Events 2022

Civic Society Meetings are at the Library on Vernon Road at 2.30 p.m.

(unless otherwise indicated)

There is a charge of £2 per member

or £3 for visitors at Society Meetings

These events will be subject to Covid rules applying at the time

Tuesday 11 January

 An Illustrated talk by Brian Walker on   ‘100 years of the Forestry Commission.’           

For many people, the woods and forests of the North York Moors are now an important part of the landscape with more than a million visitors a year.

Tuesday 8 February

Annual Lunch at the Red Lea Hotel 12 for 12.30 when Andrew Clay the CEO of the Scarborough Museums Trust will be our guest speaker

The Scarborough Collections are significant and contain over 250,000 objects. Andrew is also a Director of the Old Parcels Office in Scarborough and a member of COAST who developed a new cultural strategy for the Yorkshire Coast.

Tuesday 8 March

AGM  at 2.30pm to be followed by a an Illustrated talk by Brian Mulvana 

“Changes over time in North and South Bays as seen in photographs”

Tuesday 12 April

 Matt Barnes will speak about  ‘Marine Conservation’      Sea Champion Coordinator Matt Barnes of The Marine Conservation Society, fighting for a cleaner, better protected, healthier ocean: one we can all enjoy.

  Tuesday 10 May

Ray Blyth will give an illustrated talk entitled  ‘ Yorkshire Landscape Curiosities – Buildings in Context.’ Ray has worked as a garden history tutor and is familiar with country estates in Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

  Tuesday 14 June    

Chris Beevers will give an illustrated talk entitled      

  “ Behind the Façade”  

The Sitwells revealed is an invitation to learn more about Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell and to gain some insight into their often-complicated links with their equally complex fellow writers and artists in the Bloomsbury Set. After a decade of working in Renishaw’s private family archive, Chris Beevers will use images, letters, and stories never intended for publication, to present a fresh and entertaining narrative of the Sitwell ‘trio’, or this ‘nest of tigers’ as Edith described themselves. 

Tuesday 12 July

A Walk around the newly restored South Cliff Gardens led by Adrian Perry at 2.30pm   Meet at Holbeck Clock Tower on the Esplanade.

Tuesday 9 August

A Maritime Themed Walk in the Old Town led by Mark Vesey at 2.30pm. Meet at the Maritime Heritage Centre on Eastborough

Tuesday 13 September

Pete Craggs from Whitby Civic Society will give an illustrated talk about ‘The Treasures of Whitby’s East Side’