University of Leeds

Summer 2016

Spring Buffet:   Image collection bottom right

Friday 8th April 7:00pm for 7:30pm
The Great Woodhouse Suite,
University House

RSVP by 30th March to Mrs Gill Lydon at
1 Alderhill Cottages, Stonegate Road, Leeds LS6 4JH

or tel: 0113 278 5596 or text 07940 539360
or email: gillian_lydon@hotmail.com

Guests welcome £25.00

Summer Outing

Towneley Hall(see image and map below right) and Boundary Mill

Thursday 19th May

9.00am to 6.00pm (approx.)
The coach leaves promptly from St. Chad’s Car Park at
9.15am

RSVP by 10th May to Mrs Gill Lydon as above

Guests Welcome £22.50
(to include all gratuities)


Garden Party

Tuesday 21st June to 4.00pm
At the home of Mrs Janet Herbert
43 Weetwood Lane, Leeds. LS6 5NW

RSVP by 12th June to Mrs Gill Lydon as above

Members only


Annual General Meeting

Thursday 30th June 2.00pm for 2.30pm
Fenton Room, Devonshire Hall

Members only

Mrs. Carole Tabbron was duly  re-elected for a further term of office.

See below.

President  Mrs. Carole Tabbron's  Message:

As I write this message, the first day of ‘Spring’ has dawned with cloudless blue skies and warm sunshine, could this be the promise of good things to come?


With Easter being so early, our programmes for the Spring/Summer have overlapped somewhat this year and so, on Friday 8th April, we come to the end of the Spring season with the annual Spring Buffet. This will be held at University House. It is always a most enjoyable occasion and we hope that it will be well supported.


Our Summer Outing takes place on Thursday 19th May. In the morning we will visit Towneley Hall just outside Burnley in Lancashire (see maps below).

The Hall dates from the 14th Century and was the home of the Towneley family for over 500 years. It is set in 400 acres of parkland and, in addition to the historic house, it has an art gallery, museum and extensive gardens. We will start the day with refreshments at Towneley Hall before a guided tour of the house with an opportunity to explore the gardens if you so wish. At lunchtime, we will return to the coach for the short journey to Boundary Mill in Colne. Here we will enjoy a typical ‘Lancashire’ lunch of fish, chips and mushy peas (poached fish and gluten free batter are available on request as well as a vegetarian option). We will then have plenty of time during the afternoon to explore the complex. The store also has a fine coffee shop with an open terrace looking out over Pendle Hill (home of the famous Pendle witches) for that all important ‘cuppa’ before we return to Leeds.

On Tuesday 21st June, the Annual Garden party will take place at the home of Janet and Barry Herbert. We are especially grateful to them both for generously agreeing to host the garden party once again. Hopefully it will be warm and sunny and we will have a Midsummer’s day in which to enjoy all the delights of their beautiful garden.


As usual, we end the Summer Programme with the AGM on Thursday 30th June.
I have thoroughly enjoyed being President this year and can’t quite believe that the year has gone by so quickly. I would like to place on record my thanks to all the members of the committee for their support and guidance throughout the year and to all the Club members who have attended the events and made them so successful.

Stop Press 

Below you see an image of the box we keep our name badges in. It is well past its sell by date! Can anyone supply a bright new box?