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Beverley Flower Club
Monday 4th September - Are having a demonstration by Kath Gibson from Tyne and Wear, at 7.30.p.m., her title is ‘Around the World’. Kath enjoys traditional and contemporary deigns which she incorporates into her demonstration. Beverley Flower Club meet at Longcroft Lower School the first Monday in the month except Bank Holidays, when our meeting is held on the second Monday. Visitors are very welcome, the cost to see Kath Gibson is £6.00, and payment can be made at the door on the evening. We are sure it will be a very enjoyable evening, please come and join us.

The Back Care Group
Tuesday 5th September - Speaker: Alan Bowman. First Tuesday in the month - Everyone welcome. Refreshments available. Raffle. The Back Care Group meet at the Boulevard Village Hall (near St. Wilfreds Catholic Church),  from 1.30pm. Membership is £5 per annum or  £7.50p for a couple.

Haltemprice Art Group
   Tuesday 5th September - Social and Enrolment Evening
   Tuesday 12th September - Transport Theme
   Tuesday 19th September - Sketching Night - Still Life or Model
Meetings take place at the Cottingham High School, Harland Way, in the Art Room on the first floor, 7.00 pm. to 9.00 pm. Old and new members are welcome at any of our meetings.

Cottingham Men’s de Luda Society
Wednesday 6th September - Jim Shaw - Cinemas of Hull, in the St. Mary’s Church Hall, Hallgate, starting at 2.00 pm.

Come and sing amazing choral music!
Hull Choral Union begins rehearsals for its 89th Season on Wednesday 6 September ‘17@ 7.30pm in the hall of St. Mary's College, Cranbrook Avenue, Hull HU6 7TN.  If you enjoy singing and are keen to keep healthy and less stressed come and join Hull Choral Union to sing amazing choral music.  There are vacancies in all voices but tenors and basses are particularly needed. Ability to sight-read is not essential.  Come to a few rehearsals - without commitment..  You will be very welcome. All concerts in the coming season are in Hull Minster. The first one is The Armed Man: Karl  Jenkins with Feel the Spirit : Rutter on Thursday 9 November ‘17@ 7.30 pm.
Please contact the Chorus Secretary for more details, 01482 446319 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or browse www.hullchoralunion.org . Hull Choral Union is a registered charity - number 1071325.                                    

Skidby Branch of the Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association
Thursday 7th September - They will meet at 7-30 pm in the Village Hall when the speaker will be Dave Roberts from Humber Rescue.

Cottingham Ladies Circle
Thursday 7th September - Social Afternoon, to be held in the Darby & Joan Small Hall, Finkle Street, at 2.30 pm. PLEASE NOTE NEW MEETING TIME!

East Yorkshire Group of the Hardy Plant Society
Thursday 7th September - at 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Parish Hall, North Bar Within, Beverley. Janette Merilion ‘Tints of Autumn’.  Further information from Lois Scott 01482 494276.

Cottingham Branch of the Royal British Legion
Saturday 9th September - Sequence Dance in the Darby & Joan Hall, Finkle Street from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm. Tea/coffee, harvest supper, raffle, etc. “Great Music”, so come and enjoy yourselves. Tickets £5.00 each. Tel. Allen 01482 841604.

Cottingham Catholic Women’s League
Monday 11th September - Speaker: Liz Pacey - “Growing Old Disgracefully”, in the Garden Room, Holy Cross RC Church, Carrington Avenue, Cottingham at 7.30 p.m.

Cottingham Women’s Institute
Tuesday 12th September - Hull Animal Welfare. Competition: Animal jewellery, at 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon, in the Methodist Church Hall, Hallgate, Cottingham.

Cottingham Methodist Church Photography Group
We meet in Cottingham Methodist Church hall
   Tuesday 12 September 2017 - Outside visit - Night Photography - 7.30pm
   Tuesday 26 September 2017 - 7.30pm
Interested in photography? Why not give our friendly group a visit? 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 Green Women’s Institute Evenings
Thursday 14th September - Yvette Grindley - The Community Orchard. Competition: Fruit related item. Meetings held in the Darby and Joan Small Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham, at 7.30 p.m., second Thursday of each month.

U3A
Thursday 14th September - Philip Walker - Being British, at 2.00 pm in the hall at the Darby and Joan Hall, Finkle Street.

Beverley Film Society New Season of Films 2017 - 2018
14th September - Irreplaceable (2016) France Drama Comedy 102 mins. Jean-Pierre Werner, a countryside doctor who has lived a life devoted to his job, finds out that he is suffering from a serious illness. A doctor from the city arrives to help him in his task, but the arrangement unsettles Jean-Pierre who considers himself indispensable. Directed by Thomas Lilti who draws on his own experiences as a doctor.
Films start at 7.30pm on the 2nd THURSDAY* of the month (doors open 7.00pm).
Membership fee: £15 for whole season of 10 films. PLUS: Tickets £3.00 per film (Members) £6.50 (Guests). For more information www.beverleyfilmsociety.org.uk

Wold Lace Makers
Saturday 16th September - Annual Lace Day, speaker Scilla Stephenson ‘400 years of Lace, Tickets £3.50, at 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, in the Marist Hall, Church and Parish House, 119 Cottingham Road, Hull HU5 2DH. Members £1.50; Non-Members £4.00; Everyone welcome. Disable Access.

East Yorkshire Woodturners.
Tuesday September 19th - 6.45pm: Demonstration by  popular professional  woodturner & magazine author, Sue Harker from Bridlington.  Meetings are every third Tuesday each month at Skidby Village Hall. Visitors are always welcome, whether woodturners or just interested. £3.50 on the door. For further information please contact David Taylor, Secretary, 876702. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Hull and East Riding New Stitchers (H.E.N.S.)
Tuesday 19th September - AGM, 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.

