‘MY LIFE IN THE PALACE KITCHENS’ – Guest Speaker: COLIN ALDERSON,  Former Pastry Chef to the Queen. Thursday 31st January 2019 at 7.30pm, Rawdon Library

COLIN ALDERSON,  Former Pastry Chef to the Queen

Talks About  ‘MY LIFE IN THE PALACE KITCHENS’

 7:30 pm: Thursday 31st January, 7.30pm at   Rawdon Community Library

 Join Colin as he reminisces about his travels with the Queen and the meals he has prepared for her at Buckingham Palace, Windsor, Sandringham, Balmoral and on the Royal Yacht.

This is a fascinating presentation and the audiences simply won’t want Colin Alderson to stop. Hear about the preparation it takes to get ready for a State Banquet, making 2,000 canapés and 4,000 lobster tartlets and many more intriguing stories of life in the palace kitchens

Colin Alderson who was the Queen’s official pastry chef for five years has cooked for many a royal occasion from banquets and parties for hundreds of people, to simple breakfasts for Queen Elizabeth 2nd herself. He has also seen how Christmas happens in the royal household, including Windsor House, Sandringham Palace and on board the Royal Yacht Britannia.

   Admission:   ACS Members Free,   Non-members £4.00

     (N.B. Join on night: £10 for 6 talks in 2019)

NEW FAMILY HISTORY COURSE AT RAWDON COMMUNITY LIBRARY Starts Thursday 31st January 2019

A New Family History Course begins on Thursday 31st January 2019 at Rawdon Community Library at 1.45pm.

The course is suitable for those researching or wanting to research their family history. This is a great opportunity to find out about your ancestors and local history.
The ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ television series has shown what it is possible to find out about our ancestors.

The course will use a variety of sources to research the lives of the people, including the Census returns, military records, shipping lists, trade directories and many more. Also the ‘Find My Past’ website and the British Newspaper Archive, both of which are free to use at Rawdon Community Library.

5 week course starts on Thursday 31st January: Cost £35.

The Workers’ Educational Association will be running the course and the tutor is Jackie Depelle. It is being promoted by Aireborough Civic Society and the Rawdon Community Library.

If you wish to join the course go to this link or turn up at the first session.
WEA Enrolment Link:
https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx
Or telephone WEA Leeds Area Office: Tel. 0113 245 3304

Or for further information tel: 0113 2503580

To help with individual research Rawdon Library has a subscription to the ‘Find My Past’ & ‘British Newspaper Archive’ websites. This means that course members and other library users can research old censuses, birth, death & marriage certificates for free at the library during opening hours. You may find that your ancestors have appeared in newspapers using the online British Newspaper Archive.
The Wharfedale Observer has recently been added to the Newspaper Archive so that local news from Victorian Times is now available to all.

Volunteers Wanted to ‘Plant up’ Yeadon High St, Town Hall Square & Harper Lane for next Spring

Volunteers Wanted to ‘Plant up’ Yeadon High St, Town Hall Square & Harper Lane for next Spring

Can you help for a couple of hours?
WEDNESDAY 17th OCTOBER starting at 12.30pm
We meet on the bus stop island on Harper Lane next to Morrisons Car Park.
Please bring gloves and a trowel.

ALL WELCOME.
Aireborough Civic Society Community Event

Photographs taken last Spring

Family & House History Course (5 sessions) starts Thursday 1345 at Rawdon Library

HOUSE & FAMILY HISTORY COURSE AT RAWDON COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Starts Thursday 5th October

A New House & Family History Course begins on Thursday 5th October at Rawdon Community Library at 1.30pm.

The Workers’ Educational Association will be running the course and the tutor is Jackie Depelle. It is being promoted by Aireborough Civic Society and the Rawdon Community Library.

The course is for those researching their family history or the history of their house. It is suitable for beginners and those with some experience. This is a great opportunity to find out about your ancestors and local history.

Recent television exposure has increased interest in, and awareness of house history research. Our course will use a variety of sources to study a particular property, follow the lives of the people who lived there and see elements of local history that can be discovered through the records.

5 week course meets every fortnight from 4th October: Cost £35.

If you wish to join our course go to this link:
WEA Enrolment Link:
https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx
Or telephone WEA Leeds Area Office: Tel. 0113 245 3304

Or for further information tel: 0113 2503580

To help with individual research Rawdon Library has a subscription to the ‘Find My Past’ & ‘British Newspaper Archive’ websites. This means that course members and other library users can research old censuses, birth, death & marriage certificates for free at the library during opening hours. You may find that your ancestors have appeared in newspapers using the online British Newspaper Archive.
The Wharfedale Observer has recently been added to the Newspaper Archive so that local news from Victorian Times is now available to all.

7:30 pm : Thursday 27 Sept: THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE!

Aireborough Civic Society September talk:
 
Local Man  KEITH BARBER shares his nostalgic memories:
 

THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE!

Join Keith as he looks back and recalls with great amusement interesting events, objects and

 people from the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s. 

Your evening will be filled with enjoyable and nostalgic, illustrated reminiscences.

7:30 pm : Thursday 27 September 2018
Rawdon Community Library

Admission:   ACS Members Free               Non-members £4.00

Thurs 26 July 2018 COLIN SPEAKMAN will talk about his love of walking in THE YORKSHIRE WOLDS. 

 

 

 

 

7:30 pm :at Rawdon Community Library: COLIN SPEAKMAN will talk about his love of walking in
THE YORKSHIRE WOLDS.
An Aireborough Civic Society Event

England had just won the World Cup when Colin Speakman sat down to write his first walking book. That was back in 1967 and since then another 50 books have followed.

