Margaret Garner

01423 521765

Saint Luke’s Church: the 10.30am service at Saint Luke’s Church, Franklin Square, on Sunday, May 19 will be Holy Communion. The regular services held on Sundays at Saint Luke’s are; first Sunday in the month, Holy Communion; second Sunday, All Age/Parade; third Sunday, Holy Communion; fourth Sunday, Morning Worship. Fifth Sunday varies. Extra details are available on their website.

Special Celebratory Open Day: on Monday, May 27 the town’s Royal Hall will be alive with activity from 10am-4pm. A Special Celebratory Open day will be packed with things to do and see. As well as self conducted and hourly guided tours, which include on stage and in dressing rooms, there will be a continuous film of Harrogate Past and at 11am and 2.15pm local historian Malcolm Neesam will present an illustrated talk with the title The development of Harrogate Spa – the opening of the Royal Hall ( as the Kursall in 1903) and Harrogate Theatre ( as the Grand Opera Hall in 1900 0. To provide entertainment there will be local musicians playing live and the Harrogate Society of Magicians. Exhibitions of Pantomime costume, mayoral regalia and Edwardian dress will add to the atmosphere of the past. All this plus more including the mayor cutting the birthday cake at 1.30pm. Tickets are £5 on the door or pre booked at the Harrogate Theatre Box Office, Oxford Street for £3.50.

The Heritage of Scriven: at 2pm the Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road on Tuesday, May 21 will host an illustrated talk by Dave Hunt, chair of Claro Community Archeology Group. Dave will explain the archaeological discoveries during the group’s four year project around Scriven, the village near Knaresborough. Topics covered will include people and places, Old Scriven and Scriven at War. The cost is £4 and places need to be booked on 01423 556188 or e mail

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