every second Monday in the month at the Civic Hall, Cottingham, starting at 7:30pm until about 9:00pm. We are a friendly group and you are assured of a warm welcome if you come along to the meetings. You do not need to be an “expert” just someone who “looks up at the night sky and wonders . . .”.

East Yorkshire Woodturners
Tuesday 15th January -  At  Skidby Village Hall.  Demonstration by Registered Professional Woodturner Dave Lowe, from Snainton near Scarborough, where he offers training courses at every level. Meetings are every third Tuesday each month at Skidby Village Hall at 6.45pm. Visitors are always welcome, whether woodturners, novices, or just interested. (No need to book - £3.50 on the door for guests). For further information please contact David Taylor, Secretary, 01482 876702,  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   or visit the Club’s website: eastyorkshirewoodturners.org.uk

Hull and East Riding New Stitchers (H.E.N.S.)
Tuesday 15th January - Stitch and Chat, at the Newland Christian Centre, St. Johns Newland Church, Clough Road, Hull. Meeting start at 7.15 pm on Tuesday evenings. New members and visitors are always welcome. Free Parking. Further details from Jean Ellis on 01482 845415 or www.hullandeastridingnewstitchers.weebly.com .

Cottingham Evening Townswomen’s Guild
Wednesday 16th January - Charity Speaker, at 7.30 pm in the Darby & Joan (Small Hall), Finkle Street. New members and visitors are always welcome.

Cottingham Ladies Circle
Wednesday 17th January - Pauline Stannard - Double Joy - A Children’s Farm in Kenya, to be held in the Darby & Joan Small Hall, Finkle Street, at 2.30 pm.

East Yorkshire Association of the National Trust
Thursday 17th January - Charles Trafford and Mike Wasling “The Trans-Pennine Trail” an illustrated talk with music, in the Cottingham Civic Hall, 7.30 p.m. Non-Members welcome.

Inland Waterways Association
Friday 18th January - Lost Canals of Britain - presented by Paul Waddington. From 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Hallgate. All welcome.

Little Weighton Gardening Club
Friday 18th January -  In Little Weighton Village Hall, 7.30pm Peter Williams will give an illustrated talk beginning with ‘Is this the Best Garden in England!’ and other topics.

North Ferriby Gardeners’ Club.
Monday 21st January - Andrew Willocks will give guidance on ‘Choosing and Cultivating Plug Plants’. The club meets on the third Monday of each Month (except December and August) at The Parish Hall, Church Road, North Ferriby HU14 3DA commencing at 7.30pm. Annual membership is £10 with guests fees of £2.50 per visit. Tea/coffees are served along with a raffle. For further information please ring Trevor on 633409.

WEA Adult Learning Within Reach
Tuesday 22nd January - Liminal Landscapes: The Novels of Winifred Holtby. During this course we will be looking at the relationship between people and place, and especially  at the influence of the East Riding on the literary landscape of Winifred Holtby. Much of the course will focus on ‘South Riding’ although there will be reference to other novels such as ‘Anderby Wold’, set on the Yorkshire Wolds, and ‘The Crowded Street’, which is set in Cottingham. 10.30 am to 12.30 pm., in the Darby & Johan Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham. Course reference: C3674899. Course fee £56 for eight sessions. ((If you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course. To enrol please quote the course reference either online at enrol online.wea.org.uk or by ringing 0300 303 3464.

Cottingham Men’s de Luda Society
Wednesday 23rd January - John Scotney - Hull’s First City Architect, in St. Mary’s Church Hall, on alternate Wednesdays starting at 2.00 pm.

The Hull Alpha Probus
Thursday 24th January - 12 noon Lunch in the Back Room, Hallgate, Cottingham. Social club for retired or semi-retired professional people. Meets in the Back Room (on Hallgate) on alternate Thursdays. Contact 01482 843282.

