The Gatherer's Blog

Updates on some of our trips and meet ups

Summer 2018 Report

The long drawn-out winter gave way to some months of almost uninterrupted sunshine and cloudless skies and the country sometimes almost sizzled under the heatwave.  25 of us basked in the sun at a barbecue at the beginning of August. However, the heatwave was...

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Winter 2017-18

 Gatherers’ Winter Activities 2017 -18 Our Bring & Share meeting at C’s is a little earlier than usual – Saturday 10th February.  Still in the grip of winter and cold, northerly winds, we shall be planning outdoor activities for the summer sunshine. The autumn...

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The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe

We had a lovely evening at The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. We ate before hand at Casa Colombiana, which was very yummy and then went to the West Yorkshire Playhouse. The play was brilliant with some amazing aerial displays, and very imaginative props....

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Summer 2017

 Gatherers  Summer 2017 The hottest weekend coincided with a street party to commemorate the life of Jo Cox (MP for Batley & Spen) who was tragically killed a year ago.  The sun beat down on us (a contrast to last year’s party spent in the same location under...

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Bolton Abbey

We had a lovely day out to Bolton Abbey on 2nd September. It was one of the really nice sunny days of the year. We met at the Cavendish Pavillion. A group of us went North to the Strid stopping at various points for ice cream, tea and to watch birds and a mouse!...

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Winter 2016-17

GATHERERS October 2016 – March 2017 The winter months have sped by, packed with several varied and enjoyable events and now spring is almost here, with crocuses and daffodils blossoming. In October we went to a Harvest Celebration at Menston Parish Church, with songs,...

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Summer 2016

Gatherers’ Summer Activities April – Sep 2016 The highlight of the last six months must surely be Saturday 2nd July when we celebrated Caroline’s 60th birthday at Scholes Village Hall - a light spacious (recently renovated) hall in a secluded spot away from the main...

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Winter 2015-16

Gatherers   Winter Doings October 2015 – March 2016 Our Autumn activities started with a visit to Tropical world, Roundhay Park in Leeds, on a mellow October afternoon.  We passes an hour strolling round Amazon vegetation, admiring species of butterflies, birds,...

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Summer 2015

“Breezy Knees” – what’s that? A garden, north-east of York that we visited on one of the few “summer” afternoons. It is so-called because the original plot of farmland was very exposed (if you stood there in January you would feel the draught!) We had an enjoyable...

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Winter 2014– 15

GATHERERS   October 2014 – March 2015 Good food, culture and a laugh is an apt summary of our activities over the winter.  8 of us made a trip to Harrogate in October and enjoyed a French meal and a performance of Oliver Goldsmith’s comedy “She Stoops to Conquer”. A...

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Summer 2014

GATHERERS’ SUMMER ACTIVITIES     MAY-SEP 2014 Have you heard of “Yorkshire wine? “You must be joking!” I hear you say. We’re not – ten of us went to a Yorkshire vineyard at the end of August.  We were given a tour of the vines, a detailed talk of the ins and outs of...

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Winter 2013-14

GATHERERS – October 2013 – March 2014 A bonfire; a trip to York; a games evening; an outing to the theatre – these are some of our activities that have enlivened the winter months.  It has been a wild, wet winter, rather than a crisp white one, but thankfully we have...

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Winter 2012-13

GATHERERS September 2012 – March 2013 Two weddings, a Christmas Party at “Castle Howard”, a day in York … these are but some of our activities over the long drawn-out winter months. As I put pen to paper, we are still seemingly in the grip of winter – outside the...

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Summer 2012

GATHERERS April – September 2012 The last six months proved to be something of a washout … I hardly need remind you. None of our activities were rained off, although some were rained on. Not least the performance of the York Mystery Plays set against the backdrop of...

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