On July 26th at Rawdon Library Colin & his wife Fleur talk about their latest book ‘The Yorkshire Wolds – A Journey of Discovery’ and give some fascinating cameos about some key Wolds people and the delights of walking in a lesser known landscape. This is the wonderful landscape that inspired artist David Hockney in recent years.

Admission: ACS Members Free
Non-members £4.00 (or join on the night for free entry).

Guided Walks 2018 Programme

2018 WALKS PROGRAMME

The Friday evening walks were started in 1993 by the late Albert Shutt, then Chairman of the Aireborough Civic Society. His plan was to explore the Aireborough area, visiting places even local residents hadn’t been to, and ensuring footpaths were kept in use.

NEXT EVENT >

“Surprise Surprise”

Friday 27th  July

6.30pm

Meet at Chevin Surprise Car Park.  Further details below.

Unless stated the walks are normally between 3 and 4 miles in length. The pace is as fast as the slowest walker.

As the walks cover a variety of terrain, sturdy footwear is strongly advised, along with weatherproof clothing.  Most of the walks involve gradients, hills and stiles.

If you have any questions about a particular walk please contact the walk leader at the telephone number given.

The traditional end of season meal will be held on Friday 7th December 2018 at Rawdon Golf Club.  A meal will also be held in February 2019 when the walks programme for 2019 will be arranged.

ABOUT THE CIVIC SOCIETY

The Aireborough Civic Society was established for the public benefit for the following purposes in the area formally known as Aireborough, which includes the wards of Guiseley, Rawdon and Yeadon in the Metropolitan District of Leeds.

  1. To promote high standards of planning and architecture in the area
  2. To educate the public in geography, history and natural history and architecture in the area.
  3. To secure the preservation, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest in the area.

The Society’s website includes contact details, forthcoming events and information about the area.

Aireborough Civic Society holds its meetings on the last Thursday of the month at

7:30pm at Rawdon Community Library, Micklefield Park, Rawdon.

Everyone is welcome.

Aireborough Civic Society Walks List – 2018

Please note:-  All walks will commence promptly at the times noted. Also please make sure that you bring protective outdoor clothing with you on all walks. Walkers who are not members of the Civic Society will be asked to contribute £2 for ACS funds.

Date and time Details Leader(s)
Friday 20st April

6.00pm

“Two Pubs & a Sewage Works”

Meet at George and Dragon PH side of River Aire, Apperley Bridge

Bill Mason

Tel: 01943 872 714

Friday 4th May

6.00pm

“The Burger Walk”

Meet at McDonald’s,  on retail park Guiseley

Angela, Colleen and Tyler

Tel 0113 250 7594 (Angela)

Friday 18th May

6.30pm

Hawkesworth

Meet Hawkesworth Lane / Thorpe Lane junction

Ken Elliott

Tel: 0113 31899850

Friday 1st June

6.30pm

“Chuffin Old Railway”

Meet Station Gardens car park on Linton Road, Wetherby

Sue and Roy Dixon

Tel 0113 250 6858

Friday 15th June

6.30pm

Lindley Wood

Meet at Lindley Bridge, nr trout farm

Bill Mason

Tel: 01943 872 714

Friday 29th  June 

6.30pm

“Chapel, Banks and Possible Surprise”

Meet at Yeadon Methodist Church Car Park, South View Road

Eric Nelson

01943 875643

Friday 13th July

6.30pm

“Mike’s alternative Umbrella Walk!!!”

Meet on Mansion Lane, Roundhay

Michael Appleyard

0113 250 3169

Friday 27th  July

6.30pm

“Surprise Surprise”

Meet at Chevin Surprise Car Park

Angela, Colleen and Tyler

Tel 0113 250 7594 (Angela)

Friday 10th August

6.15pm

“Cats and Dogs”

Meet at Burley Railway Station

Jack Schofield

Tel 01943 875 304

Friday 24th August

6.15pm

“Three Parks”

Meet Tarnfield Car Park, ie near yachts Yeadon

Sue and Roy Dixon

Tel 0113 250 6858

2018 Programme of Talks & Meetings

AIREBOROUGH CIVIC SOCIETY

We meet on the last Thursday of each month –  7:30 pm, Rawdon Community Library – next to Rawdon Crossroads       Telephone: 0113 3910440

PROGRAMME 2018 – continued

May 31st    Notorious Prisoners

Veronica Bird OBE, former Governor of Armley Prison, recounts her experiences when dealing with notorious inmates in various prison establishments across the country.  Details of her life in prison are recounted in her recently published book “Veronica’s Bird”. (Available for purchase on the night.)

June 28th  Community Meeting (all welcome):

To discuss local issues e.g. congestion, Green Belt, public transport, litter, ‘In Bloom’, blue plaques, pollution, parks and any other matters of interest to ACS members and non-members alike

July 26th    The Yorkshire Wolds – An Undiscovered Region

Colin Speakman and his wife Fleur talk about their latest book on the Yorkshire Wolds and give some fascinating cameos about some key Wolds people and the area in an interesting and informative presentation. (Book available on the night at discounted price.)

August 30th Community Meeting (all welcome):To discuss local issues (as above)

September 27th Nostalgia

Keith Barber looks back and recalls some interesting events, objects and people from the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s. This is a very humorous, enjoyable and nostalgic, illustrated reminiscence.  Highly recommended –   expect to participate.

October 25th   Community Meeting (all welcome):     To discuss local issues (as above)

November 29th     Annual General Meeting plus Guest Speaker,  Local historian and author, John Davies, gives a fascinating presentation on “The End of the Great War and its Aftermath”.

Membership is £10 per annum by payment at any Meeting.  Members of ACS  are entitled to free admission to ALL talks.   Admission for non-members £4 for talks, community meetings are free.