Beverley Gardeners’ Club
Tuesday 5th February  - Sissinghurst and Vita Sackville-West, speaker Rose Horspool, at St Mary’s Parish Hall, Beverley at 7.45pm. Refreshments will follow the talk. An annual fee of £15 to join the club provides free admission to all talks. Guests are welcome to all meetings at a cost of £4 per talk. For further information please contact the Chair on 01482 865432.

Cottingham Men’s de Luda Society
Wednesday 6th February - Philip Walker - Being British, in St. Mary’s Church Hall, on alternate Wednesdays starting at 2.00 pm.

Storytime at St Mary’s Church Cottingham
Bible Stories with a twist, songs and fun! Parents, Grandparents and Carers bring your children along and join our friendly group. Tuesdays straight after school from Tuesday 15th January. Refreshments provided. This activity is aimed at primary school children. Younger siblings are welcome.


Hull Folk Dance Club
Tuesdays 7pm for 7:30 to 9:30pm. Darby & Joan Hall, Finkle St., Cottingham. Enjoy free tea/coffee and biscuits and get to know the members. Your first visit is free. Come on your own or bring a friend for light exercise in a friendly environment. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. All dances are walked through before being set to music. Beginners tuition is also offered. Closed 18 & 25 Dec and 1 January. More information from Keith Alexander on 01482 509751; Jan Gray on 01482 840637 and www.folkdance.me .
 
St Mary’s Church Cottingham - “Storytime in the Space”
Bible Stories with a twist, Restarting Tuesday 25th September and every Tuesday following during term time, straight after school. Aimed at primary school children of all faiths or none. Parents and carers you are invited to bring your children along and join in the fun. Refreshments provided. Younger siblings welcome.

Cottingham Tennis Club (off Hull Road)
Are you interested in getting fit and making new friends? We are a friendly club looking for new members at all levels of playing ability including absolute beginners. We have excellent facilities including three floodlit, all-weather artificial grass courts. We have lots of opportunities for both social and competitive tennis and we have a dedicated coaching team. Please contact Matthew Fletcher on 07814 495931 for more information and to arrange to visit the club.

Do you wish you could swim?
If you have failed to learn to swim by traditional methods, try something different. Hull Optimists teach people to swim by concentrating on balance and breathing skills. You may have a disability or a profound fear of water, we can still help you, providing that you are accompanied by your own carer or helper in the water. Sessions are in the warm water at Frederick Holmes Special School, Inglemire Lane during school term times and we now have places available on Mondays at 6 pm for, both children and adults. We also need someone to help in the water, no experience necessary as training is available. For further information ‘phone Beryl on 01482 353547.

The Cottingham Bowling Club
The Bowling Club meets daily at the Bowling Green, situated on Hull Road, by the Thwaite Street roundabout. Social bowling is held outdoors in the summer months and indoors in the winter months. Club competitions and social gatherings form an important part of the Club’s activities. New members are always welcome. Further information can be obtained from Trevor Holborn 849647. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Hull Folk Dance Club
Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:30pm. Darby & Joan Hall, Finkle St., Cottingham. Enjoy tea/coffee and biscuits and get to know the members. Come on your own or bring a friend for light exercise in a friendly environment. All dances are walked through before being set to music. No experience is necessary. Beginners classes are offered and everyone is welcome. Your first visit is free. Closed 27 March & 3 April. More information from Keith Alexander on 01482 509751; Jan Gray on 01482 840637 and www.folkdance.me .

Kirk Ella & Willerby Short Mat Bowls Club
St. Andrew’s Memorial Hall, Beverley Road, Kirk Ella, HU10 7QA, (opposite the Police Station). Sessions on Mondays & Thursdays 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm. NEW MEMBERS VERY WELCOME! Fun, social short mat bowls club with a tea and biscuit break! £3 per session, FREE first session. Club woods available to use, just bring clean flat–soled footwear. Come along to any future session and give it a try!  (aim to arrive around 1.45 pm so we can source bowls for you) For more information contact Ian/Brenda on 01482 650157 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
If you think you may have a problem with alcohol which is costing you more than money, and want to stop drinking, you will be most welcome at the meeting at Cottingham Methodist Church (side entrance), every Friday night at 8pm. For more information call 01482-830083. Free-Confidential-Advice.

