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Updated:  20 June 19:53

Midsummer events – Visitors are most welcome !  

 Saturday 24 June 2017  7pm – Sankt Hans Aften.

Our summer party !  Food,  fire,  fellowship and singing !
We are kindly invited to the home of David and Ruth Corry on the eastern side of Leeds.
Ruth and David have advised  what is going to be available and what is going to be very useful if you can bring it yourself.  In their own words:

 If you have a folding garden chair, then bring it, but we have good number by borrowing from neighbours.

 Please bring contributions of food to share – savouries, desserts or cake – and feel free to take home any left-overs.

Non-alcoholic summer punch will be provided, as will tea and coffee later, but bring your own alcohol if desired.

 Warm clothes recommended, but not your very best as sparks might fly (not that we’ve had that problem before, but it is a possibility).

 If it rains or snows, we will gather in our living room, but we hope for a warm and dry evening with sunset over the fields!  (Editor: The YASS Sankt Hans Aften is notorious for ‘varied weather’).

 Bunches of small flowers welcome for making midsummer flower wreaths.

 If you are able to arrive early and assist with setting up – or equally remain late for any tidying away – this, too, would be appreciated by those tasked with the organising.  Turn up at any time or get in touch just beforehand.

And finally, and most importantly, if a lift should be needed – or if you’re able to provide transport to any who may require this – do put the word round so that help might be given.  Either inform me directly or circulate to all.

Sunday 25 June 2017 11:45 – Summer walk – Hull (European City of Culture)

We meet, as before, at the City’s main railway station – at 11.45 (not 11.00 as said previously) – at the Philip Larkin statue to be found on the concourse.  We then make for the Danish Church, which is situated close by, where we can hope to have coffee and a short talk about the church. The pastor – very kindly – will be opening up especially for us.

We then commence the walk we were able to do last year, seeing some of the things that Dr. Evans showed us last time, and finishing finally at the station when we return to the centre; the station has a feature in the windows of its entrance area which relates to the weaving that the migrants did on their journeys and which we might like to view before going any further.

After a break for refreshment, we go on to Hull’s History Centre to visit the exhibition entitled ‘Hessle Roaders: Hull’s Fishing Community’.  (This is in Worship Street, if you only join us at this point)  Alternatively, there is the Maritime Museum, if you think you would prefer this, where there are exhibits about the Wilson Line, which carried the bulk of the migrants.  Also, in the Old High Street, there are a number of other attractions, including the Street Museum, The Fisheries Museum, with a former trawler (if it is open – it is manned by volunteers) and the home of William Wilberforce.

 If faced with any difficulty in getting to Hull – or if driving to Hull with seats that are available – again put the word round so that help might be given.  There will be a train going from York at 10.40 in the morning, getting to Hull Paragon Station at 11.36.  The walk is not expected to last more than 90 minutes.

Please let Bernard Turgoose know, by email or by telephone, if you plan to attend the walk, either in full or in part.  The Danish Church will need to know just how many to be prepared for.