Hull and East Riding Antiques and Fine Arts Society
Tuesday 19th September – Matthew Williams “William D. Morgan, A Victorian Art Potter”, at 10.45 a.m. Willerby Manor Hotel (Pavilion Suite). Non-members welcome. Guest tickets £5.00. For further details please contact Membership Secretary, Margaret Ashley, tel. 01482 657574. 

Cottingham Evening Townswomen’s Guild
Wednesday 20th September - Social Evening, at 7.30 pm in the Darby & Joan (Small Hall), Finkle Street.

Cottingham Men’s de Luda Society
Wednesday 20th September - Tony Featherstone - Village Life in the 30’s, in the St. Mary’s Church Hall, Hallgate, starting at 2.00 pm.

Cottingham Ladies Circle
Thursday 21st September - Pam Trays - Her Breast Friends Charity, to be held in the Darby & Joan Small Hall, Finkle Street, at 2.30 pm. PLEASE NOTE NEW MEETING TIME!

Hull Alpha Probus Club
Thursday 21st September - Coffee Morning at 10.00 am. This is a social club for retired Business and Professional persons. We meet every two weeks at the King William IV, Hallgate, Cottingham. We usually have a short talk by one of our members on a subject of their choice. If you would like to join us for any of these events, please advise  the Secretary, tel. 01482 815132, or the Treasurer, tel. 01482 844125, before 12 noon on the Tuesday prior to the event.

East Yorkshire Association of the National Trust
Thursday 21th September - AGM followed by an illustrated talk, in the Cottingham Civic Hall, 7.30 p.m. Non-Members welcome.

Cottingham Men’s de Luda Society
Sunday 24th September to  September 27th - Visiting the Mary Rose in Portsmouth.

East Riding Flower Club
Monday 25th September - Carys Harrison from York will give a flower demonstration called “Have Passport will Travel. In the Pavilion Suite, Willerby Manor, at 2.00 pm. Visitors welcome, £5 at the door. Enquiries 876279.

Wednesday Social Club
Wednesday 27th September - Quiz, in the small hall at the Darby & Joan Hall, at 2.00 p.m.

St Michael’s Church, Skidby
Friday 29th September, 10-30 am - 12 noon, coffee morning in church. Join us for our monthly coffee morning and enjoy coffee, home made cakes and friendly chat. All proceeds towards the upkeep of the church.

National Vegetable Society,  East Yorkshire District Association
Monday 1st October - Annual Show. We meet at The Beverley Conservative Club, Wylies Road, Beverley, commencing at 7.30pm. A light supper is served.   Raffle.  Fees at £2 per meeting. A pay car park is available with fees redeemed when purchasing from the bar.

Bishop Burton Gardeners’ Club at Beverley
Tuesday 3rd October - World of Ferns - Neil Timm. At  7.45 pm in St Mary’s Church Hall, North Bar Within, Beverley. You are welcome to join us for a talk by Janette Merillion entitled ‘Spring Fever’. Entry for non members £4 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. For more information contact  01482 865432. New members welcome.

Cottingham Local History Society
Wednesday 4th October - Talk by John Phillips - Redating the Minster - Beverley in a New Light, in the Red Hall, Hallgate Primary School, King St, Cottingham starting at 7.30 p.m. Meeting fee, members £1; non-members £2. Contact: Peter McClure 01482 845734.

Cottingham Men’s de Luda Society
Wednesday 4th October - John Tilson - Stonewall Jackson, in the St. Mary’s Church Hall, Hallgate, starting at 2.00 pm.

Cottingham Ladies Circle
Thursday 5th October - Tony Pace - Hebridian Holiday, to be held in the Darby & Joan Small Hall, Finkle Street, at 2.30 pm. PLEASE NOTE NEW MEETING TIME!


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 9:30 pm; Darby & Joan Hall, Finkle St. Cottingham. Enjoy a free tea/coffee and biscuits and get to know the members. Come alone 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 are welcome. Your first visit is free. A garden party is being held at 82 Finkle Street on Saturday the 10th June from 2.00 pm to approx 5.00 pm, entry £1 which includes a drink and cake. There will also be stalls, and dancing which visitors can watch or join in. All are welcome . More information from Keith Alexander 01482 509751 or Jan Gray 01482 840637. 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 28 teams (17 Boy’s teams at under 8 to under 18 level, 4 Girl’s teams at under 10, 12 and 14 level, 2 Men’s teams, 2 Veterans teams and 3 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; Fridays 6.15 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 from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, and Saturdays from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, 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!

Loudhailer Acoustic
All welcome to Loudhailer Acoustic,  a friendly welcoming all acoustic open mic night of music and spoken word, with a great attentive audience. Expect a fabulous range of acoustic music, quality song writing and some familiar classics from a host of different performers. The Back Room in Cottingham on the first Thursday of every month. Doors are 7.00 p.m. music at 7.30 p.m.  £2 entry. For more information visit http://loudhailer.net/loudhailer-acoustic-nights/

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

The Back Care Group
First Tuesday in the month - Everyone welcome. Refreshments available. Raffle. The Back Care Group meet at the Boulevard Village Hall (near St. Wilfreds Catholic Church),  from 1.30pm. Membership is £5 per annum or  £7.50p for a couple.

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
Card making class held every Monday (Except Bank Holidays) - 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Classes re-start on Monday 4th September 2017. All levels welcome. Contact for further details - Ann on 07932 833578.

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) .


The deadline for entries in the October Issue 2017 “What’s On” section, is the 18th September.