ALANON Meetings
Thursday evenings at Holy Cross Church, Carrington Ave Cottingham HU16 4DU. The meetings start at 7.30 pm until 9.00pm every Thursday evening, it is an open meeting for relatives or friends of the alcoholics and who are being severely affected by someone else’s alcoholism. This fellowship is an International one, there are  no .dues or fees for joining all new comers will be told that they will remain strictly anonymous and anything they share at the meeting would not be discussed elsewhere. Any further information on 01482 508231

Alternative Aquatics
Alternative Aquatics is a local charity and self-help group. We provide gentle exercise and relaxation for people with back pain and associated mobility problems, in wonderful warm water and a friendly atmosphere. We meet on Thursdays at 5-6 pm during term time, at the hydrotherapy pool at Frederick Holmes School on Inglemire Lane, Hull, and the cost is £39 per school term. We have a few places available so if you would like more information, or would like to come along for a free trial session, ring Karen on 01482 807072 or Ann on 572011.

St. Mary’s Church, Cottingham
St. Mary’s Coffee Shop is open daily Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 12 noon, in the Mark Kirby Hall (behind the Church) Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate all 60p (including biscuits). Please come and help us with our jigsaw puzzle. A warm welcome ensured.

Cottingham Rangers AFC
Cottingham Rangers AFC was founded in 1972 and is one of the biggest football clubs in the area. We have a total of 25 teams (17 Boy’s teams at under 7 to under 19 level, 4 Girl’s teams at under 10, 12 14 and 16 level, 1 Men’s teams, 1 Veterans teams and 2 Ability Counts teams), as well as an academy for 4 to 7 year olds and a Walking Football section for those of a more senior age!  For more information please contact the Club Secretary, Dean Banyard on 01482 840924 or visit our website www.cottinghamrangers.co.uk

Zion United Reformed Church, Hallgate
Every Thursday morning, term time. From 9.30 am to 11.30 am. Tea and Coffee are available and there is a book stall. It all takes place in the Church Hall, situated at the back of the Church, access by a passage at the side of the Church.

Play Badminton
On Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings at Cottingham High School, 8.00 pm until 9.30 pm during term time. Get Fit, Have Fun! £2.50 Adults; Students £1.00 per evening. For more information telephone Telephone Fiona/Steve on 01482 870906.

Fitmums & Friends Run, Walk
The club meets at the Blue Kangaroo, Finkle Street, Cottingham on Monday’s 9.30 am (term time only) and at  Cottingham Sports Centre KGV Pavilion, Wednesdays 7.00 pm. Suitable for men & women of all abilities.  www.fitmums.org.uk

Cottingham Bridge Club
Every Friday evening at the Darby and Joan Hall. Duplicate Bridge, for more information telephone 845873.

The Alzheimers Society
Hold a variety of Activity Groups and Memory Cafes for people with dementia, their families and carers. For more information please contact the Hull and East Riding Alzheimer’s Society on Tel 01482 211255.

Cottingham Cricket Club
‘The club provides cricketing activities and games for boys and girls from the age of 6. We run 4 Saturday sides, and teams at U9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19 and also Girls Teams. All new players of any ability are welcome. Training starts in January with Indoor Nets at Sirius Academy North for all age groups and Seniors on Wednesday evenings 6.00 pm till 8.00 pm and at Cottingham High School (Sports Hall), (tennis ball/kwick cricket ball) for ages 6-15, on Saturdays 12.30 pm till 2.30 pm till Easter. Summer training for Juniors is Friday evenings and Seniors is on a Wednesday. For more information and details contact Rob Rhodes on 842215. Or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Calligraphy, Quilling and Folk Art classes
Held during term times in Swanland on Wednesday afternoons; in Woodmansey on Thursday evenings and in Hessle on Friday mornings. Contact Jane Jenkins 01482 843721 for details.

