OTLEY AND DISTRICT MEN’S FORUM

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  Annual Outing

Once again we ended our session of talks with a coach outing for members, their wives and this year the Ladies Forum.

Almost unanimously we chose to visit Chatsworth House on Thursday 17th June. Our choice was the correct one as the coach places were quickly sold with all the places taken two weeks before the visit.

We also, not knowingly, chose the correct day. The weather was perfect, we saw Derbyshire at its best in glorious warm sunshine. Brian Dexter had worked miracles and got the combined price of coach and entry fees down to a level that would have suited most Yorkshire men and a very happy band left Otley to see the Devonshires abode at Chatsworth.

 Fine gardens with water fountains and waterfalls set in beautiful surroundings on a large estate of grassland, that lacked flowers, is an accurate description of the external features we enjoyed. Restaurants, snack bars and ice cream stalls were well patronised and most people enjoyed their visit to the house that contained many paintings from simple portraits to a couple of Caravaggio’s and numerous pieces of ancient furniture.


 So that was it until the 9th September 2010 when we again congregate at the Methodist Church for a talk about the “The Life and Career of Eddie Waring” by his son Mr H Waring.      

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