The Cottingham Whist Club
Every Wednesday 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, in the Darby and Joan Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham. All welcome. For further information tel. 843253 - 07531 762593 or 473042.

Hull and East Yorkshire Happiness Group
Everyone could do with a bit extra Happiness in their life. To find out how, join us for lots of laughter, the company of diverse but like-minded people (and cake) at Pearl’s Place on Hallgate, Cottingham on the SECOND Thursday each month at 6pm to 8.00 pm. No Charge. Contact: Pam 07966 091513 heyhappinessgroup.weebly.com

Cottingham Food Bank
The Cottingham Food Bank will be open every Wednesday  and Saturday from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon, at the Zion and Newland United Reformed Church, Hallgate. Basic foods will be provided for a small donation to people who can demonstrate that they live in the area. Further information can be obtained by telephoning 845920.

Scottish Country Dance Club
We meet on Mondays in Arlington Hall, Cottingham, 7.30pm - 10.00 pm.  Everyone is welcome, beginners (for the first hour) and dancers with experience.  It’s a fun night with an RSCDS qualified teacher. For more information phone Lynne Brooks 840301 or Joyce Cochrane 871790. Your first night is free so come along and have a go!

Humberside Steppers Square Dance Club
We meet at the Marist Social Hall, 119 Cottingham Road, Hull on a Thursday evening from 7.30 pm. and are hoping to recruit some new members to our fun activity!! Everyone is welcome and get the first two weeks free entry. Please email Philip on This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information.

Hull Zingari
Hull Zingari Cricket Club (est 1896) will be holding indoor net sessions for junior and senior players and new players will be made very welcome. JUNIORS  Haltemprice Sports Centre, Springfield Way, Anlaby. 10 Sundays 6pm - 8pm starting February 12. £4 a session. Fully qualified ECB coaches in attendance. Hard ball and softball. Equipment can be provided. Ring Steve on 447568 to book a place. SENIORS Hymers College Sports Hall,Hymers Avenue,Hull. 9 Fridays 6.30pm - 8.30pm starting January 27. 3 sides playing weekend cricket in the York and District Senior Cricket League. Excellent playing and social facilities. If you are new to the area or looking to play in a higher grade of cricket then contact Ron Biggs (Hon Sec) on 571205 for details of how to join the City’s  longest established cricket club. www.hullzingari.play-cricket.com and on facebook and twitter

East Yorkshire Climbing and Mountaineering Club
To all climbers, mountaineers and hillwalkers in the Hull and East Yorks area - We are a friendly club based in Hull and East Yorks area. The climbers meet at Rock City in Hull every Tuesday evening in the winter and outdoors in the summer. We have monthly weekend meets to the Dales, Lake District and Scotland. All abilities are welcome to come and try us out. We have just launched our new website and are currently recruiting new members. Check us out at www.eycmc.org and our meet up site is www.meetup.com/East-Yorkshire-Climbing-Mountaineering-Club/

Cottingham Methodist Church hall, Hallgate
Classes restart Monday 7th January. Every Monday (Except Bank Holidays) - 1.30pm to 3.30pm New members welcome. All levels. Contact Ann on 07932 833578 for further details.

Arterian Singers
“Would you like to join a friendly group of men and women who enjoy singing? We meet during school term time at the Methodist Church on Hallgate, Cottingham on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. We present three concerts a year; the music ranges from folk songs to songs from the shows to religious works to carols at Christmas. There is no audition, and although it helps it’s not essential to be able to read music. Musical Director is Julian Savory. If you think you might like to join us, why not come along one Tuesday evening? You will be made welcome! (If you would like to contact a choir member first, then please ring Maria or Alan Tel